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The Five Ingredients for Happy, Healthy Living


Feel great, lose weight, heal your body, and achieve life-long wellbeing—In The FRESH 5, Harvard-trained physician and chef, Dr. Robert Graham and Certified Health Coach Julie Graham teach you to optimize the five pillars of wellbeing (Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep, and Happiness) through a whole-body, plant-based, food-as-medicine program to holistically heal body and mind while promoting weight loss and positive health outcomes for chronic conditions.

“Dr. Robert Graham offers a recipe for optimizing personal health and happiness. The FRESH 5 is a formula for a better future, and a better medicine.” —David Katz, MD

It used to be that food was our medicine. These days, it seems, we’ve made it overly complicated. We talk about “wellness” but we’re not really sure where to start. We’re confused about what we eat and why we eat it. We’re so stressed we don’t know how to unwind, which only makes it harder to motivate ourselves to exercise. We can’t sleep. And, to top it all off, we’re depressed, anxious, and burned out.

As the child of a Latina mother and herbal healer, Dr. Robert Graham grew up knowing that one of the best things you can do for your health is to cook. Distressed by the “pill for an ill” paradigm he saw in medical school and remembering his mother’s wisdom, Dr. Graham completed culinary school, becoming one of only about two dozen physicians worldwide who are also certified, trained professional chefs.

Now in The FRESH 5 he and his wife (herself a certified health coach and yoga expert) share their holistic back-to-basics approach to help readers leverage the power of culinary medicine and positive psychology to transform their health for good. With their expert guidance, readers will discover the five key ingredients for a lifetime of health:

Whether you are looking to lose weight, reduce stress, get in shape, sleep better, or just feel happier, The FRESH 5 is the guide you need to strengthen your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, perfect for readers of The Happiness Diet, Superlife, and Bright Line Eating.

Dr. Robert Graham is a modern medicine man and trained chef, blending old-school wisdom and healing traditions with modern science and technology. He is a Harvard-trained physician, board certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine, and has more than fifteen years of clinical experience.

Julie Graham is a certified health coach, a 500-hour registered yoga teacher, Positive Psychology practitioner, and is certified in meditation and aromatherapy. For more than twenty-five years, Julie has worked at the forefront of health and wellness.

  • Publisher: Tiller Press (May 3, 2022)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982160739

The FRESH 5 is a formula for a better future, and better medicine." —David Katz, MD, best-selling author of The Truth About Food

“The FRESH 5 is exactly what people need to achieve true wellness. Dr. Graham brings both medical and culinary expertise to the table (literally!), and his holistic approach is balanced, science-based and full of flavor!” —Ellie Krieger, MS RD, host of “Ellie's Real Good Food” and best-selling cookbook author

“With The FRESH 5, Dr. Graham reveals the science of how food with flavor can work in the body like medicine, but taste better than you thought possible. He uses what we both learned in medical school (and cooking school!) to create a new food lover's roadmap to losing weight, preventing disease and getting healthy.”  ? John La Puma, MD, founder and Chef Clinic, and New York Times best-selling author of ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine

“There is no better advocate for making sure that food is medicine than Dr. Graham. This book is full of ingredients to create a food system that is healthier, more sustainable and happier for us all!” —Danielle Nierenberg, President and Founder, Food Tank

“He's a doctor, he's a chef. He gets results. Patients love him. One thing is for sure, Dr. Graham is always cooking up health.” Drew Ramsey, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and author of Eat Complete

“The FRESH 5 is incredible. This is truly a fresh approach to the food-is-medicine concept. Dr. Graham encourages us to get off our meds, be happier than ever and to deepen the flow. Who doesn’t want that? Let’s get with the Pro-Graham!” Liana Werner-Gray, best-selling author, natural food chef, health and nutrition coach

"Dr. Rob is a uniquely gifted medical professional. In The FRESH 5, he espouses the myriad benefits of a plant-based diet while walking you through easy-to-follow protocols, ingredients, recipes and gentle lifestyle shifts to help you reclaim vibrant health and thrive like never before. This book is going to help and heal an innumerable number of people!" —Jason Wrobel, celebrity vegan chef and host of "How to Live to 100"