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This review is from: Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free (Hardcover)You may have read Dr. Fuhrman's other book "Eat to Live" and wonder what's new in store with Super Immunity, or is it just a rehash of the same information.
While you will not find radically different information in Super Immunity -- it's the same good Fuhrman diet philosophy -- this book covers critical information about your health that I've personally never seen before in such an easy-to-digest format.
It would be easy to summarize the book by saying "Eat your vegetables!" but Super Immunity goes beyond that.
Yes, there's a ton of research that shows that phytochemicals found in certain vegetables have literally boost our immunity and can fight off cancer. The top foods recommended to add to your diet are:
- Kale, collards, mustard greens
- Arugula, watercress
- Most greens and cabbage
- Broccoli, brussel sprouts
- Carrots, tomatoes
- Onion, garlic
- Berries of all kinds
- Seeds (like sesame, flax, etc.)
The book covers a lot more information, such as:
- The pros and cons of certain vaccines. Why most people would not be advised to take a flu shot every year.
- How diet alone can not only prevent but help reverse cancer
- How exactly nutrition can increase our immunity and help us avoid contagious diseases
- Simple tips I found very useful to further improve our immunity and avoid viral illnesses.
- The controversy on being a complete vegan or not, what the science actually says about it
The recipes are excellent but similar to what's found in other books by Fuhrman.
What I like about Dr. Fuhrman is that he's obsessed about optimal nutrition, but he's also a scientist. Some radical natural hygienist claim that the entire germ theory is a scam and that viruses never cause illnesses, but those claims are not supported by science.
Furhman shows you how you can dramatically increase your immunity so that' you'll never catch a flu, even when a lot of people are sick.
I've lived something close to the recommended lifestyle for over 12 years and although I occasionally got a cold, I've never had a flu in all that time and the more closely I followed the recommendations, the healthier I've become.
It's not an "all or nothing" lifestyle. You can pick and choose what you incorporate in your life. If you've read other books like those by Dr. McDougall or Esselstyn, the Furhman books, including Super Immunity, are great additions.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2011 9:10:32 PM PST
I do not see silmilarity between Dr McDoughal and Dr Fuhrman's diets. MC Dougal advocates a lot of starch and and salad as a side dish, Dr Fuhrman however advocates primarily salads , fruits and vegetables and limited amount of starch.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:18:11 AM PST
D. Krstulovich says:
They only differ on starch (McDougall loves it - Joel does not eliminate it entirely) but they are singing the same song. The two are joyously compatible for the lucky diner. Interesting and civil arguments, profound and lengthy discussions between them, this is the way medicine and researchers ought to be! (The proof is in the pudding for both of these very healthy men!)
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