A New Recipe Book by Penny Werner!

I am so excited to introduce you to this wonderful woman, and to talk about her newly revised recipe book.  She is available to work with each of you  in a one-on-one basis if you like.

As tube fed adults understand better than anyone, food is many things,  The very act of having a meal has facets that go beyond giving your body fuel.

Eating is social, eating is familiar.  It’s something we’ve done our whole lives, until something happens and everything changes.

Anyone who reads Tube Chic on any regular basis knows how emphatically I am in favor of blending real food, instead of using commercial formula.

The reason I feel so strongly isn’t just because of the social/psychological aspect, although oftentimes I feel this is every bit as important as the nutritional superiority of blenderized food.

Another reason to use real food, and one I haven’t touched on much, is the ability of food to heal.


According to Duke University,  “Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, it uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to heal illness and disease and help people regain and maintain optimum health.”

Penny Werner is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  Not only is she licensed in this specific field, but she is a also a former Nursing Assistant and in home care worker.  She practices holistic health and alternative medicine.

In the introduction section of her recipe book, she talks about the poignant life events which were the catalyst for her book, Nutritional Food Blends, Healthy, Easy Recipes for Tubies. You will get a sense of the heartbreak she and her family experienced when her brother-in-law was ravaged by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Although advanced ALS was the reason for him having the tube placed, once he was depending on formula for his meals,  his other other health problems (C. diff Colitis) which had been under control, returned. Doctors made several attempts to use or modify different formulas and antibiotics, but after more than a month of unsuccessfully fighting,  the doctors simply told the family there was nothing else they could do for him.

The remarkable turnaround he made once real blended food was given to him through his tube in place of the formula he had been using, is proof of the power of using real food with high quality ingredients. The change in his health was immediate.  It gave him more time on this earth, and it gave those who loved him a chance to make more memories.

Not only was he the inspiration for her creating this book, but, before he passed, he urged her to write it!

Now available is a newly expanded version of this recipe book. It covers some basics of why we need various types of food, and how to prepare them to use for the tube.

The book sells for $22.89 plus $3.99 shipping.

If you want just an e-book, she will send you the link.  It’s the same price, but no additional shipping cost.

Here is the link to purchase via Amazon:

If you live in a country that does not have Amazon,  or you don’t want to go through Amazon, you can purchase from her directly here:


For orders outside of the United States, I’m not sure if the shipping is different, or if it would still be a flat rate.  I will update this post when I find this out from her.  There is the option to buy just the e-book, so of course that would have no associated shipping.

Penny is available to work with you, and develop a nutritional strategy for your unique needs.  You can learn more by going to her website: http://www.nutritionalfoodblends.com/ You can contact her via her website, or, at penny.10@hotmail.com  IMPORTANT:  If emailing her,  put “work w/ me” in the subject line, so she knows you’re a real person and not spam.

She has  studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts and worked with doctors including:

Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author

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