Food Over Medicine

Food Over Medicine

The Conversation That Could Save your Life

Book - 2013
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Includes recipes from Chef Del Sroufe, author of the bestselling Forks Over Knives--The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan

Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medicine, with almost a quarter taking three or more, as diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and dementia grow more prevalent than ever. The problem with medicating common ailments, such as high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, is that drugs treat symptoms--and may even improve test results--without addressing the cause: diet.

Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn't lie in more pills but in the foods we eat.With so much misleading nutritional information regarded as common knowledge, from "everything in moderation" to "avoid carbs," the average American is ill-equipped to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually bring on disease.

In Food Over Medicine , Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND, and Glen Merzer invite the reader into a conversation about the dire state of American health--the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important, they share the key to getting and staying healthy for life.

Backed by numerous scientific studies, Food Over Medicine details how dietary choices either build health or destroy it. Food Over Medicine reveals the power and practice of optimal nutrition in an accessible way.
Publisher: Dallas, Texas :, BenBella Books, Inc.,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781937856809
Branch Call Number: 616. 39 POP
Characteristics: xvi, 240 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Merzer, Glen - Author


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Dec 31, 2019

Many benefits to this book. ONE - it is written in an easy to access question and answer format TWO - it is fact based, not opinion based. Peer reviewed, double blind placebo tested research that backs up a thesis that says whole-plant based foods are the optimum diet for human health and well being THREE - this concept is the future. No one will be able to afford the skyrocketing profit making and money grabbing system that people must "buy into" today called "health care"... it is disease management; meant to make people slaves to the system. This book is freedom for people who believe there is a better way... and there is: Food over Medicine.

Sep 26, 2017

It is a sales book for their web site. It contains no new information.

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