Over the past 12 months I have been working with Emma Ellice-Flint on producing a cookbook, The Happy Hormone Cookbook, published by New Holland Publishers. It’s out in Australian bookstores now. Following the success of our Happy Hormone Workshops last year, we were commissioned to write the book. What a wonderful adventure it has been.
We wanted to share Emma’s nutrition knowledge and my lifestyle experience with women all over the world. The book provides food secrets for a balanced life. Or as Emma would say, “puts love and soul back into food”. Not only does it have over 80 mouth-watering recipes, it offers women a way to achieve greater hormone and life balance, whilst rediscovering themselves.
How does it help you to rediscover yourself you may ask? The foods are designed to balance hormones, lose weight, gain more energy, have better sleep, be more cleared headed and have clearer skin. Many of the women who see Emma in her clinic seek the vital woman they once knew and have lost due to PMS, peri-menopause and menopause.
Healthy foods have always been a part of Emma’s and my lives. Her passion for writing the cookbook came from the women she sees in her nutrition clinic. They have some things in common. They want to bring about change in their lives, and want to be in control of their health.
My passion came from wanting to introduce women to the possibility of finding natural ways and lifestyle changes that will keep them on a path of good health. Through caring for ourselves we are able to care for those around us and feel fulfilled at the same time. I have made many of the changes to my life that we talk about in the book.
I have shared this, by beginning my business, The Vital You Australia, and running food workshops and weekends away, with Emma, to give away our knowledge.
Are your goals to - loose some weight, gain more energy, sleep better, be more alert and have clearer skin? Then you are the woman that inspired the book. We wrote the book for women who want to change what you eat, to help bring about healing.
We are very excited to get to this point. The beautiful food photos were styled by Imogene Roache and photographed by Julie Crespel. We thank them for the amazing job they have done.
All the nourishing recipes in the book are made with wholefoods emphasizing fresh vegetables and fruits. Most recipes are naturally gluten free, and all are designed to help positively enhance the action of your hormones – vitality, quality sleep, mental clarity, great looking skin and weight loss.
There are recipes for every meal - breakfast right through to dinner, and snacks in between. Plus lots of lifestyle suggestions and reasons why it all matters to you.
Here are Emma’s and my tips for keeping your hormones working well:
Waking up full of energy and feeling positive about the day is easier when you eat foods that support your hormone health.
If you would like to buy a copy of the book, you can purchase it from your favourite bookshop or order it through our websites. The RRP is $35.00. If you would like it posted to you, add an additional $11.50.
Jill Keyte is passionate about health, vitality and making a difference to people who want a natural, quality life where they are well, fit, energised and feel vital. My knowledge comes from my wellness training and and life experience.