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The Healing Powers Of Chocolate

Cal Orey

ISBN 9780758238207
Publish Date 12/29/2009
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Kensington, Alternative, Healing Powers
List Price: $14.00

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Discover The Amazing Powers Of Chocolate!

Did you know?...

  • Known as Mother Nature’s “food of the gods,” the medicinal benefits of chocolate were recognized as far back as 4000 years ago.

  • Eating chocolate can help boost the immune system, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes—even obesity!—and increase lifespan.

  • A 1.5 ounce bar of quality chocolate has as much antioxidant power as a 5 ounce glass of wine—without the side effects of alcohol.

  • Chocolate is chock-full of mood-enhancing ingredients, including phenylethylamine (the “love drug”) and serotonin.

  • Chocolate can relieve a host of ailments, including depression, fatigue, pain and PMS, as well as rev up your sex drive!

Drawing on the latest scientific research as well as interviews with medical doctors and chocolatiers, this fascinating book reveals how to live longer and healthier while indulging in one of nature’s most decadent and versatile foods. Explore real chocolate (infused with fruits, herbs, and spices), Mediterranean-style, heart-healthy recipes, plus home remedies that combat everything from acne to anxiety. You’ll also discover rejuvenating beauty and anti-aging spa treatments—all made with antioxidant-rich chocolate!

“Can dark chocolate boost brain power? This book shows you how regular intake of antioxidant-rich cacao foods is likely to do just that, and more.” --Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of Mind Boosters

About Cal Orey:

Cal Orey, M.A., is an accomplished author and journalist. She has a master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University, and for three decades has written hundreds of articles for national and international magazines. She specializes in topics such as health, beauty, nutrition, relationships, science, and pets. Her books include The Healing Powers of Vinegar, The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, The Healing Powers of Coffee, The Healing Powers of Honey, The Healing Powers of Chocolate, The Healing Powers of Tea, 202 Pets’ Peeves, and Doctors’ Orders. She lives in northern California. Readers are invited to visit her website at, read her blog The Writing Gourmet at, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

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Customer Review

Salivation Station (Wednesday, March 14, 2012)
Reviewer: Debbie Ballard (Phenomena)

All of the chocolate aficionados of the world won't be able to cease from salivating while reading this offering. So too, will their intelligence behold the tasteful full-palate spectrum of Cal's super-informative research on all that is cacao.

Another Great Healing Book (Tuesday, January 5, 2010)
Reviewer: Linda Barnett-Johnson

What person doesn't like chocolate? Now to know that it's actually healthy for you, makes this book a real gift pleaser. Cal Orey has written many healing power books and I have them all. This book takes the guilt out of eating chocolate. Thank you Cal Orey for your research and dedication to helping everyone to get healthy. That's my goal in 2010.

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