Adaptogens

HARNESS THE POWER OF SUPER HERBS TO REDUCE STRESS & RESTORE CALM

Adaptogens HARNESS THE POWER OF SUPER HERBS TO REDUCE STRESS & RESTORE CALM
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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838470
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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Description

Harness the ancient healing power of adaptogens: herbs, roots, and other medicinal plants that help the body function better than its natural capacity. Learn all you need to know about 50 of the most common healing herbs and how to make delicious, nutrient-dense recipes to have you functioning at a higher frequency.

The modern world is loud, messy, and oh so stressful. Whether the stressor is environmental (originating in your body) or psychological (triggering your fight-or-flight response and causing the release of cortisol), adaptogens are packed with amino acids and/or vitamins that help manage the harmful effects stress has on the body. While relatively new to the western world, adaptogens are at the root of many things in western medicine. Did you know that aspirin comes from willow bark?

Adaptogens is divided into three sections. The first is an easy-to-understand breakdown of the history and science behind these wonderful herbal remedies. The second, and the bulk of the book, is the adaptogen A–Z directory so that you can figure out which products and powders will best work with the stresses of your life. The last is a slew of delicious and nutritious recipes.

Nature has gifted us with many plants across the globe that are talented at growing in stressful environments. They pass on this talent once consumed. Some of the common effects are:
  • Calming
  • Mediating cravings
  • Well-being and happiness
  • Homeostasis through self-regulation
  • Stamina
  • Weight loss
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Immunity boosting
  • Skin issues
  • Sharpening the mind out of brain fog
These plants are not a quick fix for a stressful situation. Rather, they are a way to help the body better deal with the higher amounts of stress we seem to be seeing a lot of right now. Learn about what plants can do for you as you harness nature's power. Learn how to find the appropriate adaptogenic doses to keep yourself in perfect harmony.

The author

Melissa Petitto, RD, was raised around an eclectic collection of food in Birmingham, Alabama. With two seemingly diverse cultures that center life around the kitchen, Petitto gained an early appreciation for food and its impact on a person’s life. Attending Johnson & Wales University, Melissa Petitto was afforded the opportunities of working for The Governor’s House Inn as the bed and breakfast chef and at Cooking Light magazine in the test kitchen. To enhance her skills and opportunities, she furthered her education at Emory University Hospitals with a dietetic internship. Upon passing her registered dietician’s exam, Petitto made the move to New York City to pursue her career goal of becoming a personal chef.
 
After twelve years in the city, Petitto recently made the move west, now calling Santa Barbara, California, home, and became the personal chef she had envisioned herself to be with an A-list clientele. In recent years, she has traveled to teach cooking classes and works at the Hilton Head Health Institute, a premier weight loss spa, where she lectures, presents food demonstrations, and consults with individual clients in attendance in addition to traveling to York, Maine, to teach classes at the well-known Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School.
 
Petitto is the author of Acai Super Berry CookbookAn Apple A Day, 30 Minute Paleo Meals, and Red Hot Sriracha. She collaborated with Hilaria Baldwin on The Living Clearly Method. Whether cooking dinner for an individual client or a dinner party of twenty-five, Melissa Petitto exudes the passion she feels for nutritious food and its role in a family’s life.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838470
Illustrations: 100+
Size: 7.52 in x 9.25 in / 191.01 mm x 234.95 mm
Published:

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