Recent diagnosis.

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

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  • August 29, 2014
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Susan W
Susan W August 29, 2014

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.

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Assonta Wagner
Assonta Wagner August 30, 2014
http://www.oneingredientchef.com/
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SKK
SKK August 30, 2014

A source of powerful information is Dr. McDougall https://www.drmcdougall.com/2013/12/19/new-guidelines-for-treating-high-blood-pressure/
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.com/health/education/free-mcdougall-program/ 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-Made-People-Revised-
Edition/dp/1570672733/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Hope this helps!

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kimhw
kimhw August 31, 2014

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.

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lizabeth
lizabeth August 31, 2014

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

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bigpan August 31, 2014

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.

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drbabs
drbabs September 1, 2014

Watch the movie Forks over Knives, and get this cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/Prevent-Reverse-Heart-Disease-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B00JPR5JE6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409592672&sr=1-1&keywords=esselstyn

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

Good luck!

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