Sunday, December 14, 2008
The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods by Michael Murray N. D. is the best book on food and nutrition I have ever seen. It came with my herbalist course as required reading, and I fell in love with it. The book opens with an overview of nutrition and how to design a healthy diet. Next Dr. Murray covers vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Part three is the "Compendium Of Healing Foods" where every fruit, vegetable, meat or other food you ever heard of (plus several you've never heard of!) is listed. In the chapter "The Healing Power Of Vegetables", vegetables are listed with a vegetable overview, history of the vegetable, nutritional highlights, health benefits, how to select and store, tips for preparing and serving, and finally safety. "The Healing Power Of Fruits" follows vegetables, and the following chapters cover every food group. The book closes with a chapter titled "Promoting Health and Healing With Food". The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods is an essential book to anyone desiring to learn more about food and nutrition.