• Hardcover: 288 pages
• Publisher: HarperOne (September 20, 2011)
“We have scientific evidence that the right raw materials and nutritional factors can double or triple the protective power of the immune system. It is possible to hardly ever get sick, and boosting your body’s defenses to the level of super immunity can save your life.” — Dr. Fuhrman, from Super Immunity
Falling victim to the latest cold, flu or virus circulating at the office, the kids’ school, or public transportation need not be an eventuality. Sick days can become a thing of the past by focusing on the right combination of nutritious foods that increase the body’s defense to colds, flu, heart disease, autoimmune disorders and cancer by boosting the strength of the immune system.
A leading expert in preventing and reversing disease and board-certified medical specialist, Dr. Fuhrman offers a proven program to boost immunity to superior levels to stay healthy and live longer with Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free. Dr. Fuhrman’s compelling, yet easy-to-follow approach gets the body’s immune system working to its fullest potential and the body’s strongest defense.
Based on the latest scientific research, Super Immunity reveals how to become almost totally resistant to colds, influenza and other infections. If we do “catch” something, ‘super immunity’ provides us the ability to bounce back to wellness quickly, often within 24 hours. This means that we can prevent the complications of viral and bacterial exposures and stop them from evolving into more dangerous infections.
Due to unhealthy, nutrient deficient daily diets, far too many of us are living with severely depleted immune function. Our food choices are making us sicker, shortening our lives, and costing us billions of dollars on doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications. But more medical care is not the answer, according to Dr. Fuhrman; rather the best solution is changing the way we eat. The key is shifting away from highly processed foods, added sweeteners, animal fats and excessive amounts of protein, and reorienting our daily meals toward nutrient dense vegetables, fruits, beans and seeds that help our bodies produce critical immune-building compounds.
Dr. Fuhrman cites the latest science and compelling patient testimonials in Super Immunity. One study revealed that a 20% increase of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, arugula, and cabbage corresponds to a 40% decrease in cancer rates. Patients who Dr. Fuhrman treats with ‘nutritional therapy’ report reversal of diseases such as cancer and lupus, and prevention of infections, colds, flu and allergies.
Super Immunity contains a wealth of information for better health, including the latest science on foods including soy, olive oil, nuts, and any other foods; the latest anti-cancer research; a list of super foods for super immunity; a two-week daily menu planner; and 85 delicious recipes. Dr. Fuhrman helps readers put the latest nutritional science into practice for improved health, increased longevity, and a powerful immune system.
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is the author of numerous books, including Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. He is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine and a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Director of Research of the Nutritional Research Project of the National Health Association. Dr. Fuhrman is also on the Science Advisory Board of Whole Foods Market.
He is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Eat to Live.
Joel’s Tour Stops
Thursday, September 22nd: For the love of books
Thursday, September 22nd: Making Love in the Kitchen
Monday, September 26th: Healthy Girl’s Kitchen
Tuesday, September 27th: Super Healthy Kids
Thursday, September 29th: The House of the Seven Tails
Monday, October 3rd: girlichef
Tuesday, October 4th: ::steph chows::
Wednesday, October 5th: Mommy Is Green
Monday, October 17th: Redlady’s Reading Room
Sunday, October 23rd: Book Club Classics!
Monday, October 24th: Vegan Crunk