Jenn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Just finished 'changing Habits, Changing Lives' by Cyndi O'Meara. There were some good lessons esp in regards to the effects of chemicals and processed foods on our bodies, though I do wonder where her research comes from, with no references. She us a staunch believer in no immunisations, no antibiotics and minimal meds, so I disagree on some parts. Still a diet rich in variety and whole foods can only benefit us.
Michelle Koen rated it 2 of 5 stars
This book was for someone with less background in nutrition than I have. The 'science' seemed iffy in parts, I did enjoy the section near the end on essential fatty avids
Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars
it was a good book but most of the stuff i knew anyway. wasn't too keen on her use of soy..probably needs updating
Sharolyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Practical, common-sense approach to healthy eating. Nice to read an Australian too.
Sue Mills rated it 4 of 5 stars
Was an eye opener .. I am excited about my new journey with real food
Rosie Bennett rated it 3 of 5 stars
Interesting read. Many new concepts that seem strange, but I am willing to give them a try and see how it goes. Main change is returning butter to our diet and removing all processed oils.
So far my overall cholesterol has reduced, and the good/bad ratio is much improved. Strange but true...
Kathy rated it 4 of 5 stars
A friend and I attended a seminar in NZ where Cyndi was speaking 2011. Wish I had bought her book there as is quite hard to get hold of the newer 2007 version!
This is NOT a diet book (thank goodness) Each chapter gives you facts and information (evidence based) on the logic of choosing to eat whole foods and avoid the chemical laden rubbish. This includes the concept that some of the biggest money making businesses in the world supply us with (and of course we choose to buy!)
Not rocket science - common sense - and of course we all have some life long habits that we can choose to change. Small steps is the other good thing about this book.
The other aspect of this book I enjoyed was that it affirms other areas of nutrition that I have been investigating over the last few years.
Well done all around - just wish I didn't have to give the book back and could purchase one for myself!(less)
Available on Kindle from Amazon.com $19.69 (15/08/2013)