For Further Reading

Here at Dinner In Provence, accurate information means everything. We aren’t into the latest fads and marketing lingo. We always do our best to ensure our articles are thoroughly researched before publication.

But as you dive into the world of food, eating and health, you may want to research right alongside us.

Here is a collection of many of the References we use throughout the site. If you have a great one to add, feel free to suggest it!

Get Involved

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Dinner In Provence is a Slow Food International Member (with a chapter here in Portland). From their website:

Slow Food is a global grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of peoplein over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.

Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.

If you have questions about the Slow Food movement or are interested in attending a local event, please reach out to us – happy to get you connected!


The Essentials of Sport & Exercise Nutrition
Author: John Berardi, PhD, CSCS (and team). © 2018 Precision Nutrition.

How Not To Die
Author: Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM. © 2015 Michael Greger

In Defense of Food
Author: Michael Pollan. © 2008 Michael Pollan

A Pig In Provence
Author: Georgeanne Brennan. © 2007 Georgeanne Brennan.

High Performance Habits
Author: Brendon Burchard. © 2017 High Performance Research.

The Gifts of Imperfection
Author: Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW. © 2010 Brené Brown.

Rising Strong
Author: Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW. © 2015 Brené Brown.

These books are linked directly for purchase in our Shop, for your convenience.


Eating Animals by Christopher Dillon Quinn
Official Website

Cooked by Michael Pollan
Available on Netflix (December 2018)

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Available on Netflix (December 2018)

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Available on Netflix (December 2018)

Nutrition & Health Articles

Blue Zones – Places In the World Where People Live to 100 and Stay Healthy

10 Plant Protein Sources You Should be Eating

Truth About Food

The Microbiome of Your Gut: What You Need to Know

Adaptogenic Herbs and How to Use Them in Your Nutrition Practice

How Long It Takes To Heal Inflammation

The Real Reasons Eating Locally and Seasonally Is Better for Your Heal

Phytates and phytic acid. Here’s what you need to know. | Precision Nutrition

The Western diet is so unhealthy, your body thinks it’s a dangerous infection

Junk Food Alters Genes, Immune System

Food as Medicine is the Future of Healthcare

Stress and Disease – Conditions that May Be Caused by Chronic Stress

Why Sourdough Bread Is One of the Healthiest Breads

How Does Meat Cause Inflammation?

Uric Acid From Meat & Sugar

From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food

Food as Medicine: Preventing & Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet

Best Cooking Method

Hibiscus Tea: The Best Beverage?

Erythritol May Be a Sweet Antioxidant

Açaí to Zucchini: antioxidant food rankings

Nation’s Diet in Crisis

Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Purple Potatoes

Will The Real Paleo Diet Please Stand Up?

How Tumors Use Meat to Grow

Attack of the Killer Green Potatoes!

Potato Glycoalkinoids

How Deadly Are Nightshades?

Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia

The Healthiest Nuts You Can Eat | Reader’s Digest

Intake of Meat Proteins Substantially Increased the Relative Abundance of Genus Lactobacillus in Rat Feces

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, the Gut Microbiome, and Diet

Free fatty acids in the presence of high glucose amplify monocyte inflammation via Toll-like receptors. – PubMed – NCBI

Membrane-rich milk fat diet provides protection against gastrointestinal leakiness in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide. – PubMed – NCBI

Obesity and Free Fatty Acids (FFA)

Hyperlipid: Fats and absorbing endotoxin

Intestinal permeability – Wikipedia

Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation

Is It the Diet, the Exercise, or Both?

10 Natural Ways to Increase Your Glutathione Levels

Psychology of Eating

Which Ghee is *Really* Casein-Free? | Infinity Holistic Health

Buying grass-fed dairy is about to get easier

Remember Cranberry Juice? 5 Reasons To Drink More Of It

Low-FODMAP Diet: What You Actually Eat

Dietary fats and cancer | The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Does Meat Cause Inflammation?

Does Collagen Actually Have Any Benefits?

Aspartame-Induced Fibromyalgia

10 Ways to Cultivate Good Gut Bacteria and Reduce Depression

TDEE Calculator: Learn Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure

Food Industry Articles

Salmonella: Blame the Hatcheries, Not the Chickens

The Science of Sentience and Animal Rights

GMOs in My Lifetime: How Genetically Modified Crops Have Transformed Rural America – Science in the News

How Your Groceries Get to the Store: The Logistics of Supermarkets

The Dirty Secrets of Supermarket Produce Departments

How the U.S. Destroyed its Food System (and How Regenerative Agriculture Can Save It) — Propagate, Discover Regeneration

Threats to the Soil – The Environmental Literacy Council

Industrial farming is driving the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, says leading academic | The Independent

How Chemical Fertilizers Are Destroying Our Soil and Water

Four Ways Industrial Ag Is Destroying the Soil – and Your Health

5 Ways Factory Farming Is Killing the Environment – One Green Planet

The Truth About ‘Sustainable’ Chicken Is that It Doesn’t Really Exist | Portland Monthly

Meet Reg Keddie of Aurora Valley Poultry Farms – Global Animal Partnership

Three chicken producers that control 90 percent of the market are accused of price-fixing—again

The Healthy Farm: A Vision for U.S. Agriculture (2013) | Union of Concerned Scientists

Food Impacts on Health.docx – Food-Impacts-on-Health.pdf

How Safe Is Your Chicken Dinner? – The New York Times

Super-size problem | The Humane Society of the United States

Today’s Food System: How Healthy Is It?

Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops | HuffPost

Top 5 broiler producers dominate US production | WATTAgNet

What You Should Know About GMO Wheat

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