By Paul Pitchford
Trade paperback book
Healing with Whole Foods brings together authentic traditions of Asian medicine with current Western research on health and nutrition to create the most detailed sourcebook available on planning and preparing an optimal diet. This comprehensive reference work features:
- Current guidelines on nutrition basics, such as the protein/vitamin B12 group, fats and oils, sugars and sweeteners, water, salt, seaweeds, “green foods” (micro-algae and cereal grasses), calcium, oxygen, and other nutritional concerns.
- Clear discussions of the Chinese healing arts applied to physical and emotional conditions, including the Eight Principles (Six Divisions of Yin and Yang), Five
- Elements, and syndromes of the internal organs.
Information on making a gentle transition from a diet based on animal products to one centered on whole grains and fresh vegetables. Over 300 hearty, purely vegetarian (vegan) recipes, as well as the healing properties of plant and animal foods.
- Sections on weight loss, heart and vascular renewal, female health, digestive problems, candida, yeast infections, root canals, food combing, fasting, children, pregnancy, and aging. Includes insights from Ayurvedic medicines of India.
- Detailed “Regeneration Diets” and herbal treatments for cancer, arthritis, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, AIDS, and other degenerative conditions. Also features a “Parasite Purge Program” tailored to specific body types.
Praise for Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions & Modern Nutrition
“I am grateful to Paul Pitchford for updating the classic Healing with Whole Foods. If I could choose one book to recommend to students of the healing arts, this would be the one. Even more important than the wealth of botanical information is Pitchford’s alignment with spiritual purpose – to inspire peaceful, balanced diet and life patterns as a viable antidote to stress and dissipation”
-Edward Bauman PH.D., Director, Partners in Health, Cotati, California.
“Paul Pitchford reminds us that all nutrients are available in unadulterated whole foods. It couldn’t be any simpler; the basis of life is a whole foods diet.”
-Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., author of Natural Prescriptions for Common Ailments