Nutrition is fast becoming a powerful tool in handling health issues of all kinds, and Kristine Napier is in the forefront of teaching people how to eat to achieve the maximum advantage. People with chronic illness have two nutrition needs. First they need to eat to get the edge on their illness, then they also must avoid the health problems common to everyone, such as heart disease and obesity. Moreover, people with a chronic illness are often energy and /or pain-challenged, making shopping for and cooking nutritious meals seem overwhelming. The genius of Power Nutrition for Your Chronic Illness is that it tells people how to shop and cook even when it s the most difficult, and provides 200 easy recipes that put nutrition theory into action. Specific diseases covered are: Alzheimer s; Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid, Fibromyalgia); Asthma; Epilepsy; HIV/Aids; Lupus; Multiple Sclerosis; Myasthenia Gravis; Parkinson s Syndrome; Psoriasis; Sjogren s Syndrome. There is also an entire section on nutrition for commonly used medications on a drug by drug basis, as well as information on nutrition for healing after surgery, supplements, and how to eat to prevent additional health problems such as obesity and osteoporosis. This book is a real breakthrough for the millions of Americans who manage chronic illness. It shows how excellent nutrition can be used in anyone s life, no matter what their illness or how disabled they may be. Kristine Napier, N.P.H., R.D., has written extensively in the medical and health field, for publications such as Prevention, Harvard Health Letter, Family Circle, Cooking Light and Good Housekeeping. She published How Nutrition Works in 1995 and it is now featured on Graham Kerr s cooking show. She developed and tested all the recipes while in a wheelchair after surgery related to her chronic illness.