New book by Dr Kerryn Phelps and Jaime Rose Chambers shows how you can make delicious meals and enhance your health with specific everyday ingredients.
With thousands of Australians going into quarantine or self-isolation, people are cooking at home more than ever because of movement restrictions and closure of restaurants. Young people stuck at home are looking for new interests and if social media is anything to go by, many are turning to cooking family meals and baking for the first time, then presenting their results on Instagram and Facebook.
This new book Everyday Food as Medicine by Dr Kerryn Phelps and Jaime Rose Chambers, shows everyone how you can make delicious meals and enhance your health with specific everyday ingredients.
Everyday Food as Medicine is a collaboration with Prof. Kerryn Phelps and her daughter, accredited dietitian, Jaime Rose Chambers. Drawing on the expertise of the Doctor and the Dietitian, they explain the role food plays in protecting your body against disease. Focusing on the brain, gut and heart health as well as energy boosting and anti-inflammatory foods, there are more than 80 + recipes to help you on your way to better health.
"We have a unique relationship in that we're mother and daughter and we have always shared a love of healthy food and an interest in the powerful effect of nutrition on physical and emotional wellbeing. We also work together as GP and dietitian. This dynamic has allowed us to observe first hand over many years the closely intertwined link between the way a person fuels their body and how it impacts their health – from their energy levels or their mood, to the way their bowels function, or the development or control of a chronic disease."
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr Kerryn Phelps AM is a doctor, health communicator and public health and human rights advocate. She has been the health columnist for the Australian Women's Weekly for 25 years and has authored six health books including a textbook of general practice. The role of nutrition in health and wellbeing is a core principle of her philosophy.
Jaime is an accredited practising clinical dietitian and nutritionist. Jaime has worked between two private practices in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs for the last 12 years: Cooper Street Clinic and The Bourke Street Clinic with her mum, Prof Kerryn Phelps. She is the co-author of The Mystery Gut and her own book 16:8 Intermittent Fasting which was released in January 2019, and is also a regular nutrition writer and commentator for other online and print publications, podcasts, radio and television. Jaime is happiest in the kitchen, cooking for her family and creating recipes.
Everyday Food As Medicine
By Dr Kerryn Phelps and Jaime Rose Chamber
Available at all good bookstore and online at Bauer Books
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