Recent diagnosis.

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

  • Posted by: kimhw
  • August 29, 2014


drbabs September 1, 2014
Watch the movie Forks over Knives, and get this cookbook:

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

Good luck!
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.
lizabeth August 31, 2014
The China Study Cookbook. This book supports a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet.
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.
SKK August 30, 2014
A source of powerful information is Dr. McDougall
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. 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
Hope this helps!
Assonta W. August 30, 2014
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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