Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

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This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do ...

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Overview

This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.

Nourishing Traditions will tell you:

1.Why your body needs old fashioned animal fats
2.Why butter is a health food
3.How high-cholesterol diets promote good health
4.How saturated fats protect the heart
5.How rich sauces help you digest and assimilate your food
6.Why grains and legumes need special preparation to provide optimum benefits
7.About enzyme-enhanced food and beverages that can provide increased energy and vitality
8.Why high-fiber, lowfat diets can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.

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Rather than jumping on the bandwagon of vegetarianism, nonfat dieting, soy mania, or any of the other eating fads that currently inform our sense of "proper nutrition," this book looks to tradition, to the foods that have provided us with sustenance and strength for centuries, as the basis of a nutritious and health-conscious diet. Provocative but essentially grounded in logic and science, Nourishing Traditions recommends a diet including fats, oils (both in moderation), and whole grains, and warns readers of the dangers of some of the nutritional theories that are currently in vogue.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967089737
  • Publisher: Newtrends Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 1,347
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally Fallon (Washington D.C.) is president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, founder of A Campaign for Real Milk and a frequent contributor to alternative health publications. Mary Enig, PhD (Washington D.C.) is an expert of world renown in the field of lipid biochemistry and author of over 60 scientific papers.

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Table of Contents

1 Preface 2 Introduction 3 Politically Correct Nutrition 4 Fats 5 Carbohydrates 6 Proteins 7 Milk & Milk Products 8 Vitamins 9 Minerals 10 Enzymes 11 Salt, Spices & Additives 12 Beverages 13 About Food Allergies & Special Diets 14 Parting Words 15 Guide to Food Selection 16 A Word on Equipment 17 Kitchen Tips & Hints 18 References 19 Mastering the Basics 20 Cultured Dairy Products 21 Fermented Vegetables & Fruits 22 Sprouted Grains, Nuts & Seeds 23 Stocks 24 Salad Dressings 25 Sauces, Marinades & Condiments 26 Great Beginnings 27 Hors d'Oeuvres & Dips 28 Vegetable Salads 29 Soups 30 Raw Meat Appetizers 31 Gourmet Appetizers 32 The Main Course 33 Fish 34 Poultry 35 Organ Meats 36 Game 37 Beef & Lamb 38 Ground Meat Dishes 39 A Catalog of Vegetables 40 Luncheon & Supper Foods 41 Meat Salads 42 South of the Border 43 Eggs 44 Sandwich Suggestions 45 Grains & Legumes 46 Whole Grains 47 Breads & Flour Products 48 Legumes 49 Snacks & Finger Foods 50 Desserts 51 Sweets for Kids of All Ages 52 Pies & Cakes 53 Gourmet Desserts 54 Beverages 55 Feeding Babies 56 Tonics & Superfoods

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2007

    Regain your Health!

    This book tells you how and why to eat healthfully. After surgery, I took up eating in this manner and my husband and I are strong and healthy, hardly ever sick in the 3 years we have been eating this way...and I have lost 22 lbs. just by paying attention and cutting out sugar and white carbs..JUNK!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2005

    The best health cookbook I ever read.

    For anyone that has read a number of health/cooking books, 'Nourishing Traditions' jumps out as the one that makes complete sense. It is strongly founded in traditions that have evolved in societies over thousands of years, but the arguments are well-supported by modern scientific principles, and free of any religious basis. Like Jared Diamond's 'Guns, Germs, and Steel', Fallon's book wakes you up to the fact that modern diet and modern food preparation is so vastly different from what societies around the globe have 'optimized'--resulting in astoundingly similar techniques that have disappeared in merely a century. There are surprises, such as how whole grains should be properly soaked, or how raw animal products (e.g., butter) are strongly recommended. Great recipes too, but the real value of this book is the set of fundamentals in nutrition and food preparation. I have no idea why this book is not on the best-seller list.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2005

    Finally, A Diet/Nutrition Plan That Makes Sense!

    Like most people I have relied on the powers that be to assure me that I have the latest information in regard to nutrition and the quality of the food I eat. None of it fully made sense, because people are still getting sick and there is no end in sight. This book explains why and gives plenty of scientific references to back up their claims some will simply amaze you. One of the examples tells about a science experiment using three groups of mice. Each group either received rat food, corn flakes cereal, or the box. The rats who were fed the box actually lived longer than the rats who ate the corn flakes cereal. So, if you want to live a longer healthier life this is the cookbook for you. You will learn the basics of food preparation, which people used for hundreds of years, before all of our modern technology. The recipes are clear and concise, but will require some planning. However with recipes that were founded all over the world, I think there is something for everyone from the gourmet to the hurried parents. Stop eating the box and but this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2004

    A fabulous kitchen resource

    Probably the most useful cookbook out there. This lavishly researched text advocates real food, prepared traditionally--something long missing in the American culture of processed instant 'nourishment.' For some readers, the concept of cooking real food may be discouraging; however, most of the recipes are not all that time-consuming. Even the ones with lengthier preparation (such as traditional bone broth for soups) can be easily worked into a hectic schedule with a little forethought. [I know--I work full-time and am in graduate school full-time, and still cook everything from scratch.] In addition to the incredible recipes and the long-awaited emphasis on real, nutrient-dense food, this cookbook is an absolute treasure trove of information on the science behind nutrition, on the characteristics of healthy traditional diets, and the problems with modern processed foods. This is a must-read for anyone with any chronic health problem, or anyone sick and tired of the perpetually-changing dietary updates in the mass media.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    A proven method of healing nutrition. A must-have for every household.

    In regards to the reviewer who mentioned heart disease as a reason for not purchasing this book, please understand that the steep rise in incidence of heart disease began when our society was introduced to the "miracle" of margarine. The connection is undeniable.

    There is no arguing with the thousands of people who have turned their lives around using traditional methods of eating, completely eliminating from their lives the various ailments that our society is riddled with, thanks to the artificial junk being fed to us by those who stand to profit from their sales.

    Besides...if my choice for a cure is between trying food many have thought for years to be somewhat unhealthy regardless of the centuries of proof of the contrary, and a chemical soup of a quick fix that is KNOWN to cause health issues, I'll opt for the food. =)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

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    The one disappointing review this book received should be challenged. I have followed the principles of NT for over 10 years. Regarding the comment on heart disease it should be noted that those telling us how to prevent it, ie. heart disease, are some of the same who say eating sugar coated cereals and highly processed foods are okay...so 'who do you trust' - I trust Nourishing Traditions, and highly recommend this book to anyone interested in maintaining or regaining their health.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    Want to be challenged?

    This book has turned my world upside down. The jury is still out on if I'm going to fully adapt and accept all that was presented in this book, but it definitely has me thinking. I fully embrace the 'old school' way of preparing foods and do my best at staying away from refined and processed foods. However, this book tells you that what you thought was good and healthy isn't. What to do?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2007

    THIS IS A MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nourishing Traditions is a smart, intellegent book that goes against the main stream Diet Dictocrats out there. This book is a must have for everyone who truly cares about their health. Its a well balanced veiw on nutrion and the foods that has nourished our anscestors so many years ago. there is not another diet book on the market like this. I am 24 years old and this is my health bible. the recipes in the book are to die for. they are so good! Everyone needs this book!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

    Also an Invaluable Text !

    This is not just a cookbook! Equally or even more important is the first section of the book which contains invaluable chapters on fats (importance of butter and coconut oil as well as polyunsaturates), grains (their proper preparation!!!), proteins (raw meats and fish as well), vitamins, minerals (excellent documentation on how we absorb minerals and explains mineral salts, chelates, colloids etc.), special diets, etc. This is well researched and quotes and explains the faults in studies used by the 'establishment' and diet dictocrats to 'justify' their positions. Throughout the cookbook section the margins are filled with invaluable quotes from varying sources. Just excellent! After 20 years of researching and reading on nutrition, I finally found a book that puts it all in perspective. You need this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

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    The Whole Idea of Food

    If you like good home cooking and are intrigued by the taboos of today's fast food diets, this is the cookbook for you. The author, Sally Fallon, does an exceptional job of enticing you into her book with documented factoids on the sidelines of every page tossed among good looking recipes. This book is truly an adventure in cooking and is all about learning the truth of the matter when it comes to ingredients. An expert researcher, she answers questions about eating what really matters like real butter, chocolate and brown rice. This cookbook is very exhilarating and enlightening, offering insight as well as warnings on every page. Because she has so well documented her comments, you almost feel like you've been in a history class or on a world tour, gathering refreshment and wisdom as you go. Divided into easy to use sections, you are continually challenged to know what matters most, the real story. One of my favorite sideline tidbits describes how they make hydrogenated vegetable oils and exactly why they aren't food any more. You'll be amazed at what you learn about digestion and can check your progress throughout the book in the form of small quizzes with answers in the back. It's not "out of reach" cooking and it appeals to your senses. It will cause you to reconsider your food choices and I believe for the better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Impressive, comprehensive, shocking and depressing

    There's not much left in this world unspoiled, including the food you eat. This book is expertly written and well researched like a PhD thesis. By the time you finish reading the introductory chapters, you will question everything you thought you knew about what foods really are healthy for you.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    not a normal cookbook

    This book is not for beginners. It`s full of information about all the things people in Amerika think are bad for you. Like using butter and drinking full fat milk. A lot of facts why you shoud avoid fortified and fat reduced food.
    The recepies are very interesting to try.
    I didn`t like that a lot of statments are repetative. It get`s old after a while.
    But for me it`s a great book, even when it transformed my family into guiney pigs -somebody has to try the food!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

    One of the Best book on real Nutrition

    I have recommended Nourishng Traditions to all my clients. It is a refreshing back to basic, good, Chemical free, steeped in truth nutritional book with great recipes and valuable information.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    This book gives great general info on all food groups, how to pr

    This book gives great general info on all food groups, how to prepare properly and enjoy. I would consider this a great cookbook. Recipes are simple but purposely take a long time to prepare. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    A must have in every wise home

    Nourishing Traditions invites us to partake in the full feast of Human Traditions. At the root of our civilization is the wisdom and support for health and vitality. Come home to inspirational recipes and be nourished by wise insights that are thoughtfully explained and supported.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

    Excellent book

    This book is great for the beginner or the advanced of TRUE healthy eating. Lots of information throught the entire book. Tips and suggestions on saving money and eating healthy the right way. I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Every person should read this book

    A person wishing to learn a great deal regarding nutrition can learn it from this publication.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    Great Primer and Reference

    This book pulls together the science of nutrient-rich, fermentation, paleo and remineralization. It is chock full of the 'why of things' interwoven with the recipes. There is a full coverage of types of food preparations, from soup stocks to superfoods, as well as types of foods, including wild game and offal. Even seemingly obvious recipes have an unusual twist, for example overnight soaking of potatoes for hashbrowns. This cookbook reaches back to traditions of our great-grandmothers, and at the same time is absolutely cutting edge.
    My only regret is that too much of the sidebar space is filled with citations that are either old science, not substantiated, or biased - which lends an unfortunate tinge of pseudo science. But the recipe directives are reliable.
    This is a book for beginners and experts alike. Find a place for it in your kitchen - it will see frequent use. I've purchased copies for my entire family.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Amazing. This book seriously changed my life. This book made it

    Amazing. This book seriously changed my life. This book made it possible for me to lose weight, conceive my beautiful baby girl and cure all my other ailments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Every home must have this book.

    Filled with wonderful information!

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