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The Asian Diet
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How Eastern culture can impact overweight America. In this era of fad diets, detox programs, and "superfoods," this examination of the relationship between diet and lifestyle looks to the Far East to claim that the simple principles to live by are balance and moderation. By rebuilding the connections between what is put into the body and how it functions, the diet outlined in this book teaches the daily effects that particular food choices will have-on bodyweight, energy, mood, and the quality and duration of life-and that ultimately all foods are good in the right proportion. All major food groups are covered, with additional sections on dietary supplements, lifestyle, and attitude, plus a handful of recipes to demonstrate the principles of the diet.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Asian Diet 3. Grains 4. Vegetables 5. Fruits 6. Meats 7. Beans, Legumes, Nuts, and Meat Substitutes 8. Dairy 9. Supplements 10. Lifestyle and Attitudes 11. Properties and Actions of Common Foods 12. Recipes 13. References/Suggested Reading

About the Author

Jason Bussell has a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine; he is nationally board certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the President of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is on the Advisory board for curriculum development of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Bussell has published articles in professional journals.

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The main thrust of the information in the book is all about balance, moderation and variety. Bussell uses plenty of analogies and illustrations to explain the dozen or so main points to a healthy diet - cooked food is better than raw, vegetables are better than fruit, simple is better than processed, dairy isn't so good, and so on. - Neil Kingham, Positive Health

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