Author: Sue Radd
With an epidemic of dietary struggles pervading our society, and studies revealing the deadly dangers of poor diet, it's clear that we need to revamp our lifestyles. Sue Radd, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian & Advanced Nutritionist Director, created this award-winning cookbook to provide you with a better understanding of how to prevent deadly diseases through good nutrition and health.
Your roadmap to wellness
Your food choices control the expression of your genes and can be detrimental to your health, leading to chronic conditions, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity. Knowing how to enjoy the foods you should eat, and understanding what they can do for you, can make all the difference.
Less hospital visits and medication
Growing scientific evidence shows that plant-based diets can deliver a list of positive effects, similar to those of medications. The 150 recipes in this book have been hand-picked to help you prevent and reduce the effects of our most common chronic diseases.
Learn to make better food and lifestyle choices
With over 150 simple, plant-based recipes, along with detailed health information that explains the scientific research and health significance of these recipes, the Food as Medicine cookbook will equip you to make better food and lifestyle choices.
What about protein?
If protein is your concern, the truth is you can get all the protein you need from plants. You don't need to eat red meat, chicken or seafood every day. Protein exists in legumes, wholegrains, nuts, seeds and even vegetables—and it adds up over the day. Plant protein is linked with lower rates of multiple chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. This is because high-protein plant foods contain a different mix of amino acids compared to animal foods.
Healthy food doesn't need to cost more
Some people believe eating healthy food is more expensive. But if you learn to cook meals from scratch, such as those detailed in this cookbook, it can be cheaper than relying on convenience products or fast-food options. By planning and preparing a few meals ahead you can keep yourself on track during a busy week.
Why a single meal matters
After only a single meal, you will switch or turn off thousands of genes in your body, either suppressing or promoting processes such as inflammation, oxidative stress and insulin resistance. As you enjoy the delicious foods and flavours in this cookbook you will learn why your wellbeing is affected when you eat and why mindless eating is dangerous.
“Lifestyle is the most powerful medicine we know – with the potential to add years to life and life to years…and food is at its very centrepiece. In this beautiful book, Sue Radd provides the perfect prescription in all its wonderful variety: food as a source of great pleasure and great health."
- Dr David Katz, Director of the Prevention Research Centre at Yale University School of Medicine; President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; and Founder of the True Health Initiative
Improve your lifestyle with practical tips on how to makeover your kitchen, pantry, fridge and freezer. Delicious meal ideas and a variety of delectable seasonal menu plans fit for the whole family will help you easily put these plant-based food recipes into practice, and enjoy them too!
Applying the findings from the latest nutritional science can vastly reduce the need for drugs and surgery, as well as help prevent or even reverse the chronic diseases that kill too many of us. This cookbook also contains health information to help you understand the scientific research and health significance of plant-based recipes, equipping you to make smarter choices for your best health.
150 award-winning recipes
Winner of the 2016 Australian Gourmand World Cookbook Award for 'Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook', Food as Medicine will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized with its delicious, whole food recipes.
The importance of starting early
While you can't change your past, you can make things right for yourself—and your family—going forward. You don't have to be overweight and 40 to be paving the way for a heart attack. Hardening of the arteries begins in toddlers! Yet it can be difficult to kick-start motivation, since most of the immediate damage from unhealthy food choices occurs silently.
Buy Food as Medicine today and give yourself a fighting chance at slowing or even reversing disease.