Janella Purcell's Elixir

Staying healthy in the modern world is an increasing quest for many, especially those trying to balance the different facets of thier busy lives – career, relationships, families, hobbies and more. Janella Purcell believes that good food is the basis of good health. In Elixir she shows how the food we eat affects not just our physical health, but also our mind and spirit.

In an accessible A-Z format Purcell offers a guide to common health problems from asthma to weight loss, detailing foods to avoid and others to seek out for inclusion. She offers tips for dealing with common ailments such as cold and flu, headache and fatigue and shares simple recipes which can be used to increase health and well-being.

This is a volume which can be read cover-to-cover but will also provide an invaluable reference to be referred to again and again.

Janella Purcell is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist, iridologist and chef who works in the media as well as owning and running a natural food and medicine store in Surry Hills, Sydeny.

Janella Purcell’s Elixir
Allen & Unwin, 2004