Diet & Nutrition: A Holistic Approach

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Himalayan Institute Press, 1978 - Health & Fitness - 634 pages
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Diet & Nutrition is a holistic and comprehensive overview of the Eastern and Western perspectives of nutrition. Years ahead of its time upon publication, this modern classic continues to be the go-to wellness resource for teachers, physicians, and scholars of nutrition and holistic health.This eye-opening text on healthy living brings the ageless insights of the East together with the modern scientific discoveries of the West. The facts are presented clearly and precisely, providing the reader with an in-depth understanding and practical approach to what is otherwise a complex and confusing subject.All students of health and nutrition will find their particular interests addressed in this comprehensive volume. This ideal reference guide will help you explore: The history of dietary patterns in AmericaAdvice on how to plan a balanced dietInsight on the effects of food and eating habits on the mind and emotionsThe ayurvedic approach to diet
 

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I read this book in college when I was suffering from colitis. I was able to get rid of that because Ballentine really helped my understand food chemistry in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp way. I'm 51, and this book has made a real difference in my life. I'm in really good shape--most people take me for mid '30s. No wrinkles, relatively low body fat, etc. I think the reason why i always remember this book is that the basic understanding it offers about how the body uses food allowed me to see through fad diets and infomercials. If you understand what you're eating and how your body uses what you eat you are in control of the biggest part of your health. This is really an sleeper of a book. Ballentine was a brilliant guy who cared about other people and had valuable information to share with them. 

Contents

Society
7
The Soil
23
The Cell
39
THE BIOCHEMISTRY OF NUTRITION
46
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NUTRITION
304
THE PHARMACOLOGY OF NUTRITION
386
Cooked versus Raw
409
Ayurvedic Nutrition
423
Cooking
449
FOOD AND CONSCIOUSNESS
480
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