The Healing Secrets of Food: A Practical Guide for Nourishing Body, Mind, and Soul

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New World Library, Feb 8, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Eating fills more than physical needs, which might be why we are inclined to gorge on fatty foods when feeling tired or depressed. Deborah Kesten posits that different types of food affect, not merely reflect, emotions, that how one prepares and proceeds to dine actually affects not only our emotions, but also our physical and social well-being. Kesten encourages the reader to take a kaleidoscope approach to food that appreciates its true multidimensionality. Combining scientific fact with traditional food practices from around the globe, Kesten provides reasons and ways to benefit from the six healing secrets of food — socializing, feelings, mindfulness, appreciation, connection, and optimal eating.

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Excellent book for learning about WHY we eat and how to control ourselves. Borrowed it from my nutrition counselor and had to buy it for myself as a reference and reminder in helping me lose weight. You will not be disappointed if you are truly interested in understanding weight gain and loss. Read full review

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I ordered this book by d kesten after seeing it on TV some years back. there was three other books included by other authors and paid for the four books and did not receive the 4 books. so I can't say anything about the book as I didn't get to read it. my name is Jayne Lopez at 3196b leatherwood rd in tylertown, ms 39667 unfortunately I didn't keep the phone number from the commercial so I have had no way of reporting this to anyone. I remember one of the books was the number one way to avoid a heartattack. please forward this to d kesten if possible. thank you 


chapter one Out of the Dark Ages
chapter two The Healing Secret of Socializing
chapter three The Healing Secret of Feelings
chapter four The Healing Secret of Mindfulness
chapter five The Healing Secret of Appreciation
chapter six The Healing Secret of Connection
chapter seven The Healing Secret of Optimal Food
chapter eight The Meal Meditation
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A pioneer in the field on nutritional science, Kesten has participated in lifestyle and nutrition research in the United States and Europe, and has lectured in India over the past fifteen years. Her work as a researcher, lecturer, and health journalist has established her as an international leader in integrative nutrition. Ms. Kesten has authored more than eighty articles in national and international journals and magazines, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Yoga Journal, and Veggie Life. Her first book, Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul, received the prestigious Independent Publishers’ Book Award in 1998, and she was honored as a “healer for the new millennium” by Healthy Living magazine. She has taught courses on integrative nutrition at California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, lectured at San Francisco State University’s Department of Holistic Health, and continues to lecture and conduct workshops internationally.

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