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Healing With Whole Foods :  Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition - Paul Pitchford

Healing With Whole Foods

Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

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Published: 1st January 2011
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This health manual merges modern nutrition with insight from ancient Asian traditions. There are life-enhancing guidelines to renewal and rejuvenation, allowing the reader to develop an optimal diet to fit his or her constitutional type. This revised edition includes many updates, including new research, resources, information on GMOs, an expansion of the whole food section, and new guidelines for making the information more accessible.

About the Author

Paul Pitchford is a teacher and nutrition researcher. In his healing work with individuals, he develops rejuvenative plans based on awareness and dietary practices. His early training, following ancient traditional practice, was primarily through apprenticeships and private instructions with masters of meditation and East Asian medicine. For more than three decades, he has applied the unifying wisdom of Far Eastern thought to the major dietary therapies available in the West to create a new vision of health and nutrition.

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    This book is an essential addition to any library.

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        Every home requires this amazing book

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          Highly recommend for those wanting to really have personal control and nurturing of their own body and future life.

           
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          No doctor required if you use this book as a Health Bible.

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            I can't tell you how amazing this book is. I have made at least 10 recipes so far and they're all so nourishing and satisfying. My husband and I follow a vegan lifestyle & it's just fab that this book reiterates a plant-based diet for optimum health. The 5 Element Theory underlining all this book represents just proves how far as Westerners we've strayed from knowing our bodies and internal organs and what's good for them...

             
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              Don't be put off by the size of this book. Use it like an encyclopedia. It's incredible. The recipes in it are so delicious and nutritious.

               
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                Told to read from beginning but some information like cancer is not applicable. Just wanted to read what I needed to help myself. Great gift for people wanting to be healthier.

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                  "Healing with Whole Foods contains a wealth of information on health, diet, alternative medicine, natural food presentation, and recipes, researched by an expert in the field. Readers will learn how to apply Chinese medicine and the five-element theory to a contemporary diet; treat illness and nervous disorders through diet; and make the transition to whole vegetable foods. The most detailed source book yet published on preparing food and eating consciously, Healing with Whole Foods includes complete sections on Ayurvedic principles of food-combining; the treatment of disease conditions through meals; transition from animal products to whole vegetable foods; micro-algae; selection of waters and salts; the extremely complex varieties of oils, sugars, and condiments; vitamins and minerals; fasting and purification; food for children, food presentation and proportions; vibrational cooking; the physiology of nourishment; color diagnosis and therapy; consciousness in diet changes; plus descriptions of the nature and uses of various grains, legumes, miso, tempeh, tofu, seaweeds, nuts and seeds, sprouts, and fruits. Also featured are sections on chutneys, relishes, pickles, different milks, rejuvelac, yogurt, salads, and desserts."--Midwest Book Review

                  From Part I, Chapter 2: The Principle of Extremes

                  When the excessive principle reaches its limit, the extreme yin or yang transforms into its opposite. This is known as the “Principle of Extremes.” This principle is readily observed in warm-blooded animals, when a fever is produced in response to an exposure to cold, or when chills result from an excess of summer heat. Other examples:

                  1. Extreme activity, such as hard physical work, necessitates rest.

                  2. If activity is very fierce and yang (such as in war), death (which is very yin) can be the result.

                  3. People frequently become more child-like with extreme age. Also, with advancing years, a person gradually exhibits less physical strength but, if healthy, greater wisdom. This represents the loss of bodily attachment to earth and the shifting of focus toward heaven, an example of extreme yin changing to extreme yang.

                  4. As internal heat and blood pressure become higher (yang), a stroke resulting in paralysis (yin) becomes more likely.

                  5. Extremely energizing substances such as cocaine cause utter debility later. One also is eventually weakened by stimulants such as caffeine and refined sugar.

                  6. In meditation, proper concentration on a single object ultimately results in universal awareness. The process by which phenomena change into their opposites may be described graphically with spirals, a very common pattern in the universe. These cycles of change are progressively quicker while contracting, slower while expanding. Such cycles are balanced by opposing cycles. For instance, when the national economy slows toward stagnation, cycles of emotional anxiety become ever more intense. Another pair of spirals illustrates the way in which metabolic cycles in the body take longer to fully repeat with age, with a simultaneously greater need for nutrients. For this reason, we need less quantity but more nutritionally concentrated food as we grow older.
                  Originsp. 1
                  The Roots of Diagnosis and Treatment
                  Yin-Yang and Beyondp. 49
                  Qi Vitalityp. 56
                  The Six Divisions of Yin and Yangp. 57
                  Heat/Cold: The Thermal Nature of Food and Peoplep. 58
                  Interior/Exterior: Building Immunityp. 67
                  Excess and Deficiencyp. 89
                  Essentials of Nutrition
                  Dietary Transitionp. 105
                  Waterp. 122
                  Protein and Vitamin B[subscript 12] - The Plant and Animal Kingdoms as Sourcesp. 129
                  Oils and Fatsp. 158
                  Sweetenersp. 187
                  Saltp. 196
                  Condiments, Caffeine, and Spicesp. 204
                  Vitamins and Supplementsp. 211
                  Calciump. 217
                  Green Food Productsp. 227
                  Survival Simplifiedp. 250
                  Enjoyment of Foodp. 251
                  Food Combinationsp. 260
                  Fasting and Purificationp. 274
                  Food for Childrenp. 283
                  The Five Element and Organ Systems
                  Five Elements: Seasonal Attunement and the Organs in Harmony and Diseasep. 305
                  Therapeutic Use of the Five Flavorsp. 308
                  Wood Elementp. 316
                  Fire Elementp. 331
                  Earth Elementp. 339
                  Metal Elementp. 346
                  Water Elementp. 354
                  Diseases and their Dietary Treatment
                  Blood Sugar Imbalancesp. 371
                  The Stomach and Intestinesp. 378
                  Blood Disordersp. 387
                  Cancer and the Regeneration Dietsp. 405
                  Other Degenerative Disordersp. 424
                  Recipes and Properties of Vegetal Foods
                  Vibrational Cookingp. 447
                  Grainsp. 456
                  Breadsp. 489
                  Legumes: Beans, Peas, and Lentilsp. 506
                  Nuts and Seedsp. 530
                  Vegetablesp. 535
                  Sproutsp. 568
                  Saladsp. 571
                  Seaweedsp. 580
                  Soupsp. 596
                  Saucesp. 602
                  Condimentsp. 606
                  Spreads and Patesp. 608
                  Picklesp. 609
                  Grain and Seed Milksp. 612
                  Rejuvelac and Yogurtp. 613
                  Fruitp. 614
                  Dessertsp. 624
                  Summaryp. 640
                  Epiloguep. 653
                  Parasite Purge Programp. 654
                  The Effect of Root Canals on Healthp. 667
                  Bibliographyp. 670
                  References and Notesp. 681
                  Resourcesp. 704
                  Indexp. 710
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                  ISBN: 9781556434303
                  ISBN-10: 1556434308
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 784
                  Published: 1st January 2011
                  Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
                  Country of Publication: US
                  Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.7  x 4.6
                  Weight (kg): 1.82
                  Edition Number: 1
                  Edition Type: Revised