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How Not to Die
Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM (Dec 08, 2015)
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From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, D...
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Amy Tan
The Complete Guide to Fasting
Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
by Dr. Jason Fung (Oct 18, 2016)
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The Complete Guide to Fasting Heal Your Body Through Intermittent Alternate-Day and Extended Fasting...
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Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition
A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food ... A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies)
by Phyllis A. Balch CNC (Oct 05, 2010)
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Natural health's number-one bestseller for more than twenty years, completely revised and updated. With more than five million copies sold, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. A pioneer in the field of nutritional healing, Phyllis Balch passionately a...
Good Calories, Bad Calories
Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
by Gary Taubes (Sep 23, 2008)
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Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight, and DiseaseIn this groundbreaking book, the result of seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.For decades we have been...
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure
by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. (Jan 31, 2008)
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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease challenges conventional cardiology by posing a compelling, revolutionary idea-that we can, in fact, abolish the heart disease epidemic in this country by changing our diets. Drawing on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a former surgeon, researcher, and ...
The Cheese Trap
How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy
by Neal D Barnard MD FACC (Feb 28, 2017)
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New York Times bestselling author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the shocking truth about cheese-the dangerous addiction that is harming your health-and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great. We've been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous. Loaded with calories, fat, and cholesterol, cheese ca...
The Big Fat Surprise
Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
by Nina Teicholz (Jan 06, 2015)
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In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.For decade...
Deep Nutrition
Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food
by Catherine Shanahan M.D. (May 29, 2018)
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One of the Best Health and Wellness Books of 2017 -- Sports Illustrated A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free--now with a prescriptive plan for "The Human Diet" to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help peo...
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Healing With Whole Foods
Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (3rd Edition)
by Paul Pitchford (Nov 05, 2002)
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Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a primer on nutrition--including facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the "regeneration diets" used by cancer patients and arthritics--along with an inspiring cookb...
Tripping over the Truth
How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine's Most Entrenched Paradigms
by Travis Christofferson (Feb 01, 2017)
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A masterful synchronization of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanity's darkest diagnosis.In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project's failure to provide a legible roadmap to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease. Tripping over the ...
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The Starch Solution
Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!
by John McDougall (Jun 04, 2013)
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A bestselling author’s groundbreaking eating plan that challenges the notion that starch is unhealthyFrom Atkins to Dukan, the fear-mongering about carbs over the past few decades has reached a fever pitch; the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger a cavalcade of shame and longing.In The Starch Solution, bestselling diet doctor a...
The Wahls Protocol
A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
by Terry Wahls M.D. (Dec 30, 2014)
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An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (M...
Eat to Beat Disease
The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
by William W Li MD (Mar 19, 2019)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Is your diet feeding or defeating disease? Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and the dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in EAT TO BEAT DISEASE.We have radically underest...
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Cancer as a Metabolic Disease
On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer
by Thomas Seyfried (Jun 25, 2012)
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The book addresses controversies related to the origins of cancer and provides solutions to cancer management and prevention. It expands upon Otto Warburg's well-known theory that all cancer is a disease of energy metabolism. However, Warburg did not link his theory to the "hallmarks of cancer" and thus his theory was discredited. This book aims to...
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Eating on the Wild Side
The Missing Link to Optimum Health
by Jo Robinson (May 20, 2014)
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The next stage in the food revolution--a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost.Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and...
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
by Weston Andrew Price (Jan 01, 2006)
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An epic study demonstrating the importance of whole food nutrition, and the degeneration and destruction that comes from a diet of processed foods.For nearly 10 years, Weston Price and his wife traveled around the world in search of the secret to health. Instead of looking at people afflicted with disease symptoms, this highly-respected dentist and...
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living
An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable
by Stephen D. Phinney (May 19, 2011)
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The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide To Making The Life-Saving Benefits Of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable And EnjoyableCarbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in ma...
The Magnesium Miracle
by Carolyn Dean (Dec 26, 2006)
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REVISED AND UPDATED 2014 EDITION   Magnesium is an essential nutrient, indispensable to your health and well-being. By adding this mineral to your diet, you are guarding against—and helping to alleviate—such threats as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and asthma. But despite magnesium’s numerous benefits, many A...
Super Immunity
The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free (Eat for Life)
by Joel Fuhrman (Dec 31, 2013)
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Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others?What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do?Is there a secret to staying healthy?Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide...
Perfect Health Diet
Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat
by Paul Jaminet Ph.D. (Dec 03, 2013)
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Suffering from chronic illness and unable to get satisfactory results from doctors, husband and wife scientists Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet took an intensely personal interest in health and nutrition. They embarked on five years of rigorous research. What they found changed their lives— and the lives of thousands of their readers. In Perfect Health...
The Paleo Solution
The Original Human Diet
by Robb Wolf (Sep 14, 2010)
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Do you want to lose fat and stay young, all while avoiding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and a host of other illnesses? The Paleo Solution incorporates the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry and anthropology to help you look, feel and perform your best. Written by Robb Wolf, a research biochemist w...
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Keto Clarity
Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet
by Jimmy Moore (Aug 05, 2014)
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Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving ...
Sugar Blues
by William Dufty (Mar 17, 1986)
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It's a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it's as addictive as nicotine -- and as poisonous. It's sugar. And "Sugar Blues", inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unma...
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Cure Tooth Decay
Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition, 2nd Edition
by Ramiel Nagel (Nov 11, 2010)
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There is a holistic alternative to conventional dental treatments which can help you heal tooth pain, reduce tooth infections, halt tooth decay and inhibit gum disease. Learn about a flexible whole foods dietary program pioneered by the head of research at the National Dental Association, Weston Price D.D.S. that proved 90-95% effective in halting ...
The Primal Blueprint
Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
by Mark Sisson (Jan 14, 2012)
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Being healthy and fit has gone mainstream--millions sweat the calories away on the roads or in health clubs and scrutinize labels and menus trying to do the right thing to control weight, delay aging, and feel healthy, fit, and energetic. And it's simply not working. Rates of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer continue to climb...
Food
What the Heck Should I Eat?
by Mark Hyman M.D. (Feb 27, 2018)
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman sorts through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat. Did you know that eating oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil? Even the most health conscious among us have a hard time figuring out what...
The New Primal Blueprint
Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health and Boundless Energy
by Mark Sisson (Nov 15, 2016)
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Mark Sisson’s 2009 release of The Primal Blueprint was the catalyst for the primal/paleo/ancestral health movement to gain mainstream awareness and acceptance. Both the hardcover and paperback editions enjoyed a seven-year run at the top of the primal/paleo charts and selling hundreds of thousands of copies. Sisson, publisher of the acclaimed Marks...
The Truth about Carbs
How to Eat Just the Right Amount of Carbs to Slash Fat, Look Great Naked, & Live Lean Year-Round
by Nate Miyaki (Nov 26, 2014)
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Free Yourself From CarbophobiaCarbs. The very word strikes fear in the heart of many these days. They make you fat, right? And they lead to diabetes and a host of other ailments…right? Chances are, if you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably tried a low-carb diet. But did it work for you long-term? If you’re still stuck in the yo-yo diet rut, ...
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The UltraMind Solution
The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind
by Mark Hyman M.D. (Jun 08, 2010)
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A hidden epidemic races around the globe -- we can't see it or touch it, which makes it so dangerous. The invisible epidemic has led to the suffering of millions who spend billions on drugs, only to find they don't work. This is an epidemic of broken brains."Broken brains" go by many names -- depression, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog, attention d...
Whole
Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
by T. Colin Campbell (May 06, 2014)
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What happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more complex than you imagine.Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of metab...
The Macrobiotic Way
The Definitive Guide to Macrobiotic Living
by Michio Kushi (Mar 08, 2004)
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Wheat Belly
Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
by William Davis (Jun 03, 2014)
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Renowned cardiologist, William Davis, MD explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor...
The Paleo Diet
Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
by Loren Cordain (Nov 19, 2010)
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As seen on Dateline NBC Healthy, delicious, and simple, the Paleo Diet is the diet our genes were made for. This book presents readers with a program that causes weight loss in overweight people - up to seventy-five pounds in six months while normalizing blood cholesterol, and increasing energy levels....
The Warrior Diet
Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse For High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body
by Ori Hofmekler (Dec 04, 2007)
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Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution–to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary cha...
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