Synopses & Reviews
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.
Table of Contents
The Cutting Edge of Medicine
ÿ2.ÿWhat Signals Are You Sending to Your Body?
ÿ3.ÿPhytonutrients: How Vegetables and Fruits Act as Medicine
ÿ4.ÿVegetables as Medicine
ÿ5.ÿFruit as Medicine
ÿ6.ÿBeyond the Rainbow of Vegetables and Fruit
ÿ7.ÿFrom Pyramids to Principles
ÿ8.ÿThe First Principle: Detoxify Your Body with Colon Therapy and Fasting
ÿ9.ÿThe Second Principle: Go Organic
10.ÿThe Third Principle: Limit or Eliminate Genetically Engineered Foods
11.ÿThe Fourth Principle: Eat Clean Protein
12.ÿThe Fifth Principle: Discover Juicing and Supplements
13.ÿThe Sixth Principle: Cook Consciously and Eat Mindfully
14.ÿThe Seventh Principle: Make the Transition
15.ÿBasic Yoga Nutritional Therapy Recipes
Eat This for That
19.ÿAttention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
20.ÿBrain: Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's Disease
21.ÿCancer Prevention and Treatment
24.ÿChronic Pain: Arthritis, Backache or Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, and Headache
25.ÿCleansing and Detoxification
28.ÿDigestive Health: Gallbladder, Stomach (Acid and Ulcers), Liver, and Colon (Inflammation, Constipation, and Hemorrhoids)
29.ÿHeart Disease, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol
30.ÿHIV and AIDS
33.ÿLung Disease: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, including Emphysema and Bronchitis
34.ÿMen's Health: Impotence and Prostate Problems
35.ÿSkin Disorders: Acne and Aging
37.ÿStress and Anxiety
40.ÿWomen's Health: Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), and Uterine Fibroids
Appendix A The Phytonutrient Effects of Common Foods
Appendix B Portion Sizes of Foods by Categories
Appendix C Samples of Vegetarian Sources of Protein and Other Products, Listed by Manufacturer
Appendix D Equipment and Utensils
Appendix E Resources
Notes and References