It has shown that perhaps 80% of all human illnesses are related to diet and 40% of cancer is related to the diet. A balanced diet can support a lifetime of good health and can help protect against diseases. Traditional medicine attaches great importance to the role of food in human health. The principles of traditional nutrition are comprehensive, dialectical, meditation, proper compatibility, dietary contraindications, and diet hygiene. Food Therapy and Health Care focuses exclusively on the medical functions and biomedical effects of food based on the guidance of traditional medical theory. It is a quarterly, peer-reviewed open access journal targeting at promoting health, preventing and treating disease, and accelerate healing. The journal provides a unique venue for physicists, traditional medicine researchers, nutritionists and other food scientists to publish work at the interface of the medical functions and biomedical effects of food.
The journal includes the following topics.
1. Functional foods (such as fungi and their extracts, ginseng, etc.)
2. Medicine food homology
3. Vitamins, minerals, botanicals and other dietary supplements.
4. Intestinal micro-ecology, probiotics, prebiotics
5. Metabolic diseases (diabetes, fatty liver, hyperlipidemia)
7. Disease diet (diabetes diet, liver disease diet, tumor diet, etc.)
8. Nutrition (nutrition, cachexia, overnutrition, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition)
9. Vegetarian, apastia, eating disorders
10. Digestive malabsorption
11. Nutritional interventions in preventing disease
12. Nutritional interventions for different constitutional types
13. Diseases of food taboos
14. Safety/Toxicology of functional foods and dietary supplements
15. Qigong, meditation, exercise and other health care and anti-aging methods
Peer review policy
Food Therapy and Health Care follows a double-blind peer review process, to ensure impartial editorial decision-making. All submissions to Food Therapy and Health Care are assessed by an editor, who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. If an editor is on the author list or has any other competing interest regarding a specific manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to assume responsibility for overseeing peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review by appropriate independent experts. Editors will decide based on the reviewers’ reports and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript. Authors should note that even in light of one positive report, concerns raised by another reviewer may fundamentally undermine the study and result in the manuscript being rejected.
Authors may suggest potential reviewers if they wish; however, whether or not to consider these reviewers is at the editor's discretion. Authors should not suggest recent collaborators or colleagues who work in the same institution as themselves. Authors who wish to suggest peer reviewers can do so in the cover letter and should provide institutional email addresses where possible, or information which will help the editor to verify the identity of the reviewer.
Authors may request exclusion of individuals as peer reviewers, but they should explain the reasons in their cover letter on submission. Authors should not exclude too many individuals as this may hinder the peer review process. Please note that the editor may choose to invite excluded peer reviewers.
Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of the manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy.
Reviewers are therefore required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond the information released by the journal. If reviewers wish to involve a colleague in the review process they should first obtain permission from the journal. The editor should be informed of the names of any individuals who assisted in the review process when the report is returned.
In 2019, Articles processing charges and submission charges are free. All accepted papers will be published free-of-charge. Moreover, Traditional Chinese Medicine Inheritance Funds will independently decide on awards which include Distinguished Contribution Award with $5,000, first prize with $2,000, second prize with $500, and third prize with certificate.