Food and Healing

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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Cooking - 350 pages
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The best book on how your diet impacts your health has gotten even better! For this tenth anniversary edition, Annemarie Colbin has updated her classic to include the latest information on new dietary systems, low-fat eating, food combining, and alternative medicine. Food and Healing continues to be the touchstone guide to improving your life by changing the way you eat. Drawing on an impressive range of thinking, from Oriental philosophy to contemporary medical journals, Colbin shatters many myths not only about the "Standard American Diet" but also about some of the quirky unhealthy food fads that continue to crop up across the country. Inside, you'll discover the crucial role of diet in preventing illness, how to tailor a diet approach that is right for you, the remarkable healing qualities of specific foods, how food affects your moods. Annemarie Colbin argues passionately that we must take responsibility for our own health and rely less on modern medicine, which - even now - seems to focus on trying to cure rather than prevent illness. She shows that eating well is the first step toward better health.

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About the author (1986)

Annemarie Colbin, PhD, is a health educator and award-winning writer, consultant, and lecturer. She is the founder and CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, which offers a licensed and accredited career program in natural foods cuisine. The associated Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health offers avocational classes in health-supportive cooking and natural healing to the general public. Colbin has also taught at several New York City schools, including the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the New York City Open Center, Touro College, and Empire State College. She is author of several books including Food and Healing and writes a column, Food and Your Health, for New York Spirit magazine. Colbin offers private wellness consultations. She lives in New York City with her husband, journalist Bernard Gavzer. You can learn more about the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts at www.naturalgourmetinstitute.com.

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