This book gives you every reason why we should be eating seaweed. Cooksely gives a breakdown of nearly every kind of seaweed and its benefits. Also, she gives a listing of many common ailments and how each seaweed has been shown to be beneficial in combating or even curing the ailment. I looked this book up because I was diagnosed with a fibroid. According to the book research shows that kelp (brown seaweed) can reduce the size of the fibroid and eventually shrink it all together. I believe in the power of seaweed and want to incorporate more of it in my diet, as many Asian cultures have. Research has shown their diets are filled with seaweed, and they have little health issues that we deal with here in the US. I highly recommend this book if only for educational issues.