Food and Healing

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Ten years ago, Colbin's Food and Healing stood at the forefront of the food revolution, exploring the link between diet and health. In this anniversary edition, she provides updates on recent dietary systems, including low-fat, food combining, and alternative medicine.

Ten years ago, Colbin's Food and Healing stood at the forefront of the food revolution, exploring the link between diet and health. In this anniversary edition, she provides updates on recent dietary ...

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Overview

Ten years ago, Colbin's Food and Healing stood at the forefront of the food revolution, exploring the link between diet and health. In this anniversary edition, she provides updates on recent dietary systems, including low-fat, food combining, and alternative medicine.

Ten years ago, Colbin's Food and Healing stood at the forefront of the food revolution, exploring the link between diet and health. In this anniversary edition, she provides updates on recent dietary systems, including low-fat, food combining, and alternative medicine.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780345303851
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1986
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 484,257
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
Introduction: The Power of Food 3
1 Health Today 15
2 A New World View 25
3 Food and the Law of Opposites 63
4 Modern Diets - A Reevaluation 91
5 The Health-Supportive Whole-Foods Eating Style 132
6 The Effects of Different Foods 148
7 The Effects of Food Preparation 196
8 Changing the Way We Eat 204
9 What to Expect From a Change in Diet 214
10 Cravings and Binges: What Do They Mean? 228
11 Health and Illness: New Definitions 239
12 Food as Medicine 248
13 The Effects of Food on Mood 288
14 The Effects of Food on Sex 293
15 A Health Nut in the Hospital 304
Afterword 313
Notes 315
References 325
Index 335
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Unifying Principle?

    I got to page 88. I believe that food can have healing properties and I wanted to read this to find what the guiding principles are for what one should or shouldn't eat. There are so many involved, and many of them don't make sense to me. An example is classifying foods as having expansive or contractive qualities - what does this mean, first of all? I can only guess. Anyway, an example is given that one "expansive" type food is ice cream. The chart on the very next page lists food of a cold climate origin as having "contractive" properties (and foods from a hot climate are "expansive"). This would make me believe that ice cream is contractive, because it is a cold food. It makes me cold & contractive when I eat it! There are similar type charts for the other qualities of food - acid vs. alkaline, warming vs. cooling, but as in the example above, some things just don't make sense to me and there isn't any guiding principle to follow, only lists to memorize of which foods have which properties. I then skipped ahead to chapter 8 about listening to your body. You are supposed to ask yourself while you are eating, "Is this food ok?" and listen to whatever your reaction is. I don't understand this either; either you feel good or you don't; sometimes you won't know until a couple hours later because the effects of food won't show up until after digestion. I can agree with her statements about foods having the most value when they are closest to their natural state (ex: bleached white flour vs. the real thing). I don't think I'll finish this book but will look at some of her references for the concepts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2006

    Priceless

    I bought this book ten years ago and it was the lifesaving raft I clung to when illness came knocking. The best thing about the book is that Colbin talks about how food affect the way we feel, physically and emotionally and how we are in control of how well we feel, simply by changing what we put in our mouth. A wonderful book.

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