As part of the TOS Review Crew, I have reviewed many products this year. My latest review product is Nutrition 101: Choose Life from Growing Healthy Homes.
I love this book! This has been one of my favorite review products so far this year.
Nutrition 101: Choose Life is awesome! This is not your typical health book.
First off, it is Biblically based. As a Christian, I appreciate this fact very much.
Second, it can actually be used as a curriculum. This is a 448 page family nutrition and health program/curriculum.
Third, it is Co-authored by homeschool mother Debra Raybern, N.D., M.H., C.N.C., I.C.A.; homeschool mother and researcher Sera Johnson, B.MU; mother and writer/editor Laura Hopkins, B.S.; and mother, grandmother and former Home Economics teacher Karen Hopkins, B.S.
I love the fact that it is written by fellow homeschool moms. You know it will be written in a way that is easy to implement with your family.
You can use this program with all ages, although it is better suited for older children.
You can, however, take the key parts, and teach them to your younger children.
This book is not just for the kids. I am learning so much about health and nutrition, and how to better take care of my family, and their health.
Your family will learn about the major body systems, how they work, how food can increase, or decrease your health, how to prevent common illnesses naturally, what foods are good for certain parts of the body, and much, much more.
The book is broken into 6 Units:
- The Brain and Nervous System
- Digestion and Elimination
- Respiration and Olfactory
- Muscular and Skeletal Systems
- Cardiovascular and Immune Systems
- Endocrine System and Emotions.
Each chapter talks about one specific body system/health nutrition aspect.
After you have read the main part, there are discussion questions, and activities for both the elementary and secondary ages.
One of our favorite aspects of this book are the recipes that follow each chapter. Each recipe correlates to the chapters topic.
The appendix in this book is awesome! I don't think I have ever said that before. lol
You will find wonderful charts that you will want to print out, and maybe even make a notebook with your children with all the wonderful pages. That is what we are going to do.
This book has taught me so much. I did not know that things like high blood pressure, allergies, depression and eczema could be an Omega-3 deficiency.
There is much to be learned in this book, and I can tell you that we will definitely be reading this together as a family, not just to the kiddos.
I honestly feel that by reading this book, and putting these things into practice, I will be able to be a better mom and wife to my family.
I want be able to teach my kids good health and nutrition, and not just tell them "because it's not good for you". Now I can tell them why certain foods are not good for them.
They will know the reason behind what mom is saying, instead of just "Mom said so".
I highly encourage you to take a look at Nutrition 101: Choose Life! I believe it will be such an encouragement to you, and your family.
You can see a sample of this book, with all of it's beautiful photos, here.
You can purchase this book in 3 different packages:
1. (CD-ROM) - $79.95
2. Book - $99.95
3. Combo: CD-ROM and Book - $129.95
I know this may sound like a lot of money, and if I hadn't reviewed this book, I probably wouldn't have seen the value myself.
I think you will love it though. I think your family will be just as blessed to have this book as my family has been.
I actually reviewed the electronic version, and I would much rather have the physical book. If I could swing the physical book and the CD-ROM, that would be even better.
The electronic version is great for printing off individual pages that you may want printed out.
It is definitely worth saving your money for. And to help out a little on the financial part, I am allowed to offer you a 15% discount! Just use the code TOScrew11 when you checkout.
Also, tomorrow, April 21st, The Old Schoolhouse is hosting a webinar with Sera Johnson, one of the authors of Nutrition 101: Choose Life!, at 4:00 EDT.
This would be a great opportunity for you to get to know more about this program, and help you decide whether or not this program is for you.
Here's to your families great health!
Be sure to check out what my fellow Crew mates have to say about Nutrition 101:Choose Life!
*I have received a PDF copy of Nutrition 101: Choose Life!, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion.
No other compensation has been given to me.*