Kale and Coffee

Kale and Coffee

A Renegade's Guide to Health, Happiness & Longevity

Book - 2015
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Internet celebrity Kevin Gianni was intent on finding the keys to perfect wellness and sharing them with the viewers of his YouTube show, Renegade Health. So he and his wife bought a 36-foot, bio-fueled RV--dubbed "the Kale Whale"--and spent two and a half years crisscrossing the continent, talking to experts and ordinary folks about what works and what doesn't when it comes to a healthy life. Gianni drank wheatgrass shots, gave up sugar, said good-bye to coffee, and used himself as a guinea pig to uncover the truths and myths behind every nutrition plan said to guarantee good health. As he cycled through "healthy" diets--vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, and more--he got sicker and sicker. Finally, he hit bottom and had to give up healthy eating to save his life.Kale and Coffee is the often hilarious, picaresque tale of how Gianni went from skinny, raw-food vegan faddist to bloated, out-of-shape omnivore before finding the middle way to an imperfectly healthy and (more) balanced life. The journey takes him from the Peruvian Andes to salt flats in Mexico to a pig farm and a butcher shop near his northern California home. Along the way, he has his brain scanned and his pantry tested for toxic metals, does an all-water fast, runs the grueling Tough Mudder endurance race, and obsesses on the secrets of the world's longest-lived people. With the humor and practical wisdom that have delighted millions, Gianni shows you how to sidestep the health hype, diet fads, and weight-loss promises littering the path to wellness. Drawing on his own experience and the advice of trusted experts, he guides you in finding your own personal plan for optimal nutrition and fitness.Includes the Kale and Coffee 21-Day Jumpstart
Publisher: Carlsbad, California ;, Vancouver :, Hay House, Inc.,, 2015
Edition: 1st edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781401946173
Branch Call Number: 613.2 Gia
Characteristics: xv, 227 pages


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Mar 21, 2017

Things I learned: extremes are unhealthy, no matter which end of the dietary or exercise spectrum you try. Genetics are a key factor in longevity, as is an active mind and body. Some people have far more endurance for suffering than I do. Be wary of self-proclaimed experts. The author's long suffering wife deserves her own special trophy as she appears to be married to a neurotic basket case. By the end of the book, I was glad to leave him.

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