Healing Foods For Dummies

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You must know by now—since you’ve heard it at least a million times since kindergarten—that eating too much junk food and other poor quality, empty-calorie foods, will make you look and feel lousy and ruin your health. And you also know that eating a balanced diet will help keep you healthy and looking good. But did you know that there are foods that actually heal? Harassed by hay fever? Try garlic or onions, or if you prefer something sweet, try papaya or pineapple. Bugged by dermatitis? Broccoli and kale can ...
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Overview

You must know by now—since you’ve heard it at least a million times since kindergarten—that eating too much junk food and other poor quality, empty-calorie foods, will make you look and feel lousy and ruin your health. And you also know that eating a balanced diet will help keep you healthy and looking good. But did you know that there are foods that actually heal? Harassed by hay fever? Try garlic or onions, or if you prefer something sweet, try papaya or pineapple. Bugged by dermatitis? Broccoli and kale can stop the itch, so can salmon and tuna. For earaches you might try ginger, walnuts, onions, or papaya. And chili peppers are great for relieving the symptoms of bronchitis.

The delicious way to better health, Healing Foods For Dummies puts the “treat” back in treatment.  Packed with shopping tips, cooking tricks, and more than 60 scrumptious recipes, this bountiful guide shows you how to:

  • Harness the healing power of ordinary foods
  • Know which foods to avoid for specific problems
  • Help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart attack
  • Relieve the symptoms of common ailments
  • Fight off fatigue and improve your mood
  • Get your family eating right

Guided by crack nutritionist and bestselling author of nutritional guides and award-winning cookbooks, Molly Siple, you’ll discover hundreds of healing foods and the vitamins, minerals and therapeutic phytochemicals they contain.

From alfalfa to zucchini, she describes an array of best nutritional remedies, and she supplies:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions on how to shop for healthy, good tasting foods
  • A Symptom Guide—simple and easy nutritional remedies for more than 80 common conditions, listed alphabetically by symptom
  • An A-to-Z guide to 100 healing foods available at your neighborhood supermarket
  • More than 60 recipes for easy-to-prepare healing appetizers, beverages, breads, breakfasts, condiments and seasonings, dairy foods, desserts, and more

This friendly, caring, and accessible introduction to the world of healing foods medicine is a fun, fact-filled resource for anyone looking for a safe, easy-to-use alternative, or supplement, to conventional medicine, and who looks forward to a long, healthy life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764551987
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Molly Siple has a Master of Science in Nutritional Science and is also a registered dietitian. Her other books include two on female health, co-authored with Lisa DeAngelis, SOS for PMS, and Recipes for Change: Gourmet Wholefood Cooking for Health and Vitality at Menopause, a Julia Child Cookbook Awards nominee. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Oregon Menopause Network. Molly is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and founded and managed a corporate catering business in New York City. She lectures on nutrition and is a nutrition consultant to food companies. She lives in Los Angeles. Her Web site is www.wellwoman.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: STAYING HEALTHY WITH GOOD FOOD.

Chapter 1: Food Is Your Friend.

Chapter 2: Healing Traditions: Time-Honored Systems of Nutrition.

PART II: SETTIN UP YOUR HEALING FOODS KITCHEN.

Chapter 3: The Conscious Kitchen.

Chapter 4: Shopping for Healing Foods.

PART III: MOTHER NATURE'S BEST FOODS.

Chapter 5: Rediscovering Whole Grains and Bringing Back Beans.

Chapter 6: Getting Bushels of Health Benefits from Fruits and Vegetables.

Chapter 7: Including Meats, Poultry, and Game in Your Diet.

Chapter 8: Saving a Place for Seafood.

Chapter 9: Taking a Fresh Look at Eggs and Dairy.

Chapter 10: Quality Fats and Healing Seeds and Nuts.

Chapter 11: Healing Herbs, Spices, and Flavorings.

Chapter 12: Selecting the Healthiest Beverages.

PART IV: TREATING MEDICAL PROBLEMS WITH HEALING FOODS.

Chapter 13: Wakeup Foods for Fatigue.

Chapter 14: Improving Your Mood with Food.

Chapter 15: Eating for a Healthy Heart.

Chapter 16: Reducing Your Risk of Cancer at Every Meal.

Chapter 17: Healing Foods for Women.

Chapter 18: Healing Foods for Men.

Chapter 19: Feeding Children Healing Foods.

Chapter 20: Food Remedies for Common Problems.

Chapter 21: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 22: Eating on the Run.

PART V: THE PART OF TENS.

Chapter 23: Ten Beautiful Ways to Serve Healing Foods.

Chapter 24: Ten Eating Strategies for Elders.

Chapter 25: Ten Reasons to Begin Eating Healing Foods Today.

Appendix A: A to Z to Ailments and Healing Foods.

Appendix B: A to Z Guide to Healing Foods.

Appendix C: Mail-Order Sources for Good Foods and Supplies.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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