If you're wondering why an entire book is devoted to one fruit, the pomegranate, wonder more. With its complex qualities, including its highly concentrated supply of antioxidants, its ability to regulate hormones and its anti-bacterial, antifungal and antiviral qualities, this fruit stands out in high profile, even among all the marvels of contemporary natural medicine and therapeutic nutrition. This book investigates why the pomegranate deserves to be called the Ultimate Health Food and discusses how pomegranate can help: reduce the risk of various cancers; reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke; slow or prevent the harmful effects of chronic inflammation and oxidation; prevent postmepausal conditions in women, and prostate problems in men; maintain brain function, joint health and a strong immune system; prevent Alzheimer's disease, osteoarthritis, and infection. This book, also, reveals the natural slimming properties of pomegranate and its beneficial effect on the appearance and elasticity of the skin. Pomegranate gives specific advice on how consumers can get the most comprehensive results from this complex fruit. After many centuries in which the pomegranate's medical usefulness was revered but then forgotten in the stampede of pharmaceuticals, the pomegranate is again approaching center stage as a modern-day fountain of health.