What is a good, easy to read book or website about healthy eating and healthy living?

My father has disease and type 2 diabetes, and just recently revealed to me that he's taking 13 different medications for health related problems. I have been begging him to change his diet (which is extremely poor, and responsible for his health problems). He's exhausted all the time, and continued to eat poorly, until last week. What is a good, easy to read book that will help him become educated on how the body works and how specific foods affect the different parts of your body. He's ready to make a diet change!

3 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    13 medications is health abuse. Doctors should be ashamed of themselves when they do this to a person. I'm continually amazed at how doctors somehow believe that giving drugs to a person makes them healthy. That is "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH."

    A very good starter book is out of print, but you may be able to find it on line somewhere. It is called "Please Doctor, Do Something" by Dr. Joe Nichols. The next book that I highly recommend is called "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. Both of these books are designed to educate and are easy reading.

    There is a video that would very good for your father to read and you can view it for free at this web site:


    This video shows how Dr. Gabriel Cousins, a MEDICAL DOCTOR cured type 2 diabetes in 30 days in 6 people using food and detoxing. He has recently decided to expand the research to 400 people in his next study and create concise, clear documentation. Doctors will tell you that diabetes cannot be cured and that you will need to take medications for the rest of your life. That is total BUNK and complete disregard for GOOD SCIENCE. About 10% of the entire population of the U.S. has diabetes now and this can be attributed to so called modern medicine that ignores basic principals of how the body works and an agenda set by drug companies to promote drugs instead of real solutions to this problem.

    Please understand that doctor created illnesses that are killing people in the United States are the number one killer, not a disease. In July 2004, Gary Null Ph.D, Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D, Martin Feldman M.D., Debora Rasio M.D., Dorothy Smith Ph.D. wrote a paper that revealed very disturbing facts regarding an annual iatrogenic (induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures) death rate of 783,936 in one year. It is further disturbing to realize that as few as 5 percent and only up to 20 percent of iatrogenic acts are ever reported. This means that that iatrogenic death rate of 783,936 is most likely much higher.

    As we look at the causes of death from degenerative diseases and other causes in America in 2004, it is obvious we are not good at solving this problem on any level.

    Heart Disease: 652,000;

    Cancer: 553,000;

    Stroke: 150,000;

    Diabetes: 73,000.

    When comparing the iatrogenic acts of modern medicine in America with the statistical numbers of people dying of any particular disease, it is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. And when we look at the cost of these iatrogenic deaths, the cost is in the billions.

    Drug companies have become way to powerful and dictating how medicine is researched and doctors have become technicians instead of healers. The health abuse system in the U.S. has become a political football to raise money for politicians. Huge amounts of money are funneled into politicians hands to keep the status quo on health abuse legislation. Look at the last bill that was signed into law and how the drug companies made out like bandits. All drugs damage the body. There is no way a doctor or drug company can predict drug interactions on many drugs taken at the same time because we are all different, different genetics, different lifestyles, different diets, etc. As a result many people are dying everyday from these UNTESTED drug interactions.

    The body has an innate intelligence that knows exactly what to do, but if you abuse the body with eating poorly, subjecting it to chemicals, put your health in the hands of modern medicine, and treat symptoms with drugs and surgery instead of getting to the root cause of disease, you will suffer the consequences of bad health and existing on "Life support" pills to just be functional. That is no way to live and it does not have to be that way.

    good luck to you

    Source(s): Certified Nutritional Therapist B.A. biology & chemistry QRA Practitioner, Author Advanced nutritional research
  • mcanaw
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    No crisis. First, reduce out all gentle beverages and drink most effective milk, unsweetened tea or espresso, and water. Second, reduce out junk meals and quick meals, and even as you are at it maintain your saturated fats and trans fats (in part hydrogenated oils) to a minimal. Finally, construct your nutrition on those weight reduction-pleasant meals: -- Nuts of any style (almonds are nice) -- Beans and legumes -- Green veggies (uncooked spinach tops the record) -- Lowfat dairy merchandise (NOT ice cream or frozen yogurt) -- Eggs (they are top in protein and "well" fats) -- Olive oil (additionally top in "well" fats) -- Lean meats, particularly chook and fish -- Whole grain breads/cereals/pasta -- Fresh fruit (whatever that results in "berry" is a winner) OK, now that you realize the foundations, you get to throw them out the window for a million/two an afternoon every week. That's correct -- for that a million/two an afternoon you'll consume something you wish. Just do not stuff your self. Here's a further tip: Take a tablespoonful of olive oil three occasions an afternoon, ideally earlier than foods. Not most effective will it aid you get olive oil into your nutrition, it is a average urge for food suppressant. Want yet another urge for food suppressant that'll aid you drop some weight? Any meals that's top in fiber, like oatmeal, entire wheat bread, beans, apples, dried plums/apricots/figs, and so forth. Good good fortune!

  • 10 years ago

    Hi armybratz33w

    My wife is diabetic and is also constantly tired. Is your father taking anything for iron such as

    Europher? What does his doctor say? It sounds like he is anemic.

    In terms of a website, there are lots of articles on this website around nutrition and health in general. Scroll to the bottom of the page for several articles. If you sign up for the newsletter, you will get even more access to more articles and fantastic articles sent to you.


    Don't let the title fool you. This is much more than just losing belly fat. Articles are on overall health and lots of great recipes.

    Good luck to your dad!

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