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Earl Mindell's Food as Medicine [Paperback]

Earl Mindell


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Jan. 21 1998
The author of the thoroughly indispensable Earl Mindell's Herb Bible offers timely and important data that allows the reader to understand and explore the new science called "nutraceutics", or "food-aceutics", which describes the foods that can be used to prevent and treat disease.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside; 1 edition (Jan. 21 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684849070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684849072
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,125,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mindell ( Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible ), a professor of nutrition at Pacific Western University, is well known for his health advisories. Here he concentrates on food as "strong medicine"--a means of preventing, alleviating, and maybe even curing some maladies. Always systematic, the author outlines types of vitamins and chemical compounds found in food that can serve useful purposes (e.g., capsaicin, an anti-inflammatory that has aided treatment of headaches) before launching into a full-scale listing of the "hot hundred" foods, noted for their capacity to heal: salmon, low-cal and low-cholesterol, which "may help retard the growth of cancerous tumors"; ginger, traditionally used to soothe upset stomachs, as well as the nausea induced by chemotherapy. Mindell goes on to survey illnesses and debilitating conditions, alphabetically, and provide appropriate dietary recommendations. For tooth decay, for instance, drinking green tea or chewing on cardamon seed after eating may be helpful. So is the book in general: clear, common-sensical, avoiding technical intimidation, Mindell is an agreeable authority. Author tour .
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars You Can't Know a Book by its Cover July 4 2011
By Nathanael Greene - Published on Amazon.com
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I originally purchased this book when it was first published in 1994, and have begrudgingly kept this book all these years, through my periodic culling of my library. When I looked at this book yesterday for the first time in years, I conclusively realized for the first time that this book contains exactly the type of "food is medicine" information I am keenly interested in. I needed those 15 years to educate myself to the point when I could truly appreciate and acknowledge the intrinsic quality of this book. My hunch was right to retain this book.

This book's reasoning is very accessible for readers, and its text is cogent and insightful

This book's "Hot Hundred" selection of certain foods is an inspired and highly informative - if not brilliant - compositional act, and the author's reasoning for selecting the "Hot Hundred" provides an instructive method which people can employ as a starting point in selecting any foods, as nutritional "medicine."

I have a couple of good books on the subject of nutrition, but this book takes a "food is medicine" angle. This book's author is a registered pharmacist, which explains his book's unique "food is medicine" perspective, and the credentials this author has to write about that unique "food is medicine" perspective.

This book's first, 1994 edition, is published on high-quality paper, which enhances the text of this extremely deserving book's high attractiveness.

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