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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762730692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762730698
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,287,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Food shopping should be fun, but these days it’s downright confusing. Just trying to eat well and make healthy and nutritious meals for our families has gotten more and more complicated. Hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, mad cow disease, genetic modification - what impact do these issues have on our diet, our health, our waterways, our soil? How can the average person sift through confusing labeling, conflicting news reports, and unfamiliar terminology in order to select foods that are truly healthy and nutritious?
With The Organic Food Guide, Steve Meyerowitz, aka “Sproutman,” author of nine other books on diet and nutrition, guides you through this maze of tough health issues and new food choices. He steers you to healthier foods and shows you how to find the bargains, too.
Learn the answers to these and other questions:
• How can you save money buying organic foods?
• Is there a difference between “organic” and “all natural”?
• Are organic foods really healthier? Safer?
• Do organic foods contain more vitamins and minerals?
• Can pesticides in conventional foods cause cancer?
• Are organic meats lower in fat?
• Is the USDA organic seal required on all organic foods?

About the Author

Steve Meyerowitz was nicknamed "Sproutman" in the 1970s because his New York City apartment was always packed with gardens of home-grown, organic baby vegetables. They were part of his lifetime fight against chronic allergies and asthma. After twenty years of disappointment with conventional medicine techniques, he became symptom-free through his personally designed program of diet, raw juices, and fasting. In 1980 he founded The Sprout House, a "no-cooking" school in New York City teaching the benefits of a "living foods," vegetarian diet.
Steve is a health crusader and author of ten books including Power Juices Super Drinks, Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine, Juice Fasting and Detoxification, and Food Combining and Digestion. He has been featured on PBS, the Home Shopping Network, QVC, TV Food Network, and in Better Nutrition, Prevention, Organic Gardening and House & Garden magazines. His "home-sprouters," the Freshlife Automatic Sprouter and the Hemp Sprout Bag, used for indoor organic gardening, are sold worldwide. You can learn more about his books and gardening inventions at www.Sproutman.com.

More About the Author

Steve was pronounced "Sproutman" by Vegetarian Times Magazine in a 1979 feature article that explored the why's and wherefores of his 100% sprout diet. While over 2 decades time, most diets change, Steve is still a big "believer" in healthy diet and lifestyle.

Steve got interested in natural foods after a 20 year effort to correct chronic allergies and asthma with conventional medicine. He made dramatic changes in his diet and within two months of eating a strict "living foods," vegetarian diet, his lifelong symptoms vanished. He continued to practice a 100% raw foods diet (nothing cooked, packaged, canned, frozen, or processed) for five years. During that time, he also experimented with other extreme diets such as fruitarianism (just fruit), juice fasting for as long as 100 days, and briefly, breatharianism (no food, no water).

Steve's innovative kitchen gardening techniques and the cuisine he developed from them, gave rise to a "School for Sprouts." He began teaching indoor gardening 12 stories above the streets of New York City. He called his no-cooking school, The Sprout House, since so much of his cuisine included vegetables from his kitchen garden-sprouts. Steve invented two home sprouters, The Flax Sprout Bag and a tabletop greenhouse called, Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Salad Grower. He also supplied his growing kits and a full line of organic sprouting seeds via mail order.

Steve has since sold the mail order business and he and his family now breathe fresher air in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. Much of the information from his teaching years have been related in his books. He has the most popular books on sprouts, including Sprouts the Miracle Food, Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook, and Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine, to name a few. But he also has other books on subjects such as fasting and raw juice therapy.

Steve has been featured on PBS, the Home Shopping Network, TV Food Network, and in Prevention, Better Nutrition, and Organic Gardening magazines. In 3 minutes on QVC, 953 people ordered his Cookbook and Kitchen Garden Salad Grower. You can visit him at http://www.Sproutman.com/

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Keil on October 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
Within the past 8 months I have switched my diet and lifestyle to an organic one. Since then I have been bombarded with people asking me why and what does it mean. I found this book in my research and think it is a very informative and practical guide to understanding why organic foods are so important, both for our health and for our environment! I have bought a bunch of these books and have been sharing them with friends and family. I recommend reading this book as a good starting point to truly understanding organic essentials!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By . on February 1, 2007
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The Organic Food Guide is a good starting point for someone interested in organic food, and it's a quick read. However, I feel that it does not go very in depth on the subject. It also seems somewhat biased, proclaiming only the (sometimes undocumented) benefits of organic food. Also, the pictures left a bit to be desired, as most were of poultry/egg farms. The cost-comparison chart included showed organic foods to cost the same as, or only slightly more than, conventional products, which, as any shopper could attest, is inaccurate.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stefanela5 on March 7, 2005
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This book outlines the differences in labels and treatment of foods in stores. For example, what is the difference between regular and organic foods, besides price? Before reading this book I never really understood the difference between products and why I should be buying organicilly grown foods. I found this to be very helpful in understanding if I am really eating healthy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ahnzeus on January 30, 2007
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I really enjoyed this book. It didn't take me long to get through it and it kept me very interested in the volume of material that was shared. This is a great book for those that are trying to learn just what "Organic" is all about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sweet Raven on March 25, 2013
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When I tried eating more organic, it was really hard for me. I was not only trying to eat more healthier but I was also trying to save money. I didn't have a job yet I wanted to make myself more healthier. This book helps you get a better grasp on the organic pisture when it comes to prices, foods, and the companies and farms that make the food you put on your plate every day. This book is a must have for anyone who is currently eating organically or considering eating healthier.
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