Saturday, 2 April 2016

Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better. Alkalize Your Life... One Delicious Recipe at a Time

Alkalize Your Life...
One Delicious Recipe at a Time
by Julie Cove
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Trade Paperback: 304 pages

So many friends came to mind when I read this book, I was recommending it before I finished it.

I had never heard of an alkaline diet before and was kind of wary of the premise before I read it. All we need is another diet/lifestyle trend, I thought.

But the science behind the lifestyle makes sense. There are a lot of people who will benefit greatly from incorporating some or all of the advice in this beautifully photographed book.

I am a firm believer in finding the diet and lifestyle that works for you - and this just might be it. It's worth a try if you are suffering from body pain, allergies, sleeplessness, lethargy... see if an alkaline diet is right for you. Surely the lifestyle advice is great for everyone.

From the Back Flap:

Clean up your diet and detoxify your body with the alkaline lifestyle. This beautifully packaged book, complete with more than 150 inspiration recipes and an easy-to-follow four-step program, is focused on long-term health and well-being.

     Eat your way to better health! In Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better, Julie Cove explains how having too many acid-forming foods in your body creates an environment that can cause inflammation, resulting in everything from headaches to muscle pain to chronic illness. But, she argues, by adapting to an alkaline-based lifestyle you can ward off ill health, aid digestion, eliminate acid reflux and increase your energy. In this beautiful book, Julie gives you everything you need to quickly feel the benefits of the alkaline way of life.

     In Part I, Julie explains the basics of alkalizing, the science behind the food choices you make and what happens in your body when you eat certain foods. Julie then introduces her easy-to-follow 4-step program. In the first step of the program, Inspire, you ease into the alkaline lifestyle; step 2, Desire, encourages detoxification; step 3, Aspire, helps you dump years of toxins; and finally, step 4, Acquire, shows you how to maintain a balanced alkaline lifestyle with food, exercise and a positive outlook.

     With the basics covered, Julie then gives you more than 150 nutritionally-balanced, inspirational recipes to get started. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple preparations, these recipes offer a multitude of options for alkaline-balanced eating, including: nourishing smoothies, breakfasts, salads, soups, warm dishes, savory bites and sweet treats. The recipes are easily adaptable and full of flavor, ready for you to mix and match to help you meet your alkaline goals.

     Julie's personal story of overcoming illness is behind the writing of this book. Now a holistic nutritionist and certified plant-based cook, she is the picture of an energetic, healthy and balanced lifestyle, and she wants to give you the tools to get there, too. Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better is a book that will help balance your body and revitalize your life, and will be your blueprint for improved good health for years to come.

Photo by: Kelly Brown
JULIE COVE (CNP) is a certified holistic nutritionist and plant-based cook. After suffering debilitating back pain, Julie educated herself on the alkaline lifestyle and healed herself from the inside out. Now she regularly shares her alkaline recipes and dietary wisdom on her blog,, and teaches nutrition workshops and seminars from her studio on the west coast of Canada. Julie's recipes and writing have also been published in magazines and elsewhere online. A former interior designer and retail shop owner, she is a talented stylist and photographer. Julie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, three children, and their puppy, Lucy.