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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Avery Trade; 2 edition (May 26, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583331476
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583331477
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

As Hippocrates said, "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food." Seems people didn't listen to him, because as the U.S. Surgeon General said more than 2,000 years after him, "Two-thirds of all deaths in 1997 in this country could be attributed to diet." They'd both likely advocate the information contained in Prescription for Dietary Wellness, a massive reference aimed at preventing and treating disease through diet. The Balchs, authors of the 3-million-plus bestseller Prescription for Nutritional Healing, which focuses mainly on supplements and herbs, have created another masterpiece. This book gives a solid education in nutrition basics, with references to the latest research. It also includes flavorful, antioxidant-packed recipes, and adds advice that has been proven effective for treating various ailments using specific foods and supplements. The book also includes:
  • Charts with warning signs of disease and nutrient deficiency, along with guidelines to help start the healing process
  • Charts that detail the nutrient needs of various organs, and which foods best supply the nutrients
  • Lengthy chapters on specific categories of foods, such as beans, cruciferous vegetables, oils, and grains, explaining how best to cook them and the health benefits they confer
  • More than 100 pages of quick, healthy, mostly low-fat recipes designed to pack the most nutritional punch for the calories
The Balchs add advice about live juice and herbal preparations and cleansing (i.e., fasting and enemas, including a specific six-day cleansing diet). While this guide can feel a bit overwhelming at times (there are so many nutrients to consider, so many veggies and whole grains to consume), it's certainly not too technical, even for folks who could use a copy of Nutrition for Dummies, and it certainly succeeds in its mission of helping foster better dietary habits for good health. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Phyllis Balch was author of the bestselling Prescription for Nutritional Healing, as well as of Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements, and Prescription for Herbal Healing.

More About the Author

Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, was a leading nutritional counselor and advocate of natural therapies for more than two decades and spent more than twenty-five years researching natural approaches to health and healing.

Customer Reviews

It is very informative and an easy read.
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An excellent simple approach to understanding a healthy diet.
Chad J. Medlin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book seriously needs an editor. I have found much of value in the book, but have been frustrated frequently to find sentences and paragraphs left unfinished and sometimes entire pages missing or misplaced. Surely no one read through the entire copy before publication, or errors of this magnitude could not occur. It's a shame, because it could cause someone to just put the book back on the shelf and leave it rather than try to make sense of the wealth of information it contains.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer C Borisch on April 10, 2000
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I have both this book and the other(Pres. for Nutritional Healing). I have found this book to be a great resource. I recommend it to all my friends and family whom I am trying to turn on to nutrition. It is a great "starter book" for people just into diet and nutrition and want to be educated about the things they put into their bodies. It is very informative and an easy read. It is a must for everybody out there wanting to learn about food, their bodies, and how they interact. A wonderful book.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 20, 1998
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This is a fantastic source of information on eating the right foods in order to promote good heath and healing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in living longer,living healthier, and just plain living instead of simply existing. Cancer survivors will find this an invaluable resource.
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Great, informative, well organized, easy use reference book! Very helpful to get your body healthy again using the natural healing properties of foods to match your health needs throughout your daily diet.

I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to leave harmful, sometimes toxic prescription medicines(with all their side effects)behind, and wants to develop natural healing through eating the right foods containing nutrients targeting your specific health issues!!! ALL NATURAL!!!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Joyce Nakamura on August 18, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I fond the information in Balch's book empowering. I try to eat a
balanced diet, but I can tell my body isn't getting "enough"
. Her book, although poorly organized in places, gave me the
knowledge about which vitamins, minerals and supplements would be best
for me to add to my diet in order to give it "enough"....
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By BRIAN LAWLESS on January 15, 2000
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Being a Chiropractor, I am always interested in new info on wellness and staying healthy.This book offers insight into the importance of diet and nutrition. This is stuff I have found very useful when trying to educate my own patients. The author's other book,Prescriptions for nutritional healing, is another excellent reference for people interested in becoming and staying well.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Paul on May 17, 2005
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I was greatly impressed with "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" and when buying this book had that in mind. Both Ms. Balch and Dr. Balch (husband?) produced a very informative work with that title and I'm very thankful for it, regardless of my thoughts toward "...Dietary Wellness".

I picked up a copy of this book today and have been reading it. I was struck by the counsel for total avoidance Ms. Balch gave to all forms of Capsicum (pepper), and the advice that one should avoid both black and white pepper, as well as rice.

I found no remarks as to why this should be the case (which would seem a no-brainer considering the obvious health benefits of Capsicum, assorted Piperaceae and rice in ones diet). 'Leaves me somewhat mystified.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shred betty on March 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is packed with information about the foods you can consume (or shouldn't) to have a well-balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. I really enjoyed the comprehensive breakdown regarding each fruit, vegetable and grain. The recipes at the end of each chapter give the reader a practical application. Honestly, I read this book with a highlighter in hand and constantly pick it up to reference. Since reading this book, I add cinnamon to all my snacks to help maintain blood sugar levels...everyone can find something useful in this reference book!
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