Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (Third Edition)

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (Third Edition)

Paul Pitchford

Brings together authentic traditions of Asian medicine with current Western research on health and nutrition.

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"I am grateful to Paul Pitchford for updating this 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 Baumann, PhD, 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, MD, ND, author of Natural Prescriptions for Common Ailments

Contents

Table of Contents

1. Origins
Access to Healing with Whole Foods

Section 1: Whole Foods
Section 2: Integrative Nutrition
Section 3: Dietary Patterns and Directions

PART I: THE ROOTS OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT 2.
Yin-Yang and Beyond
The Principles and Extremes
Support and Transformation
Transcending Yin and Yang 3.
Qi Vitality
The Six Divisions of Yin and Yang
4.
Heat/Cold: The Thermal Nature of Food and People
The Physiology of Warming and Cooling Foods
Heat Patterns and Their Causes
Signs of Heat
Suggestions for Chronic Heat Conditions
Suggestions for Acute Heat Conditions
Deficiency and Heat
Deficient Yin Symptoms
Building the Foundations of Receptivity: Preserving the Yin
Deficient Yin and Blood Sugar Imbalances
Specific Foods Which Tonify the Yin
Cold Patterns and Their Causes
Signs of Coldness
Specific Remedies
Typical Patterns
5.Interior/Exterior: Building Immunity
Signs of an Exterior Condition
Colds, Flus and Other Exterior Conditions
Suggestions for Treating Exterior Conditions
Signs of Interior, Deeper Conditions
Immunity and the Protective Qi Concept
Candida Overgrowth: Immune Inhibitor
Causes of Candida Problems
Controlling Candida with Diet
Other Helpful Products
Variables in the Candida-Controlling Diet
Oxygenation
Further Insights into Immunity
Free Radicals: Immune Defenders and Destroyers
Activity and Immunity
Sexual Activity
Protective Qi and Whole Foods
Immunity: From Ultimate to Devastated
Unity and Immunity
Undercutting the Desire Cycle
Attitude
6.Excess and Deficiency
Excess
Dietary Recommendations for Excess
Deficiency
Dietary Recommendations for Deficiency
Animal Products
Deficiency Combined with Heat, Cold and Other Factors
Guidelines for Treating Severe Deficiencies
Summary of the Six Divisions of Yin and Yang
Applying the Six Divisions
Further Diagnostic Foundations: The Six Influences
Seeing a Condition as It Is
The Art of Healing

PART II: ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION
7. Dietary Transition

Wear Only One Hat
Healing Reactions
Chlorophyll and Dietary Transition
Foods Which Counteract Toxins
Recommended Meat-based Diet to Whole Plant-based Diet
Standard Herbal Preparations
Excesses and Toxins
Toxic Metals
Radiation
Drugs
Parasites
Mucus
Excess Weight
Guidelines for Long-Term Weight Reduction
Emotional/Psychological Discharges
Summary of Suggestions for Easing Emotional and Mental Discharges
Transition Patterns
Common Causes of Difficulty During Transition
8. Water
9. Protein and Vitamin B12
10.Oils and Fats
11.Sweeteners
12. Salt
13.Condiments, Caffeine and Spices
14. Vitamins and Supplements
15. Calcium
16. Green Food Products
17. Survival Simplified
18. Enjoyment of Food
19. Food Combinations
20.Fasting and Purification
21. Food for Children

PART III: THE FIVE ELEMENT AND ORGAN SYSTEMS
22. Five Elements: Seasonal Attunement and the Organs in Harmony and Disease
23. Therapeutic Use of the Five Flavors
24. Wood Element
25. Fire Element
26. Earth Element
27. Metal Element
28. Water Element

PART IV: DISEASES AND THEIR DIETARY TREATMENT
29. Blood Sugar Imbalances
30.The Stomach and Intestines
31. Blood Disorders
32. Cancer and the Regeneration Diets
33. Other Degenerative Disorders

PART V: RECIPES AND PROPERTIES OF VEGETAL FOODS
34. Vibrational Cooking
Glossary
Healing with the Recipes
35. Grains
36. Breads
37. Legumes: Beans, Peas and Lentils
38. Nuts and Seeds
39. Vegetables
40. Sprouts
41. Salads
42. Seaweeds
43. Soups
44. Sauces
45. Condiments
46. Spreads and Pates
47. Pickles
48. Grain and Seed Milks
49. Rejuvelac and Yogurt
50. Fruit
51. Desserts
Recipe Locator
52. Summary
Epilogue
Appendix A: Parasite Purge Program
Bibliography
References and Notes
Resources
Index

Overview

AuthorPaul Pitchford
PublisherNorth Atlantic Books
Number Of Pages784
Book FormatSoftback
ISBN978-1556434303

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