The Health Giving CookBook
Written by health guru Susan Gail Farkas,
WIZO's Yachad and Yonit chapters present this amazing
100 anti-inflammatory recipe book.
RECENT RESEARCH REVEALS THAT INFLAMMATION HAS A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON GENERAL WELLNESS AND CAN WORSEN MANY COMMON HEALTH CONDITIONS, INCLUDING MIGRAINES, DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, WEIGHT GAIN, ARTHRITIS, AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT EATING CERTAIN FOODS AND AVOIDING OTHERS CAN BE A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO DIMINISH AND MANAGE INFLAMMATION.
BY LILLIAN TABACINIC / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA KASSIN
Cooking your way to Health.
WIZO's Health~Giving Cookbook, is a guide about which foods are beneficial and why.
Wth 100 delicious, beautiful anti-inflammatory recipes. This book is about cooking your way to Health.
The author, Susan Gail Farkas strongly believes that, as Maimonides said, “No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.”
Few years ago, Susan partnered with the Women’s International Zionist Organization to finalize the design and layout of her magnificent recipes. Spearheaded by two WIZO Florida groups, Yonit and Yachad, the book was meticulously put together, edited, and sent to print. It was launched in 2017.
Susan has been tremendously generous with WIZO, allowing it to send all proceeds from the sale of these books to one of their projects in Israel, the Nachlat Yehuda School and Youth Village in Rishon LeZion.
“WIZO ignites in me an inner spark through the many projects that they endeavor.
The collective strength, passion, and determination of these women has always inspired me. It is the spirit of tenacity, dedication, and selflessness that you see in the eyes of every WIZO volunteer all around the world until today. It is for these reasons that in my own way I wanted to be a part of this organization, and with this book I have the intention to give families the gift of health and to help fan those inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement! Yes -- through A Health-Giving Cook book!” exclaims Farkas.
Founded in 1922 the WIZO Nachlat Yehuda School and Youth Village is home to children from immigrant and Israeli families with severe social and economic challenges including physical abuse and neglect. It boasts an enrollment of 364 youth, of which 165 reside in the dormitories, illustrating their success in reaching out to disadvantaged youth and those on the fringes of society.
The majority of students suffer from academic delays, learning disabilities, attention disorders and even social rejection. The Village’s vision is to help students realize their academic and social abilities and talents and to provide an educational, social and economic solution for youth that is better than what they have at home. For the first time in their lives, youth at risk feel that someone really cares for them.
“The leading goal of the youth village is to enable the youth to actualize their full capabilities, academically, socially and in their future IDF service. At WIZO Nachlat Yehuda, we provide the resources that will accompany our graduates through every step of the way,” says Penina Gefen, Director of the School.
Susan Gail Farkas is a graduate of the Acupuncture Program of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Israel, as well as a certified Chinese herbalist and Shiatsu therapist in Israel. She complemented her clinical studies with a practicum at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zhenjiang province of the Republic of China, in the departments of Acupuncture, Massage, and TCM Internal Medicine.
She received training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Susan mentors individuals to cultivate positive health choices through nutrition, lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Her approach to health is taking the whole person into consideration and treating the root cause of the problem. She specializes in the prevention and treatment of disease by supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.
With Susan’s guidance on following an anti-inflammatory diet and showing mouth-wateringly stunning photographs by Jessica Kassin, the Health~Giving cookbook will inspire the inner nutritionist and chef in every reader.
As an additional gift, each recipe has a Health Giving note. It is the author’s way of trying to change the conversation about food, diets, and cooking. Susan wants you to love food.
The act of cooking is the best way to change your relationship with food and connect you with the more positive, healing and miracle part of food.