By Sandra Garson
Since the boondocks of history, we humans have struggled to get a grip on our propensity to pig out. When we like something, especially something really tasty, there’s no stopping us. Then trouble starts. Excess food leads not just to excess weight. By clogging our pipelines, too much adds so much extra digestive stress, the body inevitably malfunctions. There’s hardly a belief system or religion that hasn’t tried to tackle overeating. The ancients sent us clear and concise advice millennia before diet doctors.
Sandra Garson is the author of Veggiyana, the Dharma of Cooking and How to Fix a Leek and Other Food From Your Farmers’ Market. As a longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism and well-known cook for Dharma centers from Maine to Mongolia, she became the first food historian to explore the Buddha’s influence on how the world now eats. This led to exploration of more religious beliefs about food.
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