Vegetarian ... YUK! Living on twigs, leaves
and seeds -- that's for the birds. Yes, this may be your initial
reaction. I have to admit I was not too keen on the idea
myself. However, circumstances arose which made a change in
diet a matter of life or death.
For years my husband Tony and I knew that store-bought,
commercially-raised meats were very unhealthy. So we decided to
raise our own, thinking this was better. We got to the point where
we were consuming 150 pounds of beef, 100 pounds of pork and about 50
pounds of chicken each year. Needless to say, we were "meat and
There are literally millions of people walking around
this world who are sick and don't even know it. This was true of us.
Until Tony's health became so critical that he felt life seeping away from
him, we, too, were unaware of what we were doing to our bodies! We
were desperate and didn't know what to do next. Like most people, we
sought medical attention. For eleven years doctors tried many
different prescription medications for his heart, lungs, and blood
pressure. Instead of getting better, he got worse.
At this point, we realized that if he was going to get
better, more was needed than merely masking the symptoms. We
had to get to the root cause of his deteriorating health. As a last
resort, we turned to a natural health care specialist. What we
discovered was surprising and shocking!
We discovered that due to the numerous medications Tony
had taken over the years and the poor eating habits we had developed,
toxins had accumulated in his body and were doing damage. Years of
suffering could have been spared had we been informed in the beginning
that his health problems could be greatly helped with a dietary change.
Having gained this knowledge the hard way, along with
seeing the results of a good diet first hand, I wanted to share some of
what I learned with others. This is one reason I have created this
book. You will find that these recipes have been refined to be
dairy-free, sugarfree and processed flour-free, yet they are LOADED with
taste and are extremely easy to prepare.
I do hope you find this collection helpful as you work
toward better health through healthy eating habits. Bon Apetit!