What a great disappointment this book was. While I'm sure the author is a very nice man, the book is not good at all, and is practically unrelated to Chinese medicine. This book is mostly about how to follow a food guide pyramid, or a mostly low-fat diet. It has very little information about the Chinese way of looking at food and using it in terms of dampness heat, cold, individual patterns, etc. A far greater, and more informative book is Live In The Balance by Linda Prout. Once you read that book, you will understand why I have given this book such a low rating. There is simply no comparison! I give this little book two stars instead of one star based on the fact that I believe that the author is well-meaning, however, the book just doesn't cut it!