From the Publisher
This is a best seller for us at the moment. We have more sales of this title than any other. It is an easy to understand beginning approach to diet. (September, 1998)
From the Author
This is one of my favorite books. I wrote it specifically to answer all the most frequently asked questions my patients ask me regarding diet. Improper diet is probably the leading cause of disease in patients seeking help from acupuncturists and professional practitioners of Chinese medicine in the West today. If the diet is not regulated for the individual, no amount of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine will get a complete and lasting treatment effect. Therefore, it is vitally important that patients seeking acupuncture and Chinese medical treatment understand both the importance of a good diet and how to select foods for their particular pattern of imbalance. This book can also be used by anyone interested in achieving a higher level of health through modifying their diet. It seems that every few months someone comes out with a new wonder diet that supposedly will cure everyone's ills. Often these diets disappear in a matter of another few months. Chinese medicine is the oldest, continuously professionally practiced, literate, secular medicine in the world today, and its theories on a healthy diet have been honed and tested by more than 100 generations of highly trained and intelligent professional practitioners. In other words, Chinese dietary therapy has stood the test of time.