Jana cooks (and blogs) her way through Eat for Health!

Dr. Fuhrman’s most recent book, Eat for Health, includes 128 recipes, and Jana Diedrich is determined to cook each and every one over the course of 28 days!

She is documenting her journey on a blog with photos and commentary on each recipe.

 Eat for Health book

Jana embarked on this journey through nutritarian eating to improve her own health and the health of her husband.  Jana was inspired by the movie Julie and Julia, in which blogger Julie sets out to cook every single recipe in Julia Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  One big difference though – Jana will be blogging about healthy food!


Jana was ready to get healthy, and she was looking for a challenge.


Here is how she begins, on Day 0…


The Book:
Eat for Health Book 2--first edition, 2008. Author, Dr. Joel Fuhrman M.D. The book that helped us to shed millions of pounds, helped cure diseases, relieved depression, saved untold thousands of lives.

The Contender:
Jana Diedrich. Artist by day (and by night), floundering but hopeful food addict. 44 years old, no children, 1 husband, 3 dogs and looking for a challenge. Risking her marriage (no Julia Child cuisine for him), she has signed herself up for an inspirational and enlightening assignment, hoping to re-direct and commit to this way of life.

28 days, over 128 recipes. One woman and a "pretty ok" kitchen.

The Goals:
1. To help my husband with his severe stomach issues: Gastro Esophageal Reflect Disease a.k.a. GERD and Acid Reflux, and Collagenous colitis. To help him lower his out of control cholesterol, and to help him lose 25 pounds.
2. The Standard American Diet (SAD) just makes me feel depressed and joyless. I want to feel light and happy all of the time! My other goal--to rid myself of my sleep apnea.

How far will it go? Tune in each day for the next 28 days and see... This project starts now!!


You can follow Jana’s culinary adventures at http://janadrjoel.blogspot.com/


Good luck Jana!


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Super Healthy Kids - January 1, 2010 10:13 AM

I love it! I just saw Julie and Julia this week, and I love that someone is doing it with healthy food. Thanks for the link.

Emily Boller - January 1, 2010 6:08 PM

Yes! How cool!

I saw Julie and Julia a few months ago, and although I liked the movie, it was disgusting to witness on the big screen how much butter went into so many of the recipes. Ugh.

Twenty-eight days of "Jana/Dr.Joel" cooking - now that is a healthy idea!

Keep up the great blog Jana. I can't wait to see how your health and well-being will change right along with the cooking adventure.

LauraC - January 2, 2010 12:15 PM

This was such a fabulous idea Jana. Thank you so much for doing it! You (and your husband) have given many people wonderful information through this project that will be used for years to come. I have your blog bookmarked and refer to it often. Thank you again!

DebbieSLP - January 2, 2010 1:39 PM

Jana, I have been so inspired by your blog. I have needed this kind of inspiration for some time now, although I have been "Eating to Live" for over five years. This year I am resolving to try more recipes and get more creative with cooking. I hope that making more interesting meals will also spark the interest and taste of my very SAD-eating husband.

Thanks so much for sharing this adventure with all of us!

ks - January 2, 2010 6:06 PM

If you haven't checked her blog out, you need to do that right away. It is a fabulous blog with great pictures of Dr. Fuhrman's recipes. It is a huge help to follow along with the Eat for Health book and then see those recipes on Jana's site. She truly is an inspiration, so go check out her blog today!

Cathy - January 4, 2010 9:27 PM

This is great! What a great way to begin 2010!

Jana - January 13, 2010 1:17 PM

Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I plan on continuing with another Dr. Fuhrman book, so stay tuned!!


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