The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet 9

80 Delicious Recipes

by Catherine Itsiopoulos

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2013

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This beautifully photographed book is your complete guide to the world's most famous, effective and sustainable diet by one of Australia's leading researchers.

The Mediterranean Diet is the diet on which others are based. Its positive health effects have been rigorously tested for more than 60 years, and the results are clear. The diet has been proven to prevent heart disease and diabetes, help with weight management, slow the progress of Alzheimer's and promote longevity.

Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos has spent her working life researching the diet. Drawing on the food traditions of her Greek heritage, Dr Itsiopoulos provides 80 delicious recipes, eating plans and nutritional advice, as well as sharing the evidence as to why this diet is the gold standard of healthy eating.

Sustainable, satisfying and suitable for the whole family, this is a diet for life, one that celebrates the pleasures of food as much as it promotes long-term good health and wellbeing.

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Catherine Itsiopoulos

Catherine Itsiopoulos is a recognised leader in Dietetics and researcher in Mediterranean diet studies in Australia and internationally. She is an accredited practising dietitian, a senior academic on the Australian Dietetics Council, and is the founding head of the department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University. Her current role is Head of Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport where she heads five disciplines: dietetics and human nutrition, physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise science, and prosthetics and orthotics. Previous positions include Associate Dean International Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University (2013-2014), Head of School of nutrition and dietetics, University of Canberra (2009-2010), manager Accreditation and recognition Services, Dietitians Association of Australia (2004-2010), Fellow of the CRE in Diabetes, University of Melbourne (2007-2010), Senior Lecturer Health Services Management, RMIT University (2000-2003), Lecturer Dietetics and MPH Coordinator, Deakin University (1994-2000), Dietetics Clinician/ Research Dietitian and A/Department Manager, Alfred Hospital/ Austin/ Royal Adelaide (1987-1993). Her qualifications include Bachelor of Science (UoM, 1984, BSc (Hons) (Deakin; 1985), Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (Deakin; 1986), Master of Public Health (Monash, 1994), PhD (UoM, 2007). Catherine has an established research leadership role at La Trobe University. As leader of the Food for Life research program, member of the steering committee for the Understanding Disease Research Focus Area, member of the Food North Research Collaborative and chair of the Northern Centre for Health Education & Research working group, she has been well positioned to build strategic research partnerships with health services and food industry.

Catherine's specific research area of interest is Mediterranean diet studies focused both on migration impact on diet and lifestyle and chronic disease risk and dietary clinical trials using the traditional (archetypal) Cretan Mediterranean diet (and elements of) as intervention models in the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression and mood disorders. Her interests span whole of diet interventions, modulating individual components of diet such as n3/n6 ratio and pharmacological doses of long-chain n-3 FAs through diet, and culinary herb and spice placebo controlled capsule trials. Her clinical laboratory interests include measurement of dietary intake, plasma biomarkers of diet (carotenoids, polyphenols, fatty acids), body composition and body fat distribution, and inflammatory markers of CVD risk.

Catherine has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications with 444 citations including 12 papers in the last five years with at least 10 citations. Catherine has also authored an RACGP HANDII Guideline on Mediterranean Diet in CHD management (May 2014), three book chapters and co-edited a nutrition textbook. She is the author of The Mediterranean Diet and The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook.

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  • The mediterranean Diet

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    An excellent book. Diet is easy to follow and very satisfying.

  • An easy to follow cookbook with delicious recipes

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    Perfect gift or your own kitchen must have.

  • Wonderful!

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    A wonderful cookbook with an easy to follow diet plan, although it is not a diet - it's a life style!
    So many delicious recipes, I highly recommend for anyone that is looking for some modern twists on traditional dishes!

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