Gail Piazza has developed and tested recipes and styled food for movies, television commercials, print ads and packaging for many high-profile clients for over forty years. In addition to authoring this cookbook, she wrote The World of Wok Cookery, and has also collaborated on a half-dozen other cookbooks. She has developed, adapted or tested recipes for numerous projects and clients; worked with small appliance designers to refine and test their products; and provided props and styled food for print, movies and television commercials. Her extensive list of clients has included All-Clad, Dr. Andrew Weil, Emeril Lagasse, Tony Little, Lennox, Krups, Farberware and Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc.
Laura Piazza is an award-winning Certified Professional Photographer and graphic designer and has created thousands of design projects for many employers and clients. She is the graphic designer at University of New Hampshire at Manchester and operates her own freelance graphic design and photography business, Piazza Creative. She photographed the recipes featured in this book, designed the book and is the voice behind this website. Still battling chronic Lyme disease, she speaks at events on the topics of Lyme disease prevention and the important role good nutrition plays when battling any illness, in the hope that she can help others facing similar challenges.
Dr. Kenneth B. Singleton realized the critical role good nutrition played in his own recovery from misdiagnosed Lyme disease and eventually began to develop a dietary protocol to share with his patients. He refined his nutrition plan based on clinical experience and patient outcomes and eventually developed The Lyme Inflammation Diet®, which became popularized in his book, The Lyme Disease Solution. Dr. Singleton is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and has lectured extensively and is a frequent guest on radio and TV on topics related to health, particularly Lyme disease. He is an active member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society), ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine), and A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine). He has a private practice in suburban Baltimore. For more information, visit his website.
Recipes for Repair was born when Laura, newly diagnosed with chronic Lyme, was intrigued by the Lyme Inflammation Diet® from the The Lyme Disease Solution. Wanting to try the diet but being accustomed to a diet rich in food groups not permitted until a later phase, she hesitated. Laura called her mother Gail for some help. With Gail’s culinary talents, years in the industry and nurturing personality, it was natural for her to offer to develop delicious, nutritious recipes for Laura’s healing process. Shortly after trying some of her mom’s recipes, Laura came up with the idea to create a collaborative cookbook with recipes and tips specific to the diet. She figured with her credentials, a professional photographer and graphic designer, and her mother's skill, together they could create a beautiful, appetizing, whole foods cookbook. Mission accomplished.
After selling over 10,000 of the first edition and hearing of the far-reaching benefits of the diet the authors have made major revisions, updates and additions which are part of their new expanded second edition. Now those with any inflammatory condition, and those wishing to discover hidden food sensitivities and combat chronic inflammation with nutrition have a resource that will allow them to do just that.