Giant Book of Kitchen Counter Cures: 117 Foods That Fight Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Memory Loss, Bad Digestion and ... Problems! (Jerry Baker Good Health series)

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9780922433414: Giant Book of Kitchen Counter Cures: 117 Foods That Fight Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Memory Loss, Bad Digestion and ... Problems! (Jerry Baker Good Health series)
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The healing powers of favorite foods are leveraged in the recipes and cooking tips in this guide to using food to alleviate serious diseases and common ailments. Fighting colon cancer with cheese, preventing heart disease with green beans and chocolate, and curing urinary tract infections with blueberries are examples of the preventative measures and homemade cures that will help readers slash medical expenses and minimize doctor visits. Shopping advice and menu recommendations are provided that offer healthy, nutritional meals designed for sufferers of specific diseases.

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Karen Cicero is the nutrition director of Child Magazine. She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Colleen Pierre, M.S., R.D., is a nutritionist and syndicated columnist. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Nutrition writers Cicero and Pierre offer an encyclopedic look at 117 foods they say can help stave off cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and a dozen other health problems increasingly common in our fast-food nation. The authors arrange the foods alphabetically, mixing herbs, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and dairy, and for each entry they provide a simple synopsis of health benefits, useful sidebars on selection and storage, and a suggested recipe. Foodies may be disappointed with the authors’ reliance on frozen and prepared foods: the Ginger Butternut Soup recipe calls for frozen butternut squash purée, and the Stressful-Day Soy Stir-fry uses bottled teriyaki marinade. However, if time-strapped cooks don’t mind some pre-made ingredients or the punchy prose ( "Get Hooked on It," the authors say of fish; they also describe corn as "A Bite for Sore Eyes"), this volume presents a wealth of easily digestible knowledge for healthful eating.
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