Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eat This and Live! For Kids (Review)

I was just thinking how incredibly odd it is that I write book reviews for fun. I still remember my first book review. I was in the third grade and had to give a book report for school. At the last minute I grabbed a book off my bookshelf, scanned the back and wrote a very nice review.
For a book my teacher had read. And LOVED. And I was busted.
I have since read Rabbit Hill and while it is not a treasured book, I did enjoy it.
Today I have a review for a book I actually read more than just the back cover. I read the Table of Contents also.
And the rest of the book!
The book I'm talking about, has been mentioned a time or fifty. (You can find it mentioned here, here, here, and here.)  I've talked about it on Twitter too.  I talked about it in my neighborhood, at the grocery store, to my family so much they wish I'd never heard of the book.
The book is Eat This and Live! For kids by Dr. Don. Colbert, MD and Dr. Joseph A. Cannizzaro, MD. and the information inside this books pages will astound you.  One example is the difference between being just "overweight" and being "obese". I always thought those two were light years apart.  And they aren't. One BMI number separates them.
Dr. Colbert gives you the formula for figuring out your child's BMI (Body Mass Index) and even includes in the back of the BMI chart for boys and girls.
What I thought of the book
WOW!!!  This book is CHOCK-FULL of useful information. There was nothing in the book I read that I did not automatically think I couldn't do. I love the practicality of the information. We all want our children to be healthier, we all know we have to set the example, which means we all know WE need to be eating healthier. This book gives practical steps we can take to be eating healthier and being healthier.
Reading this book makes me want to go get his other books and devour them.  I give this one 5 turning pages. You can read more below.
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Eat This and Live! For Kids
Siloam; 1 edition (September 7, 2010)
***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Book Group | Strang Communications for sending me a review copy.***
Don Colbert, MD, is board-certified in family practice and anti-aging medicine and has received extensive training in nutritional and preventative medicine. He is the author of numerous books, including two New York Times best sellers, Dr. Colbert’s “I Can Do This” Diet and The Seven Pillars of Health.
Joseph A. Cannizzaro, MD, has practiced pediatric medicine for thirty years with specialties in developmental pediatrics, nutrition, and preventive medicine. He is the founder and managing pediatrician for the Pediatricians Care Unit in Longwood, Florida.
Visit the author's website.
Here's a video about the adult version, Eat This and Live!:
Product Details:
List Price: $17.99
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Siloam; 1 edition (September 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616381388
ISBN-13: 978-1616381387

Eating Habits and Our Future
How Has an entire generation of hefty eaters changed the face of the world? By starting young. And once again, this unflattering trend originated in America. In the United States, 17.1 percent of our children and adolescents―that's 2.5 million youth―are now reported to be either overweight or obese.
As a result of childhood obesity, we are seeing a dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes throughout the country. And because of the connection obesity has with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), and heart disease, experts are predicting a dramatic rise in heart disease as our children become adults. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) reports that overweight teens stand a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight adults, and that is increased to 80 percent
if at least one parent is overweight or obese. Because of that, heart disease and type 2 diabetes are expected to begin at a much earlier age in those who fail to beat the odds.2 Overall, this is the first generation of children that is not expected to live as long as their parents, and they will be more likely to suffer from disease and illness.
If you do not take charge of your food choices for yourself, at least do it for your children. Children follow by example, by mirroring the behavior of their parents. Don't tell them to make healthy eating choices without doing it yourself. I'm sure most of you love your children and are good parents. But ask yourself: Do you love your children enough to make the necessary lifestyle changes? Do you love them enough to educate them on what foods to eat and what foods to avoid? Do you love them enough to keep junk food out of your house and instead make healthy food more available? Do you love them enough to exercise regularly and lead by example?
If you answered yes to those questions, it is important that you not only take action right now but also that you make changes for them that last a lifetime.
But let me be honest; this is not an easy fight when it involves your children's lives. As the little boxes of information on this page illustrate, the culture in which your children are growing up is saturated with junk food that is void of nutrition but high in toxic fats, sugars, high

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