This book is based on scientific research about which vegetables are best to eat for keeping you healthy. Jo Robinson is a journalist that has read through the research for the past 10-15 yrs. I am using this book to redesign my urban potager this next year. I am looking at the types of food I am growing, and why I need to concentrate on those that best build a healthy immune system. I use to say I am growing an “immunity garden” on my city lot to help keep those healthy around me.
In America, we are faced with THE “health care dilemma”. I have been thinking about how we can’t do anything about the rising cost of health care today, tomorrow, or in the future, but we can grow some of our own immune strengthening food right out our door and it is very easy.No talent required but the desire to learn and grow!
I started out a few years ago trying to figure out what I can grow, in my yard to strengthen my immune system. I have an incurable cancer, so I needed to learn how to fight after attaining a successful partial remission in 2003. Too often doctors only pay attention to symptoms(they treat the symptom), but ignore the cause or reasons behind a person getting ill. Now we have research to support eating closer to home, it has higher antioxidants. Finally, a book that is based on research! My goal this next growing season is to pick those vegetables + herbs that contain the highest nutrient content, for example, how she talks about the development of the tomato and which ones are better for your health. I had no idea the cherry tomato has more disease fighting nutrients than the large beef stakes-wow…I have a lot to learn.
Here, is a website devoted to her research!