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Paperback Thrive: A Guide to Optimal Health & Performance Through Plant-Based Whole Foods Book

ISBN: 0973596732

ISBN13: 9780973596731

Thrive: A Guide to Optimal Health & Performance Through Plant-Based Whole Foods

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In this book, Brendan Brazier, a successful professional athlete and renowned expert on the benefits of plant-based whole foods, presents the plant-based whole foods diet he created for himself. The... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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First, let me comment on all the criticism that the author is selling his own product (Vega)... how can you complain when he gives you the recipe to make it?? The recipe "Nutrient-rich shake" is on page 87. You don't have to buy his product, you can make it yourself. Personally I did this for a while and found it too time-consuming (just as the author says). I ended up ordering his product, but have no regrets. I really like Vega and will continue to purchase it - it's expensive, but you can tell when you use it what high quality it is. Now about the book... For such a short book, it's PACKED with information! This book deserves a lot of credit for providing such a complete picture of stress - what it is, where it comes from, how it affects your body, and how to deal with it. Stress is stress, regardless of the source. Although this book is mainly concerned with stress from physical exertion, the information will help with whatever kind of stress you have. The recipe section in this book, though short, is excellent. Several of these recipes have become regulars in my diet and are committed to memory. One unique thing about the recipes is they show which nutrients each ingredient is adding. For example, a banana adds electrolytes, a half tbsp hemp oil adds Essential Fatty Acids, pumpkin seeds add iron and zinc, and so on. I really enjoy this feature; it helps me better understand the nutrition (rather than just following a recipe). It's probably my favorite part of the book, next to the information on stress. I've read at least a dozen different raw food health books and they all have their merits, but I have to say that this book is unique. I am so glad to have it in my collection. I'm giving copies to some of my health-conscious friends for Christmas this year.

The advice works! BIG!

The advice in this book has helped me tremendously. I've been a healthy eater for a long time, but the nutritional advice in Thrive has made me actually FEEL health. Full of energy, it's great! I have to comment on Dustin's comment on this page. No scientific information? He has 4 pages of references citing scientific studies supporting is personal findings. Maca, chlorella, all the studies are there, referenced in his book. Also, with the amount of time Brendan has spent training and racing, I'd personally much rater learn from a self-tough professional who actually lives the life than someone who simply goes through school. In my opinion, this book provides the best of hands-on accounts backed by science. Great book!

Yummy recipes!

The recipes are Awesome! I eat the Toasted Apple Cinnamon cereal everyday, I make it once a week and it keeps me going! Complete protein and EFSs make it filling and so nutritious, plus it tastes great! Highly recommended!

An excellent reference...

This book epitomizes what all good instruction books should be. It is clearly and concisely written. The reasoning is well explained and backed up with both personal experience and scientific reports (there is a good reference section). Brendan starts with his own story - "you can't compete without eating meat" - and proceeds to prove the naysayers very wrong. He explains, in a clear fashion, what one is doing through intensive training (stress) and how to make your diet help your performance. He clearly explains the rationale behind a raw vegan diet as well as why he uses certain additional dietary supplements such as Maca. He provides menus and recipes in the book. For anyone following the healthy path of raw vegan food this is a great reference. Too bad other books don't have a similar 'bang for the buck' as this.
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