The Complete Book of Nutritional Healing: The Top 100 Medicinal Foods and Supplements and the Diseases They Treat

• A-to-Z, cross-referenced entries of common health conditions, along with recommended foods and/or supplements to treat them• Detailed entries on healing foods from almonds to oatmeal to salmon to zucchini and dozens in between that boost health and well-being• The latest information on vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and more—with suggestions for safe, effective usage • The best food sources and dietary supplements for you and your family• Includes delicious, easy-to-follow recipes!• An overview of American diet and nutritional issues today (including a comprehensive resources list)• And more.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1070410 in Books Published on: 2008-12-30 Released on: 2008-12-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.20" h x 4.10" w x 6.50" l, .35 pounds Binding: Mass Market Paperback 384 pages

Review Deborah Mitchell is a widely published health journalist. She is the author or coauthor of more than three dozen books on health topics, including A Woman’s Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements (now available from St. Martin’s Paperbacks), The Wonder of Probiotics (coauthored with John R.Taylor, N.D.), Foods That Combat Aging, Your Ideal Supplement Plan in Three Easy Steps, and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Back Pain (coauthored with Debra Weiner, M.D.).

Most helpful customer reviews 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. A Starting Point By Martin Asiner THE COMPLETE BOOK OF NUTRITIONAL HEALING is for the reader whose knowledge of nutrition is a limited one. This approach can be either good or bad, but in this case Deborah Mitchell has made the right choice. Mitchell divides the book into three parts: In the first section, she lists alphabetically some eighty-three common ailments. She describes the general characteristics of each, using a level of detail that is reasonably bereft of jargon. Mitchell adds their causes and how diet and supplementation may prove useful. Readers who are health care professionals will find little to grouse about since Mitchell's advice is thoroughly conventional. In the second section, she lists one hundred and seven medicinal foods ranging alphabetically from apples to yogurt. She presents each food with an historical overview of its origins, followed by a listing of its nutritional components, ending with its health benefits. Again, the level of complexity and detail is designed for the lay person. The final section lists twenty-five common commercially available supplements. I have a slight problem here since Mitchell omits very many others that can be quite useful such as Carnosine, grapeseed, and Acetyl L-Carnitine. Overall, this book is a worthwhile starting point for the nutritional novice. See all 1 customer reviews...