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Detox Salad


Detox Salad

          I hope you have had a fabulous and magical holiday with your family and friends!

This is one of our favorite salads to eat,  especially after holidays of rich, heavy meals. Many of my clients have made it and loved it. Now, I’m documenting it here so you can refer back to this recipe over and over again! If you haven’t tried it, it is a must!

I call it a detox salad because it contains a very detoxifying green leafy herb called cilantro and the spice turmeric.

Cilantro can help the body rid itself of heavy metals. We get metal toxins in our bodies from a variety of places including dental fillings, aluminum deodorant, the aluminum foil we use in food preparation and storage, vaccinations, cadmium from secondhand smoke, and polluted air. Metal toxins are harder to rid our bodies of than other toxins, but cilantro is highly effective in helping the body detox them. Cilantro is also a good source of dietary fiber and iron, magnesium and manganese. I love the light flavor it adds to my salad mix and this is a great way to add it to your food!

This salad also contains the spice turmeric, which is anti-inflammatory, increases liver function, is detoxifying, and can help regulate blood sugar.

My daughter, Amanda, and I like to add greens to almost all of our recipes. It makes them healthier and lighter. If we are having a rice or pasta dish, when it’s warm and ready to serve, just combine it with salad greens. It is so easy and absolutely delicious!


1 c. romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 c. cilantro, chopped
¼ cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 c. chopped tomato
1 ½ or 2 c. warm, sprouted and cooked green lentils
1 tsp. minced red onion
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped into chunks
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
¼ tsp. curry powder
¼ tsp. turmeric
unrefined sea salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions: Combine all ingredients well and enjoy!

Note: This is also a salad you can enjoy warm or make ahead of time and store in the fridge for a few days, I love it when the flavors have a chance to meld together. Just remember to chop the avocado later right before serving.

Variation: You can substitute beans for the lentils.

This recipe makes one to two servings.

If you like these recipes, you may like my cookbooks about healthy eating.

Please leave a comment and join the conversation!

I love to hear what you think!

Benefits of Being Vegetarian, Amazon Best Seller! “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian”

How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian by Nancy Addison,  second edition,  - kindle cover draft 08-05-2015 copy

 Benefits of Being Vegetarian

Amazon Best Seller!

“How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian”

– Second Edition

by Celebrity Chef –

Nancy Addison CHC, AADP

is available now on Kindle

and the paperback version

is coming out soon!

Have you ever wondered the benefits of a vegetarian diet or the benefits of being vegetarian? Well best selling author Nancy Addison’s new, second edition of How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian is out now. It’s a Comprehensive Guide to Being A Healthy Vegetarian in Today’s World! It has everything you need to know from the best vegetarian recipes, protein for vegetarians, the best fats, the best sweeteners, protein rich vegetarian foods, quick easy vegetarian recipes, etc.

This book gives vegetarians the power of healthy choices and assists them in creating long-term, sustainable, and life-enhancing strategies for being a healthy vegetarian, vegan or raw foodist. In this book, #1 bestselling Author Nancy Addison inspires, motivates, and teaches easy-to-implement suggestions for leading a nutritious lifestyle. She also offers incredible insight into health and wellness for people of all ages. The book includes over 110 easy recipes, many of which are gluten free, raw and vegan! Get your copy of “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian” Second Edition today!

You will find out why Celebrity Chef and Nutrition Expert Nancy Addison has been sought out by Doctors from all over the world as well as celebrities and other famous people like Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Suzie Humphreys, Maryann De Leo, Bob Fanucci, Sir Earl Toon, Bill Booth, Beth Morgan, and many others.

How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian“2nd edition is an excellent book. Having had the opportunity to assist and promote health and nutrition with world-class athletes over the last 25 years; it is my opinion that Nancy Addison’s book is a formula for high-level performance in our daily lives. I can’t imagine a more informative book for the person looking to improve their health. Nancy is one of the top nutrition experts I’ve ever known. What you put on the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle.”
– Gary L. Massad, M.D. FACOM, FAASM, FAC, LM. Past attending physician to the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games, attending physician to United States Cycling Federation, USTAA, and USMAA

Addison is a Dallas native and raised her two children on an organic, whole-grain, vegetarian diet.

“Eat like a cow and you’ll be as strong as an ox!” – Nancy Addison

Do you want to know quick easy vegetarian recipes? This book has over 115 quick vegetarian meals, extensive information and recipes for protein rich foods for vegetarians, information about probiotics, the thyroid, and extensive amount of other importanit information you will be thrilled to read about. Because this book is about being healthy. Making this lifestyle easy and healthy.

This book is recommended by leading Medical Doctors as a great resource for medical professionals.

It is easy to understand and easy to implement!

Nancy is an expert at making cutting edge science easy to understand and even easier to implement with her delicious quick easy vegetarian recipes and easy to implement lifestyle suggestions.

An Amazon Best Seller!

Order your copy today!  Click here!

Nancy Addison is available for interviews and appearances.

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“Raising Healthy Children” By Nancy Addison – Best Seller On Amazon!

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I released my new book today on Raising Healthy Children!

It made the best seller’s list!

Raising Healthy Children is a comprehensive book full of encyclopedic information! This book is filled not only recipes and information about how you can raise your children in the healthiest possible way, but also includes resources, references and endnotes to give you the most comprehensive book on how to raise healthy children on the market today. Nancy Addison walks you through the grocery store, shares natural remedies, discusses the health benefits of breastfeeding, shares recipes for non-toxic body products, supplements, vitamins, minerals, and so much more.



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Super Smoothie and Quinoa Milk!

Nancy Addison's Super Power Smoothie


Recipes For Super Smoothie and Quinoa Milk


I love smoothies. They are a fast and easy way to get super, nutrient dense food in an efficient manner. I always felt that breakfast was one of the most important meals of the day.

When my children were growing up, I made smoothies for my children almost every morning before they left for school. If they were racing out the door, I knew that they could drink this on the way to school, and it would sustain them until lunch. I didn’t want them going off without some kind of food in their stomach.


Fruity Protein Power Smoothie



1 c. fresh, organic fruit of choice (freshly pitted cherries or blueberries are good)

1 banana

1½-2 c. organic quinoa milk

1 scoop (4 T.) Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp. cold pressed, organic hemp seed oil

1 T. organic, pure coconut oil

2 dates, pitted and softened by soaking them in water for about 20 -30 minutes.

¼ tsp. fresh, soft bee pollen (optional)



Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Drink at room temperature immediately.


Variation: Substitute a few drops of stevia or ½ tsp. of xylitol for the dates, if you have high blood sugar.


Serves one.



Quinoa Milk



1 vanilla bean or ½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. organic, whole (freshly-cooked) quinoa

2 c. non-chlorinated water

Stevia to taste (optional)

Dash of sea salt



  1. Split vanilla bean and use a sharp knife to scrape out the inside of the bean. Put scrapings in a blender.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
  3. Strain through a nut milk bag, or simply drink it as a thicker version. (The more quinoa you add, the thicker the milk will be.)



  1. You can omit or use an alternative vanilla flavor for this milk.

Toffee or vanilla-flavored stevia (by Sweet Leaf) is one I sometimes use instead of the vanilla bean.

  1. You can add a soaked date for sweetening.


Serves one.


By Nancy Addison CHC, AADP. For more information go to:www.organichealthylifestyle.com

Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s Center For Nutritional Studies Features Nancy Addison’s article: How To Have A Healthy Halloween In Their October Newsletter

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This Halloween, I feel everyone can have some fun without ruining their health. I wrote an article about this and put a lot of health information in it. I was thrilled today to find out that T. Colin Campbell used it in his Center For Nutritional Studies Newsletter this week.

I studies with Dr. Campbell at Cornell University in his 3 classes on Plant Based Nutrition.
So, this was such an honor to have my article in his newsletter.
hope you enjoy it!

Center for Nutrition Studies


How To Have A Healthy Halloween
By Guest Author October 15th, 2014 Healthy Kids & Food Education0 Comments


Halloween is almost here and everyone is wondering what costume to wear and what treats to give. Careful planning can make this holiday more enjoyable than you imagined.

Sugar is usually the treat of choice, but it is harmful to our health. Since we want to set a good example for our children, I‘ve found some truly wonderful alternatives that are enjoyable and entertaining. While children may not always appear to be listening, they are always watching, so send a consistent message that healthy eating is important—even on holidays. This can be challenging when the rest of the country is trying to eat as many pieces of candy and sugary desserts as possible.

According to research, one teaspoon of sugar can shut down a person’s immune system for up to 5 hours.[1] Yale University says that children should get only 3 to 4 teaspoons of sugar per day and that an adult should limit intake to 5 teaspoons.[2] This is even possible on Halloween. We all benefit from avoiding going overboard on holiday occasions.

Try to find a healthy balance for your children’s food intake and create an atmosphere of wise choices. First, before going trick-or-treating with your children or sending them to a Halloween party, serve a filling and healthy meal so that tempting sugary desserts and candy aren’t eaten simply because of hunger.

You can also pass out non-edible treats as substitutes for candy. Try things like stickers, crayons, bubbles, kaleidoscopes, slinkies, yoyos, sidewalk chalk, small flashlights, glow sticks, hacky sacks, funny glasses, or other fun gifts. You can even pass out toothbrushes! You can find packs of these online or at the local party or craft stores. Make sure you pick age appropriate treats for children, and especially make sure that the gifts do not include small parts that a child could choke on. Some gifts may be better for smaller children, while others may be more fun or safer for older children.

If you would prefer to hand out edible treats, try some commercially-packaged alternatives to candy like trail mixes, raisins, popcorn packets, or nut butter crackers. People will trust packages from the grocery store more than homemade items, as they are sealed.

For a home party, you can make healthy pumpkin muffins, popcorn with nuts and raisins, or a Goblin Goulash. It is the perfect time to serve a green kale smoothie! (Which I suggest calling for a Halloween drink/treat, Goblin Goulash!) Guests will think they are having a special Halloween drink, when in reality you are introducing a healthy green drink.

With childhood obesity on the rise at an alarming rate, literally doubling over the last 30 years, it is good to be someone who isn’t contributing to the sugar disease epidemic. You’d be surprised how much all of us enjoy an alternative to the sugar laden candy that is so common.

If your child goes trick-or-treating, instruct your child to wait and allow you to inspect the food they collect before they eat it. Tell them that if any candy or food they received isn’t wrapped professionally (commercially), they should throw it away, especially if it looks like there is any kind of tampering (tears, holes, discoloration, etc.) with the package. I always threw out any kind of candy or treat that my children were given that looked suspicious in any way. Don’t take a chance, just throw it out if there is doubt.

If you allow your children to eat candy or treats, be aware that some have a shelf life. If you are allowing your child to have one or two pieces per day, check the candy for freshness or an expiration date before he or she can have it. Teach your children to do this as well. Children can be very responsible if given the chance.

Children’s teeth and gums are damaged by sugar. Dental decay can be painful and damaging to a child’s health. Conditions like this can challenge a person for their entire life. Help your children make the best decisions for their health now. Make certain they brush and floss after consuming sweets. Your children will always be grateful for the love you show them. They may not show it today, but they will recognize and appreciate it more as they grow older.

For Halloween, spend time together, play fun music, bob for apples, make jack-o-lanterns, and bake pumpkin bread or other items that benefit your family’s health. This shows your family how much you really care about them. May you have a fun, safe Halloween holiday.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Albert Sanchez, J. L. Reeser, H. S. Lau, P. Y. Yahiku, R. E. Willard, P. J. McMillan, S. Y. Cho, A. R. Magie, and U. D. Register. – Role of sugars in human neutrophilic phagocytosis. – The American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Inc. 1973., Copyright © 1973, http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/26/11/1180.abstract
Yale Health Newsletter.Be a “Sugar” Detective. http://yalehealth.yale.edu/sugardetective

Nancy Addison

Nancy Addison is a graduate of the plant-based nutrition certificate program and the author of How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian and co author of Alive and Cooking; An Easy Guide To Health For You and Your Parents. Nancy is releasing her new book, next month: Raising Healthy Children.

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Coalition for Healthy School Food
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By Center for Nutrition Studies
How To Have a Healthy Halloween
How To Have A Healthy Halloween
By Guest Author–  Nancy Addison
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Interview with MUSE School’s Rebecca Amis
By Center for Nutrition Studies
Banana Pinwheels Recipe
Banana Pinwheels
By Guest Author- Nancy Addison 


Center for Nutrition Studies

Food Label Being Updated!

Food Label Being Updated!


Nutrition Facts labels are finally getting a much needed remake. I’m so glad, because I always found this label to have things on it that weren’t really relative and somewhat deceptive. The proposed update, was announced in March. This is the first major revision in 20 years. I’m guessing this is part of the first lady’s continuing efforts to address the obesity epidemic and to help Americans improve the eating habits. The new label is under review and is awaiting final approval. The new labels will be required in a few years; so you won’t see the new label immediately.

So, what does the new label entail?

First- Serving sizes will be more reflective of what is the actual amount people consume of that product. I’ve always thought it was strange that they could manipulate the serving size in order to make it appear as if there was less sugar than it actually has in the amount you are consuming.

Second- They are removing the calories from fat. They are finally acknowledging that it’s the type of fat that is important not the amount of fat.

Third- They are finally are finally addressing the “added” sugar in foods. There are natural sugars in food, like fruit or milk. Then there are “added” sugar that are added to the product during processing which contribute to weight gain. They are putting the “added” sugar on the label! One teaspoon of sugar can shut down the immune system for up to 5 hours. So, knowing how much “sugar” is in the food is incredibly helpful for anyone needing to maintain a healthy immune system.

Fourth- Vitamin D and potassium are being added to the label. These nutrients are vital to maintaining a range of health benefits, like maintaining a healthy blood pressure or bone health. So, they are finally putting them on the label in hopes that it can help people purchase more health providing foods.

These new guidelines aren’t perfect, but they are a change for the better. I’m still wishing they wouldn’t allow trans fats or artificial sweeteners to be added in such small amounts (less than .5 grams) to a serving that they can claim 0 grams. I feel that is very deceptive. So, just be aware that they are able to do this to the products without listing those ingredients on the label when it is in such small amounts. I feel that even in these small amounts they can be harmful to the body.

So, with that said, it is a step in the right direction and I’m happy to see changes being made to help people see what is actually in the foods. I always say, take your reading glasses with you and read the labels. Buy from companies you know are reputable and use high quality ingredients. When in doubt, don’t buy it. It’s always best to eat whole real food in its natural state. Then you really know what you are eating. Bon appétit!

By Nancy Addison CHC, AADP, September. 6, 2014, copyright@nancyaddison2014




Eat Seasonally!

Eat Seasonally!

Time for my morning power smoothie with cherries! I think breakfast is one of the most important, if not the most important, meal of the day!

Also, cherries are in season. Our bodies are also better equipped to handle the foods that are in season. I love going to the local farmers market and buying food at the peak of the season. When we eat what is in season, the food is fresher and less expensive. I love to eat locally, seasonally and organically.

Have a wonderful rest of your summer!

Fresh cherry smoothie

Fresh cherry smoothie

Food For The Soul Retreat With Nancy Addison and Charlotte Ammerman in Nicaragua


Food For The Soul Retreat


As I stood on my balcony tonight, I looked up at the moon and listened to the incredible quiet with just the sound of the ocean waves.


I realized how incredible an experience these last two trips have been for me to Nicaragua. This retreat has been life changing for me.


I have traveled all over the world and yet when I am here,

I feel so grounded and relaxed in ways I can’t explain.

Today we met with a shaman and it was life transforming.

I feel so light and relaxed.

We went to a spa 5 minutes away that is rated 

  Number one spa of the world.

I can only say, if you would like to be somewhere incredible, our retreats are the place to go.

Our next retreat is August   17thto the 28th.

A wonderful time to escape the heat in the US and see some of the world that is so close, but yet as exotic as I ‘ve seen in Borneo or Africa.


I feel there is more to feeding our body than just the food we put into our mouth.


Come Feed Your Soul on Our Next Spectacular Rejuvenation Retreat in Nicaragua.


Only a short flight from the USA to Central America, Nicaragua. Is a magical world rich in culture and spectacular nature.


The accommodation for the retreat is a beautiful home on the highest point above the Pacific Ocean of Nicaragua outside a gentle fishing village.

As we sit outside at night, the stars will dazzle your senses. Rich and diverse in wildlife and flora, don’t be surprised if you are woken up in the morning with the sound of waves crashing on the rocks or monkeys playing in the trees outside your bedroom window. All within a short distance are trails for hiking through jungle and several empty and serene beaches.

The whole retreat is to be taken at your own pace and with  your own discretion. If you wish to simply nap in the ocean breeze and read a book,  that is perfectly wonderful.


Included in our retreat is:


Transportation to and from the Managua airport.

All lodging, including a night in the beautiful, historic city of Granada.

All meals in Granada with the group.

Meals at the retreat center.

(Group is limited to 6 adults)

Personal time with Nancy Addison and Charlotte Ammerman

throughout the trip.

Yoga every morning at [8:30] AM on a platform

overlooking the ocean.

Swimming or kayaking at the beach.

Healthy breakfasts and lunches of fresh local food.

Cooking Lessons

Chocolate making class.


Lymphatic exercise or water aerobics classes in the afternoon.

Pizza party on Friday night in the local town.

A health manual and classes with Nancy Addison on health, nutrition and energy boosting for an hour every day.

Essential oil lesson and creating your own essential oil blend.


Art and sketching activities.


Cocktails in the evening at sunset over looking the Pacific Ocean.


The retreat center at Redonda Bay. Magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean.



People enjoying the sunset at the retreat

People enjoying the sunset at the retreat


Retreat located above Redonda Bay Beach.

Just a few minutes walk

down the hill.


So, a little bit about the retreat:


You will be met at the airport upon your arrival and taken to the ancient, historic and gloriously beautiful city of Granada to spend the first restful night.

Dine outside at the café in Granada under the stars.

The second day will include tours of the city by horse draw carriage and/or comfortable air-conditioned van. We will tour the cathedral, museums, and the town.

Dine at a beautiful café and shop at the local shops.

In the late afternoon, we will head out to the retreat center on the Pacific coast in our comfortable van.

Settle into your room and dine at the house eating local Nicaraguan cuisine.


Optional but not included in the price,


Incredible Deep Sea Fishing

Surfing on a World Class Beach

Mukul’s Resort and Spa, rated best Spa in the World is 5 minutes away and it has golf. 

Retreat is located above Aqua resort and spa.


Please contact me if you are interested.

It is limited to 4 to 6 guests.


Sign up now.

The price is an amazing amount of $3, 397, but if you register before June 15th  the price is only: $2, 997. 


Price does not include airfare.


This price is for double or shared occupancy with a private bath.

You can request a private room for an additional fee.


Travel insurance for any unforeseen circumstances is required.


Contact Nancy Today.

“Best Health and Nutrition Book of this Century,” Amazon Review by Gary Massad, M. D. of Nancy Addison’s book: “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian”

Amazon Reviews of Nancy Addison’s book: “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian”

I was so excited to see such wonderful reviews of my book on Amazon, that I thought I would share them with you!

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5.0 out of 5 stars “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian,” August 28, 2012
Michael Hall, DC –

This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)

How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian – wonderful book!!
Finally, a book that I can recommend to my patients without reservation. It is concise, well-written, and easy to follow.
Patients and consumers alike are inundated with the number of books, articles, and marketing that surround our eating habits.
This book easily puts the fundamental concepts into one place that anyone can understand and utilize. The recipes are tasty and can be made with relative ease.
For anyone wanting to make a positive and healthy change in their eating habits and their health this is the book for you!

5.0 out of 5 stars “Best Health and Nutrition Book of this Century,” August 27, 2012
Dr. Gary Massad – See all my reviews
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
“How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian” is an excellent book. Having had the opportunity to assist and promote health and nutrition with world-class athletes over the last 25 years; it is my opinion that Nancy Addison’s book is a formula for high-level performance in our daily lives. I can’t imagine a more informative book for the person looking to improve their health. The chapter about sugar is the most complete information available. Nancy is an expert in Nutrition. What you put on the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle.”

Gary L. Massad M.D.
-First National Corporate Medical Director and founder of Occupational Health Centers in America. Attending physician to the Iron Man Hawaii; Attending Physician, United States Triathlon Association; Attending Physician United States Tae Kwon Do Association, Attending Physician United States Cycling Federation.

5.0 out of 5 stars “Fantastic Book,” October 31, 2013
Benjamin McKinley (San Antonio, TX, US) –

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This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)

Two years ago I had a quadruple bi-pass, and my cardiologist told me that if I changed to a plant based diet, I would never have this problem again. Being from Texas, I grew up on meat and potatoes, and I was not compliant with his advice. I came across Nancy Addison’s book and it made perfect sense to me with the simple and understandable approach. I’m started off dropping all animal meat, including chicken, which has as much unhealthy fat as steak. Within a month I dropped 17 lbs, just doing that. My system is functioning a lot better, I’ve added more fruits and vegetables, and doubled my energy. I haven’t given up seafood, but maybe down the road I will take the next step. Brava Nancy for getting me to take the first step,and helping me create a new,healthier life!!!!!

Ben McKinley – Naples, FL.

5.0 out of 5 stars “FINALLY SOMETHING EASY TO UNDERSTAND!,” July 29, 2012
Eve Baughman (Camarillo, California United States) –
“This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
The thing I love about this book is it is clearly written and easy to understand! I’ve purchased so many books in the past that were supposed to be written for beginners in the vegetarian lifestyle, but ended up being geared toward people who were either scientists or well versed in what vegetarianism entails (when that was not what I was looking for or how it was marketed) and they didn’t do me much good! BUT THIS BOOK IS THE REAL DEAL! Reading it made me feel like the writer was personally guiding me through the things that are important for me to know. And it is full of a whole bunch of great (and easy) recipes too! I know several teens in my family who are experimenting with vegetarianism and I will be purchasing several copies of this book, so they will learn to do it in the right way from the beginning. Actually, it would make a great gift for anyone thinking about trying to become a little healthier by incorporating a few more vegies into their diet!”

5.0 out of 5 stars Lifestyle change and healthy eating….. Good News!, September 13, 2013
Bob Fanucchi (USA) –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
This is a wonderful book. This information and recipes that Nancy has included was instrumental in getting back on the path of being healthy. Me being a vegetarian, well honestly I’m not all there yet… but I’m not done yet.
It’s still a challenge, but after reading her book, I am making better choices in food that I do eat. Using the choices and new recipes has and is instrumental in my weight loss too. It’s a great lifestyle change book and she goes in depth explanation of the benefits why we should change our diet.

I’ve been known carried this book into the groceries stores with me when I have shop. I buy organic foods and most of its all vegetables and then learning how to prepare them. It’s all in the book.

Our most important asset is our body and our health. So we need to get serious and Nancy puts in easy reading form what we need and how it works and how to do it.

5.0 out of 5 stars “This book has inspired me to get healthy!,” September 30, 2012
Amanda Addison (Dallas, Tx, US) –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
I love this book for so many reasons! To begin with, it is the perfect tool for a busy, working person because it includes both the health information you need to know and quick and easy recipes for putting that information to use. I keep it in my kitchen where I can browse through it when I’m looking for something fast and healthy, and I’m able to refer back to the nutritional information whenever I have a question. It’s the perfect book for busy vegetarians who want to efficiently and easily stay healthy, and eat delicious food!

5.0 out of 5 stars “Best Health Book Ever,” September 30, 2012
S. Sclater “DART Rider” (Dallas, TX) –

This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)

“I bought the book, and have started reading it. Nancy breaks concepts about health down into easy to understand, thought-provoking words. I would highly recommend this book, even to us non-vegetarians, for the health benefits learned. And, oh my gosh, the food recipes are terrific!”

5.0 out of 5 stars “Healthy for LIFE!,” September 6, 2012
Lori Markman –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
“Nancy Addison’s book on How to be a Healthy Vegetarian is a wonderful testimony to how she has lived her life!! I have know her since childhood, and she has always maintained a young radiance, a joyful attitude, and and healthy lifestyle. I am grateful that she has shared her vast knowledge for all of us to access. There is so much important information in this book that is easy to comprehend and adapt to your life. It is a great book for beginners and for those of us who eat healthy, yet need that extra push to incorporate more nutrition into our everyday lives. Nancy is living proof that a healthy lifestyle will keep you energetic and young! A must read!”

5.0 out of 5 stars “Something Meaningful For Every Person Interested in Nutrition,” August 25, 2012
Marsha Paisley –
“This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
Nancy Addison has done an incredible job summarizing a lifetime of experience with every facet of food and nutrition. From the garden to the table, be it vegetarian, vegan or raw, Nancy does it and she does it well. Even the preface is exciting! She has recipes for everyone from new renditions of traditional comfort foods to cutting edge raw dishes that will please even the toughest carnivore guests.

Nancy has put so much into this book and I believe it can and will help many people make changes that will improve their lives significantly. Not only does she tell the reader how and what to prepare, but she also provides a very comprehensive resource section, so that no matter where you live in the country you will have access to everything you need. Great book!!”

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5.0 out of 5 stars How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian is a GREAT Resource, August 12, 2012
Adele Good –
This review is from: How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian (Paperback)
“How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian is an awesome tool for even non-vegetarians! I found the information on Protein and Sugar to be very useful. It is great to have a this resource to support us on our path to Radiant Health.

Kudos to the author! Thank you for this great compilation.”

Thank you everyone who took the time and energy to write reviews for my book!


Nancy Addison Is Having Rejuvenation Retreats at Redonda Beach, Nicaragua

Nancy Drinking FresSpeaker, author, chef, nutrition expert and workshop leader- h Coconut Water

Speaker, author, chef, nutrition expert and workshop leader- Nancy Addison drinking a fresh coconut water drink from a coconut in Redonda Beach, Nicaragua, where she holds rejuvenation retreats for the fortunate people able to make the incredible journey to Nicaragua.

sunrise off deck  in Nicaragua

Sunrise picture taken by Speaker, Author, Nutrition Expert, and Photographer Nancy Addison from deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean, from Nicaragua.


I am having a marvelous time at Redonda Beach in Nicaragua.
I have enjoyed seeing gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, eating fresh food, meeting fun new people.
I have loved it so much, I am going to start having rejuvenation retreats here this spring.
I’ll put the information in my next months newsletter!
You’ll want to be at this event!