Using Food as Medicine

In This Chapter

  • Discovering diets for special medical conditions ^ Using food to ease annoying but relatively minor health problems ^ Eating to prevent disease ^ Serving up meds in food
  • Knowing when food is not your best medicine

J\ healthful diet gives you the nutrients you need to keep your body in top-flight condition. In addition, evidence suggests that eating well may prevent or minimize the risk of a long list of serious medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.

This chapter describes what nutritionists know right now about how to use food to prevent, alleviate, or cure what ails you — with a couple of hints about what's to come in the evolving world of medical nutrition.

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