’Written by experts in the field they claim that it is based on the latest research, Skinny Liver is not just for your liver, but for your whole body.’
Title: Skinny Liver
Authors: Kristin Kirkpatrick & Ibrahim Hanouneh
Publisher: First Published in 2017 by Vermilion, part of the Penguin Random House
Reviewer: Paul Watson RN Dip HE, BA(Hons), SCPHN, PSHE, PGCE, PGDip, QTLS. College Nurse, Peterborough Regional College
What was it like?
Dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick and hepatologist Dr. Ibrahim Hanouneh teamed up to produce a book that claims to offer a life-changing program that will help you achieve optimal health. Skinny Liver’s four-week program shares the steps you can take to get your liver health back on track, with everything from exercise to healthy eating and other lifestyle changes, along with delicious liver-friendly recipes. Written by experts in the field they claim that it is based on the latest research, Skinny Liver is not just for your liver, but for your whole body.
What are the highlights?
Almost a third of the book was devoted to recipes and I found my mouth watering as I was looking through them. Unfortunately there was some confusion in translation. I found several ingredients that were not available in the UK or that I had just not heard of and had to look up the UK name. The other two thirds of the book were committed to giving lots of information about conditions and treatments as well as healthy ways of living. These were easy to follow and interesting how they had been compiled with examples of patients throughout.
Strengths and weaknesses
This is a well written book that gives lots of information, support and advice. It encourages a healthy life style and supports this with great recipes to be followed throughout the course of change and health improvement. These are not just for people who know that they have an issue, but are good for us all. Unfortunately I was put off by the poor quality of the paper stock and the fact that the pictures and diagrams were of a poor printing quality and at point were almost impossible to read. Combining the poor quality of the printing, the poor paper stock and the lack of attention to differences in UK ingredients I soon lost interest in the book once I had given it the initial read.
Who should read it?
I believe that there is lots of great information and advice for the reader and suspect that anyone who has need of an altered diet due to liver issues would get a lot from the book. I suspect that the most useful aspect of it is the recipes and think that these would be worth putting up with the other issues that I have mentioned.