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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
A very thorough guide to nuts, seeds, herbs, fruits, vegetables, meats, etc, and with a clear layout. The suggestions about how to incorporate the foods into the diet are helpful and convenient and particularly interesting are the health facts about each food. The scientific jargon is heavy is some sections, but the author usually clarifies terms in parenthesis, creating...
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to get ingredients
This is a nice book with lots of photographs but most of the ingredients are hard to get. It is a shame that at least one of the ingredients on each recipe are rare or not even local.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 11 July 2013
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A very thorough guide to nuts, seeds, herbs, fruits, vegetables, meats, etc, and with a clear layout. The suggestions about how to incorporate the foods into the diet are helpful and convenient and particularly interesting are the health facts about each food. The scientific jargon is heavy is some sections, but the author usually clarifies terms in parenthesis, creating more digestible information (pun intended). This is a book that you'll dip into again and again, whether you're looking for natural relief from an ailment or illness or are curious about the nutritional benefits of a particular herb or seed that you ate that day. A brilliant food dictionary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, detailed, colourful, useful, a must have for any home., 7 Mar. 2015
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I ordered this book because I wanted a book about good health, tips and a good explanation of why certains foods are good for you. When I recieved it I thought it looked lovely. I flicked quickly and was put off initially as I just loads of recipes.

However this changed quickly. You have a whole section listing fruits, vegetables, fungi, seeds & sprouts, herbs, grains, pulses, spices, fats & oils, meats, fish and other. In each catergory you have a detailed explanation of why they benefit you, how to get the best from it and how to use. Along with an accompanying photo & more tips. To be honest not all fruits are listed but perhaps there is a reason for this. Maybe not all fruits are actually as nutritional as the ones NYR have written about. Now these aren't recioes with quantities but more ingredients for meals to help benefit whichever health concern you have.

Then you have a recipe chooser. Based on the health concern you have and then you can pick which meal of the day etc. Then you have the actual recipes with quantities and how to cook.

Finally you have a supplements section explaining which and why certain supplements will benefit you. And an index by health area.

After that, you then have recipes that heal. Including subjects as heart health, good digestion, liver health, skin health, healthy joints, boosted energy, stress relief, men's health, women's health & healthy pregnancy.

In conclusion, this is a very informative book. I love that one day you could be feeling depressed and you can turn to this book and choose a recipe to boost you brain health and mood. Or perhaps you're looking for foods to help with age related degeneration, detox, eye health, blood pressure, skin problems, insomnia etc etc. These are all listed and give you a page number to turn with a suggestion.

Finally - within the time of me placing this order to me recieving the book, it had been reduced further. This is not a complain to NYR, Amazon this isn't fair.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dorling Kindersley and Neals Yard Remedies what a winning combination, 4 Aug. 2014
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What a fantastic book this is from DK publishers and Neal's Yard expertise, its a treasure trove of information.
It looks fabulous and it is fabulous, and covers a multitude of foods, health problems, and contains various healthy recipes.
I am currently researching "inflammation" and so the index shows which foods at a glance may be of help to reduce inflammation symptoms, once you start it is hard to put down and anything that may be found naturally rather than relying fully on medicines just gets my vote and worthy of a try. The foods go on the weekly shopping list to give it a go.
I feel as if I am taking back some control - rather than inflammation taking control of me.
It is so well done that the book would not be amiss in say a doctors surgery or gymnasium reception area.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars healing book, 4 May 2014
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fantastic book full of expertise and knowledge fully categorized into plants what they are for and then with some recipes of how to cook. The most useful part is the directory of what herb or p,lant fruit or veg is good for what illness it is extremely useful for diabetics especially
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this book!, 9 Jun. 2014
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I'm trying to have a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. This book give you such a brilliant education in healthy eating. So well laid out and so much useful information in it. Ok, you might find it hard to find some of the ingredients, but its mostly basic things that you can buy in any supermarket. I like that it gives you whole meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks for different ailments. I think it's quite inspiring (also a bit aspirational! As a lot of cookery books are). I would recommend 100%.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely informative, 14 Jun. 2013
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This is an excellent book containing a huge amount of information about a wide variety of foods. The second part of the book contains a selection of recipes, some of which are quite unusual and creative. Each food gets its own page, and at the top there are icons summarising the health benefits (such as heart and circulation, digestion, urinary, respiratory, detox, metabolic balance, immune support, energy boost, muscles and joints, skin and hair, mind and emotions, eye health, men's health, women's health). Each page has photographs of the food in question and the information is split into three parts; What is it good for? How do I get the best from it? How do I use it? I would recommend this book to anyone, particularly if you're not familiar with foods and their potential benefits and healing properties. A large proportion of the recipes do not have photographs, but I didn't feel that this was a particular problem.

There is an extensive list of foods covered in the book:

Fruits: Apples, Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines, Pears, Plums, Kiwi Fruit, Figs, Quince, Cherries, Grapes.
Berries and Currants: Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Cranberries, Elderberries, Goji berries, Mulberries, Raspberries, Strawberries.
Citrus Fruits: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit
Tropical Fruits: Bananas, Dates, Mangoes, Melons, Papaya, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Coconut, Avocado.
Vegetables; Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Horseradish.
Fruiting and Flowering vegetables: Sweet peppers, Chillies, Cucumbers, Winter Squashes, Courgettes, Corn, Artichokes, Aubergine, Tomatoes.
Leafy and Salad Vegetables: Lettuce, Spinach, Watercress, Mustard greens, Rocket, Dandelion, Nettles, Chicory.
Podded Vegetables: Green beans, Okra, Peas.
Bulbs and Stems: Asparagus, Celery and Celeriac, Fennel, Rhubarb, Onion Family, Garlic.
Roots, Tubers and Rhizomes: Beetroot, Carrots, Radishes, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Turmeric, Ginger.
Fungi: Mushrooms.
Nuts: Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Pine nuts, Pistachio nuts, Walnuts.

The contents page for the recipes looks like this:

Breakfasts 176
Snacks 194
Soups 208
Light Meals and Salads 222
Main Meals 244
Sweet Treats 284
Drinks 304
Oils, Dressings and Extras 326

The full list of recipes:

Buckwheat and Blackberry Cream
Buckwheat Pancakes with Fresh Berry Sauce
Feta and Oregano Squares
Blackcurrant Smoothie
Poached Eggs and Spinach
Quail's Egg on Rye Bread
Kefir Cheese with Linseed and Berries
Millet and Quinoa Porridge with Plum Compote
Millet and Pears with Cardamom
Oat Porridge with Goji Berries and Cinnamon
Almond Porridge with Apricots
Pre-Soaked Barley Breakfast
Sweet Saffron Rice with Cardamom
Warm Chicken Congee

Ezze
Hummus with Coriander
Ajvar
Aubergine Dip
Butternut Squash and Walnut Bites
Mushroom and Chestnut Bites
Kale Crisps
Courgette Crisps
Sprouted Medley
Tomato Crackers
Spicy Crackers

Mung Bean and Spinach Soup
Raw Tomato Soup
Puy Lentil Soup with Fresh Turmeric
Watercress and Linseed Soup
Carrot and Coconut Soup
Beetroot Soup
Wild Garlic Soup
Sweet Potato and Celeriac Soup
Quail Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Adzuki Bean Soup

Raw Curly Kale Salad
Quail's Egg and Chicory Salad
Adzuki and Mung Bean Salad
Herring with Cucumber and Seaweed Salad
Swiss Chard with Sweet Potato
Spinach and Ricotta Filo Rolls
Trout and Lettuce Wraps
Stuffed Vine Leaves
Nori Vegetable Roll
Cabbage Momos
Mushroom Frittata with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
Buckwheat Pancakes with Nettles and Feta Cheese
Artichokes in a Sweet Spicy Sauce
Wild Rice Salad
Fresh Coriander Leaf Pesto with Pasta
Braised Red Chicory and Celery Heart Salad

Sprouted Quinoa with Vegetables
Spicy Raw Vegetable Spaghetti
Mung Bean and Purple Sprouting Broccoli Stir-Fry
Marinated Tuna Steaks
Sea Bass with Spinach and Mango
Stuffed Peppers
Beans Baked in a Pumpkin Pot
Kale with Buckwheat Noodles
Vegetable Hot Pot
Marinated Tofu with Shiitake and Noodles
Stir-Fried Spring Vegetables
Wood Pigeon Breasts with Goji Berries
Ginger Chicken
Quinoa and Vegetable Stack
Sauerkraut Parcels
Savoy Cabbage Parcels
Chanterelles and Chillies with Pasta
Salmon with Dill and Tamari Sauce
Marinated Duck with Mango Salsa
Vension Casserole with Cranberries
Mediterranean Vegetable Medley
French Bean Stew
Grilled Mackerel with Chard
Grilled Sardines with Tomato Salsa
Vegetable Moussaka
Lamb Casserole with Vegetables
Barlotto with Chestnut Purée
Griddled Vegetable Roll with Cashew and Braised Garlic Cream
Fragrant Rice and Millet

Fresh Fig Delight with Pear and Red Wine Sauce
Almond and Raspberry Cake
Elderberry and Blackberry Nutty Crumble
Nutty Sugar Loaf
Warm Fruit Salad in Sweet Wine Sauce
Cherry Strudel
Baked Quince
Rose Petal and White Wine Sorbet
Banana and Cranberry Ice Cream
Mediterranean Nut Squares in Rose and Cardamom Syrup
Sesame Heart Cookies
Almond and Pistachio Macaroons
Poppy Seed and Walnut Roulade
Dried Fruit and Nut Roll

Hot Lemonade with Ginger and Honey
Aloe and Honey Hot Toddy
Blackberry Lemonade
Barley Grass and Barley Lemonade
Sour Cherry Drink
Elderberry Syrup
Winter Pick-Me-Up Juice
Health Boost Juice
Cooling, Soothing Juice
Stay Supple Juice
Five-Flavour Juice
Build-Me-Up Juice
Alert and Joyful Juice
Rose Syrup
Valentine's Special
Winter Wake Up
Party Aftermath
Deeply Purifying Juice
A Cup of Happiness
Mint and Friends Tea
Marshmallow and Liquorice Tea
Deep Sleep Tea
Deeply Warming Tea
Deep Cleansing Tea
Deep Nurture Tea
Rainbow Vegetable Broth
Astragalus and Schisandra Broth
Seaweed and Miso Broth

Flatbread with Sweet Potato and Coriander
Sourdough Rye Bread
Sauerkraut
Kimchi
Kefir Milk
Kefir Milk Cheese
Coriander and Juniper Oil
Rose and Fennel Seed Oil
Rose and Raspberry Vinegar
Blackberry Vinegar
Turmeric and Ginger Oil
Basil Oil
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly informative and beautifully laid out!, 2 Jun. 2013
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I had always wanted a book which specifically listed the benefits of each natural food. This one goes one step further and tells you of the benefits of the pips/stones, and the benefits of different types/colours of, for instance, plums - the nutrients seem to vary as much as the colour and type.

As in all Dorling Kindersley books, it is beautifully produced, very thorough and well set out, and includes some wonderful recipes. There is extensive information and interesting articles. Everything is very easy to follow.

Job well done, Neal's Yard!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have, 30 April 2015
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This book is amazing, tells you about every food, what's good in it for you, what body part of internal organ it benefits. Definitely a good book to have especially if you are into keeping fit and eating healthy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and healthy., 16 April 2015
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Very informative book with a clear index. Recipes use easily obtainable ingredients and are well written. searchable via health problem with clear guidance as to the best foods. well worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You need this book, 25 Sept. 2014
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EVERYONE should have this book! It is essential reading for anyone interested in health, diet and nutrition. It has simple recipes and nutritional advice that is easy to follow
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