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

       
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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): 25.1 x 19.8  x 4.6
              Weight (kg): 1.72
              Edition Number: 1
              Edition Type: Revised