Eating for Better Health

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Random House, Mar 31, 2012 - Cooking - 352 pages

This informative, accessible guide to eating for better health will help you regain control of your health whether you're fighting a chronic condition or want to prevent problems in the future. Bestselling author Jane Plant and dietician Gill Tidey show how eating the right foods can help you manage - and even prevent - a range of other common health problems, including:

-allergies
-heart disease
-high blood pressure
-digestive problems
-diabetes
-skin problems, and many more.

With clear advice on what to eat - and what to avoid - for each of the conditions, and featuring over 200 easy-to-make, delicious recipes to get you on the road to optimum well-being, this is a book for everyone who wants to live a healthier life.

Including a new foreword by Dr Michael Dixon, Medical Director of the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health and Chair of the NHS Alliance.

 

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Contents

SPICY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
SPICY LENTIL SOUP WITH BEAN SPROUTS
SPICY FISH SOUP
SPICY TOMATO SOUP
SWEET POTATO AND YAM SOUP
THAISTYLE SPINACH AND WATERCRESS SOUP
TOMATO FENNEL AND SEAFOOD SOUP
WATERCRESS SOUP

DETOX DIETS
A nonevidencebased approach
PRINCIPLES OF THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE DIET
TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH THE FOOD FACTORS
FOOD FACTOR 1 ORGANIC FOODS AND MANMADE CHEMICALS
Guidelines
FOOD FACTOR 2 BALANCING YOUR DIET
Guidelines
FOOD FACTOR 3 VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
Guidelines
FOOD FACTOR 4 HEALTHY SOURCES OF CARBOHYDRATES
FOOD FACTOR 5 HEALTHY SOURCES OF PROTEIN
Guidelines
FOOD FACTOR 6 HEALTHY SOURCES OF FATS
Guidelines
FOOD FACTOR 7 HEALTHY SEASONINGS
FOOD FACTOR 8 HEALTHY SWEETENERS
Guidelines
FOOD FACTOR 9 SUPPLEMENTS
FOOD FACTOR 10 HEALTHY DRINKS
Guidelines
Food as Medicine
Prevention and Treatment with Food
What causes it and who does it affect?
What are the main symptoms?
What is the conventional medical treatment?
ANXIETY
What are the main symptoms?
What is the conventional medical treatment?
Other tips
DEPRESSION
What are the main symptoms?
What are the foods involved?
Other tips
CANCER
What are the main symptoms?
What is the disease?
What causes it and who does it affect?
What are the main symptoms?
What are the conventional medical treatments?
DIABETES AND HYPOGLYCAEMIA
Type 2
How is it diagnosed?
STOMACH AND DUODENAL ULCERS
What are the main symptoms?
Other tips
What causes it and who does it affect?
What is the conventional medical treatment?
CROHNS DISEASE
How is it diagnosed?
CONSTIPATION HAEMORRHOIDS AND VARICOSE VEINS
What are the foods involved?
How is it diagnosed?
What are the main symptoms?
OBESITY
What are the main symptoms?
What are the foods involved?
Other tips
What are the main symptoms?
What are the foods involved?
What are the main symptoms?
What are the foods involved?
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
What are the main symptons?
What are the foods involved?
What causes it and who does it affect?
What are the main symptoms?
How is it diagnosed?
What are the foods involved?
What causes it and who does it affect?
What are the foods involved?
Other tips
What are the main symptoms?
How is it diagnosed?
Other tips
ACNE
What are the main symptoms?
DERMATITIS AND ECZEMA see also under Allergies and intolerances to food here
What is the conventional medical treatment?
PSORIASIS
What are the foods involved?
HYPERTHYROIDISM
How is it diagnosed?
What are the foods involved?
HYPOTHYROIDISM
How is it diagnosed?
What are the main symptoms?
Other tips
What are the main symptoms?
What are the foods involved?
URINARYTRACT INFECTIONS UTIs
What are the main symptoms?
What are the foods involved?
PART TWO COOKBOOK
Principles of the Cookbook
CUSTOMISING THE RECIPES
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT
THE RESTOCKED CUPBOARD
Herbs and spices
Fruit
Vegetables
Sugars
Beverages
Seeds
Meat poultry and eggs organic
Good Beginnings
KIWI APPLE AND GINGER JUICE
STRAWBERRY AND PEACH SHAKE
FRUIT TREATS
APRICOT COMPOTE
POACHED PEACHES WITH PORRIDGE
SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL
HOMEMADE SWISS MUESLI
HOMEMADE TOASTED MUESLI
AVOCADO AND TOMATO SALSA ON TOAST
FRIED RICE
GRILLED BALSAMIC MUSHROOMS ON TOAST
SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH GARLIC AND SPRING ONIONS
SWEET POTATO FRITTERS WITH POACHED EGGS
BREAKFAST SOUPS
Meals on the Run
AVOCADO SOUP
BROCCOLI AND POTATO SOUP
CAULIFLOWER SOUP
CURRIED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
FENNEL SOUP WITH PRAWNS
GINGERED BROCCOLI AND LEMON GRASS SOUP
INDONESIAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP LAKSA
MISO SOUP WITH BEAN CURD AND SPINACH
PRAWN AND MUSHROOM SOUP
PRAWN LAKSA
PUMPKIN SOUP
RED PEPPER AND LENTIL SOUP
SUMPTUOUS SALADS AND SALSAS
SALADS WITH POULTRY
VEGETABLE SALADS AND SALSAS
AVOCADO SALSA
CARROT AND BEETROOT SALAD
CITRUS SALAD
CUCUMBER SALAD
GREEN BEAN SALAD
MANGO SALSA
POTATO AND WATERCRESS SALAD
THAISTYLE GREEN SALAD
TOMATO AND CORIANDER SALSA
SALADS WITH SEAFOOD
CRAB AND CUCUMBER SALAD
SQUID SALAD
THAISTYLE CRAB AND MANGO SALAD
SALADS WITH POULTRY
MINCED CHICKEN IN LETTUCE LEAVES
ROAST DUCK BREAST WITH BLACK OLIVE AND GRAPEFRUIT SALAD
THAISTYLE CHICKEN NOODLE SALAD
THAISTYLE CHICKEN SALAD WITH CARROT AND CABBAGE
SALADS WITH MEAT
MINCED PORK IN LETTUCE LEAVES
THAI GRILLED VENISON SALAD
SWEET POTATO FRITTATA
SAUCES DIPS AND SPREADS
BASIL AND PINE NUT PESTO
GUACAMOLE
MOROCCAN ZHOUG PASTE
SALSA VERDE
THAI GREEN CURRY PASTE
THAI RED CURRY PASTE
TOMATO SAUCE
Meals to Live For
CHINESE BROCCOLI IN OYSTER SAUCE
GNOCCHI WITH PESTO AND GREEN BEANS
GREEN CURRY VEGETABLES
GRILLED VEGETABLES
NEW POTATOES WITH GREEN BEANS AND PESTO
POTATO AND SWEET CORN CURRY
RATATOUILLE
ROAST MUSHROOMS
SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS
SPICY FRIED SWEET POTATOES
SPINACH WITH SESAME SEEDS
STIRFRIED BOK CHOY
TOMATO TART
ZUCCHINI AND TOMATO CURRY
GREAT GRAINS
COUSCOUS
COUSCOUS WITH TOMATO AND PEPPERS
COUSCOUS WITH TOMATO AND WALNUTS
FRESH NOODLES WITH STIRFRIED PRAWNS AND BROCCOLI
LINGUINE WITH ROAST CHERRY TOMATOES AND MANGETOUT
LINGUINE WITH ZUCCHINI AND SPINACH
PASTA WITH PRAWNS AND PEAS
PENNE WITH BROCCOLI
PENNE WITH PEAS AND ARTICHOKES
RICE NOODLES WITH CURRIED PRAWNS
RICE NOODLES WITH PRAWNS AND MANGETOUT
SINGAPORE NOODLES
SPAGHETTI WITH MUSHROOMS
SPAGHETTI WITH SPINACH AND WALNUTS
SPAGHETTI WITH ZUCCHINI AND PEAS
RICE
BAKED PUMPKIN RISOTTO
LEMON PILAU
RABBIT PILAF
SEAFOOD PAELLA
SPICY BASMATI RICE
ZUCCHINI AND PEA RISOTTO
MEAN BEANS
BEAN CURD AND TOFU
STIRFRIED TOFU WITH MANGETOUT AND CHINESE MUSHROOMS
SWEET AND SOUR TOFU
TOFU AND PUMPKIN RED CURRY
TOFU WITH ASIAN GREENS
OTHER LEGUMES
CHICKPEAS WITH AUBERGINE
LENTILS WITH SPINACH
RED LENTIL DHAL
RED PEPPERS WITH KIDNEY BEANS
SENSUOUS SEAFOOD
BAKED COD WITH SPINACH FENNEL AND TOMATO
CHILLI PRAWNS
FISH STEW
FRESH TUNA WITH NORI
MUSSELS WITH LEMON GRASS
SALMON AND SWEET POTATO CAKES
SPICY TOMATO FISH
SQUID IN SOYA SAUCE
STIRFRIED SCALLOPS WITH BOK CHOY AND MANGETOUT
STIRFRIED SQUID IN BLACK BEAN SAUCE
SWORDFISH KEBABS
THAISTYLE CURRIED COD WITH ORANGE PEPPERS
POULTRY WITH PANACHE
CHICKEN
BAKED LIME CHICKEN
CHICKEN TERIYAKI
CORIANDER CHICKEN
GRILLED CHICKEN WITH OLIVE TAPENADE
GRILLED PEPPER CHICKEN
SPICY CHICKEN AND MIXED PEPPER TORTILLAS
STIRFRIED CHICKEN AND MUSHROOMS WITH NOODLES
STIRFRIED CHICKEN WITH BEAN SPROUTS AND RED PEPPER
STIRFRIED CHICKEN WITH MIXED PEPPERS
DUCK
STIRFRIED DUCK WITH PEPPERS AND NOODLES
MEAT NOW AND THEN
LAMB
MOROCCAN LAMB MEATBALLS WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE
RED CURRY LAMB CHOPS
STIRFRIED LAMB WITH GREEN PEPPER
PORK
MINCED PORK WITH WATER CHESTNUTS
PORK LARB
THAI RED CURRY PORK WITH RICE NOODLES
VERY EASY SWEET AND SOUR PORK
Desserts
APRICOT TART
BAKED PEACHES WITH AMARETTI BISCUITS
CARAMELISED MINTED ORANGES
GRAPEFRUIT AND CAMPARI SORBET
INDIVIDUAL APPLE TARTS
PEAR AND ALMOND TARTS
POACHED RED GRAPES
RASPBERRY TRIFLE
SOYA ICE CREAM
WHITE WINE AND LEMON JELLY WITH POACHED GRAPES AND BLUEBERRIES
Index
Acknowledgements
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About the author (2012)

Jane Plant (Author)
Professor Jane Plant is a widely respected scientist, who was awarded a CBE for her work in relation to human health and in 2005 was made a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine for her books on cancer. She contracted breast cancer in 1987 at the age of 42: the disease recurred a further four times. She adopted the diet and lifestyle changes she advocates in her book, and has now been clear of breast cancer for fifteen years.

Gillian Tidey (Author)
Professor Jane Plant is a widely respected scientist, who was awarded a CBE for her work in relation to human health and in 2005 was made a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine for her books on cancer. She contracted breast cancer in 1987 at the age of forty-two, and the disease recurred a further four times. She adopted the diet and lifestyle changes she advocates in this book, and has now been clear of breast cancer for over fifteen years. She is the author of several books, including the bestselling Your Life in Your Hands.

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