Your Care Plan: A nurse’s guide to healthy living

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“Eat only baby food for 3 weeks and lose ten pounds!”

“Ingest a parasitic worm for that lean, sleek physique!”

After decades of ridiculous and sometimes dangerous fad diet trends, Your Care Plan, A nurse’s guide to healthy living is a refreshingly sane look at diet, exercise, and your complete health. It’s also just in time for New Year’s resolutions and to help you lose those extra post-holiday pounds.

Julia Buss is also a nurse, and she understands the unique brand of stress that medical professionals experience on the job. The attractive photography and layout makes healthy foods seem like luxuries to be enjoyed, rather than avoided. So much so that I found myself squealing, “You have Quinoa?!” after discovering a box in a friend’s snack drawer. Julia does have a rather stern talk with us about sugar. According to her and the American Heart Association, women need no more than six teaspoons of processed sugar per day. One can of soda contains ten teaspoons. Aside from that rather bleak fact, Julia is no Nurse Ratched. Like all good nurses, she gives the bad news with clemency and optimism toward the future. After guiding the reader toward the conclusion that changes are needed, she lets you know that it will not happen overnight, and that’s alright.

In addition to kind advice, Your Care Plan gives us good reasons to want to change. I already knew meat was unhealthy and at many factory farms, horrendously cruel. What the book points out is the amount of fuel and energy used to produce it. Being personally healthy is also healthier for the planet. Your Care Plan will stay in my kitchen for its helpful advice, delicious recipe ideas, and as a reminder that we are indeed what we eat. Quinoa, anyone?

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 136 pages
Publisher CreateSpace
Publish Date 15-Jul-2010
ISBN 9781451579628 Buy this Book
Issue February 2011
Category Health, Fitness & Dieting


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