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Food as Medicine: How to Use Diet, Vitamins, Juices, and Herbs for a Healthier, Happier, and Longer Lifeby Dharma Singh Khalsa
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Food is the original medicine. Food is the best medicine.
From Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, acclaimed author of the national bestseller Meditation as Medicine, comes Food as Medicine — a remarkable book that balances both of Dr. Khalsa's specialties by advising readers on how to achieve maximum health from simply eating responsibly and well.
Grounded in medical science, Food as Medicine is a pragmatic and accessible reference for anyone seeking guidance on healthy eating or simple food remedies. Dr. Khalsa begins by setting readers on the right nutritional path — regardless of their current eating habits — and explains how to go organic, how to use natural organic juices and foods as medicine, and how special-food diets can help reverse the progress or diminish the symptoms of certain diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Hepatitis C.
The book is filled with interesting food facts: Blueberries can increase brain longevity through their ability to help release dopamine in the brain. Kiwi fruit, because of its high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients, is said to be an excellent source in battling cancer and heart disease. Pears, with their high content of certain minerals and fibers, can help prevent fibroid tumors.
Drawing on Dr. Khalsa's own life experience as well as patient case histories, Food as Medicine outlines the seven principles of "The Khalsa Plan," details information on his other nutritional plans designed to target specific ailments, and lays out dozens of delicious, time-tested recipes that promote overall health and well-being.
Featuring a detailed, 40-day nutritional plan--accompanied by approximately 40 inspired recipes that promise to improve overall health--"Food As Medicine" shows readers the healthy and delicious way to achieve optimum physical vitality and spiritual revitalization.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-334) and index.
About the Author
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., a leading voice in the field of integrative medicine, is board-certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and anti-aging medicine. President and medical director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation in Tucson, he lectures and consults worldwide. He is the author of Meditation as Medicine, The Pain Cure, and Brain Longevity.
Food as Medicine was chosen as a main selection of the One Spirit Book Club.
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