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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekend Cooking and Book Review - Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal

Did your momma ever tell you "eat that, it's good for you!"?   How many times have we heard "oh, that's not good for you to eat!"?  Well, now with the help of a fascinating book, "Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal," we can know exactly which foods are good for us and which to stay away from!

The first edition of Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal changed the way we view food and its impact on our bodies. More than 7 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide since then, and interest in food as medicine has only grown as researchers have continued to discover the crucial connections between diet and chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses, as well as the impact of food on stress, insomnia, and other common complaints.

In this completely revised, updated, and redesigned edition, you'll find:

  • More than 90 health condition entries from arthritis to insomnia to heart disease
  • Almost 150 food entries from apples to zucchini, including fast food, additives, and more
  • Simple ways to eat, cook, and store each food
  • Food-medicine interactions to be aware of
  • Sidebars on everything from the new USDA Food Plate to the many benefits of vitamin D, probiotics and super foods like goji berries and acai.

I was so impressed with how this book is laid out!  It's easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to use as a reference at the drop of a spoon!  

The first section deals with how foods affect our bodies, gives new information on food safety standards, and how food can help us to heal our bodies.  The second section breaks down food and their benefits and their dangers alphabetically, with info on how each food affects our health, what harms it might hold, eating tips, buying tips and storing tips.

Section three is devoted to a variety of condition and ailments and how foods can help to heal these illnesses. From acne to strokes to macular degeneration, there is information on what foods help, what foods to avoid and ideas to discuss with the doctor.

This really is an all-in-one book that should be apart of everyone's cooking and medical library!  I highly recommend it!

Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. With offices in 43 countries, the company reaches customers in 78 countries, publishes 91 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader's Digest, the world's largest-circulation magazine, operates 78 branded websites and sells 40 million books, music and video products across the world each year. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com.

Joe Schwarcz, PhD, the Director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society, is dedicated to demystifying science for the public, the media, and students. Dr. Schwarcz is well-known for his informative and entertaining lectures on nutrition and alternative medicine. He has written several best-selling books, received numerous awards, appears regularly on the Discovery Channel, and was the host of "Science To Go" a show that focused on common foods, as well as special appearances on various other TV and radio shows. He lives in Montreal.

Fran Berkoff, RD, is a registered dietitian at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and the nutrition columnist for the Toronto Sun and Canadian Living magazine. Berkoff lives in Toronto.

My thanks to Jennifer Brod at Goodman Media for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

Weekend Cooking is a weekly meme sponsored by BethFishReads at www.bethfishreads.com 
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Laurie C said...

I have a daughter newly diagnosed with celiac so I've got to get educated fast on gluten avoidance. It's so much more than just not eating wheat!

Beth F said...

Sounds like a fabulous reference for everyone.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Laurie, they have a whole section about dealing with celiac and what foods help and what to avoid!

Peggy Ann said...

Reader's Digest always does excellent work! I'll see if my library has this one.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

This does sound like a book that everyone should have.

caite said...

sounds like a great resource...