This comprehensive guide to the healing powers of food combines a practical reference section, which examines the health-giving properties of various foods, with a collection of over 300 nutritious recipes specially chosen for their healing properties. The visual reference guide examines the main health conditions that will benefit from following a special diet, including allergies, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and heart disease. Each section examines how different foods can be used to improve your health, which foods should be avoided to reduce the risk of certain health conditions, and provides practical advice on how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The comprehensive recipe section includes a huge range to suit every occasion: from soups, starters and salads to main courses, desserts, cakes and bakes. Each photographed recipe is marked with a key showing which common allergens it is free from, and each health condition has its own easy-to-follow index of healing recipes to help you choose the right recipe for your special diet.