Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cook Book by the American Heart Assoc.

When I received this cookbook I first checked out all the recipes to see how hard they would be.  To my relief all the recipes go from simple to intermediate level.  I did not run into any recipes that I would call extremely difficult.  What is really nice and always include in the American Heart Association books are the charters on healthy choices.  My advice is always read these first prior to any preparing any meals.  You will be surprised some of the changes you can make that will improve your overall health.  Also take note when you see healthy hints they contain many suggestions that help with your diet and food preparation.  The only down side to the book is there are no pictures.  If you are a visual person this might be an issue.  Over all that is really the only down side of this book. As for the recipes, there are plenty to choose from ranging from every entrĂ©e imaginable, basic meals, meals for families and they have varying skill levels.  Chances are you will find several recipes to your taste in the book.

I would highly recommend this book if you have concerns with your diet and/or you are looking for better choice for the food you eat.  I have purchased the previous version of this books and the updates and new recipes provided are good enhancements.    

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.     

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Before I Forget by B. Smith and Dan Gasby

While Alzheimer’s at this point has no real cure the message of the book is critical.  Do not ignore the early warning signs, take action as quickly as possible and never give up.  Almost everyone knows of someone close to them that has some form of memory impairment.  Many do not want to address the hard issue of having them screened, afraid it will upset them and the biggest scare confirming what we already fear a positive diagnosis of Alzheimer.  Take it from me and my experience family members will deny it, make excuses and discount the warning signs more out of ignorance than anything.  While the disease is devastating to the person it effects it can rip a family.  The authors have provided a very realistic inside view of this situation but help greatly by providing options to help coop.  The game plan at this point is to educate yourself, understand what will happen next and most important as a caregiver do not try to do everything yourself, ask for help and when some offers accept it.  Safety of the one you love should always be the priority over your pride.  This book provides a point of view from a person dealing with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver.  This book is an excellent resource if you really want to understand how Alzheimer’s can and will change your world.  The authors also bring up something that has slowed the research of Alzheimer's regarding historical information.  I would fully encourage everyone to look into the Brain Registry and how this information will be able to help understand this disease better and begin to prevent it.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.