Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal

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Like its companion books--the number-one bestselling Prescription for Nutritional Healing and the newer Prescription for Herbal Healing--Prescription for Dietary Wellness offers authoritative information that is research-based and clearly written, making it easy for the reader to quickly find the subjects in which he or she is interested and to incorporate the dietary recommendations into his or her daily life.

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Overview


Like its companion books--the number-one bestselling Prescription for Nutritional Healing and the newer Prescription for Herbal Healing--Prescription for Dietary Wellness offers authoritative information that is research-based and clearly written, making it easy for the reader to quickly find the subjects in which he or she is interested and to incorporate the dietary recommendations into his or her daily life.

Updates in this second edition include:
phytochemicals and antioxidants foods that boost immunity how to choose the most nutritious foods
"standout" healing foods how to design a diet for your individual optimal health, taking into account special dietary needs such as those of women, children, vegetarians, and others food combining diet-based healing techniques such as juicing, fasting, and detoxifying how to avoid potential dietary dangers, including threats to water safety, foodborne diseases, food additives, food irradiation, antibiotics, genetically engineered foods, and undesirable substances such as caffeine, cholesterol, and sugar.

While not a cookbook, Prescription for Dietary Wellness also includes a number of easy, wholesome recipes and advice on cooking methods. It is a complete, practical guide to eating for good health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583331477
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/26/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 213,157
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author


Phyllis Balch was author of the bestselling Prescription for Nutritional Healing, as well as of Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements, and Prescription for Herbal Healing.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
1 The Immune System: The Foundation of Health 5
2 Basic Dietary Guidelines 11
3 The Raw Foods Story: A Planet- and Animal-Friendly Path 18
4 Cleansing and Healing: Prevent Toxic Overload 22
5 Juicing: Maximized Nourishment for Healing 30
6 Antioxidants: Powerful Disease Prevention 42
7 Phytochemicals: The Body's Arsenal 48
8 Fabulous Fruits ... and Bodacious Berries 58
9 Mom Was Right! Eat Your Vegetables 75
10 Sea Vegetables: Power-Packed Ocean Foods 104
11 Grains and Flours: Whole-Foods Goodness 108
12 Bountiful Beans and Legumes: The Near-Perfect Food 118
13 Nuts and Seeds: Beneficial Plant-Derived Fats 125
14 The Fish Story: Swimming in Favorable Fats 130
15 Cool, Clear, and Clean Water 134
16 High-Fiber Foods: The Body's Internal Broom! 140
17 Spices and Herbs: Flavor Enhancers That Heal 144
18 Organic Food: Extra Life Insurance 155
19 Improve Digestion and Maximize Nutrition: Food Combining Guide 157
20 Garlic Nature's Miracle Healer 163
21 Immortal Mushrooms 167
22 Yogurt and Kefir 172
23 Sprouts: The Nutritious Garden Anyone Can Grow 177
24 Soy Foods: A Complete Protein Source 184
25 Tofu: The Versatile Protein 190
26 Threats to Health: When Food, Water, Air, and Earth Get Scary 195
27 Sugar by Any Other Name ... 205
28 Dietary Fat: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly 210
29 Meat and Dairy Products 222
30 Caffeine 227
31 Cholesterol: Can't Live with It - Can't Live without It 231
32 Some Savory Substitutions: Naturally Good Nutrients 236
33 Nutrition for Children 247
34 Special Wisdom for Women 257
35 Vegetarian Nutrition 268
App. A Recognizing and Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies 271
App. B Nourishing Every Part of the Body Beautiful 275
App. C Dietary Prescriptions 285
App. D Live Juice Therapy: Powerful Nutritional Combinations 293
Resources 297
Index 301
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