Health Promoting Meals From
the TrueNorth Kitchen
By Ramses Bravo with Dr. Alan Goldhamer
Foreword by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Coauthor of The China Study
“I highly recommend this book and its recipes—they can save your life.”
—T.Colin Campbell, from his introduction
The human passion for high-calorie, carbohydrate rich, salty, fatty foods is not driven by a lack of will power; it’s programmed into our genes. In the ancient past, people who ate high-calorie foods and sought out scarce salt and fats increased their chance for survival. However, in these modern times of plenty, that survival strategy no longer helps us: today it works against us, undermining our health and shortening our lives. Sugar, oil, and salt are the enemies of weight loss and overall health, and eliminating them is transformative.
In BRAVO! (Book Publishing Company; April 2012; 9781570672699), chef Ramses Bravo shows home cooks how to put life-changing habits into practice with his collection of delicious, vegan, SOS-Free recipes (no sugar, oil or salt), that will satisfy your passion for flavor and the need for essential nutrients. These nearly 100 recipes were developed by Ramses, whose background includes the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, for the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, which has helped over 8,000 people heal from hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic illnesses.
Inside you’ll find:
- SOS-Free recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, desserts, dressings, sauces, and snacks
- Dishes to satisfy your whole family, such as Polenta Crust Pizza, Grilled Ratatouille with Pesto, Black Bean Tamale Pie, Bravo Chili, and sweet Peach Blueberry Crisp
- Two weeks of daily meal plans
- Tips for storage, stocking your kitchen, and fundamental techniques for vegan, SOS-Free cooking
With an introduction by Dr. Alan Goldhamer, the founder of TrueNorth, BRAVO! is an inspiring, practical guide to getting your health and weight back on track, deliciously! Take your health into your own kitchen, with BRAVO!
About the Authors
Ramses Bravo has been the executive chef at TrueNorth Health Center since 2007. He has also worked in numerous hotels and restaurants in California, Hawaii, and West Virginia, including the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma. His extensive professional experience prepared him for his unique position managing America’s most wholesome kitchen.
Dr. Alan Goldhamer is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, and massage and bodywork. He is also the director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health-education program. He is the coauthor of The Pleasure Trap and the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook. For more information, visit www.truenorthhealth.com.