Vitamins, Minerals and Spices is a concise guide to two essential nutritional components as well as to the multiplicity of culinary ingredients that have the ability to not only markedly change the taste of food but also benefit health. This book is a companion and complement to Prebiotics and Probiotics by the same author and discusses the other dietary factors necessary for good health and proper functioning of the human body. The delicate physiological balance that ensures the body’s health can be disrupted by such factors as poor diet, natural aging, stress and antibiotic therapy. Without vitamins and minerals, the body can no longer function properly, with poor nutrition causing health to collapse and inevitably leading to death. This book indicates what is needed to restore the body to health and maintain it. Spices, those extraordinary cooking ingredients that convert bland foods into gourmet edibles, have traditionally been used to improve health and vitality. The wide variety and health benefits of these important culinary and natural dietary constituents are discussed in layman’s terms. The book is arranged clearly and logically, and is written in plain language. Nutrition and diet, however, are complex matters and because they have such an important impact on the body, it is necessary to introduce chemical and medical terms to ensure clarity and explain how things work within the body. Accordingly a glossary of these terms is included as a handy guide to the subject matter covered in the book.