Food - Your Miracle Medicine

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Description: Food -- Your Miracle Medicine is the breakthrough book on food and health for the nineties. This comprehensive guide, based on more than 10,000 scientific studies, reveals how you can use the extraordinary powers of food to prevent and alleviate such common maladies as headaches and hay fever, as well as to ward off major killers, including heart disease and cancer. Jean Carper, the bestselling author of The Food Pharmacy, has now translated the amazing new discoveries about the medical powers of food into practical advice and information that you can use every day to conquer disease, increase your mental energy, and live longer. A carrot a day could slash your risk of stroke by 70 percent. Ginger can stop migraine headaches and nausea. Half an avocado a day can dramatically improve your blood cholesterol. Brazil nut may improve your mood. Brazil nuts may improve your mood. Tea helps prevent stroke, heart disease, and cancer. A food allergy may be the cause of your fatigue.

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List price: $17.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/7/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Jean Carper was born on January 3, 1933 in New York. She attended and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio where she is also the recipient of their alumni achievement award. She was a senior medical correspondent at CNN and received the cable industries ACE award for a series on brain cancer. She has authored hundreds of articles for several publications, including the Washington Post and USA Today. She has also appeared on many TV programs including the Today Show and Good Morning America. Her most recent passion is Alzheimer's disease prevention. Jean Carper has authored 24 books on health, healthy living and natural food based remedies. She received an excellence in journalism award for her book Stop Aging Now! from the American Aging Association. Some of her other books are: The Food Pharmacy, Miracle Cures, Food: Your Miracle Medicine, Your Miracle Brain and 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Miracle of Food
Three Theories of Food's Healing Powers
How Antioxidants in Food Can Save You from Virtually Everything
Things You Never Guessed Fat Could Do to and for You
You Could Be a Victim of Strange Food Tortures
Everybody's Cardiovascular Food Cures
What to Eat to Avoid Heart Trouble
How Arteries Get Clogged and How Food Can Stop It
Fish: The Universal Heart Medicine
What to Eat to Survive a Heart Attack
Your Second-Chance Diet After Heart Surgery
Ten Ways Fish Oil Fights Heart Disease
Garlic Turns Back the Clock on Clogged Arteries
Discover the Nutty Heart Drugs
The Italian Experiment
Use Vegetable Power to Block Heart Attacks
Try the Japanese Heart-Saving Diet
Why Mediterranean Peoples Have Better Hearts
Eat Olive Oil: The Heart-Safe Fat
More Heart Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet
Sure Way to Poison Arteries
A Tot a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Stout-hearted Frenchmen--Is It the Wine?
Does Coffee Promote Heart Disease?
What to Eat If You Have Chest Pain (Angina)
Alcohol Promotes Angina
Irregular Heartbeats: Is Coffee a Cause?
Holiday Heart Syndrome
Diet Advice to Keep the Cardiologist Away
The Ultimate Anti-Cholesterol Diet
How You Can Use Food to Control Cholesterol
Magic Beans
Oat Power
Oat Bran Mysteries: What You Need to Know
A Garlic Clove a Day
Half an Onion a Day
High on Salmon
Olive Oil Does It All
Raves for Almonds and Walnuts
Avocados, Yes!
Cure Your Cholesterol with Strawberries
Take Two Apples and--
Carrots vs. Cholesterol
Super Sources of Cholesterol-Fighting Fiber
Grapefruit Remedy
Foods That Can Detoxify Bad Cholesterol
What to Eat to Lower Triglycerides
Grape Lore Vindicated
A Nip, If You Drink, Improves Cholesterol
Shellfish Surprise
Foods That Can Raise Good HDL Cholesterol
Filter Out Coffee Threat
New Danger in Decaf?
Chocolate, Not Guilty
Eggs and Cholesterol--The Real Story
The Most Dangerous Fat
Jack Sprat's Salvation
Fish Oil vs. a Strange Type of Cholesterol
A Peril of Super-Low Fat
Can Cholesterol Ever Be Too Low?
Straight Talk About Diet Cures for Cholesterol
Ten Foods that Fight Blood Clots
Blood Clot Factors Can Save Your Life
How Food Can Control Blood Clotting
Garlic and Onions: Ancient Clot Fighters
Onions: A Potent Fat Blocker
Dr. Jain's Blood-Thinning Garlic Tips
How About a Little Fish Pate?
Fish Oil's Remarkable "Blood Thinning" Secret
Red Wine's Wondrous Anticoagulant
Why Grapes Make Anticlotting Medicine--and Where You Can Get It
Drink Tea for Healthy Arteries
Vegetables Are Clot Busters
The Hot Chili Pepper Effect
Spicy Clot Busters
Black Mushrooms: A Sure Blood Thinner
Olive Oil Fights Clots
High Fat--Blood Clot Villain
Try a Clot-Busting Breakfast
Diet Advice to Combat Blood Clots
Diet Remedies for High Blood Pressure
Try Celery, an Ancient Medicine
Garlic's Legendary Powers
Oh, for a Tin of Mackerel
More Fruits and Vegetables
Vitamin C Up, Blood Pressure Down
Potassium Lowers Pressure
Go for Calcium-Rich Foods
Try Olive Oil
To Salt or Not to Salt?
Sodium Surprise
Watch the Alcohol
Few Worries About Coffee
Diet Prescription for High Blood Pressure
Nature's Strong Medicines Against Strokes
Nature's Brain Protectors
Stroke Survival Medicine: An Extra Carrot a Day
The Remarkable California Experiment
Fatty Fish--The Blood Fixers
What People Eat Who Don't Die of Strokes
Saved by Tea
New Salt Danger
Alcohol: Good News, Bad News
An Antistroke Diet Prescription
Diet Remedies for Digestive Troubles
Anticonstipation Foods: Folk Wisdom Updated
How Food Can Relieve Constipation and What Is It Anyway?
Get on the Bran Wagon
How Much Bran Is Enogh?
Rice Bran: A Super Superior Laxative
Go Slow and Drink Plenty of Liquids
When the Bran Cure Is Worse Than the Problem
Dr. Burkitt's Best Bets to Fight Constipation--in Order
A Cup of Coffee--A Fast-Acting Laxative
Yes, Prunes--But Why Is a Mystery
Laxative Jam Recipe
Ancient Mixup: Rhubarb--The Unreal Thing
Foods to Watch Out For
Diet Advice for Regularity
Diarrhea and Diet: Modern Myths, Ancient Truths
Cautions About Infant Diarrhea
Let the Bowel Rest? Wrong!
Drink the Right Stuff--It's Not Clear Liquids
A Case of Diarrhea and Diet Pop
Old Remedies Vindicated
A Diet to Cut Diarrhea Short
Dr. Greenough's Cereal Soup
Spicy Diarrhea Fighter
Can Eating Pepper Promote Diarrhea?
In Sweden, It's Blueberry Soup
Yogurt: The "Safe" Food
Traveler's Diarrhea: A Special Event
Incident in Portugal: Saved by Carbonated Water
Milk Gone Sour
Quick Tips for Kids with Diarrhea
What to Do If You Suspect Milk Diarrhea
No Yogurt for Infants
New Salt Danger
Alcohol: Good News, Bad News
An Antistroke Diet Prescription
Diet Remedies for Digestive Troubles
Anticonstipation Foods: Folk Wisdom Updated
How Food Can Relieve Constipation and What Is It Anyway?
Get on the Bran Wagon
How Much Bran Is Enough?
Rice Bran: A Super Superior Laxative
Go Slow and Drink Plenty of Liquids
When the Bran Cure Is Worse Than the Problem
Dr. Burkitt's Best Bets to Fight Constipation--in Order
A Cup of Coffee--A Fast-Acting Laxative
Yes, Prunes--But Why Is a Mystery
Laxative Jam Recipe
Ancient Mixup: Rhubarb--The Unreal Thing
Foods to Watch Out For
Diet Advice for Regularity
Diarrhea and Diet: Modern Myths, Ancient Truths
Cautions About Infant Diarrhea
Let the Bowel Rest? Wrong!
Drink the Right Stuff--It's Not Clear Liquids
A Case of Diarrhea and Diet Pop
Old Remedies Vindicated
A Diet to Cut Diarrhea Short
Dr. Greenough's Cereal Soup
Spicy Diarrhea Fighter
Can Eating Pepper Promote Diarrhea?
In Sweden, It's Blueberry Soup
Yogurt: The "Safe" Food
Traveler's Diarrhea: A Special Event
Incident in Portugal: Saved by Carbonated Water
Milk Gone Sour
Quick Tips for Kids with Diarrhea
What to Do If You Suspect Milk Diarrhea
No Yogurt for Infants
Toddler's Downfall: Fruit Juices
Common Culprits in Diarrhea
One Too Many Dietetic Candies
Coffee Troubles
Watch Out for Muffin Overload
Diet Prescription to Curb Diarrhea
What to Eat for Upset Stomach
The Banana Cure
Stomachaches and Pains: Likely Food Culprits
Acid Stomach: What to Eat and Avoid
Ginger: A Super Drug for Nausea
Dr. Koch's Antinausea Food Remedies
Foolproof Remedies for Gas
How Food Causes Gas
Great Gas from the Cow
Infamous Gas Producers
How to Find Your Gas Nemesis
Your Gas Timetable
Block Gas with Ginger and Garlic
De-Gas Your Beans
Antigas Diet Prescription
The Milk Miseries: Lactose Intolerance
The Yogurt Salvation
The Intolerance Test: How to Tell if the Cow Is Unfriendly
Dr. Lee's Chocolate Treatment
If You Are Lactose Intolerant--What to Eat
Eating Your Way Out of Heartburn
How Heartburn Happens
Four Ways Food Encourages Heartburn
A Doctor's Chocolate-Chip Heartburn
Chocolate's Quadruple Threat
Fat--Big Danger
The McBiscuit Episode
Spare the Spicy Stuff
Alcohol: The Silent Culprit
Diet Prescriptions to Escape Heartburn
Colic: A Dietary Cry of Protest
Crying Till the Cows Go Home
How to Tell Colic from Ordinary Crying
Trouble in Mother's Milk
Cracking the Milk Mystery
The Colic Milk Test
A Sweet Cure for Crying
What About Strong Stuff in Mother's Milk?
Colic-Curing Diet Prescription
New Food Suspects in Spastic Colon
First, Suspect Milk
Rule Out "Dietetic" Sugars
Go Easy on Coffee
Eat More Fiber
When IBS Is a Strange Food Reaction
Top Food Villains
Check for a Wheat Connection
Why Food-Triggered Gut Reactions Happen
Diet Strategies to Defeat Spastic Colon
Bran for Diverticular Disease
A Bran-New Idea
Recipe for Recovery
New Advice on Pips and Seeds
Ulcers: Goodbye, Milk--Hello, Hot Stuff
How Food Can Affect Ulcers
The Milk Myth
Farewell to Bland Diets
Bananas Build Strong Stomachs
The Amazing Cabbage Experiments
Dr. Cheney's Antiulcer Cabbage Recipe
The Licorice Cure
Bean Bufferin?
How Japanese Mice Avoid Ulcers: They Drink Tea, of Course
Top Stomach Acid Makers
Tex Mex and Hot Spices May Help, Not Harm
Dr. Weil's Hot Pepper Tea for Ulcers
Garlic--Good for Your Stomach
Coffee Spurs Acid
The Alcohol Puzzle
Beware Beer: The Acid Factory
Some Like It Too Hot
Diet Prescription to Prevent and Heal Ulcers
Defeating Gallstones with Diet
How Gallbladder Attacks Happen--and How Food Can Prevent Them
Vegetable Antidotes
Light Drinking May Help
Too Much Sugar--Too Little Fiber
Coffee Calamity
Avoid the Breakfast Gap
Ten Pounds to Go
Quick-Weight-Loss Danger
Fat Misunderstandings
What to Eat to Prevent Gallstones
Kidney Stones: Diet, the "Drug of Choice"
How Food Makes Kidney Stones
Try the Diet Cure First
Meat for the Stone Ages
The Vegetarian Defense
The Japanese Experiment
Cut Down on Salt
Beware Spinach and Rhubarb
Stone-Makers: Foods High in Oxalates
The Calcium Conundrum
The Ancient Water Cure
Up the Fiber
No Stones for the Philadelphia Banker
Stone-Fighting Diet Advice
A Diet to Save you from Cancer
Best Foods to Block, Intercept and Stifle Cancer
The Stakes Are High
How Food Can Help Save You from Cancer
Read My Lips: More Fruits and Vegetables
Top Fruit and Vegetable Cancer Fighters
The Anticancer Truth Is in Your Blood
Best Fruit and Vegetable Bets Against Various Cancers
Garlic and Onions: Pungent Preventives
Foods That May Block the Spread of Cancer
The Attack of the Anticancer Tomatoes
Strive for Five
Go for the Green
Amazing Citrus Power
Raw or Cooked for Anticancer Power?
Soybeans: Cancer Blockers
Tea: The Anticancer Drink
Anticancer Cooking: Off the Grill and into the Microwave
Cancer Fighter in Milk?
Beware: Some Fats Feed Cancer
Go Easy on Alcohol
New Frontier: Foods That May Slow Cancer Spread
Garlic Kills Cancer Cells
Carotene, A New Cancer Drug
Fish Oil Promises
Wheat and Cabbage Chemotherapy
Other Possibilities
What People Eat Who Don't Get Cancer
Diet Antidotes to Breast Cancer
Foods Uniquely Influence Breast Cancer
The Cabbage Factor
Wheat Bran Manipulator
Beans vs. Breast Cancer
Soybeans: Japan's Wonder Food?
The Soybean-Estrogen Paradox
Eat Food from the Sea
Vitamin D Protection
Vitamin C Foods: You Can't Eat Too Many
To Drink or Not to Drink?
Binge-Drinking: A Special Threat
High-Fat Danger?
Beware Fat If You Have Breast Cancer
Diet Prescription Against Breast Cancer
Colon Cancer: Fighting Off Fate and Bad Genes with Diet
How Food Can Block Colon Cancer
It's Never Too Late
The Miracle Food to Save 50,000 Americans
The Amazing Power in All-Bran
Reach for the Cereal After Cancer Surgery
Only Wheat Bran Works
Eat Seafood, Stop Polyps
Bring on the Vegetables
Cabbage vs. Colon Cancer
The Calcium Connection
A Cup of Milk, a Bowl of Cereal and
Anticancer Vitamin in Milk
Acidophilus Milk--Thrice a Cancer Fighter
How About Marmalade?
Animal Fat--Big Danger
How Fat Promotes Cancer
The Less Red Meat, the Better
Food-Aspirin Antidotes?
The Drinker's Colon Cancer
Diet Advice to Curtail Colon Cancer
Beer Danger in Rectal Cancer
Is Lung Cancer a "Vegetable Deficiency"?
Attention Smokers and Ex-Smokers: Here's What to Eat
All Hail the Carrot Chemical
A Time Bomb in Your Bloodstream
A Bite of Carotene a Day
Greens' and Beans' Secret Weapon
Eat Tomatoes and Cabbage, Too
Tea-Drinking Animals Don't Get Lung Cancer
What Can Smokers Expect from Food Antidotes?
Vegetables Against Passive Smoking
What to Eat If You Have Lung Cancer
Vegetable Craze: The Best Diet Prescription
Pancreatic Cancer: An Orange a Day?
Fruit Power
Eat Tomatoes for Sure
The Bean Defense
The Case Against Meat and Fat
What About Coffee, Tea and Alcohol?
Stomach Cancer: The Salad Solution
Anticancer Salad Bar
A Couple of Tablespoons of Cabbage a Day
Scallion Surprise
Tea-Totaling Japanese
Make Yours Miso Soup
Sodium, Meat and Fat--Triple Threat
Other Cancers: Diet Antidotes
An Anti-Skin Cancer Diet
Veggies vs. Endometrial Cancer
Broccoli and Tomatoes Block Cervical Cancer
Carrots for the Larynx
Prostate Cancer and Dairy Danger
Foods that Make You Feel Better and Smarter
Stay-Awake, High-Alert, Brainpower Foods
Dr. Wurtman's Brain-Food Theory
First Alert! Eat Protein
Coffee: An Extraordinary Energizer
High Alert on a Cup or Two
No After-Meal Slump
The Caffeine Fix
Coffee Sedates Some? Harvard Says Yes
More Brainpower from Fruits and Nuts
Potion for Aging Brains
How Could You Forget?--Seafood Is Brain Food
Lard and Fading Maze Memories
Curb Your Drinking--Save Your Brain
Eating Tips for Maximum Alertness and Brainpower
Higher IQ from Mother's Milk
Foods to Lift Your Mood
Food Remedy for the Winter Blues
The Mighty Caffeine Lift
One-Cup-a-Day Kick
I-Miss-My-Caffeine Depression
Spinach for Depression?
Good-Mood Seafood Mineral
A Nut a Day Keeps the Blues Away
Good-Mood Selenium "Food Pills"
Garlic--A Mood Elevator?
The Chili Pepper High
Diet Extinguishers for Anxiety and Stress
Caffeine Catastrophe
The Skeptical Colonel's Caffeinism
Caffeine Triggers Panic Attacks
The Instant No-Caffeine Anxiety Cure
Booze Is No Solution
The Sweetest Anxiety Cures
Dr. Wurtman's Fast-Acting Anti-Stress, Anti-Anxiety Recipe
Take an Onion
Antianxiety Diet Prescription
Surprising Facts About Diet and Behavior
No Sugar Hyperactivity at NIMH
Surprise! Sugar Mellows Out Delinquents
Pow! Bang!--My Cholesterol's Too Low
Straight Talk About Sugar
Headaches: Food Triggers and Cures
New Headache Theories
Major Ways Food Can Affect Headaches
How Common Is Food Headache?
Beware the Awful Amines
Red Wine Headache
Cheeses That Give the Most Pain
The Chocolate Headache
Hot-Dog Headache: The Nitrite Nemesis
Foods Most Likely to Trigger Headaches
The Aspartame Headache
MSG Headache
Caffeine: Good Guy, Bad Guy
Caffeine-Withdrawal Headache
One Man's Caffeine-Binge Headaches Cured
If You Have Morning Headaches, Check out Caffeine
How to Kick Caffeine Without the Headaches
Ice Cream Headache: Surprisingly Common
The Hangover Headache
Food Migraines in Children: The Famous Egger Study
No More "Headache Epilepsy"
Cure Migraine with Ginger
Fish Oil vs. Migraines
Odd Food Painkillers
Diet Prescription to Combat Headaches
Foods to Zap Common Infections and Breathing Problems
Foods That Boost Immunity, Ward Off Infections
How Food Can Influence Immunity
The Powerful Yogurt Effect
Even Dead, Yogurt Fights On
Hail the Ancient Shiitake Mushroom
The Garlic Secret
Vegetarians' Immune Advantage
Immune Armadas: Fruits and Vegetables
Zinc Jazzes up Aging Immune Systems
Fat Blunts Immunity
Why Wine Drinkers Are More Immune to Certain Infections
Immune-Boosting Diet Strategies
Foods for Colds, Flu, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Hay Fever
How Hot Foods Mimic Drugs
Why You Should Like It Hot
Chicken Soup, Always Chicken Soup
Dr. Ziment's Hot Tips for Breathing Problems
Scare Off Colds with Garlic
Drown Your Cold in Liquids
Congested or Have Sinus Problems? Shun Milk
Teas and Toddies for Sore Throats and Coughs
Dr. Duke's Laryngitis Remedy
A Super Food to Ward Off Hay Fever and Colds
Vitamin C Fights Bronchitis
Other Flu-Fighting Foods
Fighting Asthma with Onions, Peppers and Fish
Four Ways Food Can Affect Asthma
Onion Therapy
Fish Oil for Asthma
Abolish Wheezes with Fruits and Vegetables
Non-Meat Eaters Breathe Better
Try Fiery Peppers
Java--Good Medicine
Beware Delayed Food-Triggered Asthma Attacks
Asthma in the Pepsi Generation
Asthma from Cow's Milk
Diet Strategies Against Asthma
Chinese Restaurant Asthma
Food Antidotes for Bladder Infections
Cranberries and Blueberries: A Sticky New Theory
The Cranberry Acid Myth
Diet Prescription to Prevent Bladder Infections
The Fluid Cure
Beware Caffeine and Chocolate
A Starvation Diet for the Herpes Virus
The Three Worst Foods to Eat if You Are Prone to Herpes
Feast or Famine Can Control Herpes Flare-Ups
The Arginine Experiments
Herpes-Promoting Foods
"But I Eat Nuts and Don't Get Herpes"
How to Tell if Food Triggers Herpes Outbreaks
The Case of the Peanut Butter Sandwhich
Seaweed vs. Herpes
Shingles and Chocolate
Tips to Combat Cold Sores, Canker Sores, Genital Herpes, Shingles and Epstein-Barr Disease
Food Remedies for Joint and Bone Problems
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Breakthrough Diets
It's No Longer Food Folklore
"I Was Crippled by My Cheese Cravings"
How Food Can Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspect Corn: Another Crippler
Beware Cereal, Too
Go on a Fast for Quick Relief
Three Reasons to Give Up Meat if You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Case for Vegetarianism
Proof That a Vegetable Cure Is Stronger Than Drugs
Twenty Foods Most Apt to Aggravate Arthritis
Is Arthritis a Milk Allergy?
The Mysterious Tomato Phobia
How Common Is Food-Inspired Arthritis?
Does a Herring a Day Keep Rheumatologists Away?
Beware Corn Oil and Cousins
The Ginger Remedy
Spices Beat Some Anti-Arthritis Drugs
Fish and Garlic vs. Osteoarthritis?
Four Food Ways to Beat Rheumatoid Arthritis
Plain Old Joint Pain and Food "Allergy"
Surprising New Anti-Osteoporosis Foods
Boron for Bones
Pineapple Protection
The Calcium Connection
Vitamin D Strengthens Bones
Salt--the Calcium Thief
Can Drinking Coffee Break Your Hip?
Diet Prescription to Prevent Osteoporosis
Bone-Breaking Booze?
The Right Diets for Reproductive Functions
Sex, Hormones, Fertility and Food
Should Rambo Eat Hamburgers or Pasta?
Fatty Foods and Estrogen
Rejuvenating Aged Sperm
A Youth Elixir for Old and Tired Sperm
A Sperm-Alert Diet
An Orange a Day Keeps Defective Sperm Away
Food Antidote for Serious Birth Defects
Anti-Birth Defect Diet
Diet Cures for Menstrual Problems
Calcium Subdues Mood Swings
The Tea and Toast Cure for Heavy Flow
Too Little Fat to Menstruate
PMS--Are Sweets a Cause or a Cure?
New Carbo Diet for PMS
Another Theory: Blame Caffeine
Can Foods Replace Estrogen After Menopause?
The Fruit-and-Nut Chemical Boosts Estrogen
Beer and Bourbon Boost Estrogen
Estrogen in American Yams? A Major Myth
Hot Flash Triggers: Hot Drinks and Alcohol
Diabetes and Other Food Connections
Diabetes: Food Antidotes and Remedies
What Diabetes Is and How Food Can Affect It
Diet Can Be the Kicker
Milk: A Cause of Juvenile Diabetes?
Avoiding Diabetes' Sneak Attack
Fish Forestalls Diabetes
Fat--No Friend of Insulin
The Allium Medicine
Broccoli--The Blood Sugar Wonder
The Power of Curry Spice
The Cinnamon Drug
Bring on the Beans
Which Is Worse--Carrots or Candy?
Foods Most Likely to Boost Blood Sugar
What Diabetics Should Eat and Do Eat
Call in Antioxidant Vitamins
Antidiabetes Diet Strategies
Other Food Connections You Should Know About
Acne: The Chocolate Myth
AIDS: Intriguing Possibilities
Benign Breast Disease: The Caffeine Connection
Breast-Feeding: Give Baby a Whiff of Garlic-Milk
Cataracts: The Popeye Solution
Chronic Fatigue: Food Triggers and Cures
Crohn's Disease: Wrong Foods?
Ear Infections: Suspect Food Allergy
Glaucoma: Fish Oil Promises
Gum Disease: Fruit-Blockers
Incontinence: Caffeine Tricks
Lupus: Of Fish and Food Allergies
Macular Degeneration: Carrots Save Old Eyes
Metabolism: Calorie-Burning Foods
Multiple Sclerosis: A Fat Disorder?
Dr. Swank's Low-Fat Multiple Sclerosis Diet
Neuralgia: Possible, Diet Cures
Parasites? Bring on the Garlic
Parkinson's Disease: A Nut and Seed Deficiency?
Prostate Problems: The Pumpkin Remedy
Psoriasis: Fish for the Skin
Rectal Itching and Burning: Hot Prospects
Sleep: Sugar and Milk Connections
Smoking: Foods That Stifle the Urge
If You're Trying to Wean Yourself from Cigarettes
Vaginitis: A Cup a Day Keeps It Away
How to Use the Drugs in Foods to Stay Healthy
Antibiotics: How Foods Can Kill or Inhibit Bacteria
Anticancer Agents: How Foods May Fight Cancer
Anticoagulants: How Foods Can "Thin the Blood"
Antidepressants: How Foods Can Elevate Mood
Antidiarrheal Agents: How Foods Can Combat Diarrhea
Antihypertensives: How Foods May Lower Blood Pressure
Antioxidants: How Food Protects Cells
Anti-Inflammatory Agents: How Foods Can Relieve Inflammation
Antithrombotic Agents: How Food Can Thwart Blood Clots
Antiulcerants: How Foods Can Help Prevent or Heal Ulcers
Antiviral Agents: How Foods Can Fight Viruses
Carminatives: How Food Can Relieve Intestinal Gas
Cholesterol Modifiers: How Food Can Improve Blood Cholesterol
Diuretics: How Food Can Increase Urine Flow
Decongestants: How Food Clears the Lungs and Sinuses
Hormones: How Foods Regulate Estrogen
Immune Stimulants: How Food Can Boost Immune Functioning
Painkillers: How Foods Can Block Pain
Salicylates: How Foods May Work Like Aspirin
Surprise! There's Valium in Your Food
Sedatives and Tranquilizers: How Foods Can Quiet the Brain
Disease-Fighting Powers in Sixty Common Foods
Foods with the Most Pharmacological Vitamins, Minerals, and Oils
References
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