Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain: 75 Recipes for Alleviating Depression, Anxiety, and Memory Loss (Paperback)
This is one of the most approachable cookbooks I have ever used. There are no long drawn out anecdotes about the author's romance with that really expensive, hard-to-find ingredient, and no over glamorized photographs of impossibly perfect baked goods on rustic pieces of slate. The book introduces itself by explaining the anti-inflammatory eating regime and covers a list of commonly used ingredients to keep around for snacking and cooking alike. There is also a sample meal prep schedule if you are looking to create new habits and adopt the diet full time. The recipes themselves are organized by meal type like most other cookbooks. The part I find most useful is the difficulty meter at the top of each recipe so I can choose a meal to match how much energy I have in that moment. I love making the fish parchment packets and the breakfast taco salad!— From Katie
Discover the science behind the food-mood connection and how you can develop a diet that improves your state of mind
The latest research shows the connection between a healthy gut and a healthy mind. Inflammation markers are frequently found in the blood of people with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, proving the existence of a food-mood connection. In this follow-up to Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy, nutritionist Michelle Babb shows how reducing inflammation and balancing the flora in the gut results in a happier, healthier you—not just in body, but in mind.
Drawing on what she’s learned from her most successful clients, Babb begins by explaining the science behind an anti-inflammatory eating plan before delivering 75 tasty recipes that range from very simple to easy gourmet. Featuring ingredients that were not in her previous book, Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain provides you with the tools you need to create a variety of meals that will satisfy your taste buds, your microbiome, and your mood.
About the Author
MICHELLE BABB, MS, RD, CD, is a registered dietitian specializing in mind-body nutrition, weight management, and inflammatory digestive disorders. She is also PCC Cooks instructor who teaches classes about the anti-inflammatory diet. She holds a Master's degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and has also trained at the Center for Mind Body Medicine. When she's not in the kitchen, Michelle enjoys running, kayaking, sailing, and traveling. She lives in Seattle,WA.
“So rich and delicious it will make your stomach and your brain happy.”
“Clean, green, and versatile as heck.”
“Michelle Babb’s new book!”
—West Seattle Blog
“The easiest way to sneak more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet.”
“Easy anti-inflammatory foods.”
“Recipes to delight vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike!”
“[Recipes] that not only satisfy the taste buds but your microbiome and your mood too. Oh, and did we mention they're also super easy?”
“The little things we can do to take our mental health into our own hands.”
—Real and Vibrant
“How to use diet to improve your state of mind.”
—Addicted to Saving
"Discuss[es] health and sustainability issues."
“I love the way Michelle’s unique, holistic perspective using nutritional therapies, and yet an anti-diet approach, empowers us to heal ourselves naturally. She’s a woman after my own heart.”
—Root & Revel