As countless studies have affirmed, diet plays a major role in provoking and preventing a wide range of diseases. But, just what is a healthy diet? What does the body need to stay strong and get well? In The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael Murray, N. D. , and Joseph Pizzorno, N. D. , two of the world's foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, draw on an abundant harvest of data to present the best guide available to healthy eating. Grounded in rigorous research, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods offers health-conscious eaters scores of vital facts at their fingertips. Throughout, Drs. Murray and Pizzorno make learning about proper nutrition fascinating with historical tidbits and discoveries from the laboratory. And they make practicing proper nutrition easy and enjoyable with tips on selecting, storing, and preparing all kinds of healthful foods, as well as with quick, inventive, and delicious recipes. Sweeping in scope and rich in detail, this indispensable reference and inspiring guide has the immediately accessible, authoritative information that anybody can use to make healthier food choices.