The essential oil cookbook. Outrageous recipes for weight control and long life 2nd ed. Menkit...
of the English aromatherapy ^ . model and the medical model. Laypeople will now find themselves immersed in treatment theory and a sample intensive aromatherapeutic session. Now, Dr P&o&l provides two sound formulas for self-care with morning invigoration and evening relaxation. The use of the devices depicted in the colour plates is now presented with some detail of condi- tions and applications. The book draws to a close with skimming basic tenets of nutrition, providing a few of Rose- Marie Penoel’s recipes, simple foot reflexology and healthy breathing. The final chapter comprises Dr Penoel’s answers to questions regarding cancer, allergies, autoimmune disease and his perspective and objectives. pracnce ot aromatherapy to continue to have at hand English translations of works and perspectives written in French. May this book be a vector that will bring an added dimension to true aromatherapy works written in the English language. EDC This well-intentioned book offers much to contemplate and introduces interesting approaches in the applica- tion of essential oils. It is an ambitious undertaking to attempt to cover so many aspects of aromatherapy and include it under the modest title of Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils. This text may be confusing to the layperson wanting self or family care. The aromatherapy professional will find this a morale-boosting, informa- tive read. Regrettably, the information is not readily accessible by index. No source is given to obtain the ‘ tools’ employed in application. Dr PCnoel makes frequent refer- ences to: ‘ this will be covered in a future work’ . It will be enriching to the doi:l0.1054/ijar.2000.0031, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on IDE@ THE ESSENTIAL OIL COOKBOOK. OUTRAGEOUS RECIPES FOR WEIGHT CONTROL AND LONG LIFE, 2ND ED. MENKIT PRINCE PUBLISHED BY EARTH LOVE ENTERPRISES US$ 24.95 178 PAGES; SPIRAL BACK T his publication claims to be the first cookbook in publishing history to describe the use of thera- peutic-grade essential oils. It is also possibly the first recipe book strictly based on the dietary principles of the Hunza people, one of the world’s oldest cultures, about whom the author has written another book. Menkit Prince has an extensive background in alternative healing methods, specifi- cally that related to the importance of a healthy diet. Chapter one is entitled ‘Essential Oil Chemistry’ and is written by James L. Symes PhD. What follows is an account of the basic principles of the digestion process that nicely dovetails mth basic essential oil metabolism, ssues of oral ingestion, safety issues as Nell as essential oil excretion. Remembering that this is principally a aook written for the general public, it is refreshing to see the inclusion of such sound information. Chapter two, entitled ‘Essential Oil Basics’ , is in my opinion the Neakest part of the book, with numerous misleading statements and inaccuracies. This was a disappoint- ment owing to the quality of informa- tion presented in the preceding chapter. Issues discussed include essen- tial oils versus vegetable oils, essential oil quality, safety, essential oil cooking tips, and advice for weight control and long life. Twenty-seven essential oils on the FDA GRAS list are then divided into ‘ taste categories’ as a guide for the recipes that follow in chapter three. Owing to the absence of botanical names, it is unclear whether the author’s inclusion of black cumin (Nigella sativa, a relatively rare essential >il) as opposed to cumin (Cuminurn qminum) is intentional. Chapter three occupies 122 pages of nutritious recipes with clear and enthusiastic instructions. Each recipe
The essential oil cookbook. Outrageous recipes for weight control and long life 2nd ed. Menkit Prince Published by Earth Love Enterprises US$ 24.95 178 pages; spiral back