Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal from Reader's Digest: Review and #Giveaway

Monday, May 06, 2013 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Boost mood, rev energy, and live longer with every bite

Confused about whether you should go low-carb or low-fat? Wondering whether wine or beer is healthier? Concerned that your diet is making a health condition worse? Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal sets the record straight on what to eat to prevent or treat a wide variety of ailments.

The first edition of this pioneering guide changed the way we view food and its impact on our bodies. Since then, researchers have continued to uncover the effects -- both good or bad -- of food on cancer, stress, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and other common conditions.

In this completely revised, updated, and redesigned edition you'll find:
  • More than 170 foods, from apples to zucchini plus simple ways to eat, cook, and store each food to maximize its healing potential.
  • More than 100 health conditions -- from arthritis to varicose veins -- with quick tips on what to eat to prevent or treat each ailment.
  • An all-new overview of nutrition and food safety, including the role of phytochemicals in health; the potential dangers of pesticides, food additives, and genetically modified crops; and the best healthy cooking methods.
  • Special features on the benefits of vitamin D, the real deal on high-fructose corn syrup, the dangers of mixing food and medicine, and much more.
Let food be your medicine, and let Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal be your prescription.

My Thoughts
Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal is a detailed, beautifully illustrated and well arranged food guide. It provides tons of information on various foods, including chapters on nutrition, food safety, and eating to heal. The book includes handy tables on common food additives, vitamin and mineral daily recommendations, and more. Foods and ailments are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. I was familiar with some of the information but found a lot of useful detail I did not know. While some of the advice is common sense - refrigerate after opening, for instance - there are great tips that I may have overlooked in the past. The Ailments chapter will be especially informative for those who suffer from temporary or chronic conditions and wish to learn more about the diet-health relationship. For each ailment, the book includes lists of foods that harm and foods that heal, plus sections on nutrition connection and beyond-the-diet tips.

Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal is a book that I plan to keep on my bookshelf and to refer to it often.

* A complimentary copy of the book was provided to me for review. No compensation was received for this post. The opinions are all mine.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. / Canadian reader will win a copy of Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal, Revised and Updated: The Best and Worst Choices to Treat your Ailments Naturally.

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30 comments:

  1. suburban prep said...

    I am all about pomegranates. Pomegranates have anti oxidents and heart healthy properties to them. I am constantly putting the seeds in yogurt and just eating them for breakfast. I love them like candy.

  2. Carrie Phelps said...

    Healthy foods for me are fresh fruits and vegetables. With spring now upon us the farmers market will soon be opening & I'll be able to get fresh veggies that I'm not planning to grow in my garden. Luckily I love all vegetables!

  3. Carl Scott said...

    I eat a lot of fresh fruit of all kinds depending upon the season. I think that's a pretty healthy thing to do. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Gigi said...

    Well, I have a couple of foods that I believe are superfoods- or at least seriously on the healthy side of the scale. Number one is beans- any and all kinds. I do my damndest to have some once a day. Second is pomegranates, which are not only delicious and go with just about everything(dessert wise and juice wise), but are chock full of antioxidants. Thirdly I really love nuts- pistachios, almonds, and sunflower seeds also.

  5. ossmcalc said...

    I love broccoli which is supposed to be good for you. I would like to read this book as I am looking for cures or easement of the pain from systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Maybe I can get some help in what I eat.

  6. Vicki Hale said...

    I was never very good about eating vegetables, but I started juicing them, and found that I really enjoy them that way, plus it is great for wt. loss. Thank you. Vicki

  7. holdenj said...

    I am glad to see there is an updated version of this. I remember an old copy that belonged to my grandmother around the house. I like berries, they are full of good vitamins and antioxidants. Easy to pair with cereal, yogurt, salads, even sauces for main dishes.

  8. Another Clean Slate said...

    I am not very good at eating healthy. I do like fresh fruit but always hesitate to buy it as I am worried it will go bad. I need some motivation!

  9. Teresa Young said...

    I have been trying to eat healthier die to digestive issues - my hysband and & have started juicing each weekend & really enjoy new combinations of fruits & veggies: spinach, carrots & apples is one of faves so far.

  10. itsme said...

    i love wild blueberries. I can get a big bag of frozen at Walmart and then add them to all sorts of things

  11. Heidi Araujo said...

    Raw red cabbage is one of my favorites and my 15 year old too. When we have it all cut up we quickly each grab the best pieces before the other one does. :)

  12. andie said...

    I love raw veggie - snow peas, carrots and cucumbers being my faves. abrennan09@hotmail.com

  13. Helena Lemon said...

    My current favorite healthy food is ginger. It has so many health-giving properties, including cancer prevention, energy, anti-inflamatory. Plus I've got a lot of it in my fridge and I need to use it up! Thanks!

  14. janetfaye said...

    I try to eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. I only cook with extra virgin olive oil and I read all food labels before purchasing.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Nikki Krutz said...

    i like to eat fruit and veggies. It is important to be healthy for yourself and for future generations. I should exercise more though.

    rafflecopter name nicole krutz

  16. Maryann D. said...

    My family tried very hard to eat healthy foods and eat small snacks. It would be great to read this book and have a little help with this. We like hummus and popcorn, fruits and vegetables.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  17. 409cope said...

    I love pineapples and salads. cardshark42(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  18. Maureen said...

    I have been trying to buy and make healthier meals this year. One of my favorite healthy things is raw nuts.

  19. Anne said...

    My favorite healthy food is blueberries. They're delicious plain or cooked, in sweet or savory dishes, or all by themselves. They give smoothies a great color in addition to great taste. They freeze well. What's not to like?

  20. JRFrugalMom and Family said...

    I love all fresh fruits, but as a vegetarian I am also crazy about vegetables. My favorite vegetable is asparagus, but I also love homegrown lettuce and tomatoes.

  21. Anonymous said...

    I honestly love my fruits and veggies. It is one thing that I can eat and eat and not feel guilty about indulging. My favorite fruit is pineapple and I am loving fresh asparagus right now. Patricia

  22. bettycd said...

    with summer grilling beginning, I'm looking forward to the simple grilled veggies that my family loves. After misting w/olive oil and a sprinkling of seasoning, the veggies are a colorful and flavorful important addition to our meals. My kids discovered they loved grilled peppers. We even grill pineapple slices for healthy dessert off the grill

  23. Holly Kennedy said...

    I love fresh fruit.

  24. Anonymous said...

    I heart cashews. And, all of the fruits and vegetables!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  25. kathy pease said...

    I love salads loaded with all kinds of veggies.I love whipping together a big one with lettuce,tomatoes,broccoli, mushrooms and green peppers :)

  26. Karen said...

    My favorite is blueberries.

  27. wallindeb said...

    I love fresh fruit and yoghurt

  28. Sarah said...

    My favorite healthy food is the avocado. It is high in fiber and has more potassium than a banana.

  29. Terri said...

    My favorite is green smoothies. Only way I can get my veggies in.

  30. Wayne Lecoy said...

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of
    Reader's Digest Foods that Harm,Foods that Heal, Revised and Updated:The Best and Worst Choices to Treat your Ailments Naturally.
    In response to your question of
    What healthy food is your favorite?
    My favorites are Blueberries,
    Bananas and Yogurt.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!

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