Creating a cookbook isn’t as easy as some may think, at least not the way I’m going about it. I’m having to do much more research then I anticipated. Mostly due to the premise of the cookbook and the information with guidelines it entails. I also want to include references to other cookbooks and educational references that will help those with specific ailments or diseases prior to using my cookbook. Since the premise of my cookbook is getting people back into the kitchen, those with more severe health issues like “leaky-gut”, Autism, auto-immune disease, Crohn’s disease, and other various disease will need different types of biological therapies prior to ‘getting back into the kitchen’ so to speak. For example, “leaky-gut syndrome” or increased intestinal permeability need to eat more of an anti-inflammatory diet or depending on the severity may need to follow Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride recommendation of following the intro to the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome Introduction) diet. However, for those who are looking to lose weight, eat less processed foods, eat more whole organic foods, get more nutrition in their diet, and overall learn how to cook and stock their kitchen healthy, I’ll be able to help right away with this cookbook. I’ll even uncover a lot of those more serious issues that may be unknown as individuals begin to uncover and learn more about their own body. Because I am a nutritional therapist, I do care about obtaining homeostasis, though without a diagnosis it makes finding a resolution for eating right (for each individual) a little more challenging. That’s why I start with the basics and work from there. In many cases this cookbook will help a lot of people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, mood swings, acid reflux, weight gain, PCOS, headaches, dry skin, dry scalp, hypothyroidism, eczema, yeast infections, and much more. Some lesser and some more, depending on the severity of the prognosis. I’ll include recommended supplements and life style ‘changes’ that really help with many of the issues that cause these day-to-day symptoms. Again, some of these are much more severe than others, which is why it’s important to do the research so that I may help others find their way. It’s surprising at how many symptoms are caused by ‘simple’ digestive issues, however depending on the severity of the digestive issues other sources may be required.
I’m looking forward to being able to reach out to a lot of these naturopath doctors, nutritional therapists, and dieticians who have found alternative ways of resolving a lot of these diagnosis. If you ever have a question about your health, it’s a great idea to see a naturopath doctor. Though, not all ND’s are the same so it’s very important to do your research and find out what each naturopath doctor may specialize in. Also, some ND’s may believe in western medicine and use it as a worst case scenario and other ND’s may be a little more flexible in using western medicine for resolving issues. The biggest tip I can provide is find the doctor that best suits you, one that is willing to answer your questions and take the time to explain their answers. I always search for a thorough doctor, one that really knows their stuff and is willing to look for the root cause of a symptom. You’ll find that most ND’s will take time to answer your questions and find out more about the situation before coming up with a ‘solution’. Also, don’t be afraid to have more than one ND or at least get a second opinion. Some have more experience than others in certain areas so it’s always great to get a second opinion.