The Little Book of Nutrients is the best small guide to nutrients on the planet.

This tiny title breaks down vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other food constituents to highlight their importance, and the way that they work to keep us healthy. It shows us the items that are essential for health and how to ensure that we are eating enough of them. And although much of the book is about plant-based foods, this isn't a book for vegans - it includes meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy foods, and even recommends a little red wine for a healthy diet.

Anti-stress mineral that reduces muscle spasms and eases premenstrual syndrome.

Best sources: nuts, figs, soya beans, wholegrain cereals, meat, fish, seafood.

About the Author

Marlene Houghton PhD has always been interested in natural health therapies, having studied herbalism (phytotherapy), holistic nutrition, and related natural therapies. She has over twenty years of experience working in orthodox medical settings in top London teaching hospitals. She is a nutritional therapist and a traditional herbalist as well as a nutrition consultant for a well-known group of health stores. She regularly contributes articles on traditional herbalism and aromatherapy to Echo World, a mind, body and spirit magazine, and has written three books: An Astrological ApothecarySimply HerbalismIn Focus: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Welbeck Publishing (4 Mar. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.07 x 2.54 x 14.61 cm