All American Berries:
Potent Foods For Lasting Health
by Francis Brinker, N.D.
The protective effects of whole berries defend against oxidative stress and low-grade inflammation, the underlying instigators of many chronic degenerative diseases. The book begins with a general overview of how the regular consumption of vegetables, fruits, berries, and their bioactive polyphenolic compounds has been shown to help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes melitus, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and neurodegenerative diseases in large populations over decades of follow-up.
The indigenous American berries chosen to represent this potent type of fruit were selected on the basis of recent scientific and medical studies that demonstrate the importance of these specific foods in the preservation of health and reducing the risk of chronic disease. The frequent consumption of these and other berries, alone or in combinations, is a delicious way of helping provide protection against cellular free radical damage leading to oxidative stress and chronic metabolic dysfunction. This book establishes the imperative that these readily available berries be used to full advantage for helping avoid chronic diseases and reducing the rising costs in health care.