This book was written by me to help anyone who wants to know how to feed themselves and their family in an optimally healthy way. When we eat optimally, we are healing our bodies, and preventing future dis-ease. It was published September 2011.
This resource helps you learn, reignite and remember what your body needs to maintain health, prevent disease, and heal naturally using the most fundamental tool — our food. It is meant to empower you to take back your health, and become accountable for it through your food choices.
It is simple, specific, concise, and highly practical with lots of tips that you can incorporate into your eating routine. It exposes nutrition myths, includes meal ideas, help for weight and is valuable for the whole family.
About The Book
We are living in a society today that offers more food choices, more health support and more nutrition resources than ever before, and somehow as a human race we are fatter and sicker than ever before. Healthy eating and having health as our natural state of being are not impossible tasks. We simply need to reignite our innate ability to know what is good for us, how to maintain our health and heal naturally using the most fundamental tool—our food.
Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition explores some of the reasons for today’s nutritional misinformation and invites each reader to redefine what healthy truly means. From how we approach our food choices, to what we consider a treat and why the popular "everything in moderation" paradigm does not work are discussed. Teaching her audience and inviting them to be accountable for their own health and well being, Evita Ochel fully explores how to eat, what to eat and why for optimal health, healing and prevention in the simplest manner possible. Practical tips are given and specific foods are explored in order to empower the reader to understand all of their food choices.
Whether you want to lose weight, heal or prevent a disease or simply maintain good health, this book will help you make sense of your food and all the nutritional information out there. It will put you back in charge of understanding your food and knowing without a doubt the power your nutritional choices have on the quality and longevity of your life.
Part 1 – How To Eat
Learn the foundation needed for optimal nutrition. Includes discussions on:
- What does “health” and “healthy” really mean
- Why the “everything in moderation paradigm” does not work for optimal health
- Why is there so much nutritional confusion and contradiction
- Learning to take accountability for your health
- What is Plant-Based eating and how to do it
- Understanding the importance of the Acid-Alkaline balance
- What really is processed food
- How to understand what “organic” means
- What does “raw” food mean and why is it important
Part 2 – What To Eat
In this part learn what specific foods make up an optimally healthy diet. Specific topics include:
- Making the most of fruits and vegetables
- Which vegetable must be the foundation of our diet for optimal health
- How to understand what whole grain really means
- The role of beans and legumes
- How to approach animal foods for optimal health
- What drinks are part of optimal health
- Why all water is not equal
- What oils to use
- How to work with herbs and spices
- How to understand what sweeteners to use for optimal health
- How to understand and make the most of supplements
A bonus section to put into practice and incorporate as part of daily life all that you have learned to eat for optimal health. Easy to make meal ideas are provided for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert meals in easy to use and understand table formats.
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Long Trailer - provides a detailed book explanation from author
Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition is an outstanding book that cleared up some of the food areas that were still questionable. This well written book will explain each food group and what is unhealthy, and why we should be eating raw and natural foods for optimal health. I was able to take my eating habits up to the next level to achieve optimal health and give me a better chance of preventing the many ailments and diseases that we face today.
David Bower, Entrepreneur, Nutrition and Health Blogger
It has never been more important to understand the connection between the foods you put into your mouth and your overall health. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease and countless other diseases are rampant in our modern world. What do these diseases have in common? They are, in large part, the result of the food choices you make every day. Evita Ochel’s Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition is a small book with a powerful nutritional punch. Evita’s advice of low-calorie, high nutrition, plant-based, and low processed food is exactly what you need to get yourself on track to a healthier and more energetic you.
Dr. Scott Olson, ND, Naturopath, Author — OlsonND.com
This is what REAL eating is all about. Finally a common-sense book to enlighten and inspire everyone towards making better food choices. Seeing beyond all the junk that masquerades as ‘food’ nowadays, you will understand the TRUTH of the cause of disease and then realize the power to ultimately control your health by what goes into your body. And to all the dieters out there…ditch every gimmick you’ve tried and toss the diet books. A must-read for anyone who wants to live the life that they have imagined—full of health and VITALITY.
Dr. Colette Szalay, DC, Chiropractor, ON, Canada
Evita does a remarkable job of having a conversation about health, not a dissertation. Evita shows us that healthy eating is not about food groups and daily allowances, it’s about clean eating and re-acknowledging the human relationship we have with food. Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition offers no agenda other than to provide practical nutrition tips and advice, and to remind us that health is our most valuable asset.
Dr. Alexander J. Rinehart, MS, DC, CCN , Certified Clinical Nutritionist & Chiropractor — DrAlexRineHart.com
Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition changed my life. After 20 years of struggling with what, how & why I eat, along with body image, the advice contained within this book has freed me. Evita Ochel provides a simple roadmap that integrates mind, body and spirit considerations when it comes to holistic nutrition. By following her advice, looking and feeling my very best has never been easier.
Megan Bord, Author & Manifesting Coach — MeganBord.com
Evita’s lifelong commitment and passion for natural health and wellness resonates in her words and every action in her life. Whether you're reading this book or working with Evita one-on-one, if you follow her suggestions you'll be guaranteed to see results! In this book, Evita returns the power of personal health back where it belongs—to you! With so much misinformation out there, this material finally offers honest, easy and detailed info to help you understand the right choices to make for any healthy goal—weight loss, healing foods, better energy, longevity. A must-have gift for anyone seriously interested in healing their body and making the right nutritional choices for themselves and their family for life!
Unity J. Schmidt, Energy Healer & Life Path Guide — HealingWithUnity.com
This book is awesome! In my opinion Evita Ochel did a fantastic job writing a book easy to understand, learn with and follow. Information of how to eat wholesome and balanced foods for folks learning as I am. I highly recommend this book. I am enjoying learning to eat a more plant based & alkaline diet and this book is the right size to fit in my purse so I can take it as I go shopping as lists of varied foods with in. I really like that towards the back of book many tables of ideas of meal plans with lists are provided. She shares ideas, the choice is ours as we eat. I am very happy with the book - thank you Evita for writing this.
Charlene Fellows, VT, United States
Dear Evita, I just finished reading your book Healing & Prevention through Nutrition. What a remarkable book…well written and researched. An inspiration towards making better food choices and a big reminder that health is our most valuable asset. You've been my hero when it comes to healthy lifestyle and I really love your book. It really opened my eyes. I just wished I'd started paying attention to food choices a bit earlier in my life...but later is always better than never.
Metod, QC, Canada
Healing and Prevention Through Nutrition is one of the best natural nutrition resources I have read. It teaches and reminds you of how to maintain health and prevent disease through food. Not only is it informative, easy to understand, and well laid out, but it is also truly inspirational. Evita makes eating for optimal health achievable for anyone and everyone and that’s what makes this book a must-read!
Allison Jorgens, B.Sc., P.H.Ec., Food Labels Specialist and author of “Read It With A Grain of Salt” — GrainOfSalt.ca
I just wanted to say thank you because I never took the time to do so after reading your book. It helped me to understand what healthy eating actually means and how important it really is. There is so much useful, practical information to gain from it, for example: I never would have thought of joining a CSA food share program (actually, I didn't even know they existed) until you mentioned them in your book. I looked into it and it seemed like a great idea so I signed up! I can now easily enjoy fresh organic and local eggs, veggies, and fruits by picking them up 2 minutes away from my house (how awesome is that?). Anyway, just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much you inspire me on a daily basis.
Antonia, ON, Canada
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