Freedom in Your Relationship with Food: An Everyday Guide

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BookPros, LLC, Jan 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 223 pages
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In a culture driven by advertising, convenience, and weight-loss gimmicks, our relationship with food has become sadly out-of touch. Yoga teacher Myra Lewin encourages us to slow down and cultivate a healthy relationship with what we put in our bodies. Drawing from the basic principles of Ayurveda and Yoga, Freedom in Your Relationship to Food is a simple and effective guide to enhancing your relationship with food and the process of eating. Including lists of foods to seek out or avoid, simple breathing and meditation exercises, and practical recipes, this book will help you overcome mental and physical obstacles to attain excellent health.
  

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the ape men ADAM AND MOTHER IVA ate the first fruit and the show is going on!!the tree is first god head on earth,the natural rule taught us ,we have no right to touch the beauty,only our own trees fruits after fall down we eat,the fruit is the food for birds!we have noright to use the fruit as a food!.after all actvity all ran after food,work for deep hunger ,all food is made by lord,we have noright to say this good and that is not good!!the fruit is the elixior on the earth!80%water in the fruits so all fruits is not harmful to all on earth,give the fruit first to the lord and use for oneself,the seed is our wealth,donot throw them ,keep in dust for some time and when the rainy season give all the seeds for plantation,the motto of nature to fruits to users to save their seed for further expantion,some of trees seeds travell with the air and bring the greenery on earth,thus the all fruit is good on earth for health,save the fruity trees donot kill them!the story of trees on the earth is very wide! 

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Contents

Finding Your Truth
3
Letting Go of the Illusion of Control
12
Yoga and Ayurveda as Your Answer
17
Identifying Your Dysfunctions
21
Impressions and Samskara
23
Trust Your Experience Over Scientific Studies and Advertising
26
Poor Consumption Choices Lead to Addictive Behaviors
28
Choosing Sweetness Over Suffering
29
Digestive Problems
139
Grogginess upon Waking and Food Hangovers
141
Gums Teeth and Bad Breath
143
Habitual Use of Refined Sugar Salt and Processed Foods
145
Intestinal Gas and Belching
148
Mood Fluctuations
149
Overeating and Struggles with Weight Control
150
Sleep Difficulties and Anxiety
152

Relationships
30
Exploring Your Beliefs
37
New Ways to Relate to Food
45
Conscious Consumption
51
Simple Tools for Your New Path
59
Adding New Foods to Your Diet
76
Rethinking How You Shop
78
Your Kitchen and Dining Area
84
The Basics of Preparing Food
87
The Process of Eating and Drinking
106
Food Combining
118
Getting Started
121
What Changes to Expect
125
Problems and Answers
133
Blood Sugar Fluctuation
134
Constant Fatigue and Sickness
135
Constipation and Dehydration
137
Stiff and Aching Joints
154
Discover Harmony and Balance
155
Blessings for Meals Soften Your Heart with Gratitude
157
Breathing Exercises Release the Old and Bring in the New
161
Meditations Learn to Focus and Manage Your Energy
163
Other Practices from Yoga and Ayurveda
170
Summary
171
Recipes
175
Wellness Journal
207
Chart of the Six Tastes
209
Chart of Elements and Corresponding Foods
211
Chart of Cooking Techniques
213
Glossary
215
Bibliography
219
Endnotes
221
About the Author
223
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About the author (2009)

Myra Lewin is a longtime teacher of Yoga and Ayurveda, who works as a professional mediator and counsels a broad range of students and clients, including seniors and those recovering from addiction.

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