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Praise for 101 Optimal Life Foods!

 “You are holding a powerful book in your hands. David Grotto is one of the best authorities on health and nutrition in the United States today, and he has written a groundbreaking guide for you to live your

ultimate, optimal life.” –Montel Williams

 “This book gives you “food for thought” about ways to use food to aide digestion, decrease inflammation and even improve your mood. Dave Grotto’s simple nutritional solutions for common health conditions can easily become a part of your overall wellness routine.” –Robert Kushner, M.D., Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity

and author of The Personality Type Diet

 “The world needs more dietitians like David – he loves food and nutrition. Your copy of 101 Optimal Life Foods can be your best medicine.” –John La Puma, MD, director, Santa Barbara Institute for Medical Nutrition and Healthy Weight, and co-author of ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine and The Real Age Diet

 “This book explains how to incorporate functional foods into our daily diets; it’s a must read for everyone who wants to eat well and feel great!” –James Painter, PhD, RD, chair, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois Univeristy

 “…Bonus for mid-life women: A great outline of what foods keep your skin looking youthful…Favorite part: The comprehensive index; find exactly what you’re looking for in seconds!…” –MORE magazine

 “If you are looking for sound health and clinically-supported information that can help you heal through diet and lifestyle changes, look no further than 101 Optimal Life Foods.” –Diets in Review.com

 Can what you eat change your life? Expert nutritionist and former spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association David Grotto says YES! You can improve your physical, mental, emotional and sexual well-being by what you eat, and in his new book, 101 OPTIMAL LIFE FOODS (A Bantam Trade Paperback Original), he serves up a helping of his simple yet effective health philosophy to tackle dozens of common health ailments from acne to migraines and shows how each one can be treated—not with the latest pill—but with good-tasting, good-for-you foods.

101 OPTIMAL LIFE FOODS is organized by seven distinct health challenges for easy reference, each complete with an individualized, three-meal-a-day menu plan featuring satisfying recipes–everything from bean and cheese tostadas and polenta pizza to Mediterranean grilled bluefish and baked custard for dessert—while explaining the science of just why it is that lettuce can help with insomnia, blueberries with memory loss, and oysters with fertility. And Grotto himself is living proof of using the 101 foods to target a specific health issue—when his cholesterol hit an all-time high, he added almonds, figs, cranberries, and salmon to his diet and saw his levels drop 70 points in just one month!

 101 OPTIMAL LIFE FOODS delves into the seven health challenges and how to battle them with delicious food. They are:

  • The Skin You’re In. From aging skin to acne, Grotto reveals why foods high in Vitamin C can restore a healthy glow.
  • How to Go With the Flow. For some, cold feet and hands aren’t just seasonal. The catechins in green tea improves blood circulation to make you feel toasty.
  • The House of Pain. Overdid it at the gym? Grotto details why foods rich in Vitamin D like salmon and mushrooms can restore your tired muscles.
  • How it’s All about Performance. Whether you want less stress, more sleep, or better sex, Grotto has the foods for you (spinach for nerves, bananas for more zzz’s, and blueberries for a bedroom boost).
  • Your Plumbing. Grotto explains why passion fruit is good for your heart (and heartburn) and how cinnamon can cure bad breath.
  • A Good Foundation. Grotto goes beyond milk and yogurt for foods that can build and protect your bones (pass the prunes and onions).
  • Eyes for the Future. More over carrots! Almonds, avocados, and kiwis are essential for eye health.

 With more than 100 healthy and delicious choices, David Grotto’s 101 OPTIMAL LIFE FOODS is an empowering and practical guide that is a must-have for anyone concerned with their health and enjoys good eating.

101 OPTIMAL LIFE FOODS

By David Grotto, RD, LDN

Publication Date: January 5, 2010

A Bantam Trade Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-0-553-38626-4/ Pages: 448/ Price: $16.00

Available wherever books are sold!

Amazon          Barnes & Noble       Borders

 

101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

“For the millions of Americans tired of hearing about ‘what not to eat,’ this book is a refreshing and enlightening guide to improving your health by adding delicious foods to your diet. Dave’s simple explanations for why these foods are potential ‘life savers’ makes the book enjoyable to read, and the recipes bring the science to life on your plate.” —Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Nutrition Director, Prevention Magazine

 “Dave Grotto has written a book that is as fun and fascinating as it is practical. I heartily recommend 101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE as a marvelous resource for anyone who cares about their health and loves food.”

—David Katz, MD, Yale University School of Medicine and author of The Flavor-Full Diet

101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE is a great book to have on the shelf.”

—Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell University Food and Brand Lab

and author of Mindless Eating

“As a dietitian and food lover, I’d say this book should be opened in every kitchen.”

—Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 Can what you eat save your life? Expert nutritionist and former spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association David Grotto says YES! In his new book, 101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE, published as a Bantam Trade Paperback Original in January, 2008, Grotto presents a comprehensive and user-friendly reference guide to foods from acai to yogurt—the top powerhouse foods that can help battle specific health issues including cancer, heart disease and diabetes from developing in the future while increasing one’s everyday wellness now. From nuts that fight obesity to foods that increase athletic performance and fight asthma, Grotto’s book validates the science behind today’s dietary guidelines and shows how anyone can easily incorporate each food into a daily diet.

 A health encyclopedia and recipe book spiced with fun food trivia, 101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE reinforces the medical importance of eating a diet high in variety—with carbohydrates, proteins, and fats included—and how these important foods battle disease, build a healthy body, and get the nutritional job done. With recipes like Banana Mocha Swirls and Sweet Potato Chips, Grotto’s book also proves that good nutrition means good-tasting food. And Grotto himself is living proof of the benefits of the 101 foods—when his cholesterol hit an all-time high, he added oatmeal, almonds, figs, cranberries, and salmon to his diet and saw his levels drop 70 points in just one month.

 In each entry of 101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE, Grotto explains and includes:

 • The reason why you should eat each food, including the full the nutritional value of its minerals, vitamins, and disease-busting qualities.

 • The relevant medical research and recent studies supporting the health claims of each food.

 • Home remedies and “lifesaversfor readers to see the maximum health benefits of each food (you may know that potatoes can help reduce the risk of stroke, but did you also know washing your face with potato juice can clear up blemishes?)

 • Delicious recipes featuring the highlighted food from award-winning chefs and nutritionists (and yes, there are desserts!) showing instant ways to incorporate these foods into your diet.

 • Buying and storage tips, including when each item is in season.

 • Fun facts (did you know that coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world right after oil, or that a hen can produce an egg every day?) and food lore, such as the history of each food and where it originated.

 With more than 100 healthy and delicious choices, David Grotto’s 101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE is an empowering and practical guide that is a must-have for anyone concerned with their health and enjoys good eating.

101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

By David Grotto, RD, LDN

Publication Date: January 2, 2008

A Bantam Trade Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-0-553-38432-1 / Pages: 448 / Price: $15.00

Available wherever books are sold!

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     Borders

Comments
  1. [...] book signing at Anderson’s Bookshops here in Naperville with Dave Grotto, R.D. the author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and his  most recent, 101 Optimal Life Foods. Given that my latest book, 101 No-Nonsense Tips for [...]

  2. Susan Garstka says:

    If you take a US tour for book signing, try Legacy Books in Plano TX (North Dallas). People in North Texas are really into health and your book (with proper pubicity prior to your arrival) should produce many of your books being sold.
    The longevity newsletter I take is where I first learned of your books and I plan to visit Barnes and Noble to obtain a copy after I review them in person. Thank you for your experience and sharing what you have learned. With your knowledge and access to studies and testing of various foods and supplements…this may be one of the biggest blessings people can be taught. My sincerest thank you…
    I am in my 7th year of colon cancer remission and praying for a miracle to permanently survive this health problem.
    Natural foods are so very important to everyone today and knowing biochemistry is so important. Your experience is such a blessing! Susan G.

  3. Judith stevens says:

    I saw Dr. Grotto on one of our local PBS channels and was quite impessed with what he had to say. I am dfinately interested in becoming a student of his work.

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  10. First of all I want to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I have had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Cheers! Kreditrechner

    • guyatitian says:

      Hi Kreditechner:

      So interesting that you ask that. I thought that working from home would be a godsend for writing. Not the case for me. I get so easily distracted at home that I often need to seek refuge at the local library. I absolutely have to have my “head in the game” before I can start writing. I also have to close my email, facebook, twitter and LinkedIn accounts and any other open applications so I’m not distracted. I suspect I may have ADD so I treat myself as if I do! Hope that helps. Good luck with your writing and to clearing your mind!

      Dave

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