Great post! My family, especially my wife, has been making the transition to healthier eating and natural remedies the last couple of years. Not on the list are a variety of mushrooms that have amazing healing properties, such as Cordyceps (given to the Chinese Olympic team recently), Reishi, and Maitake.
Turmeric is a good adder to the list. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works far better than Ibuprofen on my surgically repaired knee. It is actually a spice used in curry dishes and comes from a root of the same name.