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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 3 edition (Nov. 5 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556434308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556434303
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 19.4 x 4.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa on Oct. 26 2003
Format: Paperback
If I could give this book 10,000 stars I would. This book is absolutely incredible! Some points:
- This book is HUGE!! 750 pages full of information (I was surprised I didn't have to pay much more for it -- for the amount of info this books contains, I would have easily expected to pay at least twice what it costs!)
- Amazingly well-written!
- Takes no sides, gives you the facts in a clear, concise way
- Complete with theories of Chinese Medicine and descriptions of disease patterns and how to cure them
- Very up-to-date -- this book is not just about old remedies -- it discusses all the issues of the "modern westerner"
- Very well organized with an incredible index that you can use to find absolutely anything
- Lists more foods than you probably know of, as well as the characteristics and therapeutic uses of each
- Provides numerous recipes (though it's not meant to be a cookbook, I was surprised to find that it not only describes the foods, it tells you how to *use* them, how to *prepare* them, and even how to store them!)
If you are looking for a guide to foods that is modern and up-to-date, yet helds to the traditional premises, this is it!
This book made me think about what I've been eating and drinking (and I don't mean alcohol -- you'll find some eye-opening truths here about the water you drink, as well as what the meat, poultry, and eggs go through before they get to your fridge.)
This book made me become a vegan.
This book made me purify my water before I drink it.
This book made me a conscious citizen of the planet!
But don't worry -- there is NO preaching! If you are intent on eating meat -- fine! All the suggestions in this book provide for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and everyone in between! It simply tells you te facts and allows you to think for yourself.
Thank you, Paul Pitchford, for putting together such an incredible book -- it's an immense achievment!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peaceupnorth on May 7 2007
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A very valuable book, as it summarizes and mixes the Western calorie-counting, "5g of iron per serving" nutritional knowledge with a more broad-view traditional medicine (east and west) perspective. No system is perfect, of course. Pitchford makes good use of each one's strengths. There's even a little spirituality in the mix, but it isn't offensive, it's welcome. Healing needs a little spirit.

Paul Pitchford seems like a good doctor. He's very knowledgeable, and yet teaches a balanced natural approach to health like that of the of the great past physicians (ancient or modern, east or west). His view on global issues and how they relate to individual choices put the work of healing in proper perspective. Despite being a bit of a "melting pot", this book is, in a word, GROUNDBREAKING.

Later authors will surely build on Pitchford's work, hopefully addressing some of its shortcomings. The author's style is pretty "wordy", (I'm guilty of this too) I suppose this is necessary to describe such foreign concepts as "sheng" "deficiency" etc, but it makes for pretty dense reading. Also, the long lists of foods, syndromes etc could be better organized on the pages, maybe with more headers or pictures. Some of his advice, especially the "hot and cold" potency of foods can contradict other authors and systems. This is confusing and it does not inspire confidence in that particular method of prescribing healing foods.

But this is still an excellent book, good for those thirsty for a balanced approach in this age of extremes.

Here's few other glowing comments:

-If you want to learn to be a healthy Vegan or Vegetarian, this book could help you very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Telle on June 16 2012
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This is an amazing book!!! I find it very informative and refer to it often. If you are looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle...this book is a must for your library!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WholeFoods on Oct. 19 2010
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I absolutely adore my Healing with Whole Foods book. It is very informative and gives many modern day examples of diets, toxins, etc. Even though the reading itself is a bit dry at parts (text book reading), you can tell that the author is very passionate about his studies. I recommend reading from start to finish; you wouldn't wnat to miss anything!
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By Trevor on June 2 2014
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Lots of great information connecting modern and Chinese concepts of nutrition. A great reference book to keep on the shelf for anyone interested in nutrition and health.
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By Ashley Smith on May 17 2014
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It was everything I thought it would be and more. I have learned so much about myself and am looking forward to healing with this book.
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By Jannie Lam on April 25 2014
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Excellent book with very useful information. Everyone should keep one at home. It helps me to understand my body & organs to eat healthy & feel whole.
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Bought it a couple of months ago and went through most chapters. Excellent exemples, recipes and not 'sanctimonious' (moralisateur in French). I recommend this book to every people who look for a kinda of bible to look at when you have a question about how food interact with us.
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