The Chocolate Therapist

Author(s): Julie Pech

Health and Well-Being

Take advantage of the health benefits of chocolate with this informative guide Dark chocolate sales are on the rise as people embrace the concept that chocolate can truly be good for them. But how do they know what to eat, how much, and which kinds are the best? The Chocolate Therapist answers these questions and more. This book has everything a person needs to know to select the best chocolate for health. Both informative and entertaining, it includes alphabetized ailments, each with a chocolate recommendation, followed by supporting research as to how and why it helps the body. The Chocolate Therapist also includes a collection of chocolate necessities: Wine & chocolate pairing section with over 40 wines and three chocolate pairings for each wine. Wine aroma and chocolate flavor wheels to help readers discovers new flavors and combinations in both the wines and the chocolates. The Chocolate Bible: A unique compilation of websites, chocolate companies, international brands and research sites. * A"Where Do You Hide Your Chocolate" section, a laugh-out-loud chapter for anyone who has ever hidden a piece of chocolate * Over 60 alphabetized ailments from Alzheimer's to Weight Loss The Chocolate Therapist helps readers discover what author Julie Pech has known for years. The only difference between guilt-ridden and guilt-free chocolate enjoyment is simply education, and this book has it all!


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JULIE PECH, CHt, has a degree in psychology and is a certified hypnotherapist. She's also a nutrition educator with over 350 hours of holistic nutrition training. She owns a chocolate shop that produces healthful chocolates with all-natural ingredients including nuts, berries, spices, and organic flavoring oils. Pech speaks up to twenty times a month to various groups about chocolate and health, teaches classes on pairing chocolates with wines and teas, hosts fund-raisers and charity events, and travels on cruise ships as a guest lecturer speaking about chocolate.

Introduction. Chapter 1: The Condensed History of Chocolate. Chapter 2: From Tree to Bar. The Cacao Tree. Cacao Growing Countries. Cacao Pods. Chapter 3: Healthy Investigation. Chapter 4: Selecting the Proper Chocolate. Cocoa Percentages. White Chocolate. Wrapper Reading 101. Organic Chocolate. Fair Trade Chocolate. Boxed Chocolates. Ingredient Dictionary. Where to Find Good Chocolate. Chapter 5: Proper Chocolate Consumption. Chapter 6: Chocolate Remedies. ADD/ADHD. Allergies. Alzheimer's Disease. Andropause. Anemia. Anti-Wrinkle Assistance. Antioxidant Assistance. Anxiety. Arthritis. Asthma. Blood Sugar Control. Caffeine Withdrawal. Cancer. Cataracts. Cavities. Chronic Fatigue. Constipation. Cough. Cramps. Depression. Diabetes. Doggy Danger. Emphysema. Energy Loss. Fiber Shortage. Fibromyalgia. Flatulence. Food Cravings. Going to the Dark Side. Headache. Heartbreak. Heart Disease. High Blood Pressure/Hypertension. High Cholesterol. Hyperglycemia/Hypoglycemia. Immune Deficiency. Impotence. Infertility. Insomnia. Lack of Sexual Desire. Lactose Intolerance. Life Expectancy. Macular Degeneration. Memory Loss. Menopause. Mental Performance. Mood Swings. Nausea/Speaking in Public. Osteoporosis. PMS. Pregnancy. Prostate Cancer. Sassy Kids. Smoking. Snifles. Spousal Discord. Stress. Stroke. Sugar Overload. Vitamin Deficiency. Weight Gain. Chapter 7: Where Do You Hide Your Chocolate? Hilarious Stories from Chocolate Hiders. Chapter 8: Chocolate & Wine Pairing. Wine Health News Breaks. Similarities Between Chocolate and Wine. How to Eat Chocolate Properly. Chocolate Wheel of Flavors. Selecting the Proper Wine Glass. How to Taste Wine. Wine Aroma Wheel. Putting it All Together. Red Wine and Chocolate Pairings. White Wine and Chocolate Pairings. Wine Shopping Ideas. Basic Chocolate & Wine Pairing Guidelines. Wine Information Websites. Chapter 9: The Chocolate Bible: Everything You Need to Survive. Worldwide Shopping/Websites. International Brands by Country/Websites. Research Websites. Where to Purchase Couverture Chocolate/Websites. Chapter 10/Recipes. How to Microwave Chocolate. Recipe Collection. Wrapping it up. Appendix A/Glycemic Index & Weight Loss Summary. Appendix B/Chocolate Dictionary. Appendix C/Fruit, Nuts & Spice Reference. References.

General Fields

  • : 9780470613511
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : 0.338
  • : October 2010
  • : 138mm X 214mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julie Pech
  • : Paperback
  • : 615.32368
  • : 288
  • : illustrations