Local blogger, nutritionist and now author, Julie Cove is releasing her first book this March. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of photos and whimsical colour drawings, Julie is bringing the knowledge gained from healing her own body to a larger audience. Julie suffered debilitating back pain for many years until she discovered the alkaline lifestyle and healed herself from the inside out. A former interior designer and retail shop owner on the Saanich Peninsula, Julie is now a certified holistic nutritionist and an avid blogger, sharing her recipes and dietary advice at alkalinesisters.com.
Her new book Eat better, live better, feel better: Alkalize Your Lifestyle is a four-step program for cleaning up your diet, detoxifying your body, and maintaining your overall well-being with exercise and positivity. Encouraging you to eat your way to better health for life, the book details how too many acid-forming foods in your body create an ideal environment for the growth of bacteria, molds and fungus that cause inflammation, from headaches to muscle pain to chronic illness. It suggests ways you can improve your digestion, eliminate ill health, and increase your energy by loading up
on alkaline foods.
The first part of the book explains the basics of alkalizing, the science behind the food choices you make and what’s happening in your body during each of the four steps. In the Inspire stage you learn about the program and begin to ease into the alkaline lifestyle. The Desire phase is when you begin detoxification with the veggie feast. Next, you will excavate deep tissues and dump years of toxins in the Aspire stage. In the final Acquire stage you learn to maintain a balanced lifestyle with alkaline foods, exercise and
a positive outlook.
The second part of the book provides the delicious recipes that will help you achieve your goal. Whatever style of eating you choose; if you’re new to alkalizing or just need some fresh, healthy ideas, there are many options for nourishing smoothies, breakfasts, salads, soups, warm dishes, savory bites and sweet treats. The recipes are clearly laid out and easy to follow. Julie suggests you mix and match the dishes here or use the recipes and the alkaline food guide as inspiration for your own meals. Alkalize Your Lifestyle could be your blueprint for years of lasting good health.
Julie will be appearing at Sidney’s Red Brick Café on Saturday March 5; tickets available in advance from Tanner’s Books.