The Kind Diet

The Kind Diet

A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

Book - 2009
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Addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to plant-based, vegetarian diets and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond. Features irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level --including amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy.
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2009.
ISBN: 9781605296449
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 SILVERSTONE
Characteristics: xi, 308 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 14, 2018

Not a huge fan. Too preachy and only maybe 2 recipes that were any different than what I could get somewhere else with less lecturing....

Dec 17, 2017

I became a Vegan gradually in my 40's. I knew I was onto something when I ate my families food at the holidays but missed "my food." I also missed the way it made me feel which was god. I sure love the way it makes my budget feel too!

Dec 17, 2017

She writes why and how she dropped meat and dairy from her diet. Anyone can do this but to do it HER way is very expensive. She does give food lists and recipes that help, but it's pricey.
I did manage to pick out a few good recipes including fried tofu slices with a citrus sauce. I made this but with a couple of adjustments since I do not use the corn flour the recipe calls for. I am not a tofu fan but this dish was delicious.

Aug 18, 2015

Vitamin D isn't naturally found in dairy, it's added, just like it's added to many fortified non-dairy milks, cereals and other products that vegans eat. Fatty fish and egg yolks naturally contain Vitamin D, but not every omnivore eats them. Both vegans and non-vegans can be deficient if they don't get enough sun and don't include fatty fish, eggs or fortified foods or a vitamin.

Jun 24, 2015

Plant based foods don't contain B12, but a dietician told me that fermented soy paste called miso contains it as well as yeast. However, Alicia writes that she takes a B12 supplement. People who don't take dairy should also take vitamin D for vegans can be deficient in it. This book does not have many gluten-free recipes, but there are some truly delicious desserts in it like vegan cheesecake.

Jan 22, 2015

I have become 99% vegan a few months ago. The only animal based product that I consume is raw honey. I read extensively on unpasturized honey and it has anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties. The ancient Greeks knew this and they used it to disinfect wounds. Unpasterized honey is even used in veterinary medicine . A guide dog who has been injured on the sky train and needed a lot of surgery got antibiotics after the procedure, but the skin on the surgical wounds was not viable. The vet gave her unpasterized honey bandages, and miraculously her wounds healed. I think the vegan diet is the best for human health, but I think it is vital to buy honey because bee keepers breed bees which pollinate 2/3 of our food crops. Neonicotonoids which are pesticides are killing bees by the millions each year which threatens our food security. I think consuming honey strengthens the immune system, but only if it is not heated. This book by this lovely actress is eye opening about the cruelty in our food industry. I highly recommend reading it.

This book is a life changer and a life saver. It is so informative: and lets you know exactly why you are feeling crummy, when you eat certain foods. I love this book so much I went and bought it! I wish more people would understand what Alicia is telling us in this book.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "I think this would be really hard to follow. I love to eat meat, so I don't think I could go vegan."

Sep 24, 2013

Ms Silverstone plays the role of a hard propagandist of vegerarianism, and so she tells us obvious un-truths. Alicia's book is unrealistic and she must know that. If we all lived on beans we would pass so much gas it would really cause a heavy greenhouse effect. The real problem is overpopulation. Alicia's car emits more CO2 than a cow; industry emits 80% of greenhouse gases, not the cows. The ever growing human crowd consumes the Earth and Nature like locusts. Humans destroy the forests and animal life and they continue this selfish growth until finally they destroy each other and themselves. This is shown in the movie "Soylent Green." In 1600 AD the world' pop was a sustainable 500 Million; today there's 14 times as many people. In the past 25-30 years the population of several underdeveloped countries doubled and they will double in the next 25 years as well. Selfish human nature, cultures and religions are the cause of this, and there's no hope for changing this shortly, so catastrophy will follow - then a new, reasonable civilization will come with a much smaller and improved human population. The solution of the world's problems is not by becoming vegetarians; human nature must be changed and the rule of selfless good reson introduced. Vegetarianism is nice, but for the moment it's not realizable worldwide, and it will bring on a huge overhaul of our whole system. Ultimately the human world will be totally separated from Nature, and it will be vegetarian, with much fewer and genetically improved people as opposed to now.

Sep 19, 2013

This book opens the eyes to what many animals go through before they end up on our plates. If you eat soy, make sure it is not from Brazil because it is the new cash crop that leads to the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest.

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