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Chakra Foods for Optimum Health
A Guide to the Foods That Can Improve Your Energy, Inspire Creative Changes, Open Your Heart and Heal Body, Mind and Spirit
Deanna Minich, PhD, CN
ISBN: 9781573243735
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
6 x 9
270 pages
March 1, 2009


"Chakra Foods is loaded with wisdom, joy, and practicality. Reading through this book provided me with many 'ah ha!' experiences. Chakra Foods is full of unusual and uplifting insights that one can apply to their life instantly." -Christiane Northrup, MD, author of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Chakra Foods for Optimum Health is a "roll up your sleeve" self help book. Describing in detail, techniques that Dr Minich has used successfully to assist her patients in rebalancing their chakra centers, overcome obstacles to health, regain energy, creativity, and find new meaning in their lives. Her Chakra questionnaire is a tremendous asset assisting you in pinpointing areas of dysfunction and imbalance. She expertly takes you through each of the seven chakra centers discussing in detail food and eating healing plans, simple affirmations that make a big difference, imaginative activities you can easily do to help rebalance your chakras, and a specific eating plan to support energy flow through each chakra. At the end of the book are countless tasty recipes to help you enjoy healthy variations of familiar foods and explore new flavors and sensations. - Jacob Kornberg, MD, FACS

From the Author:
Chakra Foods will gently walk you through the journey of your energetic landscape and give you creative tools and insight as to how foods and ways we eat can heal, brighten, balance, and strengthen parts of us that need not only physical but spiritual nourishment."

Nutritionist and yoga practitioner Deanna Minich's Chakra Foods for Optimum Health provides information on how to heal emotional and physical woes through making the right food choices. The material for this book developed out of the authorís highly successful "Nutrition for the Soul" classes, workshops, and private counseling sessions. Not a diet book, it looks at both the nutritional and spiritual aspects of the foods we eat and how they can heal us. For example, someone feeling stuck in their lives could turn to chapter 5 and find a list of orange foods -- apricots, carrots, salmon, pumpkin, oranges -- to help their sacral chakra. For each chakra, specific affirmations and other practices are also offered, as are meal plans and recipes.

Helpful lists, charts, and diagrams help readers easily pinpoint and diagnose themselves and the various prescriptive options are all very clearly explained. With lots of useful sidebars, this book really is a treasure trove of energy medicine in the form of food -- truly food for the body, mind, and soul!

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized health expert and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Masterís and Doctorate degrees in nutrition and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about nutrition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Currently, Dr. Minich teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine and for the graduate program in functional medicine at the University of Western States. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine. She is the author of Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life (HarperOne, 2016). Photo credit: Jennifer Tai
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