Healthy Diets

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

Healthy Diets seek to aid specific health conditions through proper nutrition and the use of the right supplements.

Here are the many health promoting plans we have reviewed, which are arranged by health condition.

Arthritis and Anti-inflammatory


Acne DietA plan to reduce the inflammation that causes acne on the face and body.
Autoimmune Disease DietA 4 step plan to heal the immune system and reverse autoimmune disorders.
Anti-Inflammation Diet for DummiesDescribes how inflammation can affect your health and explains how you should eat if you want to reduce inflammation in your body. This book also provides tips about lifestyle factors for reducing inflammation and a large selection of anti-inflammatory recipes.
Arthritis DietGuidelines for sufferers of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Diuretic DietUsing natural diuretics to alleviate fluid retention.
Gout DietNutrition is extremely important for sufferers of Gout.

Cancer

Anti Cancer DietEvaluates the lifestyle factors that may help to reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as the risk of relapse and provides a comprehensive analysis on how these various elements may be involved in the mechanisms of cancer.
Breast Cancer DietFight Now: Eat and live proactively against breast cancer is a program designed to help you make diet and lifestyle choices that can lower your risk of breast cancer
Cancer DietJan Dries’ plan for eating foods that will help your body heal itself from cancer.
Cancer Survivor GuideExplains how the foods we eat can influence the risk of developing cancer as well as assisting in maintaining the health of people already diagnosed with cancer.
Healing Cancer and Disease the Gerson WayProvides an outline of the theory and practice of the Gerson Therapy, which has been used as an alternative treatment for cancer and other serious diseases. It is an extremely intensive and demanding protocol that demands the consumption of fresh juices at hourly intervals throughout the day, as well as the regular use of coffee enemas.
Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldReveals how an 80 percent plant based diet can prevent cancer.
O2 DietAntioxidant-Based Program is based on the ORAC scale, developed by the USDA to indicate how well a food protects against free radicals.

Diabetes and Blood Sugar Issues

Prediabetes DietNutritionist, Hilary Wright, lays out a program for getting your blood sugar under control and reversing prediabetes.
Newcastle Diet7 out of 11 dieters reversed their type 2 diabetes with this VCLD.
40 Days to Better Living: DiabetesFaith based diabetes reversing program.
Blood Sugar Regulating DietCarefully designed to regulate your blood sugar levels so that your cravings will disappear.
Blood Sugar DietThe Blood Sugar Solution offers a holistic blood sugar diet to assist with the management of obesity, diabetes and related health conditions.
Anne Collins Low Glycemic Index (GI) DietOptimum blood glucose control and weight loss, combining lean protein with low glycemic carbs for those with particular health problems.
Cure for DiabetesGabriel Cousens, MD, claims that diabetes is a curable disease that may be reversed through dietary and lifestyle changes.
Diabetic DTOURTargeted specifically to meet the needs of type 2 diabetics. It involves a calorie and portion controlled diet that highlights the benefits of calcium, vitamin D, fiber and omega 3 fats for the management of diabetes.
Diabetic DietDiabetes diet to manage blood sugar.
Diet-to-go DiabeticA Meal Delivery program that satisfies American Diabetes Association Guidelines.
Glycemic Index DietsThe GI helps diabetics gain control over blood sugar levels.
Sugar SolutionCorrect blood sugar issues.
No Grain DietThis diet seeks to regulate insulin levels by limiting the intake of grains and sugars.
Nutrisystem Diabetic DietA diabetic version of the popular meal delivery program.

Digestive Disorders and Food Sensitivity

Acid Reflux DietIt provides a unique approach to the management of reflux involving dietary adjustment. The book includes acid reducing recipes that are both tasty and interesting.
Diverticulitis dietMost nutritionists recommend a careful high fiber diet for this painful disease.
Microbiome DietHeals the digestive system by restoring correct intestinal microbe balance.
Elimination DietUse elimination diets to isolate food allergies and food intolerances.
Gluten Free Daily DietOffers education in how to eat a gluten free diet combined with a holistic approach to health and weight management. It will appeal to dieters who have been diagnosed with celiac disease or have chronic health problems and would also like to eliminate excess weight.
Gluten Free Dairy Free Diet RecipesProvides a large selection of recipes and practical advice for those who need to follow a gluten free dairy free diet due to a food allergy or intolerance with an emphasis on French cooking.
Food Allergy DietOffers practical meal options that are free of the five most common food allergens – wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts and soy.
Gluten Free Diet (Celiac)Diet without wheat, barley, or rye.
Gluten Free Fat Loss PlanMany people have undiagnosed sensitivities to gluten, which may be interfering with their weight loss efforts, as well as compromising general health. Provides a complete diet and fitness plan that will support dieters to achieve their ideal weight.
Gluten Free and Low Glycemic RecipesFun with GF/LG Food! is a gluten free and low glycemic recipe book created by Debbie Johnson, former owner and executive chef of The Golden Chalice Restaurant and Gallery.
High Fiber DietOften used to treat diverticulitis.
IBS Diet – High FiberDietary guidelines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
IBS Diet – Low StarchAlternate approach for IBS.
Lactose Free DietsUnderstanding Lactose Intolerance, and which foods to avoid.
Low FODMAP DietRecommended as one of the most effective dietary therapies for irritable bowel syndrome.
The PlanIdentifying food allergies or intolerances to healthy foods.
Self Healing Colitis and Crohn’s DietA program that helps you overcome bowel disease with a high fruit vegan diet.
South Beach Wake Up CallIncludes additional information about how gluten can negatively affect our health as well as introducing dieters to the top “mega foods” for better health.
Specific Carbohydrate Diet A diet designed to help those suffering from digestive disorders such as Crohn’s and Irritable Bowel
Wheat Belly: Wheat Free DietThis book includes detailed information about the potentially negative effects of wheat and offers guidance on how to get started with a wheat free diet.

Emotional Issues

ADHD DietCan diet alleviate ADD/ADHD symptoms?
Beck Diet This diet uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to change thought patterns that lead to overeating.
Binge Eating and Compulsive OvereatingA workbook is designed to help those that have a problem with binge eating and compulsive overeating to heal their destructive relationships with food and regain control of their lives and health.
Diet RehabDesigned to break food addictions and boost brain “feel good” chemicals naturally.
Eating MindfullyPsychologist Dr. Susan Albers deals with the emotional aspects of eating and weight management.
End of Overeating: Break Food AddictionProvides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how modern food industry processing methods have manipulated much of the general population to experience constant food cravings, addiction, and overeating.
Food Cravings DietConstant Craving, offers insights on the possible causes of emotional eating. Gives easy steps to stop overeating and control appetite.
Feingold DietProposed by Dr. Ben Feingold in the 1970s this diet looks at causes of hyperactivity in children.
Happiness and Health DietAttempts to unveil the mysteries of the mind-body connection by providing readers with a clear set of principles to follow that have been scientifically demonstrated to the associated with greater happiness and health.
Hypnosis Weight LossPower of Thin incorporates hypnosis weight loss techniques, the principles of the law of attraction, and positive thinking to enhance your ability to lose weight.
Mindless EatingA book written by food psychologist Brian Wansick that explains why we tend to overeat
Setting Boundaries with FoodThis program will appeal to Christians who want to address the underlying causes of emotional overeating.
Stress Eater Diet This diet helps those who would be classified as a “stress eater”.
The SolutionThis diet focuses on the underlying root causes of over-eating.

Heart Health

30 Day Vegan ChallengeHighlights the research regarding the use of vegan diets for the prevention, treatment, and reversal of cardiovascular disease.
Anne Collins Cholesterol Lowering DietReduce cholesterol while rapidly reducing weight, or simply use as a very healthy diet.
Cardiac Diet: Dr. Steven SinatraOffers patients with cardiovascular disease an alternative to prescription medication and surgery for the management of their condition.
Cholesterol DietLower LDL cholesterol by making dietary changes.
Cholesterol Lowering DietHow to Lower Your Cholesterol With French Gourmet Food written by Chef Alain Braux who managed to significantly reduce his levels by returning to a traditional French diet.
Heart Attack Proof DietDr. Michael Ozner translates the latest science and research into practical steps you can take to improve your cardiovascular health.
Heart Healthy DietDesigned to help you to improve your general health or to address specific issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, glucose balance, inflammation and obesity.
McDougall DietA low fat plant-based diet that has been used by many dieters with success to achieve weight loss and for the management of conditions including heart disease and diabetes.
Dash DietA diet created by the US health authorities to specifically relieve high blood pressure.
Low Sodium DietReducing salt relieves symptoms of High Blood Pressure. See also DASH Diet.
Oatmeal DietThis diet uses oatmeal as a natural way to lower cholesterol.
Omega DietA health focused plan that is based on a Mediterranean dietary approach.
Apo E Gene DietPromotes heart health and prevents other diseases by teaching dieters to eat according to their Apo E gene type.
St. Tropez Diet A Mediterranean type diet using the delicious food of St. Tropez

Immunity

Sunfood DietStrengthens the immune system
Super ImmunityDr. Joel Fuhrman offers readers a scientifically supported program to boost the defenses of the body by eating a high nutrient plant-based diet.

Longevity, Beauty, and Skin

7 Secrets to Beauty, Health and LongevityDr. Nicholas Perricone outlines a program that will revitalize our bodies at a cellular level, which will lead to better energy, a reduction of wrinkles and provide an anti-aging effect that also decreases the risk of developing chronic disease.
Baby Boomer DietA holistic anti-aging program that is specifically tailored to assist in the restoration of health, the prevention of diseases associated with aging and the promotion of a youthful appearance.
Beauty Detox SolutionOutlines a method of eating that cleanses the body to promote optimal beauty and improved general health. It will appeal to dieters who are interested in raw foods and detoxification, but prefer a gentle approach that can be maintained as a long-term lifestyle.
Beauty Diet: Top 10 FoodsHighlights ten basic foods that will not only make you look and feel better, but will also help you to lose excess weight. By including the top ten beauty foods in the diet each day, as well as following a generally healthy lifestyle, dieters should notice enhanced beauty and improved well being.
Beyond the 120 Year DietThis diet outlines how calorie restriction with optimal nutrition can extend human lifespan and prevent diseases commonly associated with aging.
Bonus Years Diet: Foods for LongevityCentered around seven miracle foods that can improve your health and longevity. By incorporating these foods in your diet regularly can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and extend your life by an average of 6.4 years.
Calorie RestrictionAlso called an anti-aging diet by some. The theory involves a careful lowering of calorie intake in the hope of retarding aging.
CR Way: Calorie Restriction for LongevityBased on the scientifically supported concept that by restricting calorie intake while maintaining optimal nutrition we can extend longevity and avoid the diseases commonly associated with aging such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Eating for BeautyThis raw food approach focuses on eating foods that will help beauty come from the inside out.
Longevity DietThis plan promotes a reduced Calorie, high nutrient diet as a way to increase health and life span.
Acne DietAnecdotal dietary tips for acne sufferers.
Natural Makeover DietCreated by naturopathic doctor Joey Shulman to help women enhance their natural beauty through nutritious food, proper exercise and a balanced lifestyle.
Perfect Health DietFor better health, youthful vitality, and longer life.
Perricone Diet Dr Nigel Perricone’s nutritional prescription for healthy skin – includes 3 day makeover plan.
Quantum EatingA raw foods diet that is supposed to promote overall health and youth.
Real Age DietIt offers a convenient meal plan based on foods that are easy to access as well as general lifestyle recommendations that will help to control the factors that contribute to aging.
You: Being BeautifulOffers readers tips and suggestions on how to improve health and physical appearance though a variety of ways including dietary adjustment, fitness, beauty regimens and stress management.
Jungle EffectThe Jungle Effect explores the dietary wisdom of traditional cultures so that modern people can learn the secrets to a longer and healthier life.
Younger Thinner YouExplains how different chemicals in the brain affect aging, weight gain and energy levels and outlines how different foods, spices and teas can help to bring these chemicals back into their proper balance.
Blue ZonesThis book outlines the eating and healthy habits of the 4 regions containing the longest living people on the planet.
Okinawa Diet Utilizes the eating habits of the Okinawans to increase health, longevity, and to promote weight loss.

Pregnancy, Hormones, and Sexual Health

Fertility DietLifestyle and nutrition advice to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
Hormone CureThis plan includes lifestyle, nutritional and herbal alternatives to bring your hormones back into balance and keep you healthy.
Fatigue DietThe Fatigue Solution provides readers with a variety of strategies to alleviate fatigue and related health complaints. This will particularly appeal to women with hormonal issues, who are experiencing chronic low energy levels.
321 Baby Bulge Be GoneBy Hollywood fitness trainer, Ramona Braganza, helps women get back to their pregnancy weight and shape.
4-Hour BodyAn Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Tim Ferriss includes information on everything from weight loss to sex.
Anti Estrogenic Diet Helps those with hormonal imbalances to regulate estrogen levels
Balancing Hormones: New ME DietInvolves a combination of nutrition, fitness and lifestyle adjustments that is customized to suit individual variations in metabolism. This program offers dieters a very complete and balanced plan that will assist them to lose weight effectively as well as improve general health by balancing hormone levels.
Pregnancy DietExtra nutrition is required during pregnancy.
Prostate HealthDietary guidelines for natural treatment of prostate problems.
Fit Not Fat at 40-PlusThis diet gives women over 40 tips to avoid the health problems that can develop because of menopause.
Fat Resistance Diet Reduces fat levels which in turn regulates the hormones responsible for metabolism.
Detox For WomenThis diet seeks to restore microbial balance in the female body.
Candida DietNutritional guidelines for treating the yeast infection Candida.

Miscellaneous Health Conditions

Lyme DiseaseDietary and treatment options for healing Lyme Disease for faster recovery.
Migraine DietA proven dietary approach that can prevent or reduce migraine headaches.
101 Optimal Life Foods: Healing through DietAddresses 30 common health conditions and outlines how you can introduce healing foods to your diet through delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.
Eat Move SleepA practical guide to making lifestyle changes that have been demonstrated to improve health and wellbeing.
21 Day Diet: Montel WilliamsIn his book, he outlines a diet that involves eliminating junk food and maintaining a very high intake of fresh fruit and vegetables which helped him find relief from multiple sclerosis.
Acid-Alkaline DietsA dieting regime or lifestyle based on intake of low acid foods, designed to reduce acidity and achieve improved pH balance.
Blood Type DietThe author claims dietary health benefits are related to blood type.
Body Ecology Diet This plan focuses on bringing helpful micro-organisms back into balance through out the body.
Easy Macrobiotic DietMacrobiotics for Dummies includes a “Healing Diet Template” to address certain health conditions.
Forks Over Knives: Plant Based DietA book advocating the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet. It was written by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., who are both specialists in the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases through dietary adjustment.
Green Smoothies Saved My LifePositive health benefits when consuming green smoothies on a regular basis. It includes a general introduction to green smoothies and guidelines on how to improve your health by increasing emotional awareness and supporting positive thought processes.
In Defense of Food“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This is the premise of Michael Pollen’s book which grew out of an essay that he wrote for The New York Times Magazine, challenges some of the major concepts of nutrition.
Instinctive NutritionThis diet is a raw food approach that uses your body’s natural cravings as treatment for specific health problems.
Joy Bauer’s Food CuresProvides dietary recommendations for over 10 different health conditions.
Ketogenic DietUsed for treatment of Epilepsy.
Liver Cleansing Dieta 4-week program that concentrates on promoting optimal liver function by adjusting the diet to support liver cleansing and detoxification.
Low Protein DietsKidney Conditions can be treated with a low protein diet. Sample low protein menu.
Maker’s DietAuthor Jordan Rubin makes a number of health claims with his biblically based 40 day diet program.
Medical Marijuana RecipesAunt Sandy’s Medical Marijuana Cookbook offers a collection of classic comfort medical marijuana recipes for those who have been prescribed marijuana for medical use.
Nourishing TraditionsNourishing Traditions explains that the modern represents a dramatic change from the way that we have nourished ourselves for thousands of years and is seriously compromising our health.
Nutrigenomic Diet: Deep NutritionAn eating program based on the nutrigenomic diet with the intention to give readers the tools to enhance gene expression and promote optimal wellbeing.
Osteoporosis DietUnderstanding causes, preventive actions, and diet/exercise plan for delaying onset or slowing progression of Osteoporosis.
Pancreas DietThe Pancreatic Oath explains how eating the right foods can protect your pancreas and promote health, whereas when you eat unhealthy foods you are abusing your pancreas.
Power Foods RecipesA cookbook from Martha Stewart that can help you to effortlessly increase your intake of healthy foods and to learn more about the health benefits of power foods.
SuperFoods HealthStyle DietUses recent research related to the lifestyle factors that have been proven to achieve disease prevention and improve daily functioning and gives practical recommendations that you can use to improve your physical and mental health.
Swiss SecretA detox, weight loss and chronic health condition plan for ultimate health.
What Would Jesus Eat?Promotes the diet of Jesus as a way to achieve optimal health.
 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: November 4, 2014
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