Live in the Balance: The Ground-Breaking East-West Nutrition Program

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Hachette Books, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
Learn how to balance who you are with what you eat--and how to maintain your ideal state of balance even as your body ages and your dietary needs change

For over three thousand years, practitioners of Chinese medicine have known that food is health-giving. Now path-breaking nutritionist Linda Prout synthesizes the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with the science of western nutrition. With a clear focus to help readers achieve balance, Prout introduces the concept of balance and describes the signs and symptoms of various patterns of imbalance from a TCM perspective. She provides simple self-assessments readers can use to determine their own tendencies toward imbalance, and recommends foods, cooking methods, and lifestyle changes to balance each pattern. Fats, proteins, carbohydrates and sugars are each discussed from a western nutrition and eastern perspective, with beneficial and potentially unhealthful choices given for each body pattern.

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concise & very useful

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Ive read quite a bit on Chinese dietary therapy and this book puts it into a concise and readable format. It is very useful and gives many practical and solid recommendations. Read full review

Live in the Balance: The Ground-Breaking East-West Nutrition Program

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A nutritionist and a consultant to the Discovery Health Channel, Prout entered the nutrition profession hoping to help people, including herself, with weight problems. She discovered that nutrition ... Read full review


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Linda Prout, M.S., is the resident nutritionist at the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley, California. She is a consultant and speaker to corporations seeking to enhance employee productivity through lifestyle changes as well as a counselor to individuals seeking more energy and better health. She also serves as a consultant to the Discovery Health Channel. She lives in Santa Rosa, California.

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