The Asian Diet: Simple Secrets for Eating Right, Losing Weight, and Being Well

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In this era of fad diets, detox programs, and "superfoods," this examination of the relationship between diet and lifestyle looks to the Far East to claim that the simple principles to live by are balance and moderation. By rebuilding the connections between what is put into the body and how it functions, the diet outlined in this book teaches the daily effects that particular food choices will have—on bodyweight, energy, mood, and the quality and duration of life—and that ultimately all foods are good in the ...
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Overview


In this era of fad diets, detox programs, and "superfoods," this examination of the relationship between diet and lifestyle looks to the Far East to claim that the simple principles to live by are balance and moderation. By rebuilding the connections between what is put into the body and how it functions, the diet outlined in this book teaches the daily effects that particular food choices will have—on bodyweight, energy, mood, and the quality and duration of life—and that ultimately all foods are good in the right proportion. All major food groups are covered, with additional sections on dietary supplements, lifestyle, and attitude, plus a handful of recipes to demonstrate the principles of the diet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844091607
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 710,886
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Jason Bussell, MSOM, Licensed Acupuncturist has a national certification in acupuncture and oriental medicine. He is the president of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and serves on the advisory board for curriculum development of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He lives in Chicago.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Asian View on Diet 1

Chapter 2 Grains 9

Chapter 3 Vegetables 13

Chapter 4 Fruit 19

Chapter 5 Proteins: Meat, Fish, Poultry, Tofu 21

Chapter 6 Soups 27

Chapter 7 Dairy 29

Chapter 8 Beverages 33

Chapter 9 Sugar Substitutes 39

Chapter 10 Supplements 43

Chapter 11 What About Breakfast? 49

Chapter 12 Feeding our Children 51

Chapter 13 Food Preparation and Cooking Methods 53

Chapter 14 Tips for Losing Weight 57

Chapter 15 Lifestyle 59

Chapter 16 Attitudes 65

Chapter 17 Summary 73

Chapter 18 Basics of Oriental Medicine 75

Chapter 19 Actions of Common Foods 87

Chapter 20 Recipes 115

Epilogue 121

Supplemental Information 123

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

    My new diet bible

    This book has drastically changed the way I think about food. Now it makes sense why we are getting fatter and less healthy. this book will teach you how to reverse that trend. It's really easy to understand and fun to read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2009

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    It's not secret to me...now

    I found the Asian Diet a refreshingly easy to read guide to not only a better diet, but a healthier lifestyle in every aspect. Tthe "Attitudes" section was incredibly helpful and thought-provoking, as well as the rest of the book was.

    The book is very easy to follow- laid out in a very easy to read format, with key points of a section set in bold and new topics separated by headers, instead of an entire new chapter. Overall the book was not only informative and helpful, but a delightfully easy read. Pick this book up for yourself, or family and friends who are interested in becoming healthier, or even just the Asian perspective on how we live our lives.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2009

    Very Good Book

    This book is great for anyone who wants to take charge of their lives again. The author explains the principles of healthy eating as understood and refined by the cultures of Asia. He presents simple ideas: white rice is better than brown, cooked veggies are better than salad, supplements aren't benign and shouldn't even be necessary, calories don't matter, juicing is not good, and more. The way he explains things seem so commonsensical, but I never thought about food this way before. I feel empowered now in making my food choices.

    There are chapters on Grains, Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Dairy, Sugar substitutes, breakfast, feeding children, cooking methods. Each chapter is short and gets right to the points.

    There are also chapters on Lifestyle and Attitudes; and he explains why these factor in to the diet (or how all three factor in to overall health). Then there is a brief explanation about Oriental Medical theory; and an index of the actions and properties of the foods we eat every day (or should).

    I was fortunate enough to read an advance copy, but it should be in bookstores and barnesandnoble.com this week. I recommend this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2009

    must-read material

    everyone should read this book. Its fun to read and very educational. It all makes sense, we should learn from the cultures that have figured out how to be thin and have less diet-related diseases. I bought a copy, and now have sent five more to friends and family because everyone needs to know what their diet choices are doing to them; and how amending those choices can prevent disease. If the boomers had this info, we would not be saddled with such a sick population and such high health care costs. I think this book should be required reading in schools.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    Good Information!

    My daughter and I have been thinking about dietary changes to become healthier. She found this book and wanted to try it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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