What does it mean to provide a treatment that bundles hunger with its biological therapy? Do we consider the medication to be therapeutically efficacious—or do we insist that the therapy solve the problem it uncovers or creates?
Author: Ippolytos Kalofonos
Publisher: Univ of California Press
All I Eat Is Medicine charts the lives of individuals and the operation of institutions in the thick of the AIDS epidemic in Mozambique during the global scale-up of treatment for HIV/AIDS at the turn of the twenty-first century. Even as the AIDS treatment scale-up saved lives, it perpetuated the exploitation and exclusion that was implicated in the propagation of the epidemic in the first place. This book calls attention to the global social commitments and responsibilities that a truly therapeutic global health requires.
Regardless of their economic situation , the people who live the longest in the world all eat simple diets . They eat the same foods consistently throughout their lives . Their meals are low in calories , low in fats and often low in ...
Author: Katherine A. DettwylerPublish On: 2013-09-26
“Well, the best medicine for this disease is good food,” I replied. ... But not too much all at once! ... have never been exposed to the two basic tenets of modern nutrition and medicine: “you are what you eat” and “germs cause disease.
Author: Katherine A. Dettwyler
Publisher: Waveland Press
Category: Social Science
One of the most widely used ethnographies published in the last twenty years, this Margaret Mead Award winner has been used as required reading at more than 600 colleges and universities. This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories that relate the author’s experiences conducting research on infant feeding and health in Mali. Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such diverse topics as ethnocentrism, culture shock, population control, breastfeeding, child care, the meaning of disability and child death in different cultures, female circumcision, women’s roles in patrilineal societies, the dangers of fieldwork, and facing emotionally draining realities. Readers will laugh and cry as they meet the author’s friends and informants, follow her through a series of encounters with both peri-urban and rural Bambara culture, and struggle with her as she attempts to reconcile her very different roles as objective ethnographer, subjective friend, and mother in the field. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes a 13-page “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has received individually from students who have been assigned Dancing Skeletons as well as audience questions at lectures on various campuses. The new 23-page “Update on Mali, 2013” chapter is a factual update about economic and health conditions in Mali as well as a brief summary of the recent political unrest.
I have seen a delicate person , after drinking the waters of a morning , eat a breakfast sufficient to have served two ploughmen , devour a plentiful dinner of flesh and fish , and , to crown all , eat such a supper as might have ...
Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health Mark Hyman ... We all need a personalized approach, a way of eating that works best for us. ... Onesizefitsall medicine is a thing of the past.
Author: Mark Hyman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
A revolutionary new diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from New York Times #1 bestselling author For decades we've been told that the fat we eat turns to fat in the body, contributing to weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and generally poor health. And yet, even with all our low-fat products, we're fatter and sicker than ever before. What's going on? Could it be that the most feared food group is actually...the most helpful? As 'Pegan Plan' creator and author Dr Mark Hyman explains in Eat Fat Get Thin, a growing body of research is revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, coconut oil, and other delicious superfoods. That's right - as it turns out, the key to losing weight, increasing overall energy, and achieving optimum wellness is eating more fat, not less. Dr Hyman debunks some of our most persistent fat-phobic myths and clearly explains the science behind fat's health benefits. In addition to learning why fat is good and which fats are best, you'll learn how to apply that knowledge to your day-to-day life. With easy-to-follow advice, simple and flavourful recipes, shopping lists, and more, Eat Fat Get Thin will help you lose weight and stay healthy for life.
MEDICINE. MY PSORIASIS RAGED ON, but I noticed that if I missed a few meals because I was busy, the itching was ... I loved fried shrimp and would eat at those all-you-can-eat places, but the next day, I would feel like my entire body ...
Author: Don Colbert
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
Most of us think God is not concerned with what we eat, but the Bible actually offers great insight and instruction about the effects of food on our bodies. Dr. Colbert introduces a revolutionary sugar detox method, combined with an anti-inflammatory form of the modified Mediterranean diet that resolves a broad spectrum of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, dementia, cancer, and osteoarthritis. Just imagine - understanding how food alone can produce mental clarity, balanced weight, and longevity. Includes meal plans.
Author: University of Pennsylvania. School of MedicinePublish On: 1911
The only drugs of any value at all are the bitter tonics , nux vomica , and iron . ... These parents apparently will not give up tea , coffee , fried things , and fresh bread , and as a result their children eat them .
Author: University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine
... in words which signify to eat and set aside ; in other words , the grand medicine is a feast apart or secret , or it may mean the long preliminary fast necessary to admission , in which all eating is put aside or refrained from .
eat. it. So, what illnesses and ailments could medical cannibalism actually treat? In a word: nothing. But what did we think it was ... In fact, the moss that grew over a buried skull could be removed and used as medicine all by itself.
Author: Sydnee McElroy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this--and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way. Every week, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin amaze, amuse, and gross out (depending on the week) hundreds of thousands of avid listeners to their podcast, Sawbones. Consistently rated a top podcast on iTunes, with over 15 million total downloads, this rollicking journey through thousands of years of medical mishaps and miracles is not only hilarious but downright educational. While you may never even consider applying boiled weasel to your forehead (once the height of sophistication when it came to headache cures), you will almost certainly face some questionable medical advice in your everyday life (we're looking at you, raw water!) and be better able to figure out if this is a miracle cure (it's not) or a scam."--
Or, a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, by Regimen and Simple Medicines : with Observations on Sea-bathing, ... Females ought to be exceedingly cautious of what they eat or drink at the time they are out of order .