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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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    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: 750
          Published: 1st January 2011
          Country of Publication: US
          Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.7  x 4.6
          Weight (kg): 1.75
          Edition Number: 1
          Edition Type: Revised