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

Healing With Whole Foods

Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Paperback Published: 13th June 2002
ISBN: 9781556434303
Number Of Pages: 784

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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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"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
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781556434303
ISBN-10: 1556434308
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 13th June 2002
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.7  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 1.74
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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