If you are just learning about alternative remedies, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is one of the books that needs to be a "must-have" in your home library. It remains a very valuable part of my reference materials, when dealing with specific health issues. It's one of the first books I ever purchased regarding alternative therapies and has been pivotal in educating my family and me about vitamins, supplements, herbs and nutrition. Written by Phyllis A. Baulk, a nutrition specialist and James F. Balch, a real medical doctor, this book supplies a wealth of information in detailed, yet easy-to-understand language. I bought the original edition, but Prescription for Nutritional Healing is now out in its 4th edition, meaning that it has been updated with even more remedies and recommendations. It focuses on health conditions that range from minor to serious and life-threatening, offering help in dealing with these issues naturally. It's important to let your doctor know, if you are using any natural remedy named in this book, but, if your doctor is resistant to alternative medicine, like my husband's former doctor was then find yourself a M.D. who is open-minded, who will help keep you monitored properly. Prescription for Nutritional Healing is well worth its price and has literally been a life-saver for my family.