Food As Medicine

Author: Guru Dharma Singh Khalsa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439107599
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Medical

A holistic approach to healing through making smart food choices by health guru Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa that combines spiritual advice and integrative medicine to provide healthful recipes and nutrition plans targeting common and chronic illnesses for a longer, healthier, natural life. Did you know that blueberries can increase brain longevity? That kiwi fruit can be an excellent weapon for battling cancer and heart disease? That pears can help prevent fibroid tumors? From the bestselling author of Meditation as Medicine, comes a remarkable book that helps you achieve maximum health by eating well. Grounded in science, Food as Medicine is a pragmatic and accessible reference that sets readers on the right nutritional path. Dr. Khalsa then explains how to use natural organic juices and foods as medicine, and how food can help reverse the progress or diminish the symptoms of certain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Hepatitis C. Drawing on patient case histories, Food as Medicine outlines the seven principles of "The Khalsa Plan" for healthy eating, details ailment-specific nutritional plans, and lays out dozens of delicious recipes that promote overall well-being. After all, food is not only the original medicine -- it's the best medicine.


Author: David Wolfe
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556439827
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. In this lively, illustrated overview, well-known raw-foods guru David Wolfe profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee products, and a host of others. As powerful sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients, they represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutritional puzzle. Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by easy and delicious recipes. This accessible guide presents persuasive arguments, based on sound science, for the pivotal role of superfoods in promoting nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement, sustainable agriculture, and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, and planet. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Food as Medicine

Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498706100
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.

Earl Mindell s Food as Medicine

Author: Earl Mindell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743226622
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Health & Fitness

A guide to preventing illness and disease through nutrition provides information on the "hot 100 healers," explains which foods to eat for which ailments, and discusses product labels, fats, vitamin and mineral suppplements, and other topics. Reprint.

Potatoes As Food and Medicine

Author: H. Valentine Knaggs
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 0787305030
Release Date: 1996-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

Combined with Epsom Salt its Value and Use and the Cleansing Saline Fast. Potatoes: a Prehistoric Food; Why People Grow Fat; Facts about Raw Potato; the Medicinal Value of Potatoes. Epsom Salt: its Nature & Value Explained; Internal & External Ad.

Food as Medicine Everyday

Author: Nd Julie Briley
Publisher: Ncnm Press
ISBN: 0977143562
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Diet therapy

"Food as medicine" is a powerful approach to health and healing, intimately woven into naturopathic medical education. "Food As Medicine Everyday: Reclaim Your Health With Whole Foods" is thoroughly researched, beautifully written and elegantly illustrated. Dr. Jackson and Dr. Briley remind us that poor dietary choices are a major element in the exploding issues of chronic disease. They also remind us that food is medicine, and a big part of the solution. "Drs. Julie Briley and Courtney Jackson have filled an enormous gap in the field of medical nutrition. They offer for the first time a well documented, but easy-to-read, pathway to healthy eating that can be trusted by everyone." -Kent Thornburg, PhD Director, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute of Nutrition and Wellness, Oregon Health & Science University "Drs. Briley and Jackson make critically needed connections between food choices and the real world dangers of illness that will provoke both thought and lifestyle changes. Their simple to follow and effective eating plan, including recipes, makes sense for anyone. Health seekers will treasure this delightful book, because it offers a compelling avenue for improved vigor and vitality." -Jessica Black, ND." Author of "The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book" and "The Freedom Diet." "We have lost our way when it comes to the basic need of feeding ourselves and our families. We are inundated with conflicting advice about what we should and should not eat. Now, we have a source of solid information that helps us understand how to eat and its impact on our health. Read this book to learn how to bring real food back into your life in a delicious way." -Chef Alphonso Rosas, CCP The Organic Chef ""Food As Medicine Everyday" complements the theory of inflammation which is the basic mechanism that triggers our most urgent health threats: heart attack and stroke. The best way to treat cardiovascular disease is to prevent it by taking ownership of our health through disciplined lifestyle choices. Thank you Dr. Jackson and Dr. Briley for providing elegant education and credible insight with helpful tools for making healthy choices." -Tracy Stevens, MD Cardiologist, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Medical Director of Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center "To avoid illness and early death, we will have to rediscover the importance of real nutrients in whole foods. Drs. Briley and Jackson's guide is excellent for anyone committing to health through good food. Going back to our roots can scoot us ahead." -Jonn Matsen, ND Author of "Eating Alive: Prevention Thru Good Digestion," "Eating Alive II: Curing the Incurable, The Secrets to Great Health." ""Food As Medicine Everyday" is not a diet book, but a clearly written guide to improve well-being by making healthy lifestyle choices. This phenomenal tool provides strategies needed for a balanced approach to eating. Everyone should read this. The evidence is clear--food and nutrition significantly impact our health." -Andrew Erlandsen, ND Chair, Graduate Nutrition Program, NCNM"

Food Medicine and the Quest for Good Health

Author: Nancy N. Chen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231134843
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Health & Fitness

What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and when we eat are deeply embedded cultural practices. Eating is also related to how we medicate. The multimillion-dollar diet industry offers advice on how to eat for a better body and longer life, and avoiding harmful foods (or choosing healthy ones) is considered separate from consuming medicine--another multimillion-dollar industry. In contrast, most traditional medical systems view food as inseparable from medicine and regard medicinal foods as the front line of healing. Drawing on medical texts and food therapy practices from around the world and throughout history, Nancy N. Chen locates old and new crossovers between food and medicine in different social and cultural contexts. The consumption of spices, sugar, and salt was once linked to specific healing properties, and trade in these commodities transformed not just the political economy of Europe, Asia, and the New World but local tastes and food practices as well. Today's technologies are rapidly changing traditional attitudes toward food, enabling the cultivation of new admixtures, such as nutraceuticals and genetically modified food, that link food to medicine in novel ways. Chen considers these developments against the evolving food regimes of the diet industry in order to build a framework for understanding diet as individual practice, social prescription, and political formation.

The A Z Guide to Food as Medicine

Author: Diane Kraft
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498735247
Release Date: 2016-01-06
Genre: Medical

Can an apple a day keep the doctor away? The A-Z Guide to Food As Medicine addresses food folklore by exploring the scientific findings about physiological effects of over 250 foods, food groups, nutrients, and phytochemicals. Today, health care providers are fielding more questions from patients on how to help improve their nutritional health

The Maillard Reaction in Foods and Medicine

Author: J O'Brien
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781845698447
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This collection of papers are devoted to a single chemical reaction, The Maillard reaction. They look at various different topics, such as its use in the food industry, and its relation to ageing and age-related diseases.

Food is Medicine

Author: Pierre Jean Cousin
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1844832449
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Cookery (Natural foods)

Food is Medicine is a unique fully illustrated practical guide to the healing properties of foods (and drinks), organised with charts and thorough cross-referencing to give you instant access to the vital facts. With an understanding that specific foods prevent, and heal, many medical conditions, the book is split into three parts. Part one is a directory to more than 140 healing foods - their health-giving ingredients and benefits; Part two is a coverage of 80 common ailments with expert advice on how to address each ailment through diet; Part three offers over 180 specially devised recipes for health and healing. It also includes a four-week detox program specially devised by the author - a complete health workout that builds upon the principles of "food is medicine" to pave the road to increased vitality and well-being.

Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients Second Edition

Author: Ingrid Kohlstadt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439887721
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Medical

Food and nutrients are the original medicine and the shoulders on which modern medicine stands. But in recent decades, food and medicine have taken divergent paths and the natural healing properties of food have been diminished in the wake of modern technical progress. With contributions from highly regarded experts who work on the frontlines of disease management, the bestselling first edition of Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients, Food and Nutrients in Disease Management effectively brought food back into the clinical arena, helping physicians put food and nutrients back on the prescription pad. Board-certified in General Preventive Medicine, Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Guided by Dr. Kohlstadt, this authoritative reference equips clinicians with the information they need to fully utilize nutritional medicine in their practice. New in the Second Edition Toxic exposures such as molds, microbial infections, xenoestrogens, heavy metals, and inert nanoparticles Food safety issues: precautions for patients with preexisting medical conditions, adequate labeling of food allergens such as gluten, potential adverse effects of artificial sweeteners, consequences of applying ionizing radiation to food, food-borne mycotoxins, critical food restrictions following bariatric surgery, precautions for preparing food in the home Consumer advocacy issues on navigating claims of medical foods and dietary supplements Physical forces on nutritional needs, such as ultraviolet light initiating vitamin D synthesis, non-ionizing radiation’s effects on brain glucose metabolism and excess body fat’s effects on inflammation and hydration Preventive medicine and how to preserve resiliency at the individual and public health levels Written by doctors for doctors, Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients, Second Edition reunites food and medicine. Buttressed with new evidence, leading physicians on the frontlines of disease management apply the latest scientific advances to the clinical practice of medicine. Each chapter offers adjuncts to standard care, fewer side effects, improved risk reduction, or added quality of life. An article by Ingrid Kohlstadt on education and nutrition appeared in TIME Magazine online on November 12, 2014.

A Risk Characterization Framework for Decision Making at the Food and Drug Administration

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309212809
Release Date: 2011-06-26
Genre: Medical

With the responsibility to ensure the safety of food, drugs, and other products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces decisions that may have public-health consequences every day. Often the decisions must be made quickly and on the basis of incomplete information. FDA recognized that collecting and evaluating information on the risks posed by the regulated products in a systematic manner would aid in its decision-making process. Consequently, FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) asked the National Research Council (NRC) to develop a conceptual model that could evaluate products or product categories that FDA regulates and provide information on the potential health consequences associated with them. A Risk-Characterization Framework for Decision-Making at the Food and Drug Administration describes the proposed risk-characterization framework that can be used to evaluate, compare, and communicate the public-health consequences of decisions concerning a wide variety of products. The framework presented in this report is intended to complement other risk-based approaches that are in use and under development at FDA, not replace them. It provides a common language for describing potential public-health consequences of decisions, is designed to have wide applicability among all FDA centers, and draws extensively on the well-vetted risk literature to define the relevant health dimensions for decision-making at the FDA. The report illustrates the use of that framework with several case studies, and provides conclusions and recommendations.

Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committees

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309048378
Release Date: 1992-02-01
Genre: Medical

Like many other agencies of the federal government, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies extensively on external advisory committees for independent scientific and technical advice. Recognizing that the existing advisory committee system is essentially sound, this volume recommends ways of enhancing the use of these committees in the evaluation of drugs, biological materials, and medical devices; strengthening the agency's management of the system; and increasing the accountability of the system to the public. In doing so, it examines and makes recommendations on such issues as the recruitment of committee members, the FDA's management of financial conflict of interest and intellectual bias among members, and the operations and management of the advisory committee system.