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An Introduction to Functional Medicine

Price : 13.00€

Dr Georges MOUTON MD

In this revealing, and sometimes polemic, collection of articles, world renowned Functional Medicine expert Dr Georges Mouton, in collaboration with Nutritional Medicine expert Glen Matten, expose the myths, mistaken beliefs and preconceived ideas that exist in healthcare today. Embracing an evidence-based approach, combined with decades of clinical experience, they share an unrivalled commitment to the pursuit of optimum health status. The content of this explosive cocktail of articles will shock, inspire, and enlighten in equal measures, ultimately paving the way to a new powerful, preventive approach to health and the ongoing battle against chronic disease.

 

 

The Sirtfood Diet

Price : 11.00€

Aidan GOGGINS MSc & Glen MATTEN MSc

The Sirtfood Diet is being hailed as the only eating plan which actively encourages red wine and chocolate. Sounds a little too good to be true? Here’s everything you need to know.

The Sirtfood Diet has replaced the Paleo and Dukan to become the most talked-about diet of 2016. But is it a faddy flash in the pan or can following a Sirtfood eating plan really help you slim down and feel better? Here's all your questions about the Sirtfood Diet and sirtfoods answered.

So what is a sirtfood?


What sounds like a snack lifted straight from a sci-fi movie, a ‘sirtfood’ is actually a food high in sirtuin activators. Sirtuins are a type of protein which protect the cells in our bodies from dying or becoming inflamed through illness, though research has also shown they can help regulate your metabolism, increase muscle and burn fat – hence the new ‘wonderfood’ tag. 

Great! What do I eat?

The real Sirtfood Diet headline-grabbers have been red wine and dark chocolate, which both happen to be high in sirtuin activators. Though obviously that’s not the whole picture. You won’t feel rejuvenated by mainlining pinot noir and Green and Blacks. The eating plan focuses on upping your intake of healthy sirtfoods, which include the following: apples, citrus fruits, parsley, capers, blueberries, green tea, soy, strawberries, tumeric, olive oil, red onion, rocket and that old health-lover’s favourite kale. Interestingly, another top sirtfood is coffee, which is welcome news if you’re fed up of being told to cut out caffeine. Countries where people already consume a vast number of sirtfoods include Japan and Italy, which are both regularly ranked among the healthiest countries in the world.

Is there an eating plan for the Sirtfood Diet?

Yes there is! For the first week you restrict your intake to 1000 calories a day, which includes consuming three sirtfood green juices and one sirtfood-rich meal a day. The following week you up your intake to 1500 calories a day and consume two sirtfood-rich meals and two green juices. But in the long-term there is no set plan, it's all about adjusting your lifestyle to include as many sirtfoods as possible, which should make you feel healthier and more energetic. See point 5 (below) for more details.

Who follows it already?

Like any Hot New Food Craze, the Sirtfood Diet already has a growing number of celebrity fans, including Jodie Kidd, Lorraine Pascale and Sir Ben Ainslie.

Who came up with it?

A pair of authors and health consultants called Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, whose focus has always been on healthy eating rather than weight loss. In their new book The Sirtfood Diet, the pair lay out a meal plan which involves drinking three sirtfood green juices a day accompanied by balanced sirtfood-rich meals, such as ‘buckwheat and prawn stir-fry’ or ‘smoked salmon sirt supersalad.’

Why is it good news?

Unlike other diet plans, which are specifically geared towards dramatic and unhealthy weight loss, the Sirtfood Diet is perfect if you simply want to boost your immune system, pack in some vitamins and feel a little healthier.

 

The 100 Foods You Should Be Eating

Price : 13.00€

Glen MATTEN MSc

This book has been written with one thing in mind: to make us think differently about the food we buy and eat. New diets appear all the time with promises of drastic weight loss and better health while the supermarket shelves are full of products that have bits put in, bits taken out, 'healthy' ranges, low-fat alternatives and fortified foods – not to mention exotic new 'health' ingredients (goji berry, anyone?).

The fact is that eating good nutritious food doesn't have to be this complicated. This book is a straight-talking take on the best way to buy, prepare and cook the best ingredients – and it really is easy. Each of the 100 foods covers all the information you need, including what it is, health benefits, the best way to buy, cook and store it and a simple recipe or serving suggestion. Organised into eight chapters that reflect the way we eat (Breakfast, On-the-go, Lunch, Store Cupboard, Fine Dining, Lazy Cooking, Tipples, Desserts & Treats) the book is fantastically easy to use and includes photographs of recipes as well as ingredients. 

Packed full of recipes, information and guidance, this is a book for anyone who wants to take a simpler approach to health and good food.

 
 

The Health Delusion

Price : 16.00€

Glen MATTEN MSc and Aidan GOGGINS MSc

The Health Delusion is the award-winning, myth-busting, no-holds barred account of what has gone wrong with our collective health and how we can put it right.

How can it be that even with all the advances modern healthcare has made, we're experiencing record levels of ill health - from diabetes, heart disease and cancer, to osteoporosis, dementia and depression? We're more health conscious than ever before, and no matter which way we turn we're bombarded with promises of the best thing for living longer and healthier lives. But the truth is, the messages are flawed and if we follow them, we won't achieve the good health we long for. Something, somewhere, has gone horribly wrong.

At last, cutting through the misinformation, The Health Delusion has the answers, all backed by hard science. It exposes the shocking truths behind our diet, health and pharmaceutical industries - and how they consistently put our health in jeopardy in favour of boosting their profits, as well as showing how the media makes things even worse by misleading us at every turn. So how can we put things right? Providing a complete 21st-century guide to optimal health at every stage of life, The Health Delusion gives us the real story, and offers us a detailed plan of the foods, supplements and lifestyle changes needed for total wellness.

Winner of the Tony Thistlethwaite Award for best consumer health book by the Medical Journalist's Association.

 
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