- Alzheimer's disease
- Heart disease
- Compromised immune system
- Viruses and bacterial infections
- Skin conditions
Maria Blanco is a Certified Family Herbalist and a candidate for degrees in Holistic Nutrition and Naturopathy. She considers diet and nutrition to be the single greatest determinant of health, disease prevention, and healing and she delights in sharing knowledge of how to naturally establish and maintain homeostasis in all of life's varying stages. She served as the primary in-home caregiver to her mother, who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia. She writes extensively for publications and websites such as Men's Health and Suite 101. Author home: Carencro (Lafayette), LA.
Dr. James Pendleton, ND, NMD, is a primary care physician specializing in naturopathic medicine. He is also is a college science professor. He has a passion for herbal medicine and has studied ethnobotany and herbal healing traditions throughout Central and South America, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Author home: Edgewater, FL, and Seattle, WA.
With over 160 recipes, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to DASH Diet Cooking takes a fresh approach compared to other books on the topic, most of which are loaded with general information on the DASH diet. The Complete Idiot's Guide to DASH Diet Cooking focuses instead on cooking the right way with DASH, and the reader will benefit from over 150 fantastic, DASH-compliant recipes. Readers will also benefit from structured meal plans that help keep them on track and the author's expert advice on supplementing the diet with exercise and other lifestyle changes to further enhance the benefits of DASH.
Based on a nutritional principle time-tested for success for literally thousands of years, the Mediterranean Diet consists of a balance of all food groups with an emphasis on foods with high Omega-3 fat content such as fish, beans, and olive oil. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Mediterranean Diet introduces the healthy cuisine enjoyed in countries such as Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and much of the Middle East.
?Features more than 75 delicious, easy to prepare recipes-each with a complete nutritional breakdown of fats and calories-and daily meal plans
?Easy step-by-step shopping and preparation tips and instructions
?Detailed chapters about food groups and nutrition
Vegans face their own special challenges when it comes to nutrition and this book provides answers. There are about one million vegans in the U.S. and about 50,000 new ones every year. A growing number of physicians advocate a completely plant-based diet for many of their patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Plant-Based Nutrition, readers will find:
? Where to get nutrients that others get from meat and dairy.
? How to avoid the vegan pitfall of overfed but undernourished.
? How to spot hidden animal ingredients in packaged foods.
? Tips for eating at restaurants.
? Special considerations for children and seniors.