At the age of 26, Breeana's husband, Jason, was suddenly and unexpectedly diagnosed with severe heart failure. Following his diagnosis, she set out to regain his health—which she succeeded in doing by completely revamping their diets. In these pages is the story of how Breanna cured her husband, and seventy-five of the clean and delicious, gluten and dairy-free recipes that helped her do so. Recipes include:
• Sweet Potato Breakfast Sliders
• BBQ Chicken Zucchini Noodle Bowl
• Mango-Mint Salsa with Cucumber Chips
• Honey Cornbread with Jalapenos
• Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus Dip
• Shrimp and Kale Fettucine in a Cauliflower Cream Sauce
• Sloppy Joe Stuffed Baked Potatoes
The first step was to throw out everything in the refrigerator, go grocery shopping, and dedicate one hundred percent of her time, energy, and passion. She wanted to create healthy, nutrient-filled recipes to heal her husband’s heart, but would also taste gourmet and savory. She created an Instagram account to document their journey and share with others who might be struggling with their own healthy issues—it was then Breanna realized she could turn what some would consider a tragedy into something truly positive.
Flash forward one year and her husband not only no longer needs a heart transplant, but also is healthier than he has been in his entire life, and his heart is within normal range—the results are tried and true! Food had truly saved his life.
SubtitleA Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Clean Food Cookbook
Published1 August 2017
Dimensions7.50 x 9.00in.
Illustrations75 color photos.
About the author
Breeana Pooler is the creator of the popular Instagram account @the_organic_heart and the food blog www.the-organic-heart.com. She combined her love for food and culinary skills to create healing, healthy, and delicious recipes that aided her husband in a complete recovery after being diagnosed with heart failure. It is Breeana's mission to show others the importance of using food as medicine and how easy it is to create healthy meals so you never have to feel deprived. She and her husband Jason reside with their fur-babies Dexter and Sansa in Fullerton, California.
James LaValle is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., educator, and industry consultant in the field of integrative health care. He is the author of 20 books and hundreds of articles, and American Druggist magazine named him one of the "50 Most Influential Pharmacists." He resides in California.
“I’m a take-out kind of girl, but Breeana’s Instagram literally turned me into someone who wanted to cook. Eating organic seems like it might limit your options, but The Organic Heart has a never-ending amount of ideas that are filled with flavor, easy to make, and guilt free. Oh and they look beautiful, too.” —Erin Foster, actress, comedian, producer
"The Organic Heart recipes make healthy eating fun! Both creative and colorful, the food looks as good as it tastes . . . This cook book is a must-have for conscious foodies who enjoy being healthy but also enjoy a hearty meal." —Jenn Bodnar, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Yoga Digest Magazine