Joy Bauer's Food Cures: Treat Common Health Concerns, Look Younger & Live Longer
by Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN with Carol Svec
The ultimate guide to using food as medicine from Today show regular Joy Bauer—whom New York magazine calls "the best nutritionist in New York City."
Nutritional healing has gone mainstream and researchers at top universities are publishing studies that show how the right foods can help prevent, manage, and sometimes entirely reverse the defining symptoms of a wide range of health issues. Whether it’s unwanted pounds or high blood sugar, mood swings or digestive trouble, the cure can be what you eat every day.
Now Joy Bauer, a nutrition consultant to celebrities from actors to gold-medal winning athletes, explains exactly what to eat to lower high cholesterol and blood pressure, improve skin tone, sharpen memory, sleep better, and take charge of PMS, arthritis, and more. Each chapter focuses on one of the many conditions that drive people to seek Joy’s professional help and simulates a personal consultation. Readers walk away with up-to-the-minute, scientifically researched recommendations on particular foods to seek out and which ones to avoid, plus grocery lists, meal plans, recipes, and supplement recommendations presented in easy-to-follow 4-step prescriptive plans.
Joy Bauer is a respected nutritionist, Today show nutrition expert, and writer of a monthly weight-loss column for Self magazine. In her latest book, Food Cures, she shows how eating the right foods can make a difference in treating common health concerns, as well as helping us to look younger and live longer.
While Joy's advice won't surprise most people (I think we all realize that the foods we eat make a difference in how we feel), she presents it in a way that is clear, easy to understand and manageable. There are no fancy formulas here. The spotlight is on real food--highlighting how certain foods are best for specific health issues.
Chapters cover a wide range of health concerns including weight loss, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, cataracts, memory, migraines, PMS, Celiac disease and more. Joy starts each chapter by giving specific information about that health issue. Then she explains how food, the environment and other factors contribute; what foods to eat or avoid; and which remedies and lifestyle changes offer the best chance of curing or controlling symptoms.
She often uses personal examples from her clients, putting a human face on each health concern. She concludes by giving a 4-step program to help you get started: including an ultimate grocery list, meal plans, and recipes. The meal plans are great, and flexible enough to make them easy to follow. The recipes, such as Ginger-Spiced Pumpkin Muffins and Healthy Chicken Parmesan & Broccoli, made my mouth water, putting to rest the notion that healthy food is tasteless food.
Joy emphasizes early in Chapter 1 that changing your life through good nutrition is absolutely possible, but it involves teamwork. Her advice is only as good as the commitment involved in following it. Nobody can do it for you.
Armchair Interviews says: If you're ready to start investing in good health, for yourself and for your family, Food Cures is a must read and great resource to keep on hand.
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Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, is the nutrition expert for the Today Show and Yahoo.com, and monthly weight-loss columnist for SELF Magazine. She has built one of the largest nutrition centers in the country, with offices in Manhattan and Westchester County, New York. Her clientele includes high-profile professionals, celebrities, Olympic gold medalists, and the New York City Ballet. The author of several best-selling books, she lives in New York.