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From the bestselling authors of andlt;Iandgt;The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine,andlt;/Iandgt; the most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything edible.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As countless studies have affirmed, diet plays a major role in both provoking and preventing a wide range of diseases. But just what is a healthy diet? What does the body need to stay strong and get well? In andlt;Iandgt;The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods,andlt;/Iandgt; Michael T. Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., two of the worldand#185;s foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, draw on an abundant harvest of research to present the best guide available to healthy eating.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Make healthy eating a lifetime habit. Let andlt;Iandgt;The Encyclopedia of Healing Foodsandlt;/Iandgt; teach you how to:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;-design a safe dietandlt;BRandgt; -use foods to stimulate the bodyand#185;s natural ability to rejuvenate and healandlt;BRandgt; -discover the role that fiber, enzymes, fatty acids, and other dietary componentsandlt;BRandgt; -have in helping us live healthfullyandlt;BRandgt; -understand which food prescriptions will help you safely treat more than 70 specific ailments, including acne, Alzheimer's disease, immune system depression, insomnia, migraine headaches, PMS, and rheumatoid arthritisandlt;BRandgt; -prepare foods safely in order to prevent illness and maximize health benefitsandlt;BRandgt; -select, store, and prepare all kinds of healthful foodsandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Providing the best natural remedies for everyday aches and pains, as well as potent protection against serious diseases, andlt;Iandgt;The Encyclopedia of Healing Foodsandlt;/Iandgt; is a required daily health reference.


An extensive "owner's manual," this book answers in great detail the age-old question that so many are asking: What is a healthy diet?

About the Author

Michael T. Murray, N.D., is widely regarded as one of the worldÕs leading authorities on natural medicine. He has been featured on numerous television programs, including 20/20 and Dateline. He lives in Washington. Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is cofounder of Bastyr University, the first accredited multidisciplinary university of natural medicine in the United States. Lara Pizzorno, M.A., L.M.T., is a health writer and medical editor with more than twenty years of experience.

Table of Contents




Part I Basic Principles of a Good Diet

1. Human Nutrition: An Evolutionary Perspective

2. Designing a Healthy Diet

3. Safe Eating

Part II Food Components

4. Protein

5. Carbohydrates and Dietary Fiber

6. Fats

7. Vitamins

8. Minerals

9. Accessory Nutrients and Phytochemicals

Part III Compendium of Healing Foods

10. The Healing Power of Vegetables

11. The Healing Power of Fruits

12. The Healing Power of Grains

13. The Healing Power of Legumes (Beans)

14. The Healing Power of Nuts, Seeds, and Oils

15. The Healing Power of Herbs and Spices

16. The Healing Power of Fish and Shellfish

17. The Healing Power of Milk and Other Dairy Products

18. The Healing Power of Meat and Poultry

19. The Healing Power of Miscellaneous Foods

Part IV Food Prescriptions for Specific Diseases

20. Promoting Health and Healing with Food

Appendix A Glycemic Index, Carbohydrate Content, and Glycemic Load of Selected Foods

Appendix B Acid-Alkaline Values of Selected Foods

Appendix C Pesticide Content of Popular Fruits and Vegetables

Appendix D Oxalate Content of Selected Foods

Appendix E Food-Drug Interactions

Appendix F Nutrient Content of Selected Foods per 31/2-Ounce (100 Gram) Serving



Product Details

Pizzorno, Lara
Atria Books
Pizzorno, Lara
Pizzorno, Joseph
Murray, Michael
Murray, Michael T.
Pizzorno, Joseph, N.D.
Pizzorno, Lara
Alternative Therapies
Diet Therapy
General Health & Fitness
naturopath; naturopathy; food as medicine; natural healing
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
September 2005
Grade Level:
100 illus t/o
9.21x7.36x1.90 in. 3.33 lbs.

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