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From Part I, Chapter 2: The Principle of ExtremesWhen the excessive principle reaches its limit, the extreme yin or yang transforms into its opposite. This is known as the “Principle of Extremes.” This principle is readily observed in warm-blooded animals, when a fever is produced in response to an exposure to cold, or when chills result from an excess of summer heat.Other examples: 1. Extreme activity, such as hard physical work, necessitates rest. 2. If activity is very fierce and yang (such as in war), death (which is very yin) can be the result. 3. People frequently become more child-like with extreme age. Also, with advancing years, a person gradually exhibits less physical strength but, if healthy, greater wisdom. This represents the loss of bodily attachment to earth and the shifting of focus toward heaven, an example of extreme yin changing to extreme yang. 4. As internal heat and blood pressure become higher (yang), a stroke resulting in paralysis (yin) becomes more likely. 5. Extremely energizing substances such as cocaine cause utter debility later. One also is eventually weakened by stimulants such as caffeine and refined sugar.6. In meditation, proper concentration on a single object ultimately results in universal awareness.The process by which phenomena change into their opposites may be described graphically with spirals, a very common pattern in the universe. These cycles of change are progressively quicker while contracting, slower while expanding. Such cycles are balanced by opposing cycles. For instance, when the national economy slows toward stagnation, cycles of emotional anxiety become ever more intense. Another pair of spirals illustrates the way in which metabolic cycles in the body take longer to fully repeat with age, with a simultaneously greater need for nutrients. For this reason, we need less quantity but more nutritionally concentrated food as we grow older.

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Wow. The knowledge in this book saved my life. Paul defies the incurable and makes personal responsibility easy in a complex and "fast-food" world. You think you cook "from scratch?" Full of recipes, health suggestions, and diet myth-debunking; the reader will connect the dots and take control of their health and the health of their environment and family.
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ISBN:
9781556434303
Author:
Pitchford, Paul
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Author:
Pitchford, Paul
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Natural Foods
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Naturopathy
Subject:
Diets - Better Health
Subject:
Diet Therapy
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Medicine, chinese
Subject:
Medicine, oriental
Subject:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-561
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUS.
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
10.12x7.62x1.92 in. 3.86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The authoritative source on East/West nutrition, this comprehensive reference has been completely revised and updated with information on the benefits of whole foods for overcoming degenerative diseases. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , In an era when many people are reevaluating their diet, this whole foods encyclopedia takes an integrative approach to personalized nutrition, merging modern models with ancient Asian traditions. Featured here are guidelines on nutrition basics including ?green foods?; clear discussions on the Chinese healing arts; tips on making appropriate dietary transitions; sections on weight loss, women?s health, food combining, fasting, pregnancy, children, aging, and physical and emotional disorders; and detailed ?regeneration diets? designed for cancer, AIDS, and other ailments. This authoritative source on East/West nutrition is completely revised and updated, including new research on the benefits of whole foods for overcoming degenerative diseases; the parasite purge program; and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
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