The A-Z Guide to Food as Medicine, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Diane Kraft, Diane Kraft

CRC Press
February 8, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 396 Pages - 71 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138595798 - CAT# K387365

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Healthcare providers receive questions from patients on ways to improve health conditions and diet through proper nutrition. Continuing the tradition of its predecessor, this new edition provides a quick dictionary-style reference of hundreds of foods, food groups, phytochemicals, and nutrients they contain. It provides nutrient definitions and common uses, dosage, health benefits, and safe intakes. It summarizes research findings from over 1,000 scientific articles and uses the conclusions and recommendations of peer-reviewed sources. This edition contains new entries including almond and coconut milk, blackberry, chia, kefir, kimchee, pluots, saffron, yogurt, wheat grass and wine.


  • Provides information on the beneficial bioactive properties of more than 275 foods, food groups, nutrients, and phytochemicals.

  • Organized alphabetically by dietary compound to include: definition and use, scientific findings about physiological and health effects, dosage, and safe consumption information.

  • Full update of 250 entries and citations, 25 new entries of foods and nutrients.

  • New edition focuses on foods, food groups, and nutrients; all phytochemicals appear in table format.

  • Includes an index on diseases and conditions for readers researching their specific medical issue.