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Healing Power of Foods: Nature's Prescription for Common Diseases

Healing Power of Foods: Nature's Prescription for Common Diseases
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From the Back of the Book: Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recognized that medical therapy must be consistent with the nature and design of the human body. He believed that effective health care could not be separated from nutrition. He stressed prevention of disease by strongly recommending a balanced diet with a moderate and sensible life style. Hippocrates wrote, "Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease… Everything in excess in opposed to nature… To do nothing ...
From the Back of the Book:

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recognized that medical therapy must be consistent with the nature and design of the human body. He believed that effective health care could not be separated from nutrition. He stressed prevention of disease by strongly recommending a balanced diet with a moderate and sensible life style. Hippocrates wrote, "Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease… Everything in excess in opposed to nature… To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy". His philosophy was very much akin to the holistic health perspective of today.

Various foods not only provide nutrition for our body, but can prove to be medicinal too. Healing Power of Foods introduces all the main food groups to the reader, giving details about the medicinal uses of the commonly used foods. The tips given are simple, practical and effective. Healthy recipes at the end of the book complete the role of various foods in providing nutritional and medicinal benefits.

About the Author:

Born and educated in New Delhi, Sunita Pant Bansal did her schooling from St Thomas School, and graduation with honours in Foods and Nutrition and Post-graduation in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition from Lady Irwin College. She subsequently worked as an honorary Dietician at Sir Ganga Ram and G.B. Pant Hostipals, and began writing on health and nutrition, with articles and columns appearing in all the major newspapers and magazines (more than 600 articles in English, Hindi and Telugu). She also aired Health programmes on All India Radio and Doordarshan.

She was the first practicing Dietician in Delhi. She Joined The Times of India in the capacity of Editor-Health: Saturday Times, for some time, the went to England, and has the honour of being the only Indian Dietician with Indian qualifications to become a member of the British Dietetic Association, UK. She has her own publishing house, printing books under the banner of SMRITI BOOKS and producing interactive, multimedia CD-ROMs under the banner of SRISHTI MULTIMEDIA. Her husband is senior consultant, Chest Physician at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

CONTENTS
Introduction 7
Vegetables 9
1. Amaranth (Chaulai) 11
2. Bitter Gourd (Karela) 12
3. Beetroot (Chukandar) 12
4. Brinjal (Baigan) 14
5. Bottle Gourd (Lauki) 15
6. Cabbage (Pattagobhi) 16
7. Carrot (Gajar) 17
8. Cauliflower (Phoolgobhi) 19
9. Cucumber (Khira) 20
10. Coriander (Dhania) 21
11. Drumstick (Sahijan) 22
12. Fenugreek (Methi) 23
13. Garlic (Lahsun) 24
14. Ginger (Adrak) 25
15. Lemon (Nimbu) 27
16. Mint (Pudina) 29
17. Onion (Pyaz) 30
18. Okra (Bhindi) 32
19. Peas (Matar) 33
20. Potato (Aalu) 34
21. Pumpkin (Kaddu) 35
22.Radish (Mooli) 36
23. Spinach (Palak) 37
24. Tomato (Tamatar) 38
25. Turnip (shalgam) 39
Mushrooms 41
Fruits 42
1. Apple (Saeb) 43
2. Apricot (Khubani) 45
3. Amla (Gooseberry) 46
4. Bel (Wood Apple) 47
5. Banana (Kela) 48
6. Date (Khajoor) 50
7. Fig (Anjir) 51
8. Grapefruit (Chakotra) 53
9. Guava (Amrud) 54
10. Lime (Mosambi) 55
11. Mango (Aam) 56
12. Melons (Tarbuz) 57
13. Orange (Santara) 58
14. Papaya (Papita) 60
15. Pineapple (Anannas) 61
16. Pomegranate (Anar) 62
17. Peach (Aru) 63
Spices 64
1. Asafoetida (Hing) 66
2. Bishop's Weed (Ajwain) 67
3. Cumin (Jeera) 68
4. Cardamom (Ilaichi) 69
5. Clove (Laung) 70
6. Cinnamon (Dalchini) 72
7. Nutmeg (Jaiphal) 74
8. Tamarind (Imli) 75
9. Holybasil (Tulsi) 76
10. Turmeric (Haldi) 78
11. Fennel (Saunf) 79
12. Curry Leaves (Meethi Neem) 80
13. Coriander (Dhania) 81
14. Fenugreek (Methi) 82
To Eat Salt or Not 83
Cereals 86
1. Wheat (Gehun) 87
2. Rice (Chawal) 88
3. Barley (Jau) 89
4. Millet (Bajara) 90
5. Corn (Makai) 91
6. Oats (Jai) 92
Pulses 93
1. Red Kidney (Rajmah) 95
2. Soya Beans 95
3. Bengal Gram (Choley) 96
Nuts 97
1. Almond (Badam) 98
2. Coconut (Nariyal) 99
Milk 100
1. Cheese (Paneer) 102
2. Curd (Dahi) 102
Sugars 103
Honey 105
Fats and Oils 107
Tea 109
Coffee 111
Food Allergy 113
Fibre and Health 116
Methods of Cooking 119
Nature's Prescription for Common Ailments 122
Food to Stay Young 125
Healthy Recipes 130
Item Code: IDF312 Author: Sunita Pant Bansal
Cover: Paperback Edition: 2003 Publisher: Pustak Mahal ISBN: 8122307485 Language: English Size: 8.4" X 5.4" Pages: 135 (Illustrated with B & W Figures) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 215 gms
Price: $12.00
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