I am a nutritional consultant and recommend this book to all my clients. Juicing is a nutrient dense way to get important vitamins and minerals. The Juicing Bible provides not only a wide variety of wonderful recipes, but also includes information on juices for specific health problems. There is a section on smoothies and medicinal teas as well. An excellent book - the only juicing book you'll ever need. A perfect gift for a health conscious friend, or one who should be. Enjoy!