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Carbs from Heaven, Carbs from Hell: Discover the Carbs That Tack on Pounds & Those That Don't Paperback – September 1, 2004
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About the Author
James D. Krystosik, BS, DC, has been a practicing chiropractic physician for over twenty years. In his pursuit of effective noninvasive treatments, he has studied natural medicine extensively. Dr. Krystosik is the author of two books and numerous health-related articles, the weekly host of the popular radio show The Other Side of Medicine, and the director of The Country Doctor’s Clinic, located in Solon, Ohio.
Top Customer Reviews
Corrupt Medical Profession
Not satisfied with that he brutally exposes the medical profession's institutionalized prejudice against any treatment that does not fit into their orthodox paradigm. A paradigm which, seemingly, has abandoned its Hippocratic ideals of allowing the body to heal itself.
He excoriates the American Medical Association for carrying out a systematic dirty tricks campaign to discredit alternative, yet scientific, practices. To be fair, many good medical doctors quietly practice `integrative medicine', which incorporates neighboring sciences such as nutrition.
Alternative Food Pyramids
Dr. Krystosik has an interesting chapter where he comprehensively demonstrates the foolishness of the USDA food pyramid. In its place he sets out alternative pyramids, each based on an ethnic diet that has a healthier profile: Latin-American, Asian and Mediterranean.
Carbohydrates from Heaven
So what is a "Carbohydrate from Heaven"? If you ask Joe Blow, "What food-groups do fruits and vegetables belong to", he would be hard put to tell you. In fact they are carbohydrates and most of Dr. Krystosik's `carbs from heaven' are indeed fruits, salads and vegetables. However, on the basis of his ethnic pyramids, he also includes whole grains, potato and beans.
Carbohydrates from Hell
Dr. Krystosik's `carbs from hell' are refined, processed grains, French fries and sugars. However, Dr.Read more ›
As the mother of 5 children, I only wish that the FDA would adopt Dr. Krystosik's insightful eating plan, as I hate the idea that America's children are being fed so much "poison"...simply because the decision makers for their diets are misinformed!
I strongly recommend this book not only to those trying to solve weight issues, but also to anyone who suffers from ANY chronic symptom! Dr. Krystosik's book proves, that what you eat, STRONGLY affects how you feel!!!!!!!