About Food As Medicine Cookbook

With an epidemic of dietary struggles pervading our society, and studies revealing the deadly dangers of poor diet, it’s clear that we need to revamp our lifestyles. Sue Radd, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian & Advanced Nutritionist Director, created this award-winning cookbook to provide you with a better understanding of how to prevent deadly diseases through good nutrition and health.

Your roadmap to wellness

Your food choices control the expression of your genes and can be detrimental to your health, leading to chronic conditions, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity. Knowing how to enjoy the foods you should eat, and understanding what they can do for you, can make all the difference.

Less hospital visits and medication

Growing scientific evidence shows that plant-based diets can deliver a list of positive effects, similar to those of medications. The 150 recipes in this book have been hand-picked to help you prevent and reduce the effects of our most common chronic diseases.

Learn to make better food and lifestyle choices

With over 150 simple, plant-based recipes, along with detailed health information that explains the scientific research and health significance of these recipes, the Food as Medicine cookbook will equip you to make better food and lifestyle choices.

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Food as Medicine is packed with easy plant based recipes that will help you have a better quanitity ana quality of life by eating real, tasty foods that attack tne sllent. deadly disease processes driven by poor diet.

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  • Discover why every meal matters and how your food choices control the expression of your genes, which is important if you have a family history of disease.
  • Learn how healthy diets can deliver a list of positive effects like those of medications.
  • See why your wellbeing is affected when you eat and why mindless eating is dangerous.

This book teaches you how to enjoy the foods you should eat, and understanding what they can do for you can make all the difference.

150 Award-Winning Recipes

Winner of the 2016 Australian Gourmand World Cookbook Award for ‘Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook’, Food as Medicine provides you with 150 delicious whole food plant based recipes that address the nutritional causes of our most common chronic diseases and the amazing health benefits of food as a form of medicine.


Improve your lifestyle with practical tips on how to makeover your kitchen, pantry, fridge and freezer so it’s easier to meal plan, cook and live well. The meal ideas and seasonal menu plans will help you easily put these plant based food recipes into practice.


Applying the findings from the latest nutrition science can vastly reduce the needs for drugs and surgery, and help prevent or even reverse the chronic diseases that kill too many of us. This plant based cookbook also contains health information to help you understand the scientific research and health significance of plant based recipes, equipping you to make smarter choices for your best health.

What people are saying about Food As Medicine


"Lifestyle is the most powerful medicine we know — with the potential to add years to life and life to years, and to reduce risk for all major chronic disease by some 80 percent — and food is its very centrepiece. In this beautiful book, Sue Radd provides the perfect prescription in all its wonderful variety: food as a source of both great pleasure and great health."

Dr David Katz

Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine; President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Founder, True Health Initiative

"This is a much-needed comprehensive book that focuses on proven habits of healthy eating. The very practical approach, but with supporting medical facts, will be appreciated by many readers. Although this will be of great value for those who have already developed problems with overweight, diabetes or heart disease, others still free of problems but at risk (most people!) may derive equal benefits by being able to maintain their good health through to advanced age."

Dr Gary Fraser

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, California, USA; Principal Investigator, Adventist Health Studies

"Sue Radd is an authority on how to eat to live and this book, beautifully presented with stellar content, will make you hungry for health."

Professor Darren Morton

Course Convenor, Postgraduate Studies in Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Research Centre, Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, Australia; author, Live More: Active and Live More Happy

"If your concern is health, good food or diet, I highly recommend this rich resource with heaps of delicious and medicinal recipes, plus nutrition information from an experienced nutrition educator. It’s a not-to-be-missed title for any library, including your own collection."

Elaine Tam

Academic Liaison Librarian, University Library, The University of Sydney, Australia

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Let's cook for life

Watch a cookbook

Dr Sue Radd’s Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic in Castle Hill (Sydney, Australia) hosts award-winning Culinary Medicine cooking and nutrition workshops (cookshops), designed to improve your success with healthy eating and give you inspiration in the kitchen!

  • Be part of our exciting cookshops and see fresh ideas for creating delicious and stress-free meals.
  • Learn about shortcuts and gadgets that can save you money and time in the kitchen.
  • See how to use seasonal and minimally processed foods to address your medical conditions, lose weight, improve your wellbeing or just give you some sizzle with your meal creations.

Join us at our purpose-built demo kitchen located within the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic in Castle Hill (Sydney, Australia). We were awarded the Dietitians Association of Australia President’s Award for Innovation in 2010 for our concept and have been running these popular events since 2009!

The cookshops are conducted by Dr Sue Radd and her expert team of health professionals and foodies. You will not only enjoy an unforgettable culinary adventure but see medical nutrition advice translated into ‘what to eat for dinner’.

Attend Live Cookshop

Book here to attend a live Cookshop delivered by Dr Sue Radd

Watch a Cookshop Online

Watch some videos of Sue cooking some great traditional dishes with a strong Mediterranean influence in her home continent of Southern Europe.

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Best in World Cookbook Award

2017 national winner of the "Best Health & Nutrition Book" in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

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Food as Medicine, cooking for your best health by Dr Sue Radd AdvAPD was announced as the 2017 national winner of the “Best Health & Nutrition Book” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Food As Medicine: Cooking for Your Best Health by Sue Radd was released by Signs Publishing in October 2016. It features 150 plant-based recipes, as well as extensive explanation of the scientific research that supports the pattern of eating demonstrated in the recipes.

“This wonderful book is a delight for the reader,” said Edouard Cointreau, president of the jury for Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in announcing the award on December 21, 2016. The annual awards have been described as the “Oscars” of cookbooks and attract entries from more than 60 nations. Winning a national award also constitutes entry into the international stage of the awards to be announced in May.

“There are quite a few categories in these awards covering the range of cookbooks but given the interest in health and nutrition I expect this is among the more crowded categories,” said Nathan Brown, book editor at Signs Publishing. “This is where we want to be—creating, producing and sharing the best health information that can really make a difference in people’s lives.” According to Mr Brown, the award represents a team of people working together to produce a book that is both credible and attractive.

Prior to entering Food As Medicine in the Gourmand Awards, the cookbook featured at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Germany) in October 2016, where it attracted interest from publishers from around the world.