Welcome to the first instalment of my book club.
I'll regularly be choosing a book that I've really enjoyed or found useful. I also think that these books can give a clearer perspective to wellness without having to trawl through opinion based social media posts.
The first book that I have chosen is 'The Pioppi Diet' by Dr Aseem Malhotra and Donal O'Neill.
I have decided that this is an ideal first book for 2019, because although it has ‘diet’ in the title, it doesn’t necessarily represent an approach to eating that is in the classical form a ‘diet.’ The idea of diets and short terms changes in order to gain long term benefits, has always been one that doesn’t resonate particularly well with me.
The book is written by Dr Aseem Malhotra, who is a leading interventional cardiologist in the UK. The book simplifies an approach to lifestyle, what we can do to reduce our risk of chronic disease, and the risk factors around this.
The Pioppi Diet has it’s basis in the Mediterranean approach with chapters on cholesterol, where the original Mediterranean diet started from, intermittent fasting, the debate around calories and snacking. There are also some lovely recipes at the back of the book, which are easy to follow and nutritious.
The book that I have chosen for this month is ‘Superfood for Superchildren’ by Professor Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot and Bridget Surtees.
I really like how this book provides practical choices for feeding our children healthily. As we approach the summer holidays, and are thinking about the new academic year and how we can better feed out children at various stages in in life, this book comes in very handy.