Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition

Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition

by Ron Schmid, N. D. Schmid
     
 

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This book traces the cause of many chronic health problems to our modern diet and shows how a return to traditional foods can improve one's well-being. Modern medicine now recognizes that the present-day Western diet is responsible for many of today's chronic illnesses. Nutritionists and anthropologists have noted the decline in health that accompanies indigenous

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This book traces the cause of many chronic health problems to our modern diet and shows how a return to traditional foods can improve one's well-being. Modern medicine now recognizes that the present-day Western diet is responsible for many of today's chronic illnesses. Nutritionists and anthropologists have noted the decline in health that accompanies indigenous peoples' transition from traditional to modern diets. In Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine, Ron Schmid explains how a return to a traditional diet can help you reduce your risk of heart attack by 50 percent; fight allergies, chronic fatigue, arthritis, skin problems, and headaches; recover from colds and flu in a day or two; and increase your life-expectancy. Chapters focusing on the major food groups, common diets, and health goals enable you to tailor a diet to your special needs. New edition, previously titled Native Nutrition.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An excellent, comprehensive book. Dr. Schmid blends the wisdom of traditional eating patterns with modern scientific knowledge."

"In our rapidly changing world where technology is king, we have forgotten that native peoples once thrived, disease-free, until the introduction of refined foods into their diets. This is dramatically revealed in Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine. . . . I've reviewed dozens of books on nutrition over the years, but Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine put a lot of things in perspective for me."

"A provocative contribution to the debate on what constitutes a healthy diet. It deserves to be widely read."

The Boston Herald
"A provocative contribution to the debate on what constitutes a healthy diet. It deserves to be widely read."
Annemarie Colbin
"An excellent, comprehensive book. Dr. Schmid blends the wisdom of traditional eating patterns with modern scientific knowledge."
The Townsend Letter for Doctors - Irene Alleger
"In our rapidly changing world where technology is king, we have forgotten that native peoples once thrived, disease-free, until the introduction of refined foods into their diets. This is dramatically revealed in Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine. . . . I've reviewed dozens of books on nutrition over the years, but Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine put a lot of things in perspective for me."
Irene Alleger in The Townsend Letter for Doctors
"In our rapidly changing world where technology is king, we have forgotten that native peoples once thrived, disease-free, until the introduction of refined foods into their diets. This is dramatically revealed in Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine. . . . I've reviewed dozens of books on nutrition over the years, but Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine put a lot of things in perspective for me."
author of Food and Healing Annemarie Colbin
"An excellent, comprehensive book. Dr. Schmid blends the wisdom of traditional eating patterns with modern scientific knowledge."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892817351
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

Annemarie Colbin
"An excellent, comprehensive book. Dr. Schmid blends the wisdom of traditional eating patterns with modern scientific knowledge.

Meet the Author

Ronald F. Schmid, N.D., a licensed naturopathic physician, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has taught at all four accredited naturopathic medical schools in the United States and is the former clinic director and chief medical officer at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is the author of the The Untold Story of Milk. His company, Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure, makes additive-free food supplements and natural body care products. In 2015 Ron retired after 35 years in private practice. He and his wife Elly have a small farm in rural Connecticut, where they play tennis and walk the country roads around their home.

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