Synopses & Reviews
Available for the first time in mass market paperback, here is the smash New York Times bestseller (nearly half a million copies sold) that demonstrates how food can prevent and cure more than 100 health problems -- from the common cold to cancer.
"Food -- Your Miracle Medicine" is the first fully documented, comprehensive guide to the miraculous healing powers of food. Written by an authority on health and nutrition whose syndicated column has more than 10 million readers nationwide, and based on more than 10,000 scientific studies, it reveals such astonishing, little-known discoveries as:
a daily cup of yogurt can wipe out 25% of common cold symptoms
an avocado a day can improve blood cholesterol twice as much as a low-fat diet
a third of a teaspoon of ginger helps alleviate migraine headaches.
Jean Carper shows readers how to use this miracle medicine to achieve optimum health, prevent disease, and avoid debilitating conditions, adverse side-effects, and costly medical treatments.
"There's a wealth of useful information in this book". -- USA Today
"Jean Carper is one of the most reliable authorities on ways of improving health by natural means. I recommend her books to my patients and students". -- Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing
Food -- Your Miracle Medicine is the breakthrough book on food and health for the nineties. This comprehensive guide, based on more than 10,000 scientific studies, reveals how you can use the extraordinary powers of food to prevent and alleviate such common maladies as headaches and hay fever, as well as to ward off major killers, including heart disease and cancer. Jean Carper, the bestselling author of The Food Pharmacy, has now translated the amazing new discoveries about the medical powers of food into practical advice and information that you can use every day to conquer disease, increase your mental energy, and live longer.
- A carrot a day could slash your risk of stroke by 70 percent.
- Ginger can stop migraine headaches and nausea.
- Half an avocado a day can dramatically improve your blood cholesterol.
- Brazil nut may improve your mood.
- Brazil nuts may improve your mood.
- Tea helps prevent stroke, heart disease, and cancer.
- A food allergy may be the cause of your fatigue.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -516) and index.
About the Author
Jean Carper is America's leading authority on health and nutrition and the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Stop Aging Now!, Food -- Your Miracle Medicine, and The Food Pharmacy. She is a columnist for USA Weekend and lives in Washington, D.C. and Florida.