Psychologist, Chef and Nutrition Educator Dr. Theresa Nicassio offers simple solutions to the "ache" that so many feel about their health, their relationships, and the future of the planet. In her book YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet, Theresa introduces her integrative iFEEL Better Wellness System, encompassed in her YUM Living approach to transformative living, providing hope in the face of despair and helping readers heal from the inside-out by offering the wisdom, lessons, and recipes she learned from the trenches that helped her turn her own life around.
The 368-page allergy-friendly YUM has a scope that extends far beyond the typical cookbook in any genre. Promoting bio-individuality, pleasure-seeking, and free choice and expression as an alternative perspective about food and the experience of living, this may be the first entirely plant-based book that focuses on inclusivity and bio-individuality and does not promote veganism or any other special diet.
Heart-felt and down-to-earth, YUM is a breath of fresh air. Courageously, the book ventures into new waters as an unconventional, unprecedented, and intelligent approach to addressing the complex global health, social, and environmental crises we are currently facing. It does this from both the "me-to-we" standpoint, as well as the "we-to-me" perspective. Starting with the realities of food allergies, sensitivities, and food-related health problems as the focus, this comprehensive resource also empowers by offering practical, fun, and easy ways that each of us can improve our own health while at the same time make a difference to help the larger community.
Introducing her unique "YUM Living" system, Dr. Theresa Nicassio compassionately integrates her personal experiences of living with health challenges and expertise as a psychologist with her understanding about how your emotional relationship with food and your body can make lifestyle changes difficult. Integrating this knowledge about the Psychology of Eating with her skills as a chef and nutrition educator, Theresa holds your hand and makes it easy for you to invite more health and ease into your life, one simple (and delectable!) recipe at a time.
YUM's 20-page glossary addresses your questions about cooking in a new way and demystifies the uses and benefits of ingredients that may be new to you. Its one-of-a-kind 10-page Special Diet & Allergy Chart makes navigating multiple dietary needs not only easy, but fun as well.
With the universal appeal of the recipes that are all easy enough for a twelve-year-old to make, coupled with the stunning food and garden photos throughout, YUM is a perfect gift for anyone desiring to live a healthier, more vibrant or conscious life. (EAT Magazine - 2016 Best Gift Pick)