No food provides everything. But real food—whole food with minimal processing—contains a virtual pharmacy of nutrients, phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and healthful fats, all of which keep you alive and thriving. Learn how easy it is to find “real” food and discover what more than a dozen well-known nutrition experts say are their “top ten” healthiest foods on earth.
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (Woodland Hills, CA), also known as The Nutrition Myth Buster, is a nationally known, board-certified nutritionist and expert on diet and weight loss. He has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS and has contributed to articles in the New York Times, Forbes, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair Online, Men’s Heath, Prevention, and dozens of other print and online publications. He is a popular speaker who presents at both academic and consumer events all over the world.
Jonny Bowden takes his practical, knowledgeable, and open-minded approach -- the same approach that made his previous book, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, so successful -- and focuses it on natural cures, revealing the best of alternative medicine for a mainstream audience. Through his personal use, extensive research, and wide-ranging expertise in nutrition and health, Jonny sorts through the myriad home remedies from every discipline and tradition to show which work and how best to use these proven healing techniques. He also explains through approachable and articulate descriptions why they work and on what basis he selected these cures -- whether it is patient testimonials or the latest scientific studies to give you peace of mind and the information you need about each treatment.
The book explores more than 75 common conditions, including allergies, cancer, high cholesterol, depression, diabetes, hypertension, menopause, and stress.
The author of the popular The Glycemic-Load Diet reveals his revolutionary method for keeping blood sugar stable for life.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Rob Thompson, a preventive cardiologist and champion of glycemic-load science, brings you an easy-to-follow, low-starch diet-and-exercise program that promises to stabilize blood sugar in just seven days. Dr. Thompson has changed the way we think about treating diabetes—and kept his own under control for ten years—with his focus on starch, not sugar, as the number-one cause behind this chronic condition.
Dr. Thompson offers hope for the millions of diabetes sufferers who follow their doctors' orders to the letter yet see their diabetes steadily worsen. In six easy steps, you will learn to eliminate the harmful effects of dietary starch and keep your blood sugar levels perfect while enjoying satisfying amounts of delicious food (including chocolate!).
The Low-Starch Diabetes Solution gives you:An innovative program that challenges current ADA guidelines—not available in any other book Tips on starch-free cooking and easy-to-make low-starch recipes by Dana Carpender, author of the bestselling 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes A seven-day, easy-to-follow menu plan A way to lose weight, regain vitality, and reduce medication
ROB THOMPSON, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist in private practice who has counseled patients with high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of The New Low-Carb Way of Life, The Glycemic-Load Diet, and The Glycemic-Load Diet Cookbook. Thompson resides in Seattle, WA.
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The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.
The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.
History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.
In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.