With more than five million copies sold, "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals and herbs. A pioneer in the field of nutritional healing, Phyllis Balch passionately and meticulously researched and compiled this groundbreaking book. Now a generation later, her message has more relevance than ever: consume fresh foods, avoid processed foods and those high in fat, and optimise your intake of essential nutrients with the right supplements. Today's well-stocked vitamin and natural health stores can be confusing, and people need Balch's clear, concise, landmark guide.
About the Author
Phyllis A Balch was a leading counsellor for more than two decades. Convinced that nutrition was, in many cases, the answer to regaining and maintaining health, Ms Balch testified before congress on the efficacy of natural healing.
I bought this edition solely to keep updated. I've been a steady "user" and "referral" for Balch & Balch for years, and when I saw the latest edition, purchased it to keep current. Can't say I've fully evaluated any changes over the last edition, but this is usually the first book I consult and also the first one I recommend for anyone who is just starting out on the path to learning about nutrition. Easy to look up info on both health issues (& possible nutritional help), as well as specific info on the properties and usefulness of all the nutritional components (micro & macro). From this reference as a start, I then go to others (Elson Haas, Michael Murray, etc .. for additional detail). If only one book in your library on nutrition, then this is "it".