Category Archives: Books

My Book in India


My book I WANT HEALTHY KIDS has been published for the Indian market in May this year.  Life Positive (book and magazine publishers) have printed it in English to sell to Indian parents who want to help their kids get healthier.


I am very grateful for my publishers for making this possible. And honoured to have amazing panelists and attendance for the book launch events in Mumbai and Delhi.

The Mumbai book launch took place at Crossword Bookstores at Kemps Corner. And the Delhi book launch took place at The Habitat Centre.

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I hope the book will make kids in that region a little bit healthier.

Here’s how you can get your copy of the Indian version of I WANT HEALTHY KDIS. Click Here


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To get the original version of the book, go to Amazon for the printed and the Kindle version.

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Book Launch Speech

Expert Testimonials


My Favourite Books

I have been blessed to come across many amazing books in my life, and I thought I’d give you 4 suggestions for this year.. If you haven’t read them, add them to your wish list right now because they are certainly worth a read!

#1 Perfect Health – by Dr. Deepak Chopra. This books is great for information about Ayurvedic body types and healing

#2 The Wisdom of Your Face  – by Jean Haner. This book helps you to understand people more by reading their facial features

#3 Born To Run – by Christopher McDougall. This book will inspire you to exercise and run like no other book ever can. It really shows you how and why you should be getting off the couch.

#4 Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation – by Andreas Moritz. This is a classic and no one should end the year without reading it. It is a must in every household and has an abundance of information about health, nutrition, ayurveda, healing, and everything fantastic. Truly timeless. Get the ebook version, much cheaper and easier to transport.

Happy reading!

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A great new book for kids

I got this message from Helen Maffini, the author of an amazing new book!

“Hi Alia. I just wanted to share with you the release of my new children’s story book aimed at 3rd culture kids. Sammy’s Next Move is the story of a snail who moves all over the world. I chose a snail as he carries his home on his back much the same way as ‘third culture kids’ or kids who move overseas make their home wherever they are at the time.”

Here’s where you can find out more! let me know what you think!


Did you know that kids who eat nutritious food have higher IQs, perform better in school, and get into less trouble with their friends?  Also, kids who have a balanced diet get sick less often, they have stable energy levels that last them through the day, behave better in public, and enjoy a bunch of health signs such as better digestion and brighter skin.

Children’s diets today don’t only affect them in the short-run, but the health effects last throughout life.  

BUT parents and caretakers are often confused as to what is good nutrition for their children.  They receive mixed messages from the people around them and the media and end up being unsure of what to do.

Based on her book, I Want Healthy Kids, Alia Almoayed puts the spotlight on kids health and busts some nutrition myths around the topic.  Learn how to select the health information that really counts and start improving your child’s health immediately. How to make fussy eaters eat, how to boost learning, how to make healthy food appealing, and much more!

Join me on this eye-opening talk! I’m so excited! Hope to see you there.

Workshop information

Date: Thursday 10th March 2011

Time: 8:15 – 10:15am (please be on time)

Venue: British School of Bahrain (Cafeteria), Hamala

Preg Talk (Not-to-be-missed)

CLICK HERE to listen to this amazing chat I had with pregnant mother-of-two Mara Mostafa about pregnancy and my latest book I WANT A HEALTHY PREGNANCY. She was one of the first few people who got to see the sneak peak copy!


I can’t wait for the book launch in 3 days! If you are in Bahrain, pop in and say hello.  Would love to meet you.


Date: Saturday 29 Jan 2011

Time: 10am onwards (11am-1pm book signing)

Venue: Seef Mall new extension – Organic Foods & Cafe

See you there!

For more information about the book, go to

دور التغذية في صحة الحوامل

Remember to come to the book launch

Saturday the 29th Jan 2011.  Bahrain – Seef Mall new extension

Natural Pregnancy in the Forefront!

I was on the cover of Gulf Weekly newspaper yesterday! Very excited about the release of my new book – I WANT A HEALTHY PREGNANCY!

Here’s the article, written by Anasuya Kesavan:


A NEW book on enjoying and experiencing a healthy pregnancy by Bahrain’s well- known nutritionist and GulfWeekly columnist Alia Almoayed will be launched this month.

Entitled I Want a Healthy Pregnancy: A Nutritionist’s Guide to a Natural and Vibrant Pregnancy, the book takes a first-person view into how eating the right kind of foods can help enhance a woman’s memorable experiences through her child-bearing months.

Alia, 34, from Hamala, believes that most women are searching for answers to various questions about how their body changes physically and how those changes affect her mentally during this period.

At the same time a pregnant woman is typically loaded with ‘free advice’ from all quarters which may, or may not, be useful.

Written in a personal style the book picks on the author’s journal entries from her first two pregnancies and provides facts and answers to numerous personal questions she posed while carrying her third child, Tameem, now aged two.
Alia said that through her book – which is published in ‘the right size to fit a lady’s handbag’ – she hoped to reach out to as many women as possible.

She said: “The point about the book was to be a girlfriend’s guide and say what I would have told to a friend, or a sister, or a daughter who is pregnant. I also wanted to reassure them that it is normal to experience all kinds of different things during pregnancy.

“I didn’t want it to be a preachy book about what to do when you are pregnant; I am a nutritionist and I had complaints of my own! So I thought I would take some of my journal entries, like the time I was feeling nauseated, and illustrate how I dealt with the problem and not fear it, or be miserable about it.

“My clients were my greatest inspiration. With this book I wanted to reach beyond to the mother who would otherwise not drive herself here or who cannot afford to come for a private consultation. I wanted it to be for the general public and for the young women who want to become pregnant in the future.”

While the book looks closely at morning sickness, nausea, energy boosters, cravings, diet and lifestyle tips, and even provides a pregnancy menu, it includes information on the research she did to help her have the best experience during childbirth.

Without imposing her advice, she touches upon the topic of a pregnant or breastfeeding woman fasting during Ramadan.

Her experience of hypno-birthing, having a natural delivery without the use of any pain relief and assuming a comfortable birthing position, all form part of the contents.

Alia said: “I had a very easy pregnancy because I tried to have a healthy pregnancy. Every pregnant mother has some problem or the other. I faced the same problems that many women face but I fixed them through healthy eating.
“Pregnancy is a wonderful experience but it is a heavy nine months. And, you are bound to complain even during the most perfect pregnancy.

“It is very easy to forget small details and if I hadn’t written it down I wouldn’t have actually remembered how it felt being huge in bed and trying to turn around!

“I wanted to really erase the notion that labour and childbirth is a horrible and painful experience. We have been brainwashed into believing that and you go into labour expecting that. It gets worse when you are strapped and put in the most horrible position in a time when you need dignity and privacy.”

Questions about how to pursue a normal conjugal relationship with your partner has also been touched upon. She said: “I thought if I was pregnant and if I were in my 20s whom I would talk to about all that? It is especially difficult in a conservative culture. So I wanted to talk to the young women out there, many who still find it taboo to talk to their mothers about these matters.”

An issue that troubles most people trying to tackle an unhealthy lifestyle is the difficulty in changing habits. She advises everyone to take it step-by-step.
She said: “The problem I see most often is that many people believe that they have to make extreme instant changes. They are worried about how to move from eating junk food to eating soups and vegetables and other healthy foods in one go.

Alia Almoayed continued: “There are a lot of levels in between. And, if you are in the extreme end it can seem a daunting project. So most people give up and do nothing about it because it is too scary.

“My advice to them is that they should take it one-step-at-a-time. You can think one meal at a time and add something healthy every time.
“You cannot replace pizzas and pastas overnight with carrots and cucumbers. Add soup on one day and salads on another.

“If you do not plan, either it is going to fail or you are going to back out. Everything in your life does not have to stop … work on incorporating healthy eating habits, bit by bit into your daily lifestyle.”
After the launch Alia hopes to give seminars and hold private, closed door, coaching sessions with pregnant women.

Be There at the Book Launch

I Want a Healthy Pregnancy: A Nutritionist’s Guide to a Natural and Vibrant Pregnancy, is a self-published book printed at Union Press Bahrain. It will be available for BD7 after its launch on January 29 – the day she will be signing books at Jashanmal Bookstore in Seef Mall from 11am-1pm.
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Thanks Gulf Weekly for the great article!