"A friend sent me your book and I am bowled over! It's a gem....a macrobiotic book with heart. My husband was also highly impressed (please note that I don't usually get excited about cookbooks). -- Anne Scott, Author, Serving Fire
"The Self-Healing Cookbook is amazing! I worked for 6 years in a natural foods store in Florida, and saw many people who were told to make drastic changes in their eating habits, yet left their doctor's office with little information to help them ease into this new lifestyle. I did my best to help them--then I was blessed with this book!. . .
"A customer brought it in--saying she felt like a good friend was speaking to her and supporting her as she cooked. I loved it! We ordered it that same day, and sold out of it within a week. We recommended it left and right for our customers. They invariably returned to share it with a friend--with absolutely wonderful feedback. This book is such a breath of fresh air--especially helpful for anyone feeling overwhelmed by dietary changes. Kristina's love comes through on every page." -- Taryn Berris, The Netherlands, 1998
Kristina is part of a small group of rurally-based cooks (I would include Meredith McCarty and Edward Espe Brown in this company), who've been guided to bring all of us back to a deep appreciation of the art and joy of wholesome home cooking and the sharing of simple food as a unifying ritual in our lives....What I love most about this book is that Kristina dares to be human. She understands the needs of old and young, heavy or thin, sad or angry....In her clear, loving and down-to-earth way she entices us to bring our hidden fears around food out of the pantry....she wants the reader to not only learn to cook but to passionately enjoy cooking, free of guilt, pain and blame.... Nobody, and we mean nobody, who is going through a healing crisis or shifting to a more natural lifestyle should go another day without The Self-Healing Cookbook. -- The Monk, Books on Revue, Autumn, 1988
Wonderful!...One of the most practical and valuable books on macrobiotic healing." -- Michael Tierra, Author, The Way of Herbs
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From the Publisher
Happy 15th Birthday to The Self-Healing Cookbook! Now available in the 9th Revised Edition, this playful, user-friendly guide to macrobiotics has become a well-loved classic (over 180,000 copies sold). A favorite repeat seller in natural food stores and alternative health care clinics, it has been used a textbook for college classes in Holistic Health, and as a handbook for nutritional counselors training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Many thanks to amazon.com for continuing to host this book on the web.
Much more than recipes, The Self-Healing Cookbook gives fresh, heartwarming support to anyone aiming to prevent or recover from diet-related moods and health symptoms. A starter shopping list, food-mood charts, self-healer's workbook, and healing foods glossary are included. Along with a wealth of wisdom on how to eat locally, think globally, cook with the seasons, lose weight naturally and nourish growing kids.
Word-of-mouth has carried this book to Great Britain, Canada, Singapore, Israel, and Australia. Over 21,000 copies have sold in the Japanese edition. In April, 2002, it will be published in Brazil, in a Portuguese edition. We'd love to hear from international readers where else it has found a home in your kitchens.