According to Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist his latest book, Super Immunity, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health.
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.
What we eat has everything to do with our health, and, unfortunately, too many of us are living with a severely depleted immune function. Our food choices are making us sicker, shortening our lives, and costing us billions of dollars in medical bills.
Super Immunity contains a wealth of information for better health, including the latest science on foods including soy, olive oil, nuts, and many 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.
Green vegetables are at the heart of Dr. Fuhrman’s “nutritarian” diet. Humans are dependent on a sufficient amount of green vegetable-derived nutrients. What does that mean? It means that a large salad every day is important.
To boost your immune function, you need to make sure that your food choices give you enough nutritional variety to meet your body’s nutritional needs. Here are five simple rules for a powerful immune system that Dr. Furhman says we should commit to memory:
- Eat a large salad every day.
- Eat at least a half-cup serving of beans/legumes in soup, salad, or another dish once daily.
- Eat at least three fresh fruits a day, especially berries, pomegranate seeds, cherries, plums, oranges.
- Eat at least one ounce of raw nuts and seeds a day.
- Eat at least one large serving of green vegetables daily, either raw, steamed, or in soups or stews.
Dr. Fuhrman also says that we should avoid processed meats, commercial red meat, fried foods, full-fat dairy products, trans fats, soft drinks, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and white flour products.
Super Immunity also includes lists of super foods for super immunity, a strategy for reaching and maintaining your idea weight, the latest anticancer research, a two-week menu planner, and over 85 recipes.
Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.