Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free

by Joel Fuhrman

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ISBN-13: 9780062080639
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 557,613
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a member of the board of directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is also the research director of the Nutritional Research Project of the National Health Association and a diplomat with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Whole Foods, a leader in natural and organic foods, selected Dr. Fuhrman for its scientific advisory board to create its Health Starts Here initiative. He lives in New Jersey with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Super Immunity? 1

1 Food Equals Health 11

2 The Failure of Modern Medicine 37

3 Super Foods for Super Immunity 57

4 Cold and Flu-What We Need to Know 85

5 Healthy Carbs, Fats, and Proteins 109

6 Making the Right Choices 135

7 Menus and Recipes 175

Glossary 247

Notes 255

Acknowledgments 279

Index 281

What People are Saying About This

Garth Davis

“Super Immunity”is a fantastic read that scientifically explains the origins of Western disease and lays out viable solutions to our unhealthy lifestyles. I will definitely be recommending this book to my patients!”

Wayne S. Dysinger

“Super Immunity should be the book everyone is talking about. I encourage you to buy it, read it, and apply it so you can join the conversation on true health.”

Alejandro Junger

“Super Immunity is a much needed book that contains the key to ending the cycle of sickness that plagues many of our lives. This is enlightened medicine, at last!”

James Craner

“When it comes to diet and health, the scientific evidence shows that one size really fits all. Super Immunity offers everybody the most sensible, most effective dietary approach to become and stay truly healthy.”

Rudy Kachmann

“This book proves that eating high nutrient dense foods is the best path to building a super immune system, leading to a healthy long life with a “sound mind” and the recipes are superb.”

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Super Immunity 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
TAndersonNutritarian More than 1 year ago
Dr. Joel Fuhrman has done it again! I received this book on the 22nd and read it word for word. If I had only one opportunity to pull someone out of the morass of misinformation that defines much of the advice out there I would be 100% confident that all bases were covered in this one book! With what has now been afforded us in the way of the science of food we can now make informed decisions about our own health. Self-care is incredible doable in this day and age when information such as is contained in this book is made available. Everyone should know the vital information presented. Collectively, as Americans, we have a responsibility to know. Do the right thing..Buy the book. morass: Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms: a morass of details.
Vegihiker More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a 2012 Christmas gift for a friend who has Crohn's disease. Two weeks into 2013 and as of this afternoon she said she not only is shocked to experience her "GI working again" but is completely pain free. Fuhrman's Eat to Live was brought to my attention by a a friend who'd been diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in 2004 - and is still alive and kicking. I follow Fuhrman to fight my family's predisposition to heart disease and am happy to report being extremely healthy in every way - and I'm looking forward to reading Super Immunity too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for anyone who cares about their health. Covers so many of the nurtition/health issues. Great explanations for better understanding.
artiste45 More than 1 year ago
This has to be the absolute best diet. It forces us to face up to the over processed foods in the traditional American diet causing so many health problems today. It takes some getting used to thats for sure. Dr. Fuhrman does include some short cuts to quick meals. Its difficult sometimes to buy some of the ingredients as most produce is seasonal. However it does get you shop on the outer perimeters in the fruit and vegetable section where the "real" food is and not where the commercial food is! A definite must read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book by Dr. Fuhrman -- a MUST READ!
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Very good information and well written
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