Foodwise: Understanding what We Eat and how it Affects Us : the Story of Human Nutrition

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CLAIRVIEW BOOKS, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 338 pages
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Through her daughter's illness, Wendy Cook began to study the deep aspects of nutrition, and particularly the effects of different foods on human health and consciousness. In Foodwise she presents a cornucopia of ideas, advice and commentary, informed by the work of Rudolf Steiner. Cook relates human evolution to changes in consciousness and the consumption of different foods, considering among other topics the importance of agricultural methods, the nature of the human being, the significance of grasses and grains, the mystery of human digestion and the question of vegetarianism. She also analyzes the nutritional (or otherwise) qualities of carbohydrates, minerals, fats and oils, milk and dairy products, herbs and spices, salt and sweeteners, stimulants, legumes, the nightshade family, bread, water and dietary supplements. She ends this comprehensive survey of nutrition with practical tips on cooking, planning menus, children's food and sharing meals--and some mouth-watering recipes!
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
5
PART
15
The History of Nutrition A study of the evolution of food and human consciousness
17
Agricultural Methods
60
The Fourfold Human Being
77
Grasses and Grains The origins and mythology of the cereals
88
PART
109
Bread and Bread Making
168
The Nightshade Family
178
Legumes
188
Milk and Dairy Products
195
Fats and Oils
208
Salt
218
Minerals and the Question of Dietary Supplements
225
Herbs and Spices
237

What Happens in Nutrition?
111
The Question of Vegetarianism
132
PART THREE
149
The Threefold Plant
151
Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
161
Coffee Tea and Chocolate
251
Water
258
Conclusions
312
Select Bibliography
329
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