Friday, June 21, 2013

Healing Foods

9781465408532HHealing Foods – Eat your way to a healthier life
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Take control of your life and your health through what you eat with Healing Foods — an indispensable resource that shows you exactly what foods are best, and how to optimize their super-food potential.

With more than 200 healing foods, from carrots to clementines, and 150 easy-to-prepare recipes that heal, Healing Foods empowers readers to practice optimum nutrition, and shows how certain foods can be incorporated into daily life to target specific health issues.

My Thoughts

A few years ago, I had stumbled on a book highlighting the benefits of certain vegetables and fruits for people dealing with cancer.   I personally don’t have cancer but I thought it was a good idea to have written a book on the benefits of healthy vegetables to help fight a sickness that is rampant.   Imagine my delight when I saw a book in the new DK catalogue on healing foods.   Healthy eating can be beneficial for numerous sickness and ailments.  

The table of contents is easy to follow and well organized.  The first section of the book deals with the kind of foods that heal (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouts, medicinal herbs, culinary herbs, cereals and grains, dried beans, spices, fats and oils, fermented foods, meats, oily fish, other foods like algae, seaweeds, and so on) while the second part of the book will highlight special recipes that will help you to heal various ailments you might have.   Now please keep in mind that though this book can suggest food that can help with healing,  I wouldn’t suggest that you strictly use it for complete healing.  I believe that it is wise to follow your doctor’s advices if you deal with a difficult illness.   However, I do believe that eating healthy will help the process of healing.  

The book also highlight the dietary benefits for different health areas for the food and recipes presented in it.  Consequently, you will see special icons that will inform you how the food and recipes can help you.   The icons are for heart and circulation, digestion, urinary, respiratory, detox, metabolic balance, immune support, energy boost, muscles and joints, skin and hair, mind and emotions, eye health, men’s health and women’s health.

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As soon as I received this book, I explored it and was telling my husband and kids about various food that would be beneficial for us.  One of the food that heals that I was surprised to learn about was the Aloe Vera.   I wanted to purchase one because I knew the benefits it had for healing small cuts.   But I hadn’t had the time to go to the store and purchase one.   But I was surprise to learn other benefits for the plant.  Apparently, it contains potent antiviral substances, it helps ease bronchial complaints and it helps balance the intestinal flora.  The page on the Aloe Vera also suggest a quick recipe to make juice from the plant.  Not long after reading this information, I headed to my local Home Depot and purchase the biggest Aloe Vera they had.   Knowing that I have a tendency to have bronchitis I knew this plant would be a great addition for my house.   Besides, the plant has also anti-inflammatory benefits to help you deal with allergic conditions and has potential in helps with conditions like arthritis (which I sometimes have to deal in my hands and feet joints.).

I seriously think that Healing Foods is a great book to have in your home.  Not only will you learn how certain food can help you heal but you can have interesting recipes to do as well.  

Healing Foods is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even and


Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from DK Canada.. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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