14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2011
This book is a MUST for anyone who cares about their health and doesn't want to wade through chapters and chapters of information. It cuts to the chase and helps you decide very QUICKLY what will help you become healthy by simply purchasing everyday foods. This isn't rocket science, folks. User friendly and super easy to understand. These are foods that you and your family can enjoy simply by going to the supermarket or your garden. If you are suffering from almost any ailment, just look it up in this wonderful book and you will find the natural remedies that will help you to LIVE LONGER and BE HEALTHIER. There isn't an ulterior motive here...no further purchases to make, no vitamins to push on you. Simple, homeopathic, natural foods that will help you to regain the health you desire and help you feel SOOO much better. Trust me, I've been using this book everyday since it came out and it has helped me tremendously. 5 STARS!!!!!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2012
Yes, this book has more than met my expectations. I am a woman just entering my middle years, and I am facing new problems such as high cholesterol and borderline hypertension. This book has given me ways to bring my high numbers down naturally, without the use of prescription medications. Because as most people know, many prescription drugs can cause unwanted side effects.
This book gives easy to follow breakdowns of everyday food items, targeting various medical conditions. It is simple, clear, and to the point. I am very pleased with my purchase.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I have been researching and learning about healthy eating and proper preparation of foods and grains for maximum nutritional absorption for about the last 4 years. I recently bought the NutriBullet to make healthy drinks, but didn't really know the benefits of ingredients that I added to the drinks. Although I don't have any specific health problems, my husband has had persistent outbreaks of skin cancer, and my 92 year old mother, now living with us, has dementia. This book lists each food alphabetically so they are easy to find, and lists all of the benefits of each food. This makes it so much easier for me to find foods for the NutriBullet Blast drinks that will target the health problems we want to overcome. It is also helpful in meal planning for a healthier diet. I won't know if this new regime is helping my husband's skin cancer until his next exam, but it definitely seems to be having a positive effect on my mother. After less than a week of the drinks including foods for Alzheimer's, we are seeing times that she seems more "with it", and her speech abilities seem to be improving.
I am a firm believer that the foods we eat and the methods that we prepare them can be the cause or cure for diseases, mental stability, aging, and a multitude of other physical and psychological problems. Just seeing the changes in my mother has been inspirational. We moved her here from a nursing home 4 months ago. In that time, we have eliminate 2 high blood pressure meds of 3, cholesterol meds, potassium supplements, meds for water retention, and a couple of others that I can't recall right now. She had a full blood panel last week, and the doctor said she had the results of a 20 year old. Everything was perfect!! All of this has been done with changes to her diet and vitamin supplements from Xtendlife.com. If diet can do so much for a 92 year old person, imagine the benefits for someone younger that doesn't have to overcome so many years of past physical damage from a poor diet.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2011
Now this is what I call user friendly. I know nothing about foods that heal, but after reading this book, I have learned so much. Just reading it has made me feel better. So informative and the layout is very easy to use. Finally a book I can understand. My husband is reading it now and can't put it down. He keeps saying, " WOW, listen to this?" Forgive me for copying this paragraph below, but this really is what the book is about.
A well-researched reference to the foods, vitamins, and herbs that help treat and prevent more than eighty health problems. Diseases include Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, and many types of cancer- including breast, colon, pancreatic, skin, and lung cancers. The user-friendly style of this book is a blessing when you need information quickly.
Excellent book Ms. Pamela Young. I want you to know I also read 'The Healing'. You are a wonderful author. I look forward to more books from you in the future.
Mrs. Sharon Ross
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Pamela Young, after working many years in the design field, and now she turns to the design of Nature with her many successful books - her novels BE STILL and THE HEALING and her books representing her avid commitment to health research - HOW TO PROPERLY STORE ORGANIC FRUITS & VEGETABLES, DANGEROUS FOOD ADDITIVES, BOOST METABOLISM WITH SUPERFOODS, YOUR COLOR PERSONALITY and now NATURAL HEALING FOODS - A USER FRIENDLY REFERENCE TO NATURE'S PHARMACY. She lives in Arizona but her writing and influences suggest she spends time in the Pacific Northwest, too.
Pamela's approach to healthy living and eating is unique in that she references Nature in a most refreshing manner. One the bright color page of her book she states `Foods, Vitamins and Herbs that help treat and prevent over 80 health problems including Alzheimer's, diabetes heart disease and cancer.' Right there she has our attention - no supplements or medications or treatments are suggested, simply Nature.
Acknowledging the good intentions of medical advice and coaching from fitness and diet experts, Pamela asks us to face the fact that sticking with `external' means eventually fails - or ends up with a long expensive tie to pharmaceutical companies. Then comes some enlightening history: `Before physicians, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies there were "healers." These were people-- mostly women, since they were the gatherers and nurturers--who lived close to the land and discovered natural cures for illness. Their wisdom was passed down through the ages from one generation to the next. Their "cures" utilized natural foods such as vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, grains and herbs......Hippocrates felt that when your body is out of balance, whether physically or emotionally, then the body becomes more susceptible to illness and disease. He also felt that the human body was remarkable in its self-healing, writing that, "If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health." ...to Thomas Edison "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease." She goes on to list the adverse effects of medications and additives that can be harmful and states `The key to health is not only adding nutritious foods into your body, but eliminating the toxins. The best way to eliminate those toxins is to add fiber to your diet.'
From this point Pamela takes us through Organic and Non-Organic foods and separates her book into Parts. Part I- The Healing Foods: Almonds, Apple Cider Vinegar, Apples, Apricots, Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Bananas, Beans, Beets, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Brazil Nuts, Broccoli, and on through a thorough list through the alphabet all the way to Yogurt. Part II Healing Herbs & Spices - Alfalfa, Aloe Vera, Basil, Cardamom, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Chili Pepper, Cinnamon Cloves, Dandelion, Echinacea, etc up to Yucca. Part III Health Problems form Can and Aging through cancer, fibromyalgia, menopause, to varicose veins and for each of the many diseases she surveys she offers the healing foods specific for that disease and the foods to avoid for each disease as well as the herbs and spices and the vitamins and minerals applicable to each disease she lists.
This is a hefty book, very well written and one that belongs on the shelf of every person's library. Pamela takes s back to nature in a most exemplary book. Grady Harp, January 15