By (author) Kirsten Hartvig
How to use your diet to heal your body
Countless studies have shown that food plays a major role in promoting health and preventing and treating disease.
Kirsten Hartvig draws on her deep knowledge - and her many years of hands-on experience as a natural health practitioner and researcher - to give you a unique guide to healthy eating and to the use of food as medicine.
You will learn how foods stimulate the body’s natural self-healing ability, and you will gain understanding of the role of specific nutrients in treating everyday ailments, aches and pains.
Food As Medicine will also show you how to protect yourself against more serious health problems with practical diet and recipe advice.
As a unique daily health reference, Food As Medicine also takes a fresh look at the nutritional value of the foods we eat.
It will give you a better understanding of the quality of the calories obtained from the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in all sorts of foods, and it also looks in detail at the vital role played by vitamins, minerals and trace elements in maintaining health and treating disease.
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‘This book encapsulates what we need to understand in the modern world: the impactful resurgence of the plant kingdom; food as medicine has sparked a renewed appreciation. We are now finally recognising the profound connection between human health, ecology and agriculture.’
‘Health is a gift to receive daily, with everything we consume. This book has facts and recipes, making it essential reading for all, as food is the foundation to life. Fascinating and informative, from an author with a passion for health and wellbeing.’
‘This modern reference book on nutrition and dietetics is deeply rooted in Kirsten Hartvig’s extensive clinical experience as a consultant naturopath and medical herbalist. In this book you will find a useful, well thought through and inspiring manual on the use of nutrition as a pathway to health. Its deep knowledge is founded on both empirical data and new scientific research. It is completely in tune with nature, and sensitive to the Earth’s example and resources.’