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Food Is Medicine: The Practical Guide to Healing Foods - Pierre Jean Cousin

Duncan Baird Publishers, 2006, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.

Contains a glossary of terms. A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Food is Medicine is a unique guide to the healing properties of foods and drinks. Internationally renowned acupuncturist and herbal practitioner Pierre Jean Cousin shows you how specific foods can not only prevent certain illnesses but in many cases can alleviate the symptoms and even heal the condition.

The book is structured in three major parts:

Part 1 presents a directory of more than 140 foods. Each food has a detailed profile highlighting its key nutrients, its benefits for specific medical conditions, and tips on how to use the food to enhance health and maximize taste. There are also special features on seven “star” foods — super foods to boost and protect good health.

Part 2 covers more than 80 common ailments, from flu and hay fever to arthritis and high blood pressure. The ailments are organized by body system with advice on how to address each ailment through diet. There are also daily menu planners for a selection of medical conditions.

Part 3 comprises more than 180 specially devised recipes for health and healing. The recipes are divided into six groups: soups and salads; starters, main courses and accompaniments; desserts; juices; pickles and preserves; and medicinal drinks, tinctures and syrups.

Part 4 outlines a four-week detox program: healing foods, drinks and exercises to cleanse your system and improve vitality and well-being. Part Four also charts the vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients that are vital for health, together with the key foods in which they can be found.

Food is Medicine brings everyday health within your reach, showing you how to overcome illness and maintain optimum health and well-being.”

Size: 9¼" x 7½". In the Healthy Living series. 144 pages.

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