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Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine

Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition

by Ronald F. Schmid, N.D.


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"In our rapidly changing world where technology is king, we have forgotten that native peoples once thrived, disease-free, until the introduction of refined foods into their diets. This is dramatically revealed in _Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine_. . . . I've reviewed dozens of books on nutrition over the years, but _Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine_ put a lot of things in perspective for me."—(Irene Alleger in _The Townsend Letter for Doctors_) "Dr. Schmid consulted with hundreds of our patients. I was frequently amazed by the rapid and lasting improvement many of these chronically ill people experienced. This book contains the principles underlying his success."—(Michael Schachter, M.D., holistic physician) "If the holistic movement for drugless therapy, using natural foods eaten by our ancestors, has a hero, it surely must be Dr. Ron Schmid."—(Dr. Morton Walker, medical journalist) Modern medicine now recognizes that the present-day Western diet is responsible for many of today's chronic illnesses. Nutritionists and anthropologists have noted the decline in health that accompanies indigenous peoples' transition from traditional to modern diets. In _Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine_, Ron Schmid explains how a return to a traditional diet can help you reduce your risk of heart attack by 50 percent; fight allergies, chronic fatigue, arthritis, skin problems, and headaches; recover from colds and flu in a day or two; and increase your life expectancy. Chapters focusing on the major food groups, common diets, and health goals enable you to tailor a diet to your special needs. RON SCHMID, N.D., has been a licensed naturopathic physician since 1981. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, he has taught at all four accredited naturopathic medical schools in the United States and formerly served as Clinic Director and Chief Medical Officer at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Connecticut Society of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Schmid lives in Middlebury, Connecticut.

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
Healing Arts Press
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Ronald F. Schmid, N.D. (Author)

Ronald F. Schmid, N.D., a licensed naturopathic physician and Jungian psychotherapist, is a graduate of M.I.T. and has taught at naturopathic medical schools in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. He lives in Connecticut and practices in Westport and...

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