by Doris Grant , By (author) Jean Joice
Category: Food & Drink / Diets & Nutrition
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 14 March 1991
Number of pages: 288
A fresh new feel for this international best-selling guide to how the Hay diet (food combining) can improve health and vitality. With over one million copies sold worldwide, this is the ultimate guide to the health benefits of food combining from two of the most respected authors in the field, freshened up to attract a new, contemporary audience. A fresh new cover design, more modern look and updated text bring this classic guide to food combining up to date for the 21st century. This is THE classic guide to the health benefits of the Hay Diet, or food combining, from Doris Grant, a pioneer for the Hay Diet in the UK. The diet works by keeping starch foods separate from protein foods in the daily diet so foods can be digested more easily and general health is improved. This informative guide gives you an in-depth look at the wide range of health problems that food combining has been found to alleviate, including * digestive disorders such as IBS and indigestion * obesity * ulcers * arthritic pain * persistent migraines and headaches * skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema. As well as practical advice on how to begin and then stick to the food combining system, this comprehensive book offers plenty of suggestions and over 90 recipes to show you how easy it is to stick to the plan.
Three-quarters of a century ago an American doctor, William Hay, devised a dietary philosophy based on a simple principle: to digest proteins requires acids, to digest starches requires alkalis; therefore never mix the two. Despite orthodox medical antipathy, the Hay principle 'Don't mix foods that fight', under various names, has a strong and growing following. It claims to alleviate ailments ranging from allergies to migraine, hay fever, and indigestion, as well as promoting weight loss and general feelings of good health. As diets go this one has to be worth a try: you don't have to give up anything, only change when you eat it. This is a useful, simple guide to the theory and practice, with recipes. (Kirkus UK)
What the papers say:
'Within just four days my weight had dipped effortlessly.' Barbara Griggs, Vogue 'I am sure that today I couldn't cope with the work I do without the diet.' Sir John Mills 'How to lose weight without really dieting' Anthea Hall, Sunday Telegraph
DORIS GRANT was Dr Hay's first emissary in the UK. A true pioneer in the natural health field, she helped to revolutionise the way we eat and was extremely influential in the early - and continued - popularity of the food combining system. JEAN JOICE worked as a radio and television producer specialising in health topics and has written extensively about herbs. She is co-author of the Food Combining for Health Cookbook.
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