Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life

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Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life

by Glen Merzer, Pamela A. Popper
Contribution by Del Sroufe

BenBella Books, Inc. | June 11, 2013 | Hardcover

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Includes recipes from Chef Del Sroufe, author of the bestselling Forks Over Knives-The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan

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: diet.

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 health—the 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: June 11, 2013

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1937856801

ISBN - 13: 9781937856809

Found in: Health and Well Being

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Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life

Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life

by Glen Merzer, Pamela A. Popper
Contribution by Del Sroufe

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: June 11, 2013

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1937856801

ISBN - 13: 9781937856809

About the Book

In this eye-opening work, the authors openly discuss the dire state of American health, the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from cynical food politics and medical misinformation. But, more importantly, they share the key to getting and staying healthy for life.

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Includes recipes from Chef Del Sroufe, author of the bestselling Forks Over Knives-The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan

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: diet.

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 health—the 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.

About the Author

Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND , is a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine, and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum. Dr. Popper serves on the Physician’s Steering Committee and the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Popper is one of the health care professionals involved in the famed Sacramento Food Bank Project, in which economically disadvantaged people were shown how to reverse their diseases and eliminate medications with diet. Dr. Popper is part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and appears in a new film, Forks Over Knives , which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011. She is one of the coauthors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for several months. Glen Merzer is coauthor with Howard Lyman of Mad Cowboy , and with Howard Lyman and Joanna Samorow-Merzer of No More Bull! , and with Chef AJ of Unprocessed . Merzer is also a playwright and screenwriter, having most recently completed a screenplay from Mad Cowboy . He has been a vegetarian for 40 years and a vegan for the last 20. Del Sroufe ''s passion for cooking began at eight years old and never faded. In 1989 he went to work for one of
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Editorial Reviews

"Very few people, and even very few doctors, really understand how powerful nutrition can be in preventing and in treating most of the illness that afflicts us today. Food Over Medicine is an outstanding resource for anyone wanting to maximize their health and minimize their dependence on western medicine." — John Robbins, author of No Happy Cows and Diet for a New America “ Food Over Medicine explains nutrition in an original, highly compelling way. A totally digestible, accessible approach to learning how to maintain or regain your health.” — Rory Freedman, author of Skinny Bitch “A unique, fresh approach that makes the book a fun and enjoyable read.” — VegNews Magazine “Reading Food Over Medicine is like having nutrition explained to you in a no-nonsense way by a dear friend. This is not some dry textbook; it''s a jargon-free conversation—one that will change your life!” — Lindsay S. Nixon, author of the bestselling Happy Herbivore cookbook series “ Food Over Medicine is brimming with useful information that is both detailed and yet easy to understand. The question-and-answer format is very effective with excellent points. It’s the sort of book that everyone who cares about their health should read.” — Lee Fulkerson, director of Forks Over Knives “ Food Over Medicine is a must for anyone remotely concerned about health. It is incredibly funny, totally engaging, and promotes a diet that jus
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