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Joy Bauer's Food Cures: Eat Right to Get Healthier, Look Younger, and Add Years to Your Life

Joy Bauer's Food Cures: Eat Right to Get Healthier, Look Younger, and Add Years to Your Life

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by Joy Bauer, Carol Svec

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Comprehensively updated with cutting-edge research and expertise from one of the country's foremost nutritionists, Joy Bauer's Food Cures shows you how common health concerns- from beauty issues to life-threatening diseases- can be managed, treated, and sometimes even cured by the foods you eat. Inside you will find easy-to-follow 4-step food prescriptions,


Comprehensively updated with cutting-edge research and expertise from one of the country's foremost nutritionists, Joy Bauer's Food Cures shows you how common health concerns- from beauty issues to life-threatening diseases- can be managed, treated, and sometimes even cured by the foods you eat. Inside you will find easy-to-follow 4-step food prescriptions, customizable and convenient meal plans, and delicious recipes for your favorite meals and snacks. With Joy's wisdom and practical, medically sound advice, you will learn how to use food as nature's ultimate medicine.

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“Whether you're trying to lose weight, get glowing skin, or reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease, Joy takes the guesswork out of healthy eating. Even better, she gives step-by-step plans that make it easy to work these foods into your everyday life.” —Elizabeth Mayhew, editor-in-chief of Woman's Day magazine

“Joy Bauer has done it again: This book truly moves the conversation about nutrition forward. Joy is one of those rare experts who understands the entire spectrum of food, consumerism, and medicine, and in Food Cures, she encourages the American family to adapt with a large does of urgency, compassion, and common sense.” —Nancy Snyderman, MD, FACS, chief medical editor for NBC News

“Joy wants to help you live longer. What better gift could you give the people who love you?” —Ann Curry, cohost of the Today show

“This is one book that will change your life! Good nutrition is about more than diet and counting calories: It's a lifestyle of healthy choices that could improve your body and help prevent or cure certain ailments. Joy's step-by-step guidelines make for a hard-to-fail program that gives you the most out of what you eat-and yes, may even change your life.” —Natalie Morales, news anchor for the Today show

“If you think of food as the enemy, then you need to devour this book. Joy has compiled the total guide to 'eating yourself healthy.' It's no surprise I call her the patron saint of no-nonsense nutrition.” —Meredith Vieira, cohost of the Today show

“Joy Bauer is the best nutritionist in the world!” —Shaquille O'Neal

“Joy Bauer, a fabulous nutritionist, has produced a great resource for understanding the relation of specific components of healthy diet to fighting common diseases of our Western civilization diseases largely caused by our toxic lifestyle.” —Arthur Agatston, MD, best-selling author of The South Beach Diet and The South Beach Heart Program

“I have nothing but the utmost respect for Joy and her work. For many years she has helped me and my family with dieting and nutrition. She is forever searching for new ways to improve health and wellness. She is a star in my eyes.” —Tommy Mottola, music mogul, former chairman Sony Music Entertainment

“When it comes to questions about nutrition, Joy Bauer is your go-to source. She's got all the facts, with great tips for healthy eating and living with a totally sensible and, more importantly, realistic outlook on all of it. In my experience, this is the woman--and now the book with the answers.” —Bobby Flay, chef/owner Mesa Grill, Bolo, Bar Americain, and Bobby Flay Steak, and author of Grilling For Life

“While reading Joy Bauer's Food Cures, I felt like I was visiting with Joy at her office. The book captures her real-life persona . . . one of encouragement, humor, resiliency, support, genuine concern . . . and, above all, her ability to present realistic and practical options in achieving your personal goals and objectives!” —Paul Carlucci, publisher of the New York Post

“Joy Bauer has somehow made the impossible, possible. She makes smart eating, weight loss, and now, in this book, preventive and curative health a reality. Joy's simple and practical steps are easy to follow, even for those who feel challenged in this area. Our family knows firsthand that success is inevitable when you listen to Joy.” —Jessica Seinfeld, author and founder/president, Baby Buggy, Inc.

“In a world crammed with crackhead nutritionists, Joy Bauer is a beacon of sanity. No joke she saved my life.” —Dany Levy, founder and editor-in-chief of DailyCandy

“Joy Bauer is an amazing food coach! Food Cures will connect the dots between eating well, feeling healthy, and really enjoying your life.” —Vicki Wellington, associate publisher, Domino magazine

“This is an easy-to-read, absolutely comprehensive, medically accurate guide to food as a body fuel. This book is a real contribution to the field it explains the principles of nutrition and lays out the practices of eating for health and well-being. It is a gem.” —Orli R. Etingin, MD, professor of clinical medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital

“Joy has written a superb, readable, and tremendously useful book that distills all her expertise into a volume I will use personally and give to all my patients. It's uniquely valuable.” —Marianne J. Legato, MD, founder and director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, Inc.; professor of clinical medicine, Columbia University; and adjunct professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins

“Wow! Joy has finally given us what we need. She has written a comprehensive, well-researched, easy-to-use nutritional guide for people who want to protect their vision from cataracts and macular degeneration.” —Paul T. Finger, MD, FACS, clinical professor of ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, and author of The Macular Degeneration Network

“Joy Bauer has been the 'go-to' nutritionist in New York for many years. This easy-to-read book captures her warmth, her humor, her clinical wisdom, and her vast experience, and gives sensible advice about managing your diet and staying healthy. It is a most welcome resource!” —B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Ruane Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University; and director, Eating Disorders Research Unit, New York Psychiatric Institute

“Joy's book serves up heaping portions of useful nutritional and general health information, coupled with lots of common sense advice and guidance. She spices it up with great anecdotes and recipes, written in a conversation style that makes this book a joy to read. I thought I'd just glance at the Weight Loss and Beautiful Skin chapters, but each chapter was filled with so many goodies I could not put it down.” —Marsha Gordon, MD, clinical professor, dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

“Joy Bauer's Food Cures offers a welcome addition to my shelf of trusted books. It is a well-researched guidebook for helping select the foods that will make and keep you healthy.” —Evelyn Attia, MD, associate director, The Eating Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

“Joy Bauer's new book is well written, easily read, and a great guide for eating properly. Her style and 4-step outlines make it easy for anyone to understand and follow the programs. It is a great recipe for all of us to learn.” —Phillip Bauman, MD, orthopaedic consultant for the New York City Ballet

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Meet the Author

Joy Bauer is the author of seven books on food and nutrition, including two New York Times bestsellers. She is the resident nutrition expert for the Today show and Yahoo.com, and a contributing editor to Parade and Woman's Day magazines. She has built one of the largest, most advanced nutrition centers in the country and is official nutrionist to the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying that I have been a loyal follower of the Today Show for a very long time. A few years back, a nutritionist by the name of Joy Bauer slowly started to become a regular expert they have on. At first i didn't really think much of it, but as i started listening to her tips and suggestions, i found myself eating better and losing weight without even realizing it. Cut to today, I am in the best shape of my life and all this is due to Joy! I have read every book and keep an eye out for all her segments. She is extremely knowledgeable and after doing lots of research on her, very well respected and at the top of her field (which is obviously nutrition). Food Cures, her newest book, is nothing short of spectacular. If you are serious about losing weight or trying to be a healthier eater, don't walk, run and buy this book! I can't say enough positive things about it. Thank you Joy for changing my life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent 'reference' book as well as one to get you started on the right path to better health, and yes weight loss is that's what you need. I already ate healthy but have painful arthritis and I really needed to lose 20 lbs so after seeing Joy on The Today Show promoting her book back in November, I made the purchase just before the holidays but didn't really get down to reading it until a bout with arthitis got me down earlier this year. I cannot believe what a difference this book has made in my life in just 3 months. I have never written a review until now, but I highly recommend this book to anyone who is REALLY ready to make a significant change in their life and health.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! It is a roadmap for a healthy you. The user-friendly tone made it a delight to read. The information at the beginning of each chapter is fantastic. Well written, very informational, helped me understand my health issues more clearly - loved the real-life stories. The 4-Step Plans are AMAZING. Quick, easy, right to the point. It helped me figure out which supplements I should take and put an amazing grocery list right into my hands. I have made some of the recipes and they are delicious (Skinny Sheppard's Pie is terrific) and the food plan is so easy to follow. I was happily surprised to find all of the research links at the end of the book. No hocus-pocus here people. Joy has created a rock solid book based on the latest research and breakthroughs - Thanks Joy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
With our country amid an obesity epidemic and clear evidence that poor nutrition/eating prompts or worsens many diseases (from heart disease and cancer to PMS and migraine), Food Cures should be mandatory reading for every American teen and adult. No matter your goal -- to lose weight, be stronger, look better or cure disease -- this book tells you how to do it: The information is clear, accurate, and precise about what to eat, when, why, how much no matter your particular situation or goal. The 4-step programs are easy, safe, realistic and results-driven. But more than just great advice from two qualified sources -- nationally known, top-notch nutritionist Bauer and veteran health and medical author Svec -- Food Cures offers tasty, easy-to-preare recipes that put most cookbooks to shame. (Each has complete nutritent listings -- I've tried several, all delicious -- and are perfect for either family dinners or trying-to-impress parties). If you eat, you need this book. It will feed your mind and improve your body. A must for every kitchen and library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the artical in womens day. As i read i became more pulled in. I have been on a up hill climb learning to eat as a life style change. I took away small things from the article right away. I went to look her up. Found her diet plans and recipes i have enjoyed every one i tried so far. Saw she had some books. Purchased the it again i read and could do several small things that t believe will make a hugh difference . I am telling my friends different things i have learnd and they are trying it too. Wish i found sooner. My story is i have always been a picky eater. And i might have had an eatting disorder. Ionly eat what i liked and often only maybe twice aday from my tees on
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-Moves swiftly across the house by sliding with his socks.- This sounds awful. -He mumbles with a mouthful of goldfish at his computer playing music.-