Synopses & Reviews
MODERN SCIENCE has confirmed what the ancients knew centuries ago: The subtle daily changes in our bodies dramatically affect how we work, play, sleep, feel, and heal. In Savoring The Day,
food and health authority Judith Benn Hurley combines ancient wisdom with cutting-edge science and great culinary taste--bringing it all home to our contemporary kitchens and busy lives. She shares more than 250 delicious recipes and a treasury of natural remedies designed to complement your body's rhythms and help you be at your best through out the day.
PART ONE: RECIPES FOR SAVORING THE DAY is divided into the six different times of the day and is filled with recipes (including seasonal variations) and remedies herbal teas, yoga postures, self-massage tips, and aromatherapy ideas-to help you feel energized, de-stress, stay healthy, and sleep soundly. Try Pear and Buckwheat Pancakes or Cherry-Vanilla Granola for wide-awake mornings, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Sesame and Chives and lemon balm tea to beat the afternoon blahs; Penne with Roasted Garlic and Artichokes or Soft Tacos with Spicy Summer Vegetables for nutrient-rich dinners; and Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp or Cool Melon Ice for immune enhancing desserts.
PART TWO: REMEDIES FOR SAVORING THE DAY provides remedies to alleviate common ailments-many are linked to the seasons or to the body's cycles-including arthritis, colds, headache, hay fever, jet lag, depression, dry skin, and more. Enjoy a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the bottom of your morning shower to relieve congestion, a two-minute self-massage technique to banish anxiety, or cooling hibiscus and peppermint tea to soothe irritability. Filled with stories of Hurley's exotic travels in search of new tastes and healing ideas, Savoring the Day will let you discover the delights of a more attuned way of life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 427) and indexes.
About the Author
Judith Benn Hurley has enriched the lives of millions through her many books, including The Good Herb and the best-selling The Healing Foods. For twenty years, she has been at the forefront of the health and culinary scenes. She has written for The Washington Post, Ladies Home Journal, and Prevention. Two of her books, Garden Fresh Cooking and Healthy Microwave Cooking, won IACP/Seagram awards for excellence.