Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life

Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life Review

Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medicine, with almost a quarter taking three or more, as diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and dementia grow more prevalent than ever. The problem with medicating common ailments, such as high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, is that drugs treat symptoms—and may even improve test results—without addressing the cause: diet.

Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills but in the foods we eat.

With so much misleading nutritional information regarded as common knowledge, from "everything in moderation” to "avoid carbs,” the average American is ill-equipped to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually bring on disease.

In Food Over Medicine, Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND, and Glen Merzer invite the reader into a conversation about the dire state of American health—the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important, they share the key to getting and staying healthy for life.

Backed by numerous scientific studies, Food Over Medicine details how dietary choices either build health or destroy it. Including recipes from Chef Del Sroufe, author of the bestselling Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan, Food Over Medicine reveals the power and practice of optimal nutrition in an accessible way.

Title:Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • David

    This is a brilliant book about how many chronic diseases can be treated through food, rather than through medicine. Pamela Popper is a naturalist, an expert on nutrition, and founder of Wellness Forum...

  • Diana

    This book was disappointing. While I agree with most of its premises in principal, the book did little to convince. I was hoping for something I could share with another person who takes too much medi...

  • Stacey

    I found this book disappointing. Let me summarize it here: if you don't eat a low-fat, oil-free (no nuts or avocados), plant-based diet, you are slowly killing yourself. Unless you are a vegan or are ...

  • Mike Zickar

    I enjoyed this conversation between two intelligent, thoughtful individuals about how a plant-based diet can change your health for the better. This might be a good book to start off with as it provid...

  • M

    It is too bad that the book is written as an interview. Dr Popper's theory is radical for Americans and she should have given more examples of how someone could maintain this diet. She criticizes the ...

  • Heather Harding

    This book presents an alternative to our unhealthy practice of eating things that we know are bad for us and then trying to compensate for it with medication or being surprised that after years of abu...

  • Susan Erhardt

    The information imparted was pretty good, but the conversation framework was stilted. I think Dr. Popper is a bit naive if she really believes that people will eat a lowfat vegan diet without question...

  • Susan Burke

    "The Affordable Care Act", President Obama's signature achievement, has nothing whatsoever to do with health. "Our real problem isn't the large number of uninsured, lamentable as that fact may be. Our...

  • Christine Fitzgerald

    A quick read with good information however the format of an interview got old after the first chapter. ...

  • Kellie Reynolds

    I have mixed feelings about this book, which is why I give it 3 stars. I selected the book because of my interest in the benefits of a whole food plant based diet. In particular, I am interested in th...