Book Review: Prescription for Nutritional Healing

This is one of the most important healing tools in my possession. Handy, astute and concise, this excellent guide is geared toward informing and empowering individuals to take charge of their health.

A practical A-Z reference manual, Prescription for Nutritional Healing offers drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs and food supplements. When one of us has a cold, it’s the first thing I reach for. This book is no nonsense and a real winner!


  1. JacqsFlyingPrimal says

    I searched for a book review from someone in the “Paleo” world view on Prescription For Nutritional Healing.
    This is my question, as the advice given is from a traditional nutritionist, who believes that grains/legumes/soy etc. are good and saturated and higher fat levels are bad along with beef etc. etc., do you still recommend this as quote, ” This is one of the most important healing tools in my possession.”?

    I purchased this for my son, remembering back in the 90’s how it helped me. There is a wealth of good information within its covers. However, as I read through and discovered all manner inconsistencies with my new understandings of the realities of our food and the damage it has been causing us, I am giving pause and rethinking my purchase.

    Thank you for a reply, I realize this is an old post of yours back in 2007. Do you still feel the same?

    • Elana Amsterdam says

      Jacqs, yes, I still feel the same and I still adore this book. In fact, I had it out just the other day when one of my family members was ill, and I was looking up which supplements to give. As with everything, I enjoy the parts that are relevant to me. Additionally, the other members of my family eat grains and are very healthy, while I gave them up and went on a strict grain-free diet in 2001. I do not believe in “one size fits all” diets, so it does not bother me that this book relies on a grain based diet.

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