Includes recipes from Chef Del Sroufe, author of the
bestselling Forks Over Knives-The Cookbook and Better
Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medicine,
with almost a quarter taking three or more, as diseases such as
diabetes, obesity, and dementia grow more prevalent than ever. The
problem with medicating common ailments, such as high blood
pressure or elevated cholesterol, is that drugs treat symptoms-and
may even improve test results-without addressing the cause:
Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to
realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn't lie in more pills
but in the foods we eat.With so much misleading nutritional
information regarded as common knowledge, from everything in
moderation" to avoid carbs," the average American is ill-equipped
to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food
options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually
bring on disease.
In Food Over Medicine, Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND, and Glen
Merzer invite the reader into a conversation about the dire state
of American healththe result of poor nutrition choices stemming
from food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important,
they share the key to getting and staying healthy for life.
Backed by numerous scientific studies, Food Over Medicine
details how dietary choices either build health or destroy it.
Food Over Medicine reveals the power and practice of
optimal nutrition in an accessible way.