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Authors: Michael Murray, Joseph Pizzorno, Lara Pizzorno
ISBN-13: 9780743480529, ISBN-10: 074348052X
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Date Published: September 2005
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Michael Murray

Michael T. Murray, N.D., is widely regarded as one of the worldÕs leading authorities on natural medicine. He has been featured on numerous television programs, including 20/20 and Dateline. He lives in Washington.

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is cofounder of Bastyr University, the first accredited multidisciplinary university of natural medicine in the United States.

Lara Pizzorno, M.A., L.M.T., is a health writer and medical editor with more than twenty years of experience.

Book Synopsis

From the bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, the most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything edible

As countless studies have affirmed, diet plays a major role in both provoking and preventing a wide range of diseases. But just what is a healthy diet? What does the body need to stay strong and get well? In The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael T. Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., two of the world's foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, draw on an abundant harvest of research to present the best guide available to healthy eating.

Make healthy eating a lifetime habit.

Let The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods teach you how to:

  • design a safe diet

  • use foods to stimulate the body's natural ability to rejuvenate and heal

  • discover the role that fiber, enzymes, fatty acids, and other dietary components

  • have in helping us live healthfully

  • understand which food prescriptions will help you safely treat more than 70 specific ailments, including acne, Alzheimer's disease, immune system depression, insomnia, migraine headaches, PMS, and rheumatoid arthritis

  • prepare foods safely in order to prevent illness and maximize health benefits

  • select, store, and prepare all kinds of healthful foods

Providing the best natural remedies for everyday aches and pains, as well as potent protection against serious diseases, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods is a required daily health reference.

Table of Contents




Part I Basic Principles of a Good Diet

1. Human Nutrition: An Evolutionary Perspective

2. Designing a Healthy Diet

3. Safe Eating

Part II Food Components

4. Protein

5. Carbohydrates and Dietary Fiber

6. Fats

7. Vitamins

8. Minerals

9. Accessory Nutrients and Phytochemicals

Part III Compendium of Healing Foods

10. The Healing Power of Vegetables

11. The Healing Power of Fruits

12. The Healing Power of Grains

13. The Healing Power of Legumes (Beans)

14. The Healing Power of Nuts, Seeds, and Oils

15. The Healing Power of Herbs and Spices

16. The Healing Power of Fish and Shellfish

17. The Healing Power of Milk and Other Dairy Products

18. The Healing Power of Meat and Poultry

19. The Healing Power of Miscellaneous Foods

Part IV Food Prescriptions for Specific Diseases

20. Promoting Health and Healing with Food

Appendix A Glycemic Index, Carbohydrate Content, and Glycemic Load of Selected Foods

Appendix B Acid-Alkaline Values of Selected Foods

Appendix C Pesticide Content of Popular Fruits and Vegetables

Appendix D Oxalate Content of Selected Foods

Appendix E Food-Drug Interactions

Appendix F Nutrient Content of Selected Foods per 31/2-Ounce (100 Gram) Serving