Trevor C Beard
Salt occurs naturally in many of the fresh foods we eat, however it is also increasingly added to the processed foods we consume. Debate rages over whether or not salt is detrimental to our health. It has been argued that added salt has contributed to the increase in incidence of hypertension in the community - one of the fastest growing diseases in industrial societies today. What implications does salt consumption really have for our health? Do we need added salt? Dr Beard, supported by the latest compelling research, presents a convincing argument for reducing the amount of salt in our diets. He explains why we need less salt for a healthy lifestyle and how to choose low-salt foods as well as outlining the Salt Skip Program - a practical guide to achieving independence from salt by flavouring food without salt and cooking to conserve flavour.
Ellen Goldsmith, Maya Klein
Food is our most powerful medicine.
This outstanding book introduces and teaches us how to apply the ancient wisdom and traditions of the healing that comes through food according to
You'll be introduced to a new way of not only thinking about yourself but what you need to eat to achieve balance and ultimately improve your health.
Ellen provides a keen and comprehensive understanding behind the basic principles of Chinese medicine so they can be easily applied to our day-to-day lives. She then takes these same concepts, expands on them and applies to the food we should be eating in order to maximize the tenets of Chinese dietary therapy. Eating well is essential to good health and Chinese medicine believes that food truly is medicine. In an easy-to-understand and straightforward manner, Ellen explains how and which combination of foods and flavours act upon the body to move qi (which is energy) and how they act on the body to warm or cool. Many of the modern day chronic health problems caused by lifestyle, genetics and stress can be helped by distinctive and long lasting changes in the way we eat.
150 enticing recipes organized by season help you easily put the theory of Chinese medicine into practice. You'll be able to put together meals that are appropriate for each season from breakfast to dinner and including beverages and desserts. All the recipes are super straightforward, easy to assemble and easily adapted to met your needs, desires and tastes. You'll soon be on your way to utilizing the principles you've learned and applying where they count most - in your kitchen.