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Passionate Nutrition

A Guide to Using Food as Medicine from a Nutritionist Who Healed Herself from the Inside Out

Jennifer Adler, Jess Thomson


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This power-foods healthy-living guidebook will inspire readers to eat well, lose weight, and embrace food as medicine. “Food as medicine” is a powerfully healing way to eat and was embraced by nutritionist Jennifer Adler as she recovered from a malnour­ished childhood and adolescence. Part power-foods cookbook, part handbook for healthy living and eating, and part memoir, Passionate Nutrition provides digestible information, tips, and techniques for how to find your way to optimal health. She focuses on abundant eat­ing (as opposed to restrictive eating), and explores what she calls “the healthy trinity”—digestion, balance, and whole foods. Adler guides and encourages readers to shift their diet to achieve this desirable bal­ance, introduces power foods we should all eat, and provides healthy ways to lose weight, along with simple recipes to optimize health. With her personal story interwoven, readers will be inspired to embrace the healthy power of food.

Praise For Passionate Nutrition: A Guide to Using Food as Medicine from a Nutritionist Who Healed Herself from the Inside Out

Jennifer Adler’s life story is a miracle of the human spirit. She has written a book of eminently sensible advice about diet, nutrition, and well-being. When your mind is clear, there’s a natural ease in making sane choices.
—Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is

Adler’s book is an essential healthy living primer that’s equal parts no-holds-barred memoir and low-key self-help tome, and a vital resource for anyone who wants to live a healthier, more empowered life.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

I've interviewed thousands of health professionals to write my fourteen self-help health books—and for the last ten years or so, Jennifer Adler has been my "go-to" nutritionist for the most practical, in-depth (and delicious) guidance to eating well and loving what you eat. I am delighted by the publication of Passionate Nutrition, which not only tells Jennifer’s personal story of nutritional regeneration, but also offers every reader a direct path to health and healing. From losing weight to banishing fatigue, from better sex to bountiful beauty—Jennifer can show you the way!
—Bill Gottlieb, author of Alternative Cures and certified health coach

I've been waiting for someone to write a book like Passionate Nutrition. Jennifer Adler emphasizes what we can eat, rather than what we cannot. The way she shares her own journey to health is deeply vulnerable. This is not a nutrition book about the "right" foods or deprivation. There's no nagging or insisting. It's a book intended to teach and inspire. It has deeply inspired me.
—Shauna Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl Every Day

I highly recommend Jennifer Adler’s Passionate Nutrition to help readers with a variety of conditions—from eating disorders to obesity to diabetes. Her unique approach to intuitive eating, clearly detailed in its pages, succeeds where traditional dieting fails. Passionate Nutrition leads people to self acceptance—a great starting place for healing.
—Jillian Worth, MD, American Board of Family Medicine

Passionate Nutrition is a powerful personal narrative of food. Jennifer Adler zeroes in on the common denominator of healthy eating: enjoying a plethora of whole foods rather than highly processed foods.  Most importantly, she delivers her advice in the same inspiring format that she and her team have used to educate and motivate many of my own patients.
—Sam Warren, MD MSc, Medical Director and Founder, Wise Patient Internal Medicine

As a practitioner of both Western and Eastern Medicine, this book takes nutrition, health, and wellness to a whole new delicious state. It was written with the right amount of science and the rest is down-to-earth dietary information that practically anyone can implement into their lifestyle. Instead of saying “no” to the food you love, Jennifer works with you. She single-handedly redefines nutrition in a holistic way. From studying her book, I've gained new respect for food as medicine for illnesses and ailments caused by our negligence and emotional eating. I hope you will likewise enjoy learning from her approach to eating: you eat to enhance the quality of life.
—Amoy A. Ng MD, Fellow of Academy of Family Medicine

"[Jennifer Adler] teaches people how to find and use seaweed, if you're looking to ease into the trend."
The Today Show

Sasquatch Books, 9781570619458, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 16, 2014

About the Author

JENNIFER ADLER is a Certified Nutritionist in the State of Washington, an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, and co-founder of the International Eating Disorders Institute. She holds a Master's of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Counseling and a Graduate Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Medicine from Bastyr University. She was trained at the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, CO. She lives on Bainbridge Island, WA.

JESS THOMSON is a Seattle-based freelance writer and cookbook author who has written for Sunset, Cooking Light, Edible Seattle, and Seattle Met magazines.