Doctors Book of Food Remedies: The Newest Discoveries in the Power of Food to Cure and Prevent Health Problems--from Aging and Diabetes to Ulcers and Yeast Infections

Doctors Book of Food Remedies: The Newest Discoveries in the Power of Food to Cure and Prevent Health Problems--from Aging and Diabetes to Ulcers and Yeast Infections

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by Selene Yeager, The Editors of Prevention Health Books
     
 

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In just the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of substances in foods that go way beyond vitamins and minerals for pure healing power. In The Doctors Book of Food Remedies, you will learn exactly how to use the "healing foods" to treat and prevent dozens of conditions, from arthritis and fatigue to high blood pressure and

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In just the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of substances in foods that go way beyond vitamins and minerals for pure healing power. In The Doctors Book of Food Remedies, you will learn exactly how to use the "healing foods" to treat and prevent dozens of conditions, from arthritis and fatigue to high blood pressure and stroke.

Discover:
* A food that can block the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (page 555)
* How to stop cataracts with the carotenoids in spinach (page 123)
* A juice that reduces urinary tract infections by 58 percent (page 545)
* How a substance in grapefruit can help control diabetes (page 185)
* How to cut your risk of heart disease in half with three simple foods (page 276)
* A phytonutrient in buckwheat that prevents cholesterol from sticking to arteries (page 95)
* The beverage that can reduce the risk of stroke by 73 percent (page 511)
* How to stop an infection with nature's sweetner (page 290)

Plus, 150 nutrient-rich recipes that are specially designed to fight and reverse specific health problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579543624
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/19/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Selene Yeager is a top-selling author and professional health and fitness writer who lives what she writes as a certified personal trainer, expert-class mountain bike racer, and triathlete. She has authored, co-authored, and contributed to more than two dozen books. She is a contributing editor at Prevention and Scuba Diving magazines and dishes out training advice monthly as Bicycling magazine’s "FitChick." She lives in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Prevention, America's #1 Choice for Healthy Living, is the single most popular health magazine in the country and is the third most trusted source for health advice in the country, trailing only the doctor and pharmacist in authority.

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Doctors Book of Food Remedies: The Newest Discoveries in the Power of Food to Treat and Prevent Health Problems - From Aging and Diabetes to Ulcers an 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
NewtonLB More than 1 year ago
I have used this book quite a bit since I got it. It is very helpful and easy to read. The chapters are laid out according to either ailment or by the food itself. Foods or ailments that do not have a chapter of their very own can be found in the index and are referenced throughout the book. I actually had to hide the book, as family and friends seem to want to "borrow" it on a regular basis. Most of them are ordering their own copy, but for now I get calls all the time asking "I have a headache, arthritis pain, etc... what does your book say?" There is one recipe at the end of each chapter with the ingredients from that chapter. It's been very useful and I reference it at least twice a week. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone that is interested in the health benefits of food.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book because it was packed with information on the foods we love. More than 9,000 scientific studies have proven beyond doubt that food is our best medicine. This book shows which foods are the most healing. In nature animals know which foods to nibble on to get well, with this book...we will too! I think the best way to use this book is to completely read it cover to cover and write down every food you think you need. Then, try to incorporate those foods into your diet. Studies have identified 107 of the most powerful healing foods, spices and herbs. There are some compounds which just cannot be absorbed by the human bloodsteam unless they are eaten in a food. Taking ellagic acid (a cancer fighter) in a pill form doesn't work. It is essential to eat strawberries or other berries in order to obtain ellagic acid. After reading this book you will look at a stawberry pie in a new way. 'Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.' --Hippocrates, 400 B.C. This book also gives helpful hints on how to select produce and keep it fresh. There is also some great information on how to prepare fruits and vegetables. You will find great life saving information: Eating cherries helps to prevent cancer, 'perillyl alcohol' blocks the formation of a variety of cancers and contain a compound called quercetin. This neutralizes cancer-causing agents in the body. It also shields your DNA against cancer. Eating red grapefruits will give you more 'lycopene' which helps protect against heart disease. Ruby Red and Star Ruby are great choices. 'Diet has the distinction of being the only major determinant of health that is completely under your control.' --Andrew Weil, M.D. The recipes are easy to make and there are plenty of them. There are also plenty of great pictures to get you to the store! Blueberries anyone.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book it was what I expected. the book arrived when the seller said it would. The book is very useful i love it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I found this book an interesting read, I feel that the book entitled 'Curing Illness: Backed by over 500 Scientific Studies' was much more informative. In 'Curing Illness' there are descriptions for many diseases and conditions, with both medical approaches and nutritional approaches. What I like most about this book, is that along with the medical approaches, the numerous possible side-effects are included. Some of the topics include arthritis, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, depression, cancer, obesity, PMS, and ulcers, just to name a few. So I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of this book. It is definitely one that should be on anyone's bookshelf.