Here is the first and only encyclopedia of natural food medicines that shows you how to select, prepare and use scores of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to treat a wide variety of common ailments. There are three main virtues of this new approach to better health through natural foods; Superior ingredients, convenience and economy. But that's just the beginning! This book goes far beyond a bare description of the health values of each natural food medicine. It gives you precise nutritional data on every item, including the vitamin and mineral content, exact amount of carbohydrates, fats, and protein, and even the calorie count. All this, plus detaied botanical information, reported health benefits, and a section on how to prepare each food, including scores of delicious recipes.