🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Recent diagnosis.

I was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Does anyone have great cookbooks or websites for restrictive diets?

asked by kimhw almost 3 years ago
7 answers 1123 views
730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 3 years ago

Chris Kresser is a wealth of information. He's very clinical, but his explanations are great for everyone. It's not a recipe website, but he posts many recipes.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
8a5161fb 3215 4036 ad80 9f60a53189da  buddhacat
added almost 3 years ago

A source of powerful information is Dr. McDougall https://www.drmcdougall...
My issue with Chris Kresser is he seems to be stuck on the Paleo diet, and tends to exclude other studies. Dr. McDougal also has a free on line class. https://www.drmcdougall... I found out about him from a good friend who had your health profile that she turned around following McDougal's courses. Another friend turned his health around by simply cutting out processed foods, eating meat once a week, and having his plate at least 1/2 full of vegetables and salads. He was also pre-diabetic and is no longer in that category. Possibly look at your new way of eating as not restrictive, but an exploration of foods that also act as medicine.
I lowered my blood pressure substantially by purchasing a book on eating raw food. The one I turn to constantly for recipes is Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Food Made Easy http://www.amazon.com/Food...-
Hope this helps!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 3 years ago

Thank you all. I love to cook and still have a family to cook for. So I think SKK's friends approach is what I need to do. Nothing processed. 3/4 plate of veggies and grains and just a bit of what I make for the kids.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 3 years ago

The China Study Cookbook. This book supports a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet.

516f887e 3787 460a bf21 d20ef4195109  bigpan
added almost 3 years ago

I have the same medical condition and quite frankly, rather than depending on one or two books I simply google "low cal - low fat" recipes based on the main protein ingredient I am using.
You can easily separate the healthy recipes from non-healthy recipes by simply reading the list of ingredients.
If the recipe calls for heavy cream, go to another page , etc.

E4b7660b f3f6 4873 bd6d 2130a16403fb  img 1088

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 3 years ago

Watch the movie Forks over Knives, and get this cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/Prevent...

It's brand new-- comes out tomorrow. It's empowering to be able to improve your health by changing your lifestyle.

Good luck!

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.