Food Over Medicine

The Conversation That Could Save Your Life

By Pamela A. Popper; Glen Merzer
(Benbella Books, Hardcover, 9781937856809, 240pp.)

Publication Date: June 2013

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Almost half of Americans take at least one prescription medicine, with almost a quarter taking three or more, but diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and dementia are growing more prevalent than ever. Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills, but in the foods we eat.

In Food Over Medicine, Pamela A. Popper, PhD, ND, and Glen Merzer openly discuss the dire state of American health, the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from cynical food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important, they share the key to getting and staying healthy for life. As executive director of The Wellness Forum, Popper works to change lives through diet and lifestyle, reduce medical costs for businesses through health education programs for employees, and educate health care professionals on the healing potential of an optimal diet.

Backed by numerous scientific studies, Food Over Medicine details how diet can dramatically improve health and turn around alarming diagnosessuch as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other major health problemsand do so more effectively than drugs that often have lingering side effects. Including recipes from Del Sroufe, author of the bestselling Forks Over KnivesThe Cookbook, Food Over Medicine reveals the power and practice of optimal nutrition in a highly accessible way.




About the Author


Glen Merzer grew up in Bellmore, N.Y., and was educated at New College of Florida, Indiana University, and Boston University. He has co-authored several works of non-fiction, all advocating a low-fat, plant-based diet. "Off the Reservation" is his first novel.
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