At the relatively young age of 26, Adam Hart felt he had hit rock bottom. As he describes it, he was "living in an overweight body, extremely stressed and experiencing depression and anxiety attacks." He was also suffering with asthma and had developed an allergy to fresh fruit. Already feeling that he was living off medications, he had just been prescribed another drug, this time for high cholesterol. In the doctor's office, he was then told he was pre-diabetic.
Adam puts his situation down to having spent most of his life up to that point as a human "doing" rather than a human "being." He decided then and there, in that doctor's office, to completely turn his lifestyle and his health around. Five years after embarking on a "journey of self-discovery," Adam is proof of what making a real commitment to personal health and wellbeing can look like. He has lost over 40 pounds, reversed his pre-diabetic state and eliminated his daily depression, saying that he now lives his life with "abundant health and happiness."
In The Power of Food, Adam shows us how we can also achieve "abundant health and happiness" by eating foods with power. Power foods—whole, natural foods such as nuts, seeds, grains, legumes and beans, fruit and vegetables—are packed with nutrients and vitamins. The Power of Food shows us how to prepare and cook these foods— simply—to make delicious meals. Much more than a collection of recipes, this book contains detailed profiles of 24 key power ingredients from each food group, for example, "The Power Nuts" (pistachios, almonds, pecans and cashews). With their whimsical titles and fresh takes on traditional favourites, the recipes in this book are sure to appeal:
- Outrageous Olive Tapenade
- Hungry Hungry Hummus
- Nude Pad Thai
- Oh My, Kale Gomae!
- Just Do It Hemp Milk
- That's An Amazing Strawberry Cheesecake
Complemented by Adam's personal story as well as a thorough explanation of how to put your own The Power of Food plan into place, this book is both inspirational and practical. A must-have book, whether you want to turn your lifestyle and health around completely, like Adam, or just start taking steps to do so.
About the author
As a living food champion, international speaker and chef, Adam Hart brings abundant energy to everything he does. Born in Toronto, Canada, Adam did not always live the healthy lifestyle. Having graduated with a degree in Sociology and a diploma for International Business Management, Adam quickly found himself suffering with depression and anxiety attacks upon entering the workface. Adam's poor health led to weight gain, food allergies, asthma, and high cholesterol until finally he was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. In 2001 Adam moved to British Columbia, Canada to pursue a passion for mountaineering and quickly discovered an ability to heal himself through being in nature and eating healthier foods. After two years training to become a mountain guide Adam realized he had a passion for sharing his food discoveries and founded the Power of Food in 2003, a health and wellness company. Adam is a highly sought after keynote speaker on the benefits of eating a healthier diet without giving up the foods you love. His most popular talk ÒHave Your Cake & Eat it TooÓ, shares AdamÕs food secrets for staying energized without giving up the carbohydrates. Today Adam lives in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada where both his wife Suzie and daughter Juliette continue to enjoy being his go to recipe testers for each new power of food creation.