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The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating [Paperback]

Rebecca Wood , Paul Pitchford , Peggy Markel
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April 27 2010
The bible of nutritional eating-now fully updated for the twenty- first-century kitchen

The average American's awareness of the relationship between diet and mental and physical well being has virtually exploded since The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia was first published in 1983. There has never been a greater selection of whole foods available at even a typical grocery store-but the choices can often be dizzying.

This new edition shows consumers how to select, prepare, store, and use more than 1,000 familiar and unusual foods to maintain optimum health and heal what ails them. Readers of Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser- as well as anyone concerned about the quality of the food they ingest- will make this the go-to resource on good nutrition.

This updated edition of The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia includes:

?More than two hundred new entries
?A new index featuring home remedies
?Line drawings illustrating unusual foods
?Resources for hard-to-find foods
?A fully cross-referenced format with sidebar recipes throughout

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Rebecca Wood has served as an educational consultant to the natural foods industry for fifteen years. She is co-founder and Director of the macrobiotic East-West Center in Boulder, Colorado, and the author of The Splendid Grain and Quinoa the Supergrain.

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This book is an amazing reference for those with background knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and diagnosis because it provides you with complimentary dietary plans for any of the syndromes. Additionally, it provides a lot of modern and scientific information on modern eating habits, food and water quality, and the various lifestyle choices involving diet that may affect one's health from a holistic medicine perspective. Each page I read made me continually impressed with the depth of knowledge and research the authors present. This book should be on the shelf of every holistic health practitioner who wants to create a positive nutritional impact on the lives on their clients.

That said, there are two downsides I would like to comment on:

1) The benefits of this book can only be maximized with a solid understanding of TCM theory, such as yin-yang and five elements theory. The authors give you a primer on these topics but in my opinion the subject matter can be too abstract for a beginner to understand without outside help, and so the remainder of the book's content may be lost on the reader. This is not a book that breaks down foods into vitamin and mineral types, which I feel some readers may expect to find when they buy it; rather, it looks at foods based on their yin/yang profile, interactions with the Zangfu according to TCM theory, and their temperature profile.

2) The authors place unusual emphasis on vegetarianism. I do tend to agree that reducing meat in one's diet can lead to a healthier outcome in lifestyle, but this is not universally true of all patients.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource. I love it! May 10 2014
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I've been impressed with this book from the moment I received it. It's very interesting to just flip through, and also very easy to find information on something you're specifically interested in knowing about. It talks about how to choose quality foods, how to eat them, medicinal benefits, things to watch out for, etc. Also, I find that it's very up-to-date, and a modern outlook on health, including when it's better to look for organic options.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia April 25 2014
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I enjoy this book as a great reference for my classes when I teach about how to eat healing foods.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book Jan. 20 2013
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For anyone wanting to know about all food and health issues this is the bible for this topic. Detailed like a dictionary
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