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I Wish I Hadn't Eaten That': Simple Dietary Solutions for the 20 Most Common Health Problems

I Wish I Hadn't Eaten That': Simple Dietary Solutions for the 20 Most Common Health Problems [Kindle Edition]

Maria Cross
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A well written, practical and no-nonsense guide on how to address day to day health issues through simple dietary changes. (Ian Marber, The Food Doctor)

A book claiming to be able to solve health problems with nutrition is enticing to those who opt for natural remedies over drugs - and this book can shed a light on a huge range of issues. We'll definately be going back for seconds! (Women's Fitness)

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I Wish I Hadn't Eaten That is a book for those of you who, despite your best efforts to eat well and exercise regularly, still experience niggling health problems that just won't go away. In this book, Maria Cross identifies twenty common health problems that afflict those she describes as the 'perfectly healthy but not very well.' Do the following sound familiar?

  • lack of energy...acne...weight cravings
  • constipation...poor circulation...diarrhoea...insomnia
  • bloating...poor memory and/or concentration
  • frequent colds...mood swings...aching joints
  • premenstrual syndrome...mild depression
  • period pain...dry skin and/or eyes
  • skin rashes...headaches...water retention

Just like a nutritional therapy consultation, this book takes you through a step-by step process to help you identify what, from a dietary perspective, might be causing your symptoms. It then gives you the skills to use simple dietary alterations to overcome these symptoms for life-changing effects, so that you can achieve your ultimate goal: total wellness.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 660 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1848503741
  • Publisher: Hay House (2 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Maria Cross is a nutritionist, health writer and lover of good food, fascinated by the relationship between a good diet and good health.

For seventeen years Maria saw clients with all manner of symptoms that they had learned to live with, despite the drugs, tests and specialists. The results she saw in those clients who made changes to their diets were staggering, and the thrill of hearing of health transformations never diminished.

Maria's career in food and nutrition continued to evolve. In 2003 She gained an MSc in Public Health Food and Nutrition and was a lecturer and tutor at the University of Westminster for six years. However her favourite way of communicating the need for good nutrition is through writing, and she published her first, co-authored book, Nutrition in Institutions, in 2009. Since then she has gone on to publish I Wish I Hadn't Eaten That, based on her experiences as a nutrition consultant and now Food, and How to Make a Healthy Meal of it, a celebration of real food and how it can help keep you disease-free.

In 2006 Maria had the good fortune to wed a man who is an exceptionally good cook and bon vivant, thus guaranteeing the perfect marriage of good food and good health.

She is currently working on her next book, which is about how to achieve permanent, effortless weight loss.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very clear and helpful for us 28 May 2011
By Chris S
I bought this with my partner in mind as she'd had problems with aching joints in the morning which seemed to come and go for no particular reason, for which the doctor just suggested painkillers without any apparent concern for what the cause might be.

'Aching joints' was top of a list of twenty common and not so common complaints which the book lists as being possibly diet-related (everything from acne through insomnia to weight gain). Possible causes and solutions were clearly explained, and convinced us that it would be best to do an exclusion test (a bit of a hassle, but much more effective than the quick-fix blood test, according to the author). Having had a shrug of the shoulders from the GP, we found the book really helpful in giving us a clear direction to follow.

What I particularly liked about this book is the fact that it is objective and makes recommendations based on proper evidence rather than the sort of nutritional mumbo-jumbo one often sees these days. There's a lot of really good nutritional advice which is relevant to everybody, not just those having problems (as a sushi lover I was very interested in what she had to say about the problem of PCB's and other persistent toxins in oily fish). I also like the way the author is prepared to question both nutritional orthodoxy and some of the unscientific `wisdom' that is sometimes peddled by alternative therapists.

The author is clearly a seriously experienced nutritional therapist but doesn't take herself too seriously. The book has a down-to-earth, common sense and often humorous approach which makes it an enjoyable read even though it is clearly based on scientific evidence.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JK 25 May 2011
I bought this book on the off-chance, not having read anything else by the author. I consider myself very healthy but suffer from a number of small niggling issues which I have not been able to cure with conventional medecine. I love this book because it allows you to work out for yourself what is causing your problems, most other books I have read assume that you already know what the problem is. It is really informative without being too heavy on science, whilst still being full of interesting research. Unlike other books I have read on nutrition, it is also entertaining and funny. I have been following the advice, and using the suggested meal plans for 2 weeks and I already feel much better, and as an added bonus my energy levels have doubled and I have lost 3 pounds!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eat for health 28 Nov 2011
This book is well written and the separate chapters for each condition make it easy for reference. Sheds light on many health conditions and how they can improve just by amending diet and avoiding certain foods. It is useful for easy identification of what foods may be causing a problem for you and what to do about it. It is like a light coming on when you start to make the link between what you have been eating and reocurring health complaints.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Wish I hadn't Eaten that 23 Oct 2011
At last, a book which addressed my ailment head on, led me to adjust not just my diet but my poor eating habits without drastic reactions and gently placed me in a Nirvana of well-being. All written in a style accessible and jargon free, with clear cross referencing and case study examples- others have been to the depths as well and here is a light at the end of the fork.
I can whole- heartedly recommend this book to non- foody but busy people who need their food to not only to just do the job but actually to be interesting and have the right ingredient. We shouldn't admit it but we have a good idea already that today's processed led, packaged and waxed offerings are not what Mother Nature intended us to eat in the quantities and combinations we often do and expect ourselves to feel great and energised.
Common ailments are clearly linked to what goes in. Where Maria Cross takes us is possibly away from the all to often said post- dinner epithet of the title to "I now know why I feel like this and this will tell me what to do about it".
Thank you Ms Cross- life tastes better already!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 2 July 2011
By VickyB
This book is truly fantastic!It's really easy and enjoyable to read, and makes the science part accessible to those of us with no nutritional background. It's also refreshingly unpreachy (yes, I know that's not a word!) while giving real, practical solutions to common health problems.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great book on how nutritionists pinpoint causes (biochemical imbalances) of the most common health problems and design protocols to remedy them. It's immensely readable, extremely logical and based on scientific studies - which are referenced at the back. This is clearly an very experienced nutritionist communicating in a very practical way. The meal plans are also very helpful.

I wish this book had been available in my first year as nutritional therapy student at ION. It would have made the clinical analysis/practice modules so much easier to understand. Even now, I learned a great deal from this book. Unlike other texts, I know I can trust it, because it's referenced to studies in some of the best scientific journals.

There is so much rubbish out there on nutrition, written by people who have no idea what they're talking about. This is not one of them.

I'm sure the book would be very useful to the lay reader too.

My only gripe would be the title, which doesn't quite reflect what the book is about - IMHO. But that's a very small point.

Buy this bargain book on real nutrition with confidence
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
This book is fantastic. Set out logically and packed with really useful information.
Published 2 months ago by Eve
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value
Bought this as a Christmas present for someone who has digestive problems. From what I have read it seems that it might be of use to her trying to discover what she should and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sophocles
3.0 out of 5 stars Dietary advice.
I found this book very confusing as the author constantly referred to other chapters - difficult to flip back and forth on Kindle unless you've read the whole book first and then... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Janie S
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and informative, from a woman who has invested her time and...
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Published 16 months ago by Ms. C. Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars We shall see . . .
Simple, easy to follow and very helpful. Author makes a lot of sense without being too preachy. Time will tell if I feel better!
Published 17 months ago by R. Gibson
2.0 out of 5 stars Food book
I found this book too complicated to be really helpful, although the author is obviously a serious and professional nutritionist.
Published 21 months ago by pendragon
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone concerned about their health
This book is well written and easy to read. The logical threads mean you are not toiling through unrelated chapters just to get to what interests you. Read more
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