About the Book:
Author: Dr. Scott A. Johnson
Release Date: February 2013
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Improve your health today! The Word of Wisdom will teach you principles to help you eat better, feel better, and change your life. Dr. Scott A. Johnson draws from the Doctrine and Covenants to help you make correct dietary choices in a world where convenience food reigns supreme and where chronic illnesses and degenerative diseases are rampant.
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Dr. Johnson writes about how "we live in a world where convenience food reigns supreme and where chronic illnesses and degenerative diseases are rampant. We have let convenience outweighs nutrition. We have been conditioned to believe food must come in a box, can, or bag and be easy and quick to prepare. We eat processed and empty calories as the bulk of our diet because they are more convenient than making the efforts to eat healthily... (And then when) we do not wish to change our lifestyles and diets in order to maintain or improve our health we ask for the newest surgery or pill to save us from our poor choices."
That statement alone made me want to read this book. I know that I am one of those people. I need this book!
I LOVED that Dr. Johnson not only writes about the "Do Not's" found in the Word of Wisdom, but he also writes about the Do's :)
Clear information, personal stories, and lots of encouragement are found within these pages....just what I needed!
Dr. Johnson’s Top Ten Healthy Foods:
1. Oily fish (salmon, mackerel, etc.) – Provides beneficial DHA and EPA, which support brain, eye, joint and cardiovascular health and balance mood.
2. Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, goji, acai, etc.) – Full of anti-aging and disease-fighting phytonutrients, including anthocyanins; support and protect brain health.
3. Oatmeal – Provides a unique fiber called beta glucan that acts as a sponge to help eliminate bad cholesterol; helps stabilize blood sugar levels to reduce the risk of diabetes; contains lignans that are associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and cancer. Be careful with instant oatmeal that can be loaded with sugar.
4. Broccoli – Provides sulforaphane a disease- and cancer-fighting compound; contains excellent quantities of vitamins K and C; provides about 21 mg of calcium per half cup serving.
5. Sweet Potato – High in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A has been associated with a reduced risk of some cancers and supports a healthy aging process.
6. Dark chocolate – Provides significant quantities of antioxidant flavonoids that support cardiovascular health and overall well-being; stimulates the production of endorphins to balance mood. Eat in moderation as chocolate is high in calories and fat.
7. Avocado – Provides health fats and high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that supports healthy cholesterol levels; contains compounds that may inhibit cancer and tumor progression.
8. Almonds and Walnuts – Almonds are nutrient-packed supplying good quantities of fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and healthy fats; reduces after meal spikes in blood sugar, which helps protect against cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Walnuts contain anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compounds; support cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome; rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
9. Garlic – Helps combat the growth of bacteria and contains allicin, a potent anti-inflammatory compound; supports a healthy cardiovascular system.
10. Spinach – Contains more than a dozen anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory compounds, including the powerful antioxidants lutein, beta carotene and zeaxanthin; rich in vitamin K, which supports healthy bones; high in vitamins A and C and folate.
About the Author:
Scott Johnson spent most of his childhood in Orem, Utah, where he gained a love for writing. Recognizing his potential at a young age, his teachers and family encouraged him to explore his developing writing talents.
Today, he shares his knowledge of health through more than 200 published health and fitness articles. He lives a healthy lifestyle and encourages others to do so by example.
Scott, his wife and four children reside in Utah County where they enjoy the mountains and outdoors. Scott is regularly asked for health guidance by neighbors, friends, family and acquaintances and enjoys teaching others how to support the body’s innate ability to heal through natural methods.
(A digital review copy of this title was provided by the author for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)