Perfect Health: The Natural Way

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BenBella Books, 2007 - Cooking - 278 pages
So many diet programs emphasize a gimmick--counting calories, cutting back on carbs--in order to lose weight. Although these measures may result in weight loss, the weight often comes back and your health may be compromised in the process. In order to lose weight safely and easily, you must change the way you view diet and weight loss: Losing weight is not just about getting thinner...it's about gaining health. Perfect Health: The Natural Way is about feeding your body what it was designed to eat. This program is not about calorie-counting or deprivation, but about eating an abundance of good, healthy food and understanding what your body needs. By concentrating on getting healthy instead of dieting, you will not just lose weight but radiate health and vitality. Combining scientific findings and common sense, Mary-Ann Shearer clears up the confusion surrounding various diets and explains what we need to eat in order to gain total health: What is the "perfect food" that our bodies are designed to eat? Do we really need animal protein in order to be healthy? What is the truth about healthy fats? How does fasting help the body heal? This book explains not just what we should eat and why, but also offers valuable suggestions on how to integrate this new way of eating into your lifestyle. Included is a section featuring delicious, easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes that will help you begin your journey to PERFECT HEALTH!
 

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A wonderful book that has inspired me to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
I have become vegetarian after reading all that Mary-Ann had to say about meat and honestly feel it is the best decision
I have EVER made. No more guilty-conscious or animal flesh rotting in my body!
It is a definite read for anyone who is struggling with low energy levels, health problems, weight issues or disease! It is everything about your health that you need to know, in one book!
 

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Contents

The Shearer Family
5
Why Do We Become Sick and Overweight?
11
Listening to Your Body
23
The Ins and Outs of Digestion
37
Foods and Moods
53
Got Milk? Get Sick
65
Protein and Meat
79
The HighFat LowFat NoFat Diet
89
Water
131
Fasting and Detoxification
139
Weight Loss and Weight Gain
153
A Husbands Perspective
169
Making the Transition
173
Success Stories
189
Cooking Up a Storm
213
Charts
255

Additives
101
Exercise Fresh Air and Sunshine
111
Skin
121
Bibliography
269
About the Author
277
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About the author (2007)

Mary-Ann Shearer is a lecturer on topics of nutrition and health and the author of the Natural Way series of books, including The Natural Way and two volumes of The Natural Way, Recipe Book. She lives in Los Angeles.

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