Food is the original medicine. Food is the best medicine.
From Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, acclaimed author of the national bestseller Meditation as Medicine, comes Food as Medicine -- a remarkable book that balances both of Dr. Khalsa's specialties by advising readers on how to achieve maximum health from simply eating responsibly and well.
Grounded in medical science, Food as Medicine is a pragmatic and accessible reference for anyone seeking guidance on healthy eating or simple food remedies. Dr. Khalsa begins by setting readers on the right nutritional path -- regardless of their current eating habits -- and explains how to go organic, how to use natural organic juices and foods as medicine, and how special-food diets can help reverse the progress or diminish the symptoms of certain diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Hepatitis C.
The book is filled with interesting food facts: Blueberries can increase brain longevity through their ability to help release dopamine in the brain. Kiwi fruit, because of its high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients, is said to be an excellent source in battling cancer and heart disease. Pears, with their high content of certain minerals and fibers, can help prevent fibroid tumors.
Drawing on Dr. Khalsa's own life experience as well as patient case histories, Food as Medicine outlines the seven principles of "The Khalsa Plan," details information on his other nutritional plans designed to target specific ailments, and lays out dozens of delicious, time-tested recipes that promote overall health and well-being.
Deepak Chopra Coauthor of The Chopra Center Cookbook A natural resource for healing, rich in knowledge and practical application.
The Cutting Edge of Medicine
1. Spiritual Nutrition
2. What Signals Are You Sending to Your Body?
3. Phytonutrients: How Vegetables and Fruits Act as Medicine
4. Vegetables as Medicine
5. Fruit as Medicine
6. Beyond the Rainbow of Vegetables and Fruit
7. From Pyramids to Principles
8. The First Principle: Detoxify Your Body with Colon Therapy and Fasting
9. The Second Principle: Go Organic
10. The Third Principle: Limit or Eliminate Genetically Engineered Foods
11. The Fourth Principle: Eat Clean Protein
12. The Fifth Principle: Discover Juicing and Supplements
13. The Sixth Principle: Cook Consciously and Eat Mindfully
14. The Seventh Principle: Make the Transition
15. Basic Yoga Nutritional Therapy Recipes
Eat This for That
19. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
20. Brain: Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's Disease
21. Cancer Prevention and Treatment
22. Children's Health
23. Chronic Fatigue
24. Chronic Pain: Arthritis, Backache or Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, and Headache
25. Cleansing and Detoxification
28. Digestive Health: Gallbladder, Stomach (Acid and Ulcers), Liver, and Colon (Inflammation, Constipation, and Hemorrhoids)
29. Heart Disease, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol
30. HIV and AIDS
31. Immune Health
32. Kidney Disease
33. Lung Disease: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, including Emphysema and Bronchitis
34. Men's Health: Impotence and Prostate Problems
35. Skin Disorders: Acne and Aging
36. Spiritual Growth
37. Stress and Anxiety
39. Weight Loss
40. Women's Health: Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), and Uterine Fibroids
Appendix A The Phytonutrient Effects of Common Foods
Appendix B Portion Sizes of Foods by Categories
Appendix C Samples of Vegetarian Sources of Protein and Other Products, Listed by Manufacturer
Appendix D Equipment and Utensils
Appendix E Resources
Notes and References
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th May 2010
Publisher: Atria Books