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Nourishing Traditions

The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

By Sally Fallon, Mary Enig

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Format: Paperback, 688 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 October 2012
This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious. Nourishing Traditions will tell you: *Why your body needs old fashioned animal fats *Why butter is a health food *How high-cholesterol diets promote good health *How saturated fats protect the heart *How rich sauces help you digest and assimilate your food *Why grains and legumes need special preparation to provide optimum benefits *About enzyme-enhanced food and beverages that can provide increased energy and vitality *Why high-fiber, lowfat diets can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.

Table of Contents

1 Preface 2 Introduction 3 Politically Correct Nutrition 4 Fats 5 Carbohydrates 6 Proteins 7 Milk & Milk Products 8 Vitamins 9 Minerals 10 Enzymes 11 Salt, Spices & Additives 12 Beverages 13 About Food Allergies & Special Diets 14 Parting Words 15 Guide to Food Selection 16 A Word on Equipment 17 Kitchen Tips & Hints 18 References 19 Mastering the Basics 20 Cultured Dairy Products 21 Fermented Vegetables & Fruits 22 Sprouted Grains, Nuts & Seeds 23 Stocks 24 Salad Dressings 25 Sauces, Marinades & Condiments 26 Great Beginnings 27 Hors d'Oeuvres & Dips 28 Vegetable Salads 29 Soups 30 Raw Meat Appetizers 31 Gourmet Appetizers 32 The Main Course 33 Fish 34 Poultry 35 Organ Meats 36 Game 37 Beef & Lamb 38 Ground Meat Dishes 39 A Catalog of Vegetables 40 Luncheon & Supper Foods 41 Meat Salads 42 South of the Border 43 Eggs 44 Sandwich Suggestions 45 Grains & Legumes 46 Whole Grains 47 Breads & Flour Products 48 Legumes 49 Snacks & Finger Foods 50 Desserts 51 Sweets for Kids of All Ages 52 Pies & Cakes 53 Gourmet Desserts 54 Beverages 55 Feeding Babies 56 Tonics & Superfoods

About the Author

Sally Fallon (Washington D.C.) is president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, founder of A Campaign for Real Milk and a frequent contributor to alternative health publications. Mary Enig, PhD (Washington D.C.) is an expert of world renown in the field of lipid biochemistry and author of over 60 scientific papers.


"I have to recommend ... Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The first chapter of her book is so right on target that I feel a little guilty for taking her ideas." Robert C. Atkins, MD

EAN: 9780967089737
ISBN: 0967089735
Publisher: New Trends Publishing
Dimensions: 25.8 x 19.5 x 3.5 centimetres (0.93 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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helen on
Now I understand
* why on a low fat diet I became depressed
* Why on a low fat diet I never feel full
* Why on a low fat diet I can never keep off the wieght I loose.
This book is about why good fat is vital to our health and well being, how eating right can give you flashing eyes and dewy skin, about how eating right can stave off disease and illness and give you boundless energy. And this book tells you all about which are the good fats and which are the anti nutrients. Think about your body as something that needs the right balance of nutrients to function efficiently - like putting the wrong fuel in your car, your body will eventuallyfail - diabetes, obesity and rotten teeth. Im so gald I found this book, it has saved my life.
Vanessa on
This is an excellent book with HEAPS of important information! LOTS of recipies to choose from to make healthy eating interesting and YUMMY! Shows how to make cultured and fermented foods - you will be surprised and delighted! Truly a nutritional bible... And thick! This will take weeks to read :)
Information on: Politically correct nutrition, Fats, Carbs, Proteins, Milk products,Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Salt spices and additives, Beverages, allergies and special diets, ....
Tells of an experiment where 18 rats were divided into three groups; thecontrol group received rat chow and water, the second group received cornflakes and water, and the third group received the empty cornflake box and water... Guess which group died first? Thats right! There is more nutrition in the box than there is in the contents!
Also heaps of quotes from Weston Price, Nutrition and Physical degeneration, and other relevant books.
Highly recommended to everyone!

"Nourishing Traditions... is a work of genius... richly encyclopedic.... run, don't walk to the nearest phone and order Nourishing Traditions."

More than just a cookbook, its an education!
Hieu on
Good information that is beginning to come out slowly but surely and is smashing the myths and dogma that surround what constitutes a good diet. Thinking about the fact that the majority of the brain is made out of fat helps me to understand why diets that burn too much fat could be dangerous for people. Things like this are very important facts to know.
Chris on
A good book - but the ingredients are diffiucult to source in rural New Zealand.
Natalie on
This book is essential to any health conscious cook. It taught me to cook and got me really excited about the improvements I could make in my diet. Thank you Sally Fallon and Mary Enig. I actually wore my first copy out. Now on my second copy, there is such an array of do-able recipes that I'm still stumbling across new ones to try. The best thing is that my foodie/wine connoisseur husband really loves my cooking inspired by this book. Our stamina and health are enviable by all our friends. We both attribute this to putting into practice the principles Sally and Mary describe. From this book I have been introduced to 'The Weston A Price Foundation' a fabulous resource for more info as well as an introduction to a whole community inspired by the message in Nourishing Traditions.
Carole on
incredible that it can take so much going wrong with food production systems before people start to realsie there is a better way!!!!
this book smashes the myths about what food is- how it works in our bodies and how to eat it. Brilliant reference work.
Bronwyn on
This book was my wake up call to start NOURISHING my family, not just feeding them. The message is so important to you and your family's health. It will change the way you look at shopping and cooking for the better, its not hard to do either. Teaches in a very easy to read format about how animal fats are needed by humans.

Really easy to pick up the book and read little bits at a time when you are busy with children.

I bought this book from Fishpond at HALF the cost of the bookstore price.
caroline on
Every home should have this book. I received one years ago and this was for my son.
Florence on
The purchase went very smoothly thank you. I was impressed with the notifications regarding delivery. My book arrived on time and in good order. I am new to fishpond and feel confident in returning to this site future purchases.
Sonja on
Fantastic. Everyting I expected and more

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