Food for Recovery : The Complete Nutritional Companion for Overcoming Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and Eating Disorders

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9780517881811: Food for Recovery : The Complete Nutritional Companion for Overcoming Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and Eating Disorders
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The first book to address directly the special nutritional needs of people in recovery. It explains how to strengthen overstressed immune systems, end chronic fatigue, ease anxiety and depression, and reawaken the body's natural vitality. Line drawings.

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Dr. Joseph D. Beasley, M.D. is a board-certified clinical physician, who was also certified by examination in 1986 as a specialist in Addiction Medicine as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). During the past twenty years he has lead both inpatient and outpatient bio-behavioral treatment teams who have been responsible for the inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment of more than twenty thousand patients with chemical dependency and/or acute psychiatric conditions. He has also served as a professor and department head at Harvard and Tulane Universities, Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University, Chairman of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and as a member of the National Commission on Population Growth and the American Future.

Currently Dr. Beasley is directing a non-profit international internet project concerning with providing the latest scientific information on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency prevention and treatment to both professionals and lay people. The fourth edition of Diagnosing and Managing Chemical Dependency, a book for professionals and lay people in the addiction fields is now published both in text form and on the Internet in the year 2001. He serves as a consultant advisor to many private and non-profit organizations. He continues his studies and consultation activities in family planning, nutrition, and the organization and design of health delivery systems.

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Written for those in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse and eating disorders, this is an excellent basic book on nutrition. Beasley, director of a clinic that focuses on addictive diseases and nutritional medicine, and Knightly, a faculty member of Manhattan's Natural Gourmet Cooking School, discuss nutrition basics and explain how to select wholesome, unprocessed food. They include 127 good recipes for those who have no prior cooking experience. The only flaw is the mention of the "four food groups," which were replaced almost two years ago by the FDA's new food pyramid. Since this is the first book addressing the nutritional aspects of recovery, it is recommended for all recovery collections.
- Loraine F. Sweetland, Rebok Memorial Lib., Silver Spring, Md .
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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