Marie Ruggles, RD, CN
Cover Designer: Mark Gerber
Publisher: Emerald Lake Books
Publication Date: September 29, 2020
Many people think that it’s normal to come down with an illness each year and, for some, two or three times a year. Yet researchers have proven that nutrition and lifestyle factors can boost your immune system.
Learn how to build a kitchen pharmacy of whole foods, superfoods and nutrients to provide a stable foundation for your health. And when you’re at an increased risk of infection, know what to do to derail a virus before it takes hold.
Follow this immune-boosting roadmap to a healthier diet, making you less prone to viral infections and more resilient after an illness.
When Marie Ruggles first reached out to Emerald Lake Books about helping with this book, her passion for her topic and her readers came shining through. She felt a distinct urgency to get this information into the hands of as many readers as possible, as soon as possible.
While it’s always been valuable information to have, the renewed focus on preserving our health that 2020 has brought to many of us made it all the more important.
We especially liked the concept she presented of creating a kitchen pharmacy. The sense of personal control and responsibility that comes through her writing was inspiring to us, and the fact that she had 40 years of experience in this field to back up her recommendations gave us confidence that this was going to be a beneficial and valuable book to many people.
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Readers’ Favorite, 5-Star Review
Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy by Marie Ruggles, RD, CN is an insightful and engaging book about wellness that supports the crucial function of the immune system, very helpful when it comes to maintaining health. The book is a handy guide to transform a corner of the pantry into a kitchen pharmacy, stocked with healing foods and supplements that will give immune-boosting solutions when required. The techniques and strategies in the book will help optimize the body’s internal defense system thereby enabling readers to have good health all year long. The three steps for optimization are Act Now, Be Ready, and Take Control and the book shows readers how to accomplish these three steps in the best way possible.
The approach to a commonly discussed topic is original and interesting and will help readers choose a diet that fits their lifestyle after addressing their core imbalances. Marie Ruggles speaks about the topic extensively and covers all the aspects readers need to know so that they can take care of their immune system properly. Optimize Your Immune System can be kept in the kitchen as a reference guide and gives hope and encouragement to readers while guiding them to take preventive measures. Her writing style is neat, simple, and elegant, and she makes it easy for readers to understand complex information too. She also addresses concerns about storage containers and how they can leach harmful compounds into the bloodstream that in time can disrupt the immune activity.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan