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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 a must have for anyone interested in Nutrition.

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    As a student in Natural medicine, this book will be a much-used addition to my library, but its also so easy to understand that it would be great for anyone interested in whole foods as a way of life.

     
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      This book is loaded with easily digested information and practical ways of implementing a cleaner more nutritious diet for better health.

       
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      Great book but arrived with black fingerprints

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          Great book but arrived with black fingerprint marks on all white page sides of book. I was assured it was new but it's not when staff handle it with their dirty hands and mark the book. The cover can be cleaned but not the sides of the book/pages. I'm very disappointed with the mishandling and carelessness of this company and would never buy from Booktopia ever again.

           
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            Very interesting book.

             
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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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                      Heaps of knowledge to help yourself be healthier

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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): 25.5 x 19.7  x 4.6
                        Weight (kg): 1.8
                        Edition Number: 1
                        Edition Type: Revised