About the Cookbook
Part I of Recipes for Repair answers a common question for people with Lyme and other inflammatory illnesses: What should I eat? This section explains chronic inflammation and describes how eating nutritious, organic, whole foods can help reduce it.
Part II covers basic cooking techniques, lists useful kitchen equipment, and defines the beneficial characteristics of many foods that are part of the diet.
Part III contains over 150 recipes, divided by diet Phase, organized by meal type, and designed to encourage healthy eating for the entire family (download recipe table of contents).
- Over 150 expertly-developed and thoroughly-tested recipes are made from all-natural, whole foods and provide breakfasts, soups, entrees, side dishes, snacks, desserts and beverages that are both nutritious and delicious.
- Practical food preparation and cooking tips are useful for cooks at any experience level.
- Money-saving shopping and preparation suggestions help make a healthy, clean-food diet affordable.
- Symbols identify meals appropriate for vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and low-sugar diets, for readers who have food allergies or other food sensitivities.
- Cleanly designed recipes with easy, step-by-step instructions and over 50 full-color photographs encourage your success, whether in treating Lyme or other inflammatory diseases, or in simply transitioning to a healthier diet.
- Diet Preferences
While every recipe is designed to taste great and appeal to everyone, many also satisfy special dietary restrictions or preferences. Page-top symbols identify the following for each recipe:
Gluten-Free — Many of the recipes or their variations qualify as gluten-free foods, including pancakes, muffins, pasta, tortillas and a gluten-free baking mix.
Low-Sugar — Reducing sugar intake is a healthy practice for anyone, but is especially important for those with bacterial infections, candida or systemic yeast concerns.
Vegetarian — You don't have to be a vegetarian to love our vegetarian recipes. These exclude meat and poultry, but may contain fish, eggs, dairy or honey.
Dairy-Free — Readers with dairy sensitivities or lactose intolerance will enjoy the great taste of our many dairy-free recipes for ice creams, sauces, egg dishes and baked goods.
Egg-Free — Two-thirds of the recipes are egg-free, providing delicious choices for readers wishing to eat an egg-free diet.
- Sample Pages
Every page of the cookbook is designed with two goals: to encourage and motivate you, and to offer education and support for your efforts to reduce your Lyme disease symptoms, pursue an anti-inflammation diet, or simply eat healthier, cleaner, all-natural foods.
See samples from the book on Amazon, or view these full-page spreads:
Also, download the following spreads from the book:
Reviewer and reader response to the book has been extremely positive, and many readers report health improvements from using our recipes.
- Read our many five-star book reviews on Amazon.
- Follow reader discussions on our Facebook page.
- Check our Reviews and Comments page.
From early reviewer Gail Vanark, MSN, FNP-BC:
“Pivotal to all healing protocols should be a primary focus on nutrition. Our society is overfed and undernourished at a time when inflammatory diseases such as cancer, lyme, Alzheimer's, and arthritis have reached epidemic levels.
Changing the way people eat is challenging but can be done. Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook both informs and transforms the process of eating for optimal health into a user- friendly form for day-to-day usage. An excellent tool for patients, families and practitioners.”