Diet & Nutrition: A Holistic Approach

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Himalayan Institute Press, 1978 - Health & Fitness - 634 pages
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Bringing together the latest scientific research and cross-cultural data, Dr. Ballentine resolves conflicting views on such controversial issues as the link between modern diet, cancer, and heart disease; the use and misuse of vitamin and mineral supplementation; how much protein is enough; the bran controversy; the "sugar story; " raw vs. cooked; vegetarianism vs. omnivorism; additives and preservatives and much more.
 

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I read this book in college when I was suffering from colitis. I was able to get rid of that because Ballentine really helped my understand food chemistry in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp way. I'm 51, and this book has made a real difference in my life. I'm in really good shape--most people take me for mid '30s. No wrinkles, relatively low body fat, etc. I think the reason why i always remember this book is that the basic understanding it offers about how the body uses food allowed me to see through fad diets and infomercials. If you understand what you're eating and how your body uses what you eat you are in control of the biggest part of your health. This is really an sleeper of a book. Ballentine was a brilliant guy who cared about other people and had valuable information to share with them. 

Contents

Society
7
The Soil
23
The Cell
39
THE BIOCHEMISTRY OF NUTRITION
46
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NUTRITION
304
THE PHARMACOLOGY OF NUTRITION
386
FOOD AND CONSCIOUSNESS
480
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About the author (1978)

Ballentine is director of the Center for Holistic Medicine, which he founded 20 years ago. He studied psychology at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and received his M.D. from Duke University.

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