Spice Up, Slim Down: A guide to adding spice to your diet to improve your health and lose weight

Spice Up, Slim Down: A guide to adding spice to your diet to improve your health and lose weight


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This is NOT a DIET BOOK - this book provides an overview of the rich and fascinating history of spices along with the latest research surrounding their extraordinary potential head to toe health benefits. Plus, the book explains the naturally slimming power of spices and offers simple tips to incorporate more spices into your diet along with over 80 delicious, spice-filled recipes created by professional chefs, celebrity MDs, trainers, dietitians, actors, athletes and more.

From the back cover:

Chances are, your cupboard is filled with spices that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce your risk of diabetes and dementia, boost your metabolism, support weight loss, relieve arthritis, and even prevent cancer! But do you know what they are or how to use them?

Celebrity diet doctor Melina Jampolis is passionate about using food as medicine, so she created this practical guide to help you navigate the health benefits of some of the most common spices used.
Since Dr. Melina is not a chef, nor a very good cook, she enlisted the helpvof dozens of her high-profile friends, well-known MDs, celebrity colleagues, and chefs to give you over 80 spice-filled, delicious, and healthful recipes.

Recipe contributors include:
• Cat Cora, celebrity chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur
• Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent
• Natalie Morales, co-host of Access Hollywood Live and West coast anchor of Today
• Dr. Travis Stork, host of the Emmy award winning TV show The Doctors
• Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, multi #1 NYT bestselling author
• Vivica A. Fox, award winning actress and producer
• Johnny Iuzzini, celebrity pastry chef, cookbook author, and chocolate-maker
• Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and best-selling author
• Chuck Wagner, owner and winemaker at Caymus Vineyards
• Michael Gelman, executive producer of Live with Kelly & Ryan
• Mireille Giuliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat
• Dr. Barry Sears, best-selling author of The Zone Diet
• Dean Karnazes, ultra-marathon runner and best-selling author
• Ashley Koff RD, celebrity dietician and better health enabler
• Tracey Mallett, creator of the popular Booty Barre workout
• Kristin McGee, celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor
• Jennifer Cohen, celebrity trainer and best-selling author
• And many, many more!

100% of the profits from the sale of this book will go to Action Against Hunger, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood malnutrition around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692971314
Publisher: Wagging Tail Press
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 207,546
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Melina is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a several hundred practicing in the United States) and she is the immediate past president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Trained as an internist, for the past 17 years she has specialized exclusively in nutrition for weight loss, disease prevention and treatment.

A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. In 2005, Dr. Melina hosted a program on the Discovery Network's FIT TV titled "Fit TV's Diet Doctor" and has been a regular contributor to CNN since 2008.

She has written three other books including The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet (January 2007), The Calendar Diet (March 2012), and The Doctor on Demand Diet (Ghost Mountain Books, 2015).

Dr. Melina is frequent guest on popular TV shows including Live with Kelly & Ryan, The Doctors, Dr. Oz. show, CNN, Fox News and Fox Business Network and she has appeared on the Today show, Access Hollywood Live, and the Talk.

She is highly sought after public speaker and consultant and she lectures and presents throughout the country on the topic of 'food as medicine' and nutrition for weight loss and optimal health. She has done hundreds of expert interviews including USA Today, USA Weekend, Us World & News Report, New York Post, Family Circle, Prevention, WashingtonPost.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Glamour.com, Forbes.com, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, Women's World, Alternative Medicine Magazine, Women's Health, Health, Clean Eating, Baby Talk, and more on nutrition and weight loss related topics.

Dr. Melina lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons and maintains a small private practice. She believes 100% in the role of nutrition in preventative medicine and achieving optimal health. She has helped thousands clients over the past 17 years improve their health and well-being.

In August of 2017, Dr. Melina launched SpiceFit, a company that produces high quality, clinically proven spice-based supplements.

She is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity and malnutrition, particularly in low income, minorities and in third world countries.

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