October, 27, 2009 - 09:15 AM / ET

National Best-Selling Spanish Health Guide Updated for 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Avery Books, a division of Penguin Group USA, releases today, October 27, 2009, an updated edition of Recetas Nutritivas Que Curan, 4th Edition: Guia practica de la A hasta la Z para dfrutar de una burna salud convitaminas, minerales, hierbas y suplementos alimentariosis (Avery, $30.00) by Phyllis Balch. This is the first time the 4th edition of this best-selling health guide is available to the Spanish speaking community.

With over five million copies of the English version sold, the Spanish version will break new barriers in natural health. As healthcare debates continue in Congress, alternative health choices are becoming more popular. Recetas Nutritivas Que Curan is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Its availability to over 45 million Spanish-speaking readers is groundbreaking.

"Phyllis Balch was a pioneer in the field of nutritional healing and her meticulous research is the basis for this book. She stressed the importance of consuming fresh foods, avoiding processed foods and those high in saturated fat, and optimizing your intake of essential nutrients with the right supplements," said Megan Newman, Vice President and Director of Avery Editorial. "Recetas Nutritivas Que Curan incorporates the latest findings with her proven research to create the most complete alternative health resource available in the Spanish language."

To help make sense of the mind-numbing array of choices available to the Spanish community, readers of Recetas Nutritivas Que Curan will:

-- learn the basics of good nutrition

-- learn to balance vitamins and minerals so the body can properly absorb both

-- determine how best to treat 250 problems -- from abscesses to wrinkles -- using herbs, nutrition, and supplements

-- get the facts on complementary therapies, like ayurveda, biofeedback, chiropractic care, and more.

About Avery:
Avery, an imprint focusing on health, wellness, fitness, psychology, and popular science, is best known for publishing cutting-edge, accessible books from top experts in their fields. Leading the backlist is one of the best-selling health books of all time, Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch

Founded in 1976, Avery quickly established itself as the most successful independent publisher of health books in the market. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. acquired it as an imprint in 1999 with a strong commitment to continue publishing respected, up-to-the-minute books with a clear focus on helping people make the most of their lives.

SOURCE Avery Books