Kahn Publishes New Book on Nutrition | From Natural Awakenings Magazine | July 2011

San Francisco Bay Area resident Elizabeth Kahn will release a new book, A Nutrition Revolution, Uncover the Mysteries of Nutrition, this summer. A University of California–Davis alumna who studied clinical nutrition, Kahn has published many health-based articles and now maintains a private nutrition consulting practice.

Her book reveals why Americans are often kept in the dark about the real benefits of good nutrition, while offering information on how to use nutrition and natural healthcare alternatives for healing and achieving better health. A Nutrition Revolution—what Kahn calls a “how-to-understand nutrition” book—also encourages consumers to instigate change in America’s infrastructure, so it becomes easier for consumers to achieve sustainable good health.

The creation of the book was prompted by a visit to a nutritionist that dramatically improved Kahn’s health and created a paradigm shift for her about eating, healing and health-care. She is now an educator, as well as an advocate for changing not only how people approach their own eating habits and healthcare, but also how they view food manufacturers, school cafeterias, pharmaceutical companies, doctors, insurance companies and the healthcare, political, economic and educational systems in America. “For those who know, deep down, there has to be a better way, this book is for you,” Kahn says.

For more information and to order the book, click here.


Book is off to printer!

Hi supporters and friends,

The final touches have been placed on the book and it is now at the printer. Barring any problems it will be available in 10-15 business days.

Book can then be ordered through the AuthorHouse bookstore website at http://www.authorhouse.com or through online stores like Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble (bn.com). Or you can call the Order Hotline, at 1-888-280-7715.

Please forward this to anyone you think may also be interested! I will post another announcement when the book is officially available.

Thank you for your support!

Peace and natural healing,



Hi friends and supporters,

Lot’s going on here! A Nutrition Revolution’s website is currently under construction and will be available soon. The URL will still be: www.anutritionrevolution.com, but the website will look and feel much different.

There you will be able to contact me, set up nutrition consulting appointments, read articles written by me, find out about book signings, speaking engagements and other services offered; including the creation of recipes and nutrition facts labels for individuals, restaurants or other businesses.

And of course, you will also be able to order the book, A Nutrition Revolution: Uncover the Mysteries of Nutrition there, which is due out in hard cover in September.

Thank you as always for your support!

Peace and natural healing,


Book Galley Approval

Hi friends,

The book is done! I reviewed the publishers galley and sent back to them this morning with only a few minor changes. I will announce when A Nutrition Revolution: Uncover the Mysteries of Nutrition becomes available.

Thank you for your support!



SF Writer’s Conference 2011

Hello Friends,

I had a wonderful time at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. I got a chance to listen to and meet many talented writers and gurus in the field. I learned that it is time to let go of my baby. I plan to do a bit more editing and have my book, A Nutrition Revolution: No More Diets or Drugs! in print around Easter.

Thank you all for your support!


The eBook, A Nutrition Revolution is now on Smashwords

Hi Friends,

Yesterday my book, A Nutrition Revolution: No More Diets or Drugs! was published on Smashwords. It can be found at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/36550.

The book should also be available in hard cover soon. I plan to incorporate feedback from the ebook into the hard cover version, so please send me your comments!

Peace and natural healing,


Example of a Personal Diet Analysis

By Dietitian, Wellness Educator and eHow Contributor, Elizabeth Kahn

A personal diet analysis is where a dietitian or nutritionist evaluates the daily diet of an individual to determine its healthfulness. There are many reasons that diet analysis can be necessary. An individual may have health concerns or problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, diabetes and Crohn’s disease. There are many in Western society who would benefit from diet analysis as many of the typical Western diets are out of balance nutritionally and this can cause a host of diseases and other health problems

Software, Online Tools

There are software packages that can be used at home. This would involve the individual entering his or her daily food intake into the computer and allowing it to do the diet analysis. The diet could then be modified and re-entered until the right nutritional content was reached. Many dietitians do this for their patients. The software costs anywhere from $2 each month (online) to $800 for the software dietitians use. There are also free tools for diet analysis, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s tool, MyPyramid.gov.

In-Person Diet Analysis

There are dietitians and nutritionists who do one on one counseling. Many nutritionists
charge under $100 per hour. Thirty to 90 minutes per week for several weeks
(approximately 10 weeks) would be sufficient for most people.

Food Journal

In person, individualized nutrition counseling typically involves the patient or client
keeping a diary or a food journal of what they eat each day. Most food journals
are kept for a few days to a few weeks. The diet is then evaluated for
nutritional content, balance, calories, portion sizes, fat and carbohydrate
intake, etc. The nutrition expert will then review the journal and make suggested
changes to the patient or clients diet.

Example of a Daily Food Diary


2 eggs

2 tbsp. butter

1 piece white toast

3 cups coffee


1 hamburger

1 large fries

1 large soda


1 cup barbecue potato chips


2 cups chicken casserole w/potatoes, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese,

1 french roll


1 cup chocolate ice cream


This diet is high in cholesterol, calories and saturated or “bad” fat. This diet
is also high in processed foods including white flour that have many nutrients
such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids removed. As a result, this diet is
also low in fiber. While it does contain a sufficient amount of protein, it
actually contains too much. This diet also contains enough servings of grains but
not enough whole grains as guides like the food pyramid intend. The body
responds similarly to white flour as it does to sugar, so it should be
considered more of a sugar than a grain although it does contain some
nutrients. Sugars and fats have a thin stripe on the food pyramid, meaning we
should limit our intake of those things. This diet is too high in the fats and
sugars and needs more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Foods like fruits,
vegetables and whole grains contain many important nutrients such as vitamins,
minerals, amino acids and fiber, which this diet and many typical Western diets
are lacking in.


A nutritionist or dietitian would suggest something like the following:


1 egg

1 tbsp. canola oil margarine

1/2 apple sliced

1 piece whole-grain bread

1 to 2 cups green tea or juice


1 tuna sandwich on whole-grain bread w/lettuce and tomato and 1 tbsp. low-fat

(or 1 turkey or veggie burger on whole-grain bread with lettuce and tomato,
ketchup and mustard, 1 tsp. mayo if desired)

1/2 cup baked chips

1 glass water or juice


1 whole orange or 4 slices of 3-4 inch celery sticks with peanut butter


1 cup chicken casserole with mozzarella cheese, onions, scalloped potatoes,
low-fat milk

1 cup green salad with 1 tbsp. olive oil and vinegar dressing

1 to 2 pieces whole grain bread of their choice (i.e., slices, roll or

1 glass water or juice

Dessert: 3/4
cup chocolate frozen yogurt

Explanation of Recommendations

The recommendations made will add many nutrients and will lower the amount of
calories, bad fat and cholesterol. This modified diet is much more balanced and
incorporates the right amount of each food group. There are many ways to modify
an individual’s diet. Personal counseling and interviewing is useful in
determining what types of foods to incorporate into the diet. This diet was
modified by taking the client’s existing choices and making them more
healthful. There are many creative ways to change one’s diet and personal
consulting by a nutrition expert is the ideal method for achieving that and
finding a solution that will last.


MyPyramid .gov

The American Dietetic Association

Find A Nutrititonist.com


Alternative Medicine Treatment for Granuloma Annulare | From eHow.com

By Elizabeth Kahn, Dietitian

Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition consisting of raised, reddish or skin-colored bumps that form ring patterns and usually appear on hands and feet. According to the Mayo Clinic, most lesions disappear on their own within a few months to two years. The primary concerns with this skin condition are cosmetic and there are many natural treatments that can speed the disappearance of these lesions.


You can treat granuloma annulare by trying to build up your immune system and having your body heal itself by getting plenty of sleep, exercise and by eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lea protein, fresh juices and taking a multi-vitamin supplement. Many nutrient deficiencies can lead to a lowered immunity and skin problems including granuloma annulare.


The regular treatment for granuloma annulare includes freezing or cryotherapy, hydrocortisone and light therapy. If you prefer to look further, there are several alternative medicine formulations available on the market for the treatment of this skin disorder including Annurax, Granutab (herbal) and Garnilin (homeopathic). Of all of these treatments, Granutab is the only one that has been proven effective in a clinical trial.

There are many herbs that can treat skin problems such as oak leaf extract which has healing properties for skin, aloe vera and green tea extract have antioxidant and healing properties, a warm washcloth soaked in malva tea can help inflammation and a poultice made up of chaparral, dandelion and yellow dock root can also benefit a rash.


The Mayo Clinic: Granuloma Annulare Definition

Granulomaannulare-options.com: Alternative Medicine Treatment
Options for Granuloma Annulare

for Nutritional Healing; Phyllis Balch, James Balch; 2000

What Are the Benefits of Marine Collagen? | Elizabeth Kahn | eHow.com

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the connective tissue in the body. Like many other components in skin, collagen is constantly being broken down, produced and recycled. Marine collagen is becoming increasingly popular for skin treatment and many people believe that it is better than land-based sources of collagen.

Better Source

Marine collagen is taken from fish and is thought to have less environmental contaminants than the collagen taken from cattle or pigs.

Better Absorption

Marine collagen is smaller in molecular weight and thus is believed to have increased absorption into the skin.


Marine collagen is derived from cod, a deep sea fish. The collagen is taken from the scales and fins.

We Need More Collagen as We Age

The use of collagen increases as we age and picks up speed after 40. As we age, it can benefit the skin to help boost collagen presence.

Easy on the Environment

Marine collagen is extracted from fish that are being processed for other purposes, so the collagen derived from these sources is said to be environmentally friendly.


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“Prescription for Nutritional Healing;” Balch; 2006


How to Fast to Heal Psoriasis | eHow.com

How to Fast to Heal Psoriasis

By Elizabeth Kahn, eHow Contributor

Psoriasis is a skin disease characterized by red or brown, scaly patches on the skin. This condition can be recurrent and can be brought on by stress and other factors, including illness, injury, excessive alcohol use or certain medications such as those used for high blood pressure or heart disease. There are some studies that point to fat intake and toxin buildup in the colon as a cause of this skin disorder. Fasting is a good way to rid the body of excess toxins and to boost the immune system to help the body fight disease.

Difficulty: Easy


Things You’ll Need

Raw fruits and vegetables

Fresh pure fruit juices

Green drinks (carrot juice, beet juice)

Steam distilled water

10 Lemons

Recommended: Powdered fiber (psyllium, bran or flax seed)


Herbal tea




Fish oil or flaxseed oil supplement

Fasting for Psoriasis

1. To prepare your body for fasting, eat only raw fruits and vegetables for two days prior to the fast. Take a fiber supplement every day before the fast.

2. Fast for five days.

3. Squeeze one fresh lemon into a cup of warm water and drink upon waking and going to sleep.

4. Drink 10 8-ounce glasses of steam distilled water per day.

5. Consume pure juices. Dilute all juices with water, mixing three parts water to one part juice. Green drinks made from green leafy vegetables and fresh juices such as apple, beet, cabbage, carrot, celery and grape are also recommended. Avoid citrus juices and tomato juice.

6. Drink up to 2 cups of herbal tea per day if desired.

7. Try a spirulina supplement, a piece of watermelon or applesauce to help with hunger.

8. After the fast, eat only raw foods for a minimum of two days and up to two weeks. Then maintain a diet of 50 percent raw foods, including plenty of vegetables and non-citrus fruits such as bananas apples, pears, grapes and berries. Take a powdered fiber supplement such as bran, psyllium or flax seed every day. Try taking a supplement with fish or flaxseed oil daily.

Tips & Warnings

Avoid red meat, fried foods, all other sources of saturated fat, citrus fruits, sugar, and processed foods including white flour. Try stress management techniques such as meditation. Stress can cause psoriasis, and it also lowers immunity. If this fast does not help heal the psoriasis wait at least 30 days, then try a 10 day fast, which will go deeper and repair more of the body’s systems, according to “Prescription for Nutritional

Consult your doctor before performing this or any fast.


“Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” Phyllis A. Balch: 2006