The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate

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Wiley, Sep 24, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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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Gift from Carolyn. The first part of this was good. I liked the history of chocolate, what ingredients should be in chocolate and the tips on how to eat chocolate. I thought the stories of where ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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.

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