Pratt and Matthews follow their successful SuperFoods Rx by laying out a yearlong health program based on a diet incorporating the first book's 14 "best foods" plus additions like dark chocolate and kiwis, as well as lots of exercise, adequate sleep and other healthy habits. For each season, they describe proven benefits of foods in abundance then and provide recipes combining them; they also focus throughout on specific concerns like diabetes, portion control and stress. Readers may occasionally struggle with dietary jargon that isn't always well explained (e.g., "phytochemicals" and "cryptoxanthins"), and those new to the SuperFood way might be overwhelmed by the amount of certain foods they're supposed to eat (a cup or two of blueberries per day in summer; one-half to one cup of broccoli daily in autumn), but the advice is sensible and the authors make no incredible claims. The recipes, mostly simple, range from breakfast items to light entrees to desserts and show ways the book's recommendations can be put into practice. Pratt and Matthews's system is basically the age-old one of restraint: eat fresh food in moderation and exercise. (On sale Dec. 27)
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Steven G. Pratt, M.D., is a world-renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of disease and optimization of health. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.
Kathy Matthews is a bestselling author of fifteen books, including the New York Times bestseller SuperFoods Rx with Dr. Steven Pratt.
Great Overall Health Book! I like this book better than Super Immunity which I also read because it is more balanced. Read morePublished 1 month ago by 1shasta
Superfoolds, well maybe but sort of and not sort of worth the money for it. Just like the other Super Foods, save your moneyPublished on March 10, 2013 by DEANE FINLEY
Book was exactly what we needed to read. The information was great. The food recommendations are usable. Some of the ideas are too time consuming.Published on January 3, 2013 by Mary Nan White
I purchased this book years ago and then was doing a seminar on it and wanted to give away a copy. i bought this book used for pennies and it came very quickly! Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Bernadette Noonan
This book offers clear insight into some of the foods that are powerhouses for good health. It is mostly educational and only contains a limited number of recipes.Published on February 6, 2011 by Melody Hess
I found the book very, very informative. I belong to Weight Watchers and wanted to incorporate the material in this book with my WW Plan - and it has worked out very well. Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by K. M. Pierson
There are a few interesting bits of info in this book, but when you go to find the studies in the back to double check the info all you find is a list of articles from journalists... Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by C. Spencer
I live by this book aside from the Word of God, the Bible. It truly is wise health insurance. There are no short cuts to health. Read morePublished on March 28, 2009 by Kristen Edney