Book Club: Food Pharmacy

It’s been a minute since our last book club review. The books are piling up so here we are back at it again. We have so many amazing selections coming up so make sure to follow Movement Monthly to ensure that you don’t miss out on the fun! For your convenience, we have added links to our book selections on Amazon so you can pick up your copy and join in the conversation. You will find the links at the bottom of the page.

In this month’s Book Club meeting Holly Wallis is sharing her thoughts on Food Pharmacy by Lina Nertby Aurell & Mia Clase.

Please jump right in to share your thoughts about this book. We love to hear from you.

This month, I have chosen a book that is a complete departure from the usual movement-based titles, but for very good reason. Many of us work with clients who suffer from Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. What we eat can have a huge impact on how these conditions manifest and present from a symptoms perspective in the body. Most of the literature and information we are given about nutrition talks about calorie counting and a never-ending list of evil foods to cut out of our diets, but this book provides a whole new approach that makes sense in layperson terms.

What I love about this book is that it presents the information in such a way that the reader truly understands the microbiology of food, digestion and metabolism (a doozy of a subject beyond most people’s comprehension), without imposing a hard and fast diet protocol.

As a person living with an autoimmune condition myself, I greatly appreciate the explanation of how the food is processed in the body and how that affects inflammation, rather than just being told to avoid a long list of food items just purely because they are “bad”. Of course, easy to follow suggestions are offered to improve our natural processes in a way that improves inflammation and overall health. I am definitely a need-to-know-why kind of person, and if you can relate, you will also find this book very helpful.

While I am not a Nutrition expert, and do not prescribe or endorse any one way of eating, I do feel that this is a valuable resource for clients who struggle with finding useful and usable information to help manage their inflammatory condition aside from or along with the traditional medical treatment.

Have your read this book, or others on the same subject that you find helpful? Please share your thoughts.

Click this link to purchase Food Pharmacy from Amazon…

Until next time, keep reading!

Yours truly, ✍
Holly Wallis, Certified Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist, NCPT
Director of US Operations, Body Harmonics Pilates & Movement Institute
Studio Director, ReActive Movement, 6200 LaSalle Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

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Join Holly next time to discuss your thoughts and insights into our next selection: Stalking Wild Psoas by Liz Koch. Get a head start, click the link below to purchase Stalking Wild Psoas from Amazon…

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