Food books as gifts

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, James Balch, MD & Phyllis Balch.  Practical reference to drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs, & food supplements.  Priceless.

Cooking for Life, Linda Banchek.  Some basic understanding of Ayurvedic ancient health principles of India is here.  Diet to get beyond candida.  Tasty recipes if you want to try making food taste like a local Indian restaurant.🌞

***The Blood Sugar Solution, Mark Hyman, MD.  There’s really a basic good diet here.  Protein for breakfasts.  Explanation of some healthy elements we all should include in our diets.  Lists at the end to guide folks along with some cleaner lifestyle choices.  Initially trained as a general family doctor, Dr Hyman has evolved into a leader of alternative and integrative medicine. Nice explanation of the big business of food going on in this country.  See also entry, “Breakfast”,9/1/20.

Natural Foods Cookbook 1985, Mary Estella.  Vegetarian dairy-free cuisine, recommended by Andrew Weil, MD.  More folks are choosing this path.

COMPLETE Candida Guidebook, Jeanne Marie Martin with Zoltan Rona, MD.  The standard American diet (SAD) will get many to candida overgrowth – it says.  If  changing your diet according to the suggestions is not effective, there is a section suggesting looking at other angles.  Pages warning about mercury dental “amalgam”/“silver fillings” are included.  I see this1996 book is still relevant.

Eating on the Wild Side, Jo Robinson.  Highly recommended by Andrew Weil, MD.  How to choose, store, prepare best varieties of fruits and vegetables to maximize your intake of phytonutrients is here.  Jo says this is is to compensate for the drastic changes of plant breeding and modern agriculture.  A few recipes are included.  Really a fun book!

An 86 year old resident here, not on any medication, recommended this last one.