Healing Foods For Dummies

Healing Foods For Dummies

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You must know by now since you ve heard it at least a million times since kindergarten that eating too much junk food and other poor quality, empty-calorie foods, will make you look and feel lousy and ruin your health. And you also know that eating a balanced diet will help keep you healthy and looking good. But did you know that there are foods that actually heal? Harassed by hay fever? Try garlic or onions, or if you prefer something sweet, try papaya or pineapple. Bugged by dermatitis? Broccoli and kale can stop the itch, so can salmon and tuna. For earaches you might try ginger, walnuts, onions, or papaya. And chili peppers are great for relieving the symptoms of bronchitis. The delicious way to better health, Healing Foods For Dummies puts the treat back in treatment. Packed with shopping tips, cooking tricks, and more than 60 scrumptious recipes, this bountiful guide shows you how to: Harness the healing power of ordinary foodsKnow which foods to avoid for specific problemsHelp reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart attackRelieve the symptoms of common ailmentsFight off fatigue and improve your moodGet your family eating right Guided by crack nutritionist and bestselling author of nutritional guides and award-winning cookbooks, Molly Siple, you ll discover hundreds of healing foods and the vitamins, minerals and therapeutic phytochemicals they contain. From alfalfa to zucchini, she describes an array of best nutritional remedies, and she supplies: Easy-to-follow instructions on how to shop for healthy, good tasting foodsA Symptom Guide simple and easy nutritional remedies for more than 80 common conditions, listed alphabetically by symptomAn A-to-Z guide to 100 healing foods available at your neighborhood supermarketMore than 60 recipes for easy-to-prepare healing appetizers, beverages, breads, breakfasts, condiments and seasonings, dairy foods, desserts, and more This friendly, caring, and accessible introduction to the world of healing foods medicine is a fun, fact-filled resource for anyone looking for a safe, easy-to-use alternative, or supplement, to conventional medicine, and who looks forward to a long, healthy life.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 24mm | 662.24g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0764551981
  • 9780764551987
  • 1,796,317

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Praise for Healing Foods For Dummies(R) "This magnificent book provides the reader with a comprehensive and incredibly useful guide to healthy eating. Everyone can benefit from the helpful information that Molly Siple includes on how diet affects a variety of health conditions, as will her useful tips on food planning and preparation. She has also included many delicious recipes. I highly recommend this book!" ?Susan M. Lark, M.D., author of The Chemistry of Success Food remedies for dozens of common health problems The delicious way to better health, featuring more than 60 recipes that put the "treat" back in treatment! Pick up an all-natural prescription for health and wellness ? at your grocery store! Packed with shopping tips, cooking tricks, and tasty recipes, this bountiful guide shows you how the right foods may help you ward off disease, alleviate aches and pains ? and feel more alive. Discover how to: Harness the healing power of ordinary foods Help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease Relieve symptoms of common ailments Combat fatigue and improve your mood Improve your family's eating habits Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answersshow more

About Molly Siple

Molly Siple has a Master of Science in Nutritional Science and is also a registered dietitian. Her other books include two on female health, co-authored with Lisa DeAngelis, SOS for PMS, and Recipes for Change: Gourmet Wholefood Cooking for Health and Vitality at Menopause, a Julia Child Cookbook Awards nominee. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Oregon Menopause Network. Molly is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and founded and managed a corporate catering business in New York City. She lectures on nutrition and is a nutrition consultant to food companies. She lives in Los Angeles. Her Web site is www.wellwoman.com.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: STAYING HEALTHY WITH GOOD FOOD. Chapter 1: Food Is Your Friend. Chapter 2: Healing Traditions: Time-Honored Systems of Nutrition. PART II: SETTIN UP YOUR HEALING FOODS KITCHEN. Chapter 3: The Conscious Kitchen. Chapter 4: Shopping for Healing Foods. PART III: MOTHER NATURE'S BEST FOODS. Chapter 5: Rediscovering Whole Grains and Bringing Back Beans. Chapter 6: Getting Bushels of Health Benefits from Fruits and Vegetables. Chapter 7: Including Meats, Poultry, and Game in Your Diet. Chapter 8: Saving a Place for Seafood. Chapter 9: Taking a Fresh Look at Eggs and Dairy. Chapter 10: Quality Fats and Healing Seeds and Nuts. Chapter 11: Healing Herbs, Spices, and Flavorings. Chapter 12: Selecting the Healthiest Beverages. PART IV: TREATING MEDICAL PROBLEMS WITH HEALING FOODS. Chapter 13: Wakeup Foods for Fatigue. Chapter 14: Improving Your Mood with Food. Chapter 15: Eating for a Healthy Heart. Chapter 16: Reducing Your Risk of Cancer at Every Meal. Chapter 17: Healing Foods for Women. Chapter 18: Healing Foods for Men. Chapter 19: Feeding Children Healing Foods. Chapter 20: Food Remedies for Common Problems. Chapter 21: Putting It All Together. Chapter 22: Eating on the Run. PART V: THE PART OF TENS. Chapter 23: Ten Beautiful Ways to Serve Healing Foods. Chapter 24: Ten Eating Strategies for Elders. Chapter 25: Ten Reasons to Begin Eating Healing Foods Today. Appendix A: A to Z to Ailments and Healing Foods. Appendix B: A to Z Guide to Healing Foods. Appendix C: Mail-Order Sources for Good Foods and Supplies. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

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"This magnificent book provides the reader with a comprehensive and incredibly useful guide to healthy eating. Everyone can benefit from the helpful information that Molly Siple includes on how diet affects a variety of health conditions, as well as her useful tips on food planning and preparation. She has also included many delicious recipes. I highly recommend this book!" -Susan M. Lark, M.D., author of The Chemistry of Success "Simply browsing through this book is a healthy experience in itself. So imaging what is possible for your health and healing when you actually prepare and eat the delicious foods so nicely presented in Healing Foods For Dummies." - Christiane Northup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, editor of Healthy Wisdom for Women, monthly newslettershow more