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Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (Paperback)
Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a primer on nutritionincluding facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green alg...
Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a primer on nutritionincluding facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the "regeneration diets" used by cancer patients and arthriticsalong with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes.
The information on Chinese medicine is useful for helping to diagnose health imbalances, especially nascent illnesses. It's smartly paired with the whole-foods program because the Chinese have attributed various health-balancing properties to foods, so you can tailor your diet to help alleviate symptoms of illness. For example, Chinese medicine dictates that someone with low energy and a pale complexion (a yin deficiency) would benefit from avoiding bitter foods and increasing "sweet" foods such as soy, black sesame seeds, parsnips, rice, and oats. (Note that the Chinese definition of sweet foods is much different from the American one!)
Pitchford says in his dedication that he hopes the reader finds "healing, awareness, and peace" from following his program. The diet is certainly acetic by American standards (no alcohol, caffeine, white flour, fried foods, or sugar, and a minimum of eggs and dairy) but the reasons he gives for avoiding these "negative energy" foods are compelling. From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he adds dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation (thyroid and immune-system problems may result; fluoride is a carcinogen). There's further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss. Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone who's serious about strengthening his or her body from the inside out.
|Genre||HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition|
|Publisher Date||2002-12-01 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||North Atlantic Books|
|Unit weight||3.8 lb|
|Subtitle||Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition|
|Edition Detail||Revised, Expanded, Updated|
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The book is wonderful with many useful facts about food and how it affects you.Read More
This is it. I have read and own a number of nutrition books and this is the one I keep referring to. Great information and thorough explanations. Explains nutrition from primarily an Eastern point of view and provides scientific explanations. It gives you the how to. Make good use of the index.Read More
Great book. I will keep handy and refer to often, large book, but easy to read and understand the value of good nutrition. If I had cancer, I would use this book as a reference for dietary info rather than the brief nutrition education info you get as a patient.Read More
I have Hodgkins Lymphoma and my sister told me about this book. I have begun reading it and have found the information incredibly useful not only for my cancer but for all aspects of my well-being. If you are looking for a desk reference of foods to eat for any particular condition this is the best I have found by far!Read More
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