Kale and Coffee

Kale and Coffee

A Renegade's Guide to Health, Happiness & Longevity

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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"Four years ago, when I was something of a YouTube health celebrity, I was on top of the world [and] . . . the diet pyramid. I ate the cleanest, most nutritious diet on the planet (or so I thought). A raw-food vegan diet . . . not only pure in its contents but also pure in its intention. With this type of diet, you eat straight from the earth, only as nature intended. I ate kale salad, raw nut butters, goji berries, raw chocolate, and dehydrated flax crackers.I drank green smoothies, green juice, wheatgrass, and hemp milk. I even tried a fruitarian diet . . . I thought about food from the moment I woke up until the second I fell asleep . . . I was an addict in search of the purest dope: raw, vegan, organic food . . . I was headed down a path of self-destruction. So it's not surprising that, like any hardcore addict, I eventually hit rock bottom."

So begins the saga of health blogger Kevin Gianni and his wife, Annmarie, as they travel the world to learn as much as they can about health and nutrition. Along the way they meet unlikely people in unlikely places as Kevin seeks an answer to his burning question: What--and how much--should we eat?

Gianni's lighthearted debunking of the hype and nonsense surrounding much of the health and nutrition world today should be encouraging to anyone who's ever tried a fad diet and failed. Kale and Coffee is packed with research--delivered in Gianni's warm and humorous voice--but the aim throughout is to empower you to create the diet and lifestyle best suited to you alone.

Kale and Coffee offers practical tips for wellness, from testing your body--and pantry--for toxic metals to selecting the healthiest coffee, wines, and green drinks to consume. And don't miss the Kale and Coffee 21-Day Jumpstart to launch you on your own journey of transformation.

Publisher: Carlsbad, California ; Vancouver : Hay House, Inc., 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781401946173
Branch Call Number: 613.2 GIA
Characteristics: xv, 227 pages.


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Mar 21, 2017

Things I learned: extremes are unhealthy, no matter which end of the dietary or exercise spectrum you try. Genetics are a key factor in longevity, as is an active mind and body. Some people have far more endurance for suffering than I do. Be wary of self-proclaimed experts. The author's long suffering wife deserves her own special trophy as she appears to be married to a neurotic basket case. By the end of the book, I was glad to leave him.

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