Eat Live Thrive Diet by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson


Eat Live Thrive Diet, by Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson, is a book written for older women to help them make changes to their diet to not only lose weight but to improve their health in areas such as increased energy, fighting illnesses, and slowing down the aging process.

Their book walks the dieter through different phases, an elimination phase which included an elimination drink and fiber but removes grains sugars etc. Then the items are slowly introduced to find items that case issues for the dieter. The book also focusing on the lifestyle, including relying on God. The books recommends fasting, exercise and includes many recipes.

The one thing I especially like about the book, is the elimination drink.  It is simple to make with ingredients you probably already have in the house. Some of the ingredients also help with inflammation, which many older people deal with. While this book is very informative and gives a lot of information on how and why we eat what we do and how it affects us, I struggle with a diet that totally eliminates many items, even for a short time. And there are some key items in the book that were printed white letters on gray background, with aging eyesight, these are very hard, and late in the day, even impossible to read.

For the person who struggles with loosing weight, the authors have a website and offer additional support and products to help with cravings.

I received an ARC copy of this book from the Waterbrook & Multnomah Launch Team, this is my honest review.

272 pages

ISBN: 9780525653165

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Planet Heal Thyself by Jordan Rubin


Jordan Rubin was 19 years old , had finished his first year of college and was home in Southern Florida. Without warning he got very sick, losing 20 pounds in 6 days. He was eventually diagnosed with a very severe case of Crohn’s disease. His illness quickly progressed to the point the doctors told his parents his only option was to go to New York City and have surgery to remove his large intestine and part of his small intestine. His father was a natualpathic doctor and found a nutritionist in San Diego who had helped people like Jordan. The nutritionist offered a diet and health plan found within the Bible. After just a few months his body had regenerated itself. He later started a health and nutrition company and eventually moved his family to a thousand acre farm in Missouri. Rubin also authored “The Makers Diet”.

In this book, Rubin teaches us the importance of taking care of the soil where our food is grown. He covers the reason not to till up the soil, rotating crops and the importance of adding compost. He explains what organic and artisan really mean as well as what the difference in the labeling of eggs. He points out the benefits of different types of fruit and vegetables and their coloring. He also talks about the benefits of herbs, spice, nuts and legumes. Rubin writes about symptoms of gluten sensitivity and food allergies.

This is an extremely helpful book for those wanting to eat healthier and for those who want to grow what they eat. Having grown up on a farm, the importance of crop rotation and caring for the soil was not new to me. However, I found the chapters on the benefits of different types of foods and how they help your body very informative. A lot of the things he wrote about in this book, I had not given any thought to in the past. This is a book that I will be re-reading and referencing in the future.

I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network for an honest review.

208 pages

ISBN-10: 0768408598

ISBN-13: 978-0768408591

Publisher: Destiny Image