Have you noticed how different dietary systems seem to conflict entirely with each other? Milk is advocated in Ayurveda whereas in macrobiotics, a dietary system invented in Japan, milk and white rice are the worst in food and brown rice is the best. Fresh limejuice helps digestion in some people and causes acidity and arthritic pain in others. We are all facing an ever increasing flood of information about diets and health and food in general. How do we make sense of all this? Anjali has thrown light on many such conflicting issues and helps us understand the whole subject. What I especially like is the simple and clear style of her writing. Her suggestions are simple and effective, the way help should be. I have found this to be an insightful and in-depth presentation of the healing power of food, customized to an individual's need. I feel this book gives great insight into health and many complex diseases in a holistic manner.
Today, more and more people are falling prey to various chronic conditions related to stress and a modern life-style. This is true not only in corporate world, but people everywhere. These life-style issues coupled with unhealthy food and eating play a major role in the nation's most common killers coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes and some cancers. Proper nutrition has always been recognized by health experts as capable of preventing disease. However, Dr. Anjali Mukerjee has taken the subject to the next level. She believes and explains that food can rejuvenate, heal and restore health in a sick person. The purpose of Healing with Food is to tell us how our lives can be influenced, shaped, extended and ultimately controlled without interference from sickness and ill health. Food has finally begun to be recognized as an important healing force. In the very first chapter, Anjali explains that the idea is not to eat less but to eat correctly. She explains that what is needed now is not only higher quality foods, but those that are best for maximizing vitality in each individual. Anjali Mukerjee is in constant touch with real people, and deal with their day-to-day health problems. Her knowledge comes from experience, research daily practice and observations. The contribution that Anjali has made in writing Healing with Food is outstanding. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve his health using natural means.
About the Author
Dr. Anjali Mukerjee is a name synonymous with health and nutrition. After graduation she specialized in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition and has been in this field since 1984. Then she went on to study alternative medicine and completed her M.D. in the same discipline. She has been in active clinical practice for over 20 year now.
After a thriving practice, and picking up the finer nuances of her specialization, she started her own company, Health Total in 1997, with two health centers in Mumbai. In a short span of three years, Health Total has not only expanded its client base but has also spread with six health centres all over Mumbai.
She's also a well known columnist on health and nutrition. Besides writing in the Times of India for the past seven years, she has also written for Femina, Elan. She writes a column for Hindustan Times. She has been covered by the electronic media, extensively.
Asiaweek a leading international magazine featured her as one of 'Asia' Leading Campaigners of Health.' She has also received the 'Women Achievers' Award, the 'iJM' Award for excellence in the field of nutrition presented to her by the honourable Health Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Digvijay Khanvilkar. She also has to her credit the 'Bharat Nirman' award for her outstanding contribution in the field of health and nutrition.
In her attempt to create health awareness, she has organized several health festivals. She lectures extensively at the IHC (India Habitat Center), IMC (Indian Merchant Chamber), YEO(Young Entrepreneur Organisation), HELP (Health Education Library for People), Rotary Club, etc. She has published over 500 articles in the Bombay Times . Her research work in the field of preventive health car has helped more than 20,000 patients to reap the benefits of non-drug therapy. She has been able to successfully treat problems like high cholesterol, type II diabetes, hypertension and obesity with natural herbs, nutritional therapy, food supplements and exercise.
After prolonged research and keeping in mind taste and nutrient value, Health Total launched its own brand of health food in the country. It has products like soya biscuits, soya nuts and millet biscuits which can safely be consumed by diabetics, as well as by those who desire to ear healthy.
Because of her outstanding knowledge and work in this field, Femina appointed her an 'official nutritionist' to the Femina Miss India contest. She has been advising them for over seven years and the food plans of Miss Universe Lara Dutta, Miss World Priyanka Chopra, Miss India Gul Panag and Neha Dhupia among many other have been designed by her. Her book on nutrition will be welcomed by millions who are looking forward to definitive information on preventive health care.
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