Synopses & Reviews
A collection of 125 delicious whole-foods recipes showcasing 16 antioxidant-rich power foods, developed by wellness authority Rebecca Katz to combat and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that plague American adults, enabling readers to live longer, healthier lives.
Despite our anti-aging obsession and numerous medical advances, life spans are actually shortening because of poor lifestyle decisions. But it doesn't have to be so. Food-as-medicine pioneer Rebecca Katz harnesses the power of 16 age-busting superfoods and the latest scientific research on epicurean genetics in these recipes that prevent and address life-threatening chronic conditions. She focuses on key body systems and provides a full breakdown of the health-promoting benefits of each main ingredient in the book. With The Longevity Kitchen, readers will keep all systems running smoothly well into old age.
“There is an ever-growing interest in eating better, but we usually hear about what to eat and not why to eat it. This book fills in the gaps with creative and approachable recipes, helpful tips, personal writing, and a plethora of information that will help in the kitchen for generations. I will keep this book within arm’s reach.” Sara Forte, author of The Sprouted Kitchen
“The fresh, funny, personal voice in this book cheers the reader on toward self-confidence and culinary open-heartedness. This isn’t just inspiring material, it’s infectious — in the best sense. Beyond sharing tools for living longer, it also provides many good reasons to want to.” Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook
“Rebecca serves up a veritable feast for the soul with her blend of fascinating science, wit and wisdom, and recipes that look as beautiful as they taste, making it easy to translate good nutrition into delicious dishes. I can’t wait to share her latest masterpiece with my patients, friends, and family.” Cynthia Geyer, MD, medical director of Canyon Ranch health resort
“Rebecca Katz is the top chef of the culinary medicine world. With The Longevity Kitchen, she melds first-class flavors with first-class science to create meals that you’ll want to make forever. My patients will all want a copy.” John La Puma, MD, author of Manly Eating, co-author of The RealAge Diet
“Getting healthy is not about eating less; it’s about knowing how to eat right. This book is a guide to doing just that. It’s excellent.” Jorge Rodriguez, MD, author of The Acid-Reflux Solution
About the Author
REBECCA KATZ, MS, is an accomplished chef and national speaker who has worked with the country’s top wellness physicians, including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Michael Lerner, Jim Gordon, and Dean Ornish. She is the author of the award-winning Cancer-Fighting Kitchen
and One Bite at a Time
, as well as director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal and executive chef of the annual Food as Medicine training program sponsored by the Center for Mind Body Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. She has been featured in the Washington Post
, Oprah.com, The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, Associated Press,
and other national media. Rebecca lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit RebeccaKatz.com for more information.
MAT EDELSON is an award-winning science, health, and sports writer. He is the former anchor/director of the Johns Hopkins Health Newsfeed, a nationally syndicated daily radio program. This is the third book he has co-authored with Rebecca Katz. Edelson resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Andrew Weil, MD
Chapter 1: Food, Nutrition, and Your Body
Chapter 2: The Healing Power of Food
Chapter 3: Making the Most of This Book
Chapter 4: Life-Enhancing Soups and Broths
Chapter 5: Vital Vegetables
Chapter 6: Generous Grains
Chapter 7: Protein-Building Foods
Chapter 8: Nibbles and Noshes
Chapter 9: Dollops of Yum!
Chapter 10: Invigorating Tonics and Elixirs
Chapter 11: Sweet Bites