New Book Showcases the Need to Go Beyond Dieting to Live a Healthier Life

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Nutritional expert Barbara Swanson shares key to choosing foods that benefit the body

Healthy living isn’t about the latest fad diets or the latest exercise app. A healthy lifestyle includes choosing the right foods to support our bodies’ basic functions.

With nearly 20 years of experience as a health consultant, Barbara Swanson reveals the central ingredients to supporting the digestive and immune systems in her new book, “Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition.”

“Beyond Foods” is the must-have nutritional handbook for anyone looking to improve overall health and better understand functional nutrition. Swanson has crafted an easy-to-follow guidebook for selecting essential nutrients for the body and educates readers on which foods are vital for everyday health.

She also shares her 4 Building Blocks of Health, a unique health model for showing how food supports fundamental body functions. With “Beyond Foods,” Swanson tackles diet misconceptions and food fads that may not be providing your body with the proper nutrients.

“There is so much information out there about healthy living and nutrition that it can be confusing, overwhelming and at times, contradicting,” Swanson said. “I want to show that maintaining your health is not a complex topic. Nutrition comes down to putting the proper and essential foods in your body. With Beyond Foods, I show which nutrients your body needs so that you can choose the best food for your overall health and wellness.”

The 2014 Bronze medal winner at the national ELit Awards for Excellence in the health genre, “Beyond Foods” is not another diet or weight loss guide. Instead, Swanson has taken the complex subject of health science and broken it down into digestible portions that will benefit any body.

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“Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition”
By Barbara Swanson
ISBN: 9781504353833 (hardcover) 9781504354820 (paperback) 9781504354837 (e-book)
Available at the Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa Press

About the author
For nearly 20 years, Barbara Swanson has researched functional nutrition and how it affects the body. Swanson has taken her findings across the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom, teaching and lecturing her field of study for over a decade. Today, she works out of Ashland, Oregon where she is the owner of a nutritional marketing and consultant company.

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