Food Pharmacy: A Guide to Gut Bacteria, Anti-Inflammatory Foods, and Eating for Health

Food Pharmacy: A Guide to Gut Bacteria, Anti-Inflammatory Foods, and Eating for Health

by Lina Aurell, Mia Chase

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Overview

"Food Pharmacy shows the extraordinary power of food to reduce inflammation, restore gut bacteria, and cure disease. Future prescriptions can be filled at the local grocery instead of at the drug store." —Dr. Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Fat Get Thin

The real and practical science behind foods that will reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, and revitalize your health.

The key to a healthy life is healthy eating. We know this fact, but how do we make sense of it and live it out with the myriad of information out there on gut health, autoimmune diseases, anti-inflammatory diets, and what foods to eat and not to eat?

Food Pharmacy finally tells the complete story of friendly bacteria, intestinal flora, anti-inflammatory superfoods like turmeric, the difference between good and bad fats, vitamin D, and how we can reduce inflammation and heal chronic diseases by regulating our immune system with simply the right natural foods—nature’s pharmacy that will never cause you to overdose.

Marrying scientific research with seventeen supplementary recipes, practical advice and tips, and a quirky, humorous voice, Food Pharmacy extolls the kitchen’s anti-inflammatory heroes—like avocado, cloves, kale, cinnamon, and green bananas—and shows you how to live your healthiest life equipped with the right knowledge and food.

With facts substantiated by Professor Stig Bengmark, a former chief surgeon and stomach bacteria research scientist, Food Pharmacy is for anyone interested in learning about how what you put in your mouth affects your body’s ecosystem, and is the ultimate guide and manifesto to leading a life as anti-inflammatory and healthy as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510742901
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 107,988
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lina Nertby Aurell is a political scientist who has worked with business development and trade promotion on emerging markets. She runs the blog Food Pharmacy with Mia Clase, one of the most popular scientific health blogs in Sweden. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mia Clase is a copywriter and was creative director at some of the biggest advertising agencies in Stockholm. She co-runs the blog Food Pharmacy. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Prologue 4

1 Plato's Plate Model 9

2 Inflammation-The Unwelcome Guest 19

3 The Battle of the Gastrointestinal Tract 33

4 Welcome to the Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen 49

Prescription #1 Teach yourself and your children to get comfortable without sugar 53

Prescription #2 Become a nutrient hunter 71

Prescription #3 Gorge on vegetables 91

Prescription #4 Choose your fats wisely 121

Prescription #5 Lower the heat 139

Prescription #6 Give your body a chance to reboot now and again 155

Epilogue 181

References 182

Thank Yous 185

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