From the authors of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine comes the ultimate how-to guide on healthy eating and healing foods.
This accessible and science-based reference guide is both an educational text and a source of inspiration for the millions of people who want to know more about the connection between food and health. In a clear and focused style, the authors take us beyond nutritional facts, sharing cutting-edge clinical discoveries on what and how foods stimulate the body's natural ability to rejuvenate and heal. They advise readers on designing a safe diet by exploring such current programs as The Zone Diet and Atkins; discuss the roles that fibre, enzymes, fatty acids and other dietary components have in helping us to live healthily; offer over views of important food groups and tips on preparing them; and provide food prescriptions for a wide variety of ailments.
This is a comprehensive, accesible, fascinating and uniquely effective owner's manual on what to feed the 'vessel of the soul' that guides readers to a greater understanding of diet and health.