A Few Of My Favorite Things

I love nothing more than spending a snowy winter day with a big journal, wrapping up my year by seeing where I have been with my goals, my health, my career and/or my family and looking ahead to the following year with a fresh plan of action and aspirations.  I also like making a list of the websites, books and workshops (all related to nutrition and food of course) that have inspired me this past year. I would love to share them, my gift from me to you!

Mind/Body/Sprit Books That Inspired Me:

Disease Proof  by David Katz, MD We can reduce any chronic disease risk by 80% through learning the skills needed to do so.  David Katz shows you how.

Fat Chance  by Robert Lustig, MD Dr. Lustig is the godfather of the anti-sugar movement and he has good evidence to back up  his claims of why our increase in sugar consumption has lead to an alarming increase in obesity, heart disease and diabetes.  You can also check out his Youtube video here. It is worth watching.

The Hormone Cure by  Sara Gottfried, MD. Feeling stressed out and exhausted as we get older is not a way of life!  Key ways to shift your hormones and change your life.

Eat What You Love Love What You Eat by  Michelle May, MD. Learn how to eat the foods you love without guilt and fear with no rigid rules and restrictions.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown.  The important journey from "what will other people think?" to "I am enough." The author has other inspirational books, all centered around this important subject.  Brene also has two highly inspirational TedTalks, click here and don't miss either one!

Cookbooks I Loved This Past Year

We are losing our reliance on cookbooks, with all that is available on the internet.  But I still love cookbooks (I have a whole wall of them!) and I refer back to my favorites often.  I read them cover to cover - like any good novel.

The Longevity Kitchen by Rebecca Katz, MS. Fellow cooking school alum, Rebecca is a genius with taking fresh food and making it utterly delicious with the right combination of healing spices and herbs.

Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr.  After Kris Carr was diagnosed with life threatening cancer, she took hold of her health and empowered herself by turning her food life upside down.  She is an inspiration, complete with fresh, delicious vegan recipes.

Great Websites I Discovered This Year

Cookstr Hundreds of recipes straight from cookbooks,  tested by real chefs.

Nourished Kitchen. I love Jenny's live off the land attitude, her articles on fermenting and baking, as well as her recipes.

Nutritionfacts.org. Information packed videos on tons of nutrition topics, in a simple and easy to understand format.

Workshops and Online Classes

Playing Big by Tara Mohr. The Playing Big workshop was life changing for me.  It is a chance to get out of our own way while being open to the process of taking chances and being true to you.  Tara's upcoming book, based on the workshop, is coming out soon. I will keep you posted, and be sure to sign up for her inspiring newsletter.

Nutritious Delicious Journey.  Have you looked into my inspiring, healthy eating four-week workshop?  If you feel overwhelmed with the amount of confusing nutrition information out there and want a simple, easy way to change your life, check it out.  My next workshop starts this January - online and in person!

Now I would love to hear from you.  What books, websites, articles or workshops have inspired you this past year?  Please share in the comments below!

 Heather Carey, M.S.

Culinary Nutritionist

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