Food Combining for Health: Get Fit with Foods that Don't Fight

Overview

Over 50 years ago, Dr. William Hay concluded that the body uses acids to digest proteins and alkalis to digest starches, and that mixing the two might lead to painful indigestion and more serious problems such as ulcers, allergies, and obesity. Though criticized at the time, the Hay System has been vindicated by modern research, and provides essentially the healthy, whole-food diet of mostly alkali-forming foods such as fruits, green vegetables, and salads advocated by many ...

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Overview

Over 50 years ago, Dr. William Hay concluded that the body uses acids to digest proteins and alkalis to digest starches, and that mixing the two might lead to painful indigestion and more serious problems such as ulcers, allergies, and obesity. Though criticized at the time, the Hay System has been vindicated by modern research, and provides essentially the healthy, whole-food diet of mostly alkali-forming foods such as fruits, green vegetables, and salads advocated by many leading nutritionists today.

Food Combining for Health shows how to separate incompatible foods.

Explains how the Hay System can alleviate the symptoms of chronic diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, while increasing energy and well-being in those without specific health problems.

Includes recipes and seasonal menu suggestions.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Compatible food combinations are nature's way of maintaining the body's correct chemical balance. The authors offer practical suggestions and recipes for putting the principles of food combining into practice."
Whole Foods
"Compatible food combinations are nature's way of maintaining the body's correct chemical balance. The authors offer practical suggestions and recipes for putting the principles of food combining into practice."
From the Publisher

"Compatible food combinations are nature's way of maintaining the body's correct chemical balance. The authors offer practical suggestions and recipes for putting the principles of food combining into practice."
Whole Foods
Compatible food combinations are nature's way of maintaining the body's correct chemical balance. The authors offer practical suggestions and recipes for putting the principles of food combining into practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892813483
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/1985
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 598,036
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Author of Your Daily Food, Doris Grant followed the Hay System for over 50 years following success in using it to treat her rheumatoid arthritis. Jean Joice has also been a proponent of the Hay System for many years.

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Table of Contents

Get Fit With Foods That Don't Fight

Acknowledgments
Foreword by Sir John Mills
Introduction - A Personal Experience
Part One: The Theory and the Proof by Doris Grant
1. A Great Pioneer
2. The Hay System Explained
3. The Hay System and Degenerative Diseases
4. Animal Fats - Fact and Fiction
5. The Proof of the Pudding
Part Two: The Hay System in Practice by Jean Joice
6. How to Begin
7. Menu Planning and Suggestions
Table of Compatible Foods
Part Three: Recipes for Protein Meals
8. Soups and Appetizers
9. Salads, Dressings, and Sauces
10. Main Dishes
11. Vegetables
12. Desserts
13. Protein Sack Lunches
Part Four: Recipes for Starch Meals
14. Soups
15. Salads
16. Main Dishes
17. Desserts
18. Bread
Appendix: Acid and Alkali-forming Foods
Further Reading
Useful Addresses
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2004

    Great book!

    This book is very well-written on the subject. I've lost more then 40 lbs following the concept. I feel so much more energized and healthier.

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