A Guide to Gut Bacteria, Anti-Inflammatory Foods, and Eating for Health
Lina Aurell, Mia Clase
- 192 Pages
- January 2, 2018
- ISBN: 9781510723481
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 7in x 9in
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.
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.
—Dr. Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Fat Get Thin
"In Food Pharmacy, the Scandinavian approach to healthy eating comes stateside. The book decodes antiinflammatory foods, “good” and “bad” fats, and gut health in a way that is easy to understand and informative. Touted as the “prescription diet you will never overdose on,” Food Pharmacy also includes many health-promoting recipes that range from a luscious golden milk to vegetable-based dishes such as a cold potato salad with prebiotic Jerusalem artichokes."
—Clean Eating Magazine
"Swedish bloggers Aurell and Clase make their life-changing eating habits a source of education, fun, and sustenance for readers. . . . What’s particularly motivational are their personal stories of trial and error, whether it has to do with giving up breakfast or cutting way, way down on sugar intake. . . . Lots of “ahas” will greet the text, from explanations of each individual’s 100 billion good gut bacteria to symptoms of chronic inflammation."
"No doubt this is the most chatty and interactive book I’ve picked up on anti-inflammatory cooking. . . . Food Pharmacy is the perfect book for someone who’s just beginning to realize how much their diet may be making them ill, less able, and sluggish."
"It's not hard to understand why Food Pharmacy became the best-selling book in Sweden. Scientific studies on how we can eat healthier are presented in an easy-to-understand manner and with a great deal of humor."
—Brodde Wette, CEO Add Health Media
“I recommend Food Pharmacy to everyone. It successfully communicates vital knowledge about nutrition and its correlation with health in a brilliant and easily accessible manner. It invites readers to take responsibility for their health and well-being. While the impact diet has on our health is familiar to many today, not everyone is aware of the facts. Thank you, Food Pharmacy, for contributing to the creation of a healthy and happier world!”
—Leena Steen, MD GP