Books: Food and Health
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure,
by Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D.
Dr. Esselstyn has, over decades of clinical work, demonstrated that a healthy diet free of meat, fish, oil, and dairy can prevent, halt, and even reverse heart disease. The images of coronary arteries “before” and “after” the diet are impressive. This book is a friendly guide, explaining the research, showing how to overcome obstacles, and including over 150 recipes.
The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health, by T. Collin Campbell, Ph.D. With Thomas M. Campbell II
The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted examined more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in China and Taiwan, and conclusively demonstrated the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as curbing obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that are widely popular in the West.
The McDougal Program for a Healthy Heart: A Live Saving Approach to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease, by John A. McDougall, M.D. with recipes by Mary McDougall
Dr. McDougall teaches cardiac patients a new way of living that gets proven results. The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart includes a full menu plan with over 100 recipes, an exercise program with
attainable goals, methods of stress reduction and lifestyle changes, and an explanation of cardiac medical tests and what they mean. A lifesaver for patients who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, the McDougall program is just as valuable as a guide for prevention.
Anticancer: A New Way of Life, by David Servan-Schreiber
This best-seller is a gripping personal account of a doctor’s cancer that awakened him to the body’s natural needs and resources. While acknowledging the value of Western medicine to intervene in a
crisis, the author sets forth the scientific discoveries about breathing, meditation, supportive relationships, and diet that serve to strengthen our own healing powers. Recent research is explained and “a new way of life” convincingly portrayed.
Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child’s IQ and success in school. Featuring easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, your whole family will learn to establish life-long healthful eating habits.
Eat Right, Live Longer: Using the Natural Power of Foods to Age-Proof Your Body, by Neal Barnard, M.D. With recipes and menus by Jennifer Raymond
Dr. Barnard, an authority on nutrition and health, designed this eight-step program for age-proofing your body. By following Dr. Barnard’s guidelines in Eat Right, Live Longer, you will learn how to choose specific foods for strengthening bones, cleaning arteries, dissolving fat, rejuvenating skin, and boosting the immune system, so you can look years younger and feel more energetic than ever before. Includes recipes and menus by Jennifer Raymond.
Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life, by Neal Barnard, M.D. With recipes and menus by Jennifer Raymond
Citing overwhelming medical evidence previously downplayed by powerful lobby groups, Dr. Barnard reveals why a diet based on the new four food groups (grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits) will sharply decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease and dramatically increase life expectancy. He also unveils a 21-day program for a smooth transition to the new way of eating healthfully.
The program set forth in this book treats the whole person and encourages anyone with cancer to take charge over several aspects of life: diet, fitness, attitude, and more. It provides a thorough
education in preparing for the various options and stages of treatment and encourages the tailoring of treatment to the individual. Dr. Block supports the optimal and appropriate use of both wholistic and conventional approaches to cancer treatment.
Elaborately researched and fluidly written, Reclaiming Our Health is a provocative and crystal-clear commentary on one of the most complex issues facing America today: health care. In an epic look at the human and financial consequences of the polarization of traditional and alternative medicine, John Robbins calls for nothing short of a revolution in the basic beliefs on which traditional health care is provided. Although America spends 20% of GDP each year on health care, the toll in human suffering from degenerative disease continues to rise and many cannot afford basic health care.
Meanwhile, women are growing increasingly frustrated with the care they receive from a male-dominated system; and the incidence of dangerous communicable diseases is growing. There are answers to these problems and the myriad others that we face. Reclaiming Our Health presents a brilliant, refreshing, and uplifting new vision of what health care might be.
Whitewash: the Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health, by Joseph Keon
Despite advanced medical care and one of the highest standards of living in the world, one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 50 percent of U.S. children are overweight. In Whitewash, nutritionist Dr. Joseph Keon unveils how North Americans unwittingly sabotage their health every day by drinking milk. Whitewash builds a powerful case that not only is milk unnecessary for human health, it may increase the risk of serious diseases.
Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health, by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Most people believe that sucralose (Splenda) is a perfectly safe artificial sweetener. Big business and the FDA have fostered that dangerous misconception. Dr. Mercola makes the case that Splenda is by no means safe; and the same is true for many of the other artificial sweeteners being marketed today. Supported by extensive studies and research, Dr. Mercola exposes the fact that Splenda actually contributes to a host of serious diseases. Sweet Deception presents how that FDA works for big food companies and not for your health.