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Utilized as a referral by trainees of acupuncture, this is a large, truly thorough guide to the theory and also healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a guide on nutrition– consisting of realities regarding eco-friendly foods, such as spirulina and blue algae, as well as the "regeneration diet plans" utilized by cancer patients and arthritics– in addition to an inspiring cookbook with greater than 300 primarily vegetarian, nutrient-packed dishes.
The info on Chinese medicine works for aiding to identify health imbalances, specifically incipient diseases. It's smartly coupled with the whole-foods program because the Chinese have associated different health-balancing homes to foods, so you can tailor your diet regimen to aid minimize signs of illness. As an example, Chinese medication dictates that someone with low energy and also a pale skin (a yin deficiency) would certainly benefit from avoiding bitter foods as well as enhancing "sweet" foods such as soy, black sesame seeds, parsnips, rice, and oats. (Note that the Chinese meaning of wonderful foods is much various from the American one!).
Pitchford claims in his commitment that he hopes the reader discovers "healing, recognition, and tranquility" from following his program. The diet is absolutely acetic by American standards (no alcohol, caffeine, white flour, fried foods, or sugar, and also a minimum of eggs as well as dairy products) yet the factors he gives for preventing these "adverse energy" foods are engaging. From the adrenal damage conveyed by coffee to immune disorder caused by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to reconsider every nutritional choice and its best influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he includes dietary suggestions for shielding on your own against the threats of modern life, consisting of reducing the effects of damage from water fluoridation (thyroid as well as immune-system issues may result; fluoride is a health hazard). There's more analysis on food combining, women health, heart disease, maternity, fasting, as well as weight-loss. Overall, this is a terrific book for anyone that's major concerning strengthening his or her body from the inside out.– Erica Jorgensen.
- Paperback: 705 pages
- Publisher: North Atlantic Books; Rev edition (July 31, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556432208
- ISBN-13: 978-1556432200
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.7 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds