I received a complimentary copy of Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal, Revised and Updated: The Best and Worst Choices to Treat your Ailments Naturally to review here on the blog. I often receive book review requests but due to time constraints, I am not always able to take advantage of reading and reviewing every book. However, this particular book caught my interest because I believe the prevention and healing of certain ailments begins with what we choose to eat.
What this Book is About
What is great about this book is that it is easy to read. It is a good-sized book with 389 pages. The pages aren’t flimsy and although it is a paperback, it feels like it can withstand a bit of wear and tear. This is good because it is definitely a book which would be referred to often. It starts out with basic information covering good and bad carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, prebiotics, probiotics, food safety, and more.
I do enjoy the layout of the pages. They are quite colorful with plenty of images sprinkled throughout. The bulk of the book is an encyclopedia of ailments ranging from acne to yeast infections. Depending on the ailment that you look up, you’ll see a list of foods that either heal or harm, as well as an explanation of why.
Why I Recommend this Book
This book is one that every household should have. Eating healthy is a huge struggle for many people and sometimes understanding how food can be medicinal, can often motivate one to make better choices. It is helpful to understand how certain foods can worsen symptoms of a particular ailment. You may be surprised to learn that something you eat or drink on a regular basis may be worsening a condition such as acne or heartburn.
What to Be Aware of
While the book is very informative, it’s important to seek out more information before adjusting your own diet. What may be recommended in this book may go against what other health professionals may recommend. Researching more about particular foods doesn’t hurt and having more than one opinion can help you make better choices for your own nutritional needs.