Find the facts you need to know about diet and health in Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal, a comprehensive, common-sense guide to eating healthy and staying healthy. Hundreds of easy-to-find entries in A-Z order give you the information you need on everything from acne and allergies to yogurt and zwieback. In-depth features focus on special concerns like healthful diets for children and adolescents and the nutritional needs of the elderly. Easy-to-read charts detail the benefits of vitamins, minerals, the food guide pyramids, and other basic elements of nutrition. Throughout you'll find inspirational case studies of people whose lives were improved by dietary changes. The book also contains a glossary of nutritional terms and phrases, and a list of organizations that can offer advice about specific ailments.