The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity

The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity

The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity

The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity


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The definitive guide to the optimum diet for health and wellness, from the founder of Whole Foods Market and the doctors of Forks Over Knives.

The Whole Foods Diet simplifies the huge body of science, research, and advice that is available today and reveals the undeniable consensus: a whole foods, plant-based diet is the optimum diet for health and longevity. Standing on the shoulders of the Whole Foods Market brand and featuring an accessible 28-day program, delicious recipes, inspirational success stories, and a guilt-free approach to plant-based eating, The Whole Foods Diet is a life-affirming invitation to become a Whole Foodie: someone who loves to eat, loves to live, and loves to nourish themselves with nature's bounty. If Whole Foods Market is "shorthand for a food revolution" (The New Yorker), then The Whole Foods Diet will give that revolution its bible - the unequivocal truth about what to eat for a long, healthy, disease-free life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478944911
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 295,314
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

About The Author
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a $16 billion Fortune 500 company, now owned by Amazon. He is the co-author of The Whole Foods Diet and Capitalism, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Alona Pulde, MD, is a board-certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Family Medicine Physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine, integrating the best of both fields into her practice. She was featured in the popular documentary Forks Over Knives, developed the Lifestyle Change Program used for patients in the film, and co-authored the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan as well as Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole and The Whole Foods Diet.

Matthew Lederman, MD, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with an avid interest in the field of nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He was featured in the popular 2011 documentary Forks Over Knives and co-authored the New York Times bestsellers The Forks Over Knives Plan, Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole, and The Whole Foods Diet.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dean Ornish, MD 11

Introduction John Mackey 15

Part I The Whole Truth: What We Know About Diet and Health

1 Are You a Whole Foodie? Defining the Optimum Diet 27

2 Calorie Rich, Nutrient Poor: Obesity, Chronic Disease, and the Modern Dietary Dilemma 45

3 Connecting Diet and Disease: Nutritional Science Looks at the Big Picture 63

4 Reverse-Engineering Longevity: Food and Culture in the Blue Zones 77

5 Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Using Diet to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease 91

6 The Epidemic of Our Time: Demystifying Diabetes 111

7 The Great Grain Robbery: Rethinking the Low-Carb Trend 123

8 The Caveman Cometh: Promises and Pitfalls of the Paleo Diet 139

Part II The Whole Foodie Lifestyle

9 So, What Should I Eat? Navigating Everyday Food Choices 157

10 The Essential Eight: Health-Promoting Foods to Eat Every Day 179

11 Healthier and Happier: The Psychology and Physiology of Food and Pleasure 195

12 Making the Shift: Proven Strategies for Successful Transitions 207

13 Change Your Plate, Change the World John Mackey 227

Part III The 28-Day Eat Real Food Plan

14 28 Days to Transform Your Health 243

15 Whole Foodie Recipes 263

Whole Foodie Heroes: Honorable Mentions 307

Acknowledgments 309

Endnotes 311

Index 323

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