I give kudos to the Mediterranean diet (seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish, nuts, olive oil, red wine -- and chocolate) praised in my two books on olive oil and vinegar. It's this earthy European way of eating that allows people to enjoy comfort food like chocolate, and remain lean and healthy
Lake Tahoe, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2009
Author-Intuitive Cal Orey, a health-nutrition journalist who has accurately forecast earthquakes to the current recession, believes vinegar and oil which contain polyphenols (disease-fighting antioxidants) may help lower the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and obesity -- three major health woes that may increase during shaky times and financial turmoil. "But staying healthy on an unhealthy cash flow can ease costly medical bills -- an important issue since ongoing news reports claim 47-million Americans do not have health insurance," Orey said, adding that an economic tsunami is in the works.
The sensitive disaster preparedness expert said, "As we mostly likely will plunge into a deeper recession, and possibly even another Great Depression, it's budget-wise to have one (or two) foods such as olive oil and vinegar that are recession-friendly for home cures, house cleaning, beauty uses, and pet care. These natural remedies that our grandparents used during the Great Depression are making a comeback."
What's more, during the recent research and writing of her forthcoming book on chocolate and health (to be published January 2010 by Kensington), the author noted her good news that she, after eating plenty of dark chocolate (including inexpensive mass market brands) maintained a size 4-6, had no cavities during a regular dental check-up, and maintained a healthful blood pressure.
"I give kudos to the Mediterranean diet (seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish, nuts, olive oil, red wine -- and chocolate) praised in my two books on olive oil and vinegar. It's this earthy European way of eating that allows people to enjoy comfort food like chocolate, and remain lean and healthy," she said.
"As people cope with layoffs, weak wage growth, soaring food prices, losing life savings, going back to Mother Nature and embracing Depression must-haves like vinegar and olive oil (and chocolate) will save money and help people feel better from head to toe," according to Orey, the author of 'The Healing Powers of Olive Oil: A Complete Guide to Nature's Liquid Gold' and 'The Healing Powers of Vinegar, Revised, and Updated' (both published by Kensington and released last month in budget-friendly mass market editions, $6.99, January 2009).
About the Author
Cal Orey is an author and a popular international journalist. She has a master's degree in English from San Francisco State University, and for the past twenty years, has written hundreds of articles for a wide variety of national and international magazines. She specializes in topics on nutrition, human and pet health, beauty, and science. Her books include 'Doctor's Orders: What 101 Doctors Do to Stay Healthy' and '202 Pets' Peeves.' Her articles have appeared in publications such as Woman's World, Woman's Day, Complete Woman, Men's Fitness, and Let's Live. Her website: http://www.calorey.com