Super Immunity

Super Immunity

The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free

Book - 2012 | First HarperCollins paperback edition
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"Every year in September the spectre of cold and flu season arrives. It has become a fact of life. We might as well allot for our sick days knowing that we will be hit at least once, if not two to three times before Spring's arrival. In every office and in every family, there are those who get sick regularly and those who manage to stay healthy through it all. In Super Immunity, Dr. Fuhrman will explain why some of us get sick more regularly than others and offer a proven program to stay healthy through the year. Dr. Fuhrman argues that our current approach to disease is doing far more harm than good. He asserts that flu shots, antibiotics, supplements and alternative treatments are not the answer and can actually make us more sick. He explains why our current efforts are failing us. The truth is far too many have depleted or compromised immune systems. This is no surprise given antibiotics are prescribed with every cough and sniffle and it is too easy to get simply stuck in a vicious cycle of a cold or flu that passes from one family or office member to the next before you have a chance to get healthy again. The answer, he suggests, is as simple as what we eat. Super Immunity offers a detailed, proven and easy-to-follow program for escaping the sick bug and returning us to health and well-being. There is no need to dread the first Fall day, cringe at the first back to school sniffle, or call your doctor and schedule that flu shot. Super Immunity is a medical break-through that will work for you. Isn't it time you became the one who stays healthy during flu season?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2012
Edition: First HarperCollins paperback edition
ISBN: 9780062080646
Branch Call Number: 616.07 Fuhr
Characteristics: 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: What is super immunity?
Food equals health
The failure of modern medicine
Super foods for super immunity
Cold and flu : what we need to know
Healthy carbs, fats, and proteins
Making the right choices
Menus and recipes


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Nov 06, 2015

This book is really interesting and seems to be based on scientific studies. I agree with a lot of his points (more veggies, less meat, less drugs, more exercise...).

Unfortunately some assumptions lack support and it feels sometimes that there is NO other truth than his... and reading people stories makes me feel as they talk about him as if a guru, a bit disturbing...

Mar 15, 2013

Very interesting. A look at how nutrition effects your immune system. Really worth reading.

Feb 14, 2012

Excellent! Very detailed look at the research on phytochemicals and other factors that contribute to a strong immune system, even citing studies on things that shrink cancer tumors.

Feb 06, 2012

I have read many health books over the years, but this one is the most up to date. There are several surprises in store for readers. Overall it is going to be my number one go to book for health!


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Nov 06, 2015

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Feb 14, 2012

"Comparing the many forms of vitamin E in sesame seeds to the vitamin E in a supplement is like comparing a real horse to a toy horse". p.81
"The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead." p.115
"The overall goal is to eat fewer animal products in general so that we can reduce the amount of protein from animal sources and increase the amount of protein from plant sources." p121


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