This is NOT a DIET BOOK - this book provides an overview of the rich and fascinating history of spices along with the latest research surrounding their extraordinary potential head to toe health benefits. Plus, the book explains the naturally slimming power of spices and offers simple tips to incorporate more spices into your diet along with over 80 delicious, spice-filled recipes created by professional chefs, celebrity MDs, trainers, dietitians, actors, athletes and more. From the back cover: Chances are, your cupboard is filled with spices that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce your risk of diabetes and dementia, boost your metabolism, support weight loss, relieve arthritis, and even prevent cancer! But do you know what they are or how to use them? Celebrity diet doctor Melina Jampolis is passionate about using food as medicine, so she created this practical guide to help you navigate the health benefits of some of the most common spices used. Since Dr. Melina is not a chef, nor a very good cook, she enlisted the helpvof dozens of her high-profile friends, well-known MDs, celebrity colleagues, and chefs to give you over 80 spice-filled, delicious, and healthful recipes. Recipe contributors include: • Cat Cora, celebrity chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur • Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent • Natalie Morales, co-host of Access Hollywood Live and West coast anchor of Today • Dr. Travis Stork, host of the Emmy award winning TV show The Doctors • Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, multi #1 NYT bestselling author • Vivica A. Fox, award winning actress and producer • Johnny Iuzzini, celebrity pastry chef, cookbook author, and chocolate-maker • Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and best-selling author • Chuck Wagner, owner and winemaker at Caymus Vineyards • Michael Gelman, executive producer of Live with Kelly & Ryan • Mireille Giuliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat • Dr. Barry Sears, best-selling author of The Zone Diet • Dean Karnazes, ultra-marathon runner and best-selling author • Ashley Koff RD, celebrity dietician and better health enabler • Tracey Mallett, creator of the popular Booty Barre workout • Kristin McGee, celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor • Jennifer Cohen, celebrity trainer and best-selling author • And many, many more! 100% of the profits from the sale of this book will go to Action Against Hunger, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood malnutrition around the world.