The Pharmacy in Your Kitchen E-Book

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The Pharmacy in Your Kitchen E-Book


In this e-book, you will learn about the healing properties of such common foods as fish oil, coconut oil, curcumin, cocoa, and green tea, among others. Dr. Lara reviews the current scientific literature in support of the medicinal properties of these and other foods. In addition, you will learn practical strategies for integrating these key nutrients into your diet. Among the topics covered:

  • Understanding The Role of Medical Foods in Contemporary Medicine
  • Key Differences Between Medicinal Foods and Supplements and Drugs
  • Medicinal Foods That Treat Common Sleep Disorders
  • Medicinal FoodsThat Treat Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Medicinal Foods That Treat Muscle-Wasting
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medicinal Foods: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Polyphenols
  • The Healing Properties of Curcumin
  • The Healing Properties of Cocoa
  • The Healing Properties of Green Tea
  • Therapeutic Uses of The Ketogenic Diet
  • Probiotics and Brain Function
  • How to Find and Research Medicinal Foods on Your Own

You will also learn about the therapeutic potential of intermittent fasting, a nutritional strategy that alternates brief periods of fasting with non-fasting. Early studies show that intermittent fasting reduces blood pressure, stabilizes blood glucose, reduces inflammation and improves memory.

Included in the book are links to important tools and video clips that explore in more detail the key concepts covered in the book. 

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The Pharmacy In Your Kitchen


Chapter One: Medical and Medicinal Foods

  • Let Food Be Thy Medicine
  • Overview
  • Food Is Medicine
  • Defining Medical Foods
  • Mechanism of Action of Medical Foods
  • Real World Use of Medical Foods
  • Classifying Medical Foods

Chapter Two: Medical Foods and Neurotransmitters

  • Medical Foods That Alter Neurotransmitter Levels
  • Amino Acids and Neurotransmitters
  • Tryptophan Depletion Studies
  • Branched-Chain Amino Acids
  • Therapeutic Uses of Amino Acids
  • Gabadone
  • Understanding Sleep
  • Studies on GABAdone
  • Theramine
  • Juven
  • Studies on Leucine
  • Recipe for Using Leucine
  • Summary of Key Points
  • Co-Factors in Neurotransmitter Synthesis
  • Folic Acid and L-Methylfolate
  • MTHFR Polymorphism
  • B-Vitamins and Methyldonors in Neurotransmitter Synthesis
  • Combining Medical Foods with Supplements and Natural Foods
  • How To Find Natural Food Sources of Nutrients

Chapter Three: Anti-Inflammatory Medical Foods

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medical Foods
  • Not All Inflammation is Bad
  • Lifestyle Factors that Contribute to Chronic Inflammation
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Pro-Inflammatory Omega-6 Fatty Acids
  • Side Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Storage and Formulations
  • Established Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Vascazen
  • Polyphenols
  • Curcumin
  • Recipe for Turmeric Milk
  • Cacao
  • Pulmona
  • Recipe for Maca Cocoa
  • Green Tea
  • Limbrel: A Medical Food Containing Catechins
  • Recipe for An Anti-Inflammatory Protein Shake
  • Summary of Key Points

Chapter Four: Medical Foods that Alter Metabolism

  • Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • MCTs and the Ketogenic Diet
  • Medical Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet
  • Metabolism of Ketone Bodies
  • Implementing The Ketogenic Diet
  • Questions About Implementing the Ketogenic Diet
  • Optimal Zone For Ketosis
  • Ketogenic Supplements
  • B-Vitamins and Brain Atrophy
  • Cerefolin NAC
  • Recipe for Blueberry Smart Frappe
  • The Human Microbiome
  • VSL #3
  • Fermented Foods

Chapter Five: Strategies for Using Medicinal Foods

  • How to Find A Physician Who Is Well-Versed on the Use of Medicinal Foods
  • Where To Find Reliable Information on Nutritional Supplements
  • Where to Find Medical Foods
  • Monitoring Outcomes of Nutritional Strategies
  • Medicinal Applications of Fasting
  • Concluding Remarks