Eating on the Wild Side (CHES)

The Missing Link to Optimum Health

One of the best books you will ever read on the science and practical advice on how to increase the phytonutrients in your diet from fruits and vegetables. Pearls of wisdom are listed under each fruit or vegetable. For example, canned artichoke heart are among the most nutritious vegetables in the supermarket, or tearing romaine lettuce the day before you use it doubles its antioxidant content, or cooked carrots have twice as much beta-carotene as raw carrots, or red cherry tomatoes have up to twelve times more lycopene than red beefsteak tomatoes.


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“Highly recommended reading for all who are health conscious.” –Andrew Weil, MD

“Only Michael Pollan would come close to her superbly researched work.” –Bill Kurtis, TV Journalist

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (140)
15 CE Online Test Only (141CHES)
25 CE Online Test Only (142CHES)
15 CE Book & Online Test (143CHES)
25 CE Book & Online Test (144CHES)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Little, Brown, and Company
Page Count

Course Objectives


7.1.2 Access accurate resources related to identifies issues

7.2.2 Tailor messages to priority populations

7.3.1 Use techniques that empower individuals and communities to improve their health


After this course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify healthy messages on fruits and vegetables that can improce the nutritional quality of Americans' diet.

2. Discuss three ways wild grown varieties of fruits and vegetables are very different in nutritional content when compared to man-selected or man-made varieties.

3. Identify five ways to better store and prepare fruits or vegetables currently available in the grocery store, to greatly increase the phytonutrient content.

4. Give more accurate individualized nutritional care to patients and clients on how to improve their diets through choosing more nutritious fruit and vegetable varieties.

Recommended For...
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book
When a food or nutrition book comes along that is this highly regarded, I have to take a look. I was excited to see such a credible resource that explained and explored the nutritional changes that have taken place over the centuries, which species are still available or the closest relative, and comparisons of the readily available options in the local farmers’ markets or groceries. Beyond the innate nutritional content, the author takes us through the preparation and storage options that increase or destroy phytonutrients in the various fruits and vegetables—one method is not recommended for all.
About the author
Jo Robinson has authored or coauthored fourteen nonfiction books that have sold over two million copies. She is a health writer and food activist best known for her research on raising livestock on pasture instead of feedlots. With this book, she establishes her expertise in bringing the nutrient values of fruits and vegetables to the reader.