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Red Wine For Your Health

Natural Healing Series

by (author) Andrea Schaffer

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2002
Wine & Spirits, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
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For thousands of years wine has been appreciated for its taste and medicinal properties. In Red Wine for Your Health, Andrea Schaffer investigates the restorative and healing powers of this age-old beverage. Red Wine for Your Health explores the history and tradition of wine as a curative agent and reveals how incorporating this ancient beverage into your diet can lead to better cardiovascular health. Schaffer decodes the French Paradox theory - a scientific experiment which found that in wine-drinking cultures such as France, the rates of heart disease and stroke were much lower than in countries where wine is less-often consumed. Schaffer examines the chemical components of wine and explains how recently discovered naturally-occurring chemicals like flavonoids and anti-oxidents positively impact the body's internal health. The benefits of wine in curing bacterial infections, stomach aches, kidney stones and many other ailments is also explored. (2001)

About the author

Andrea Schaffer is a freelance writer and editor. She has degrees in biology and has specialized in human genetics and immunology. She lives in Germany.

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