Origins of Natural Foods; World Climates and Eating Habits; Food Requirements; Personal and Seasonal Variations; Social Conditions; Traditional Diets for Temperate Regions; Traditional Middle and Far East, European and Native American Diets; Ovo- and Lacto- Vegetarian Diets; Raw Food and Yogic Diets; Non-Dairy Vegetarian and Fruitarian Diets; High-Protein Meat Diets; Low-Sodium and High-Fiber Diets; Fast-Food Diets and the Standard American Diet.





Complete Synopsis of the Report Published by the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, entitled Dietary Goals for the United States.





Introduction; Degenerative Disease-Conditions; Modern-Day Food Processes; Modern Medical Technology; Economic Support of Profit-Seekers; Alliance Between the Medical Profession and the Fast-Food Industry; Mass Propaganda versus Individual Awareness; FDA Hearings; "Faddism" and "Quackery"; Control of the General Public by Nutritional Misinformation; Nutritional Research and Education; Political Implications.





Introduction; Modern Nutritional Education in Relation to Degenerative Disease; "Health Foods" and Current Trends; Improving Daily Food Consumption; The Changing American Diet; Diet in Relation to Environmental Quality; Reasons for Our Changing Attitudes; Initiating a "Transition Diet"; Future Trends.





Introduction; Conscious Eating Habits; Spiritual Aspects of Vegetarianism versus Meat Consumption; Dietary Habits in Relation to Spiritual Growth and Awareness; Basic Principles of Macrobiotics; Yin/Yang Foods and Vitamins; Standard Macrobiotic Diet; Basic Principles of Ayurvedic Nutrition; Sensitive Attunement to Food Choices; The Yoga Diet; Tamasic, Rajasic and Sattvic Foods.





How Dietary Intake Affects the Mental Processes; How Mental Attitudes Influence Physiological Functions; Mental Attitudes in Relation to Individual Nutrient Requirements; Effects of Positive and Joyous Thoughts and Emotions; Nutrient Deficiencies and Mental Imbalance; Variations in Biochemical Individuality; Holistic Psychotherapy; Balancing Both Internal and External Mental States.





Malnutrition and World Starvation; Inefficiency of Meat Consumption in Relation to World Economy; Inefficient Land Usage for the Production of Food; Industrial Control of National Food Supplies (Agribusiness); How Individuals Can Help Reduce World Hunger.





Theory and Practice of Vegetarianism; Types of Vegetarians; Origin, History and Modern-Day Vegetarianism; Plant Kingdom as Source of Protein; Zen Macrobiotics as a Form of Vegetarianism; Fruitarian Diets; Physiological Effects of Fruit Consumption.





Hazards of Meat-Eating; Effects of Saturated Fat Accumulations in the Body; Stimulating Effects of Meat; Toxic Substances and Decay-Producing Bacteria in Meat; The Human Digestive Tract in Relation to Meat; Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides in Meat; Carcinogenic Substances in Meat; Harmonizing the Diet with Anatomical Structure and Physiological Functions; Effects of Vegetarianism.





Raising Livestock on Synthetic Drugs and Artificial Food Sources; Drug and Chemical Residues in Commercial Meat By-Products; Disguising Meat Products with Artificial Colors and Preservatives; Slaughtering of Animals and Meat Processing Plants; Increasing theShelf Life of Meat Products; Hormonal Imbalances in Women who Consume Meat Products; Computerized Poultry Farms and Growth Stimulants; Unsanitary Meat Packing Companies; The True Ingredients in "Hot" Dogs and Luncheon Meats; Meat Extenders (Fillers)and Emulsifiers; Insect and Rodent Contamination; Quick-FreezingTechniques.