- West meets East
by Bob A. Rashidi
and Lukas K. Buehler, Ph.D., is an exploration of both traditional
and modern scientific views of nutrition, food, and health. Technical
advances consummate our modern lives and yet we often demand simple,
commonsense advice. Such advice is given in this book.
This book explores
the relationship between food, health, and tradition. In Asia the
concept of cold and warm food is known for over 2000
years. This idea says that being sick is the result of an imbalance
of cold and warm humoral qualities of the blood. To get healthy,
the balance has to be restored. This is done by properly balancing
cold and warm foods. The book presents a history of this traditional
concept and how it compares with nutritional science.
Many pages of
tables give information about which foods have cold or warm humoral
quality to restore a balance promoting health and improve physical
performance. This information is supplemented by tables of nutritional
values of food items and explains food guidelines including food
guide pyramids and recommended dietary allowances found
on food labels.
208 pages; perfect bound; catalogue
#02-0804; ISBN 1-55395-090-9; US$19.95, C$25.95, EUR16.90, £11.70