Body builders and other serious athletes commonly take natural performance-enhancing nutrients. Used correctly, these nutrients help build muscle and strength. The User's Guide to Sports Nutrients describes the best of these nutritional supplements and tells you how to use them safely and effectively.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1309724 in Books Published on: 2002-10-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 96 pages
About the Author Dave Tuttle, a body builder who has competed professionally, received his undergraduate degrees from Michigan State University and his master's degree from Harvard University. He writes regularly for Let's Live, Physical, and other magazines.
User's Guide to Sports Nutrients: Learn What You Need to Know About Building Your Strength, Stamina, and Muscles (Basic Health Publications User's Guide)
Body builders and other serious athletes commonly take natural performance-enhancing nutrients. Used correctly, these nutrients help build muscle and strength. The User's Guide to Sports Nutrients describes the best of these nutritional supplements and tells you how to use them safely and effectively.
6 smart supplements that promise protection for your heart health.: An article from: Environmental Nutrition
This digital document is an article from Environmental Nutrition, published by Belvoir Media Group, LLC on December 1, 2008. The length of the article is 1277 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation DetailsTitle: 6 smart supplements that promise protection for your heart health.Author: Mindy HermannPublication: Environmental Nutrition (Magazine/Journal)Date: December 1, 2008Publisher: Belvoir Media Group, LLCVolume: 31 Issue: 12 Page: 1(2)Distributed by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning
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Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Revelations about the relationship between diet and heart disease exploded in the 1960s, ushering in the era of drug therapy and dietary intervention. By the 1980s, the growing use of statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol allowed people--perhaps not wisely--to relax their diets and still see cholesterol levels drop. Today's cholesterol landscape has evolved. Researchers have learned that a combination of foods--specifically, a diet low in saturated fat that includes omega-3-rich fish, vitamin-E-rich almonds (see related story, page 8), soluble-fiber-rich oatmeal, as well as plant sterols or stanols (see related story, page 7)--in conjunction with supplements can be as effective as statin drugs for lowering blood cholesterol levels in people with heart disease. Following a heart-healthy diet...
Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) as a harmful influence on the health of nonsmokers has been a controversial topic since the early 1980s. The International Conference on Indoor Air Quality held in Tokyo examined in great detail the relationship between passive smoking and lung cancer as revealed by a large cohort study. The participants were all highly qualified and experienced experts of world renown in their own fields of specialty. The deleterious effect of cigarette smoking on health is considered an established fact and as such has been used as a basic weapon in anti-smoking campaigns. There are, however, some questionable areas such as confronting variables, degree of correlation, the overall consistency of the data, and the problems of ETS measurement. Reports on other indoor pollution problems such as the presence of No2, CO, and particulates in indoor air, together with the problem of indoor air pollution in the lesser-developed countries were also given. This collection of papers will contribute greatly to research into tobacco smoking epidemiology and assist in establishing a clear focus on an issue which has tended to become hopelessly obscured.
Amazon Sales Rank: #10571566 in Books Published on: 1990-04-20 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 510 pages
Viral Zoonoses and Food of Animal Origin: A Re-Evaluation of Possible Hazards for Human Health (ACTA Neurochirurgica)
The investigations of virus infections naturally transmitted from animals to men are a challenge to multidisciplinary science. Some of these zoonoses are very common, others are sporadic but show a life-threatening clinical course. The contributions presented by world-wide leading experts are going to update the present scientific, administrative and legislative knowledge in the field of food-borne virus infections in men. Major topics include classic zoonoses, pox, irido, influenza, enteric and newly emerging virus diseases and their role for Public Health including strategies to avoid virus transmission by biopharmaceutical products. The contributions are aimed at public and veterinary public health authorities, diagnostic and scientific institutes as well as food producing and pharmaceutical companies.
Amazon Sales Rank: #6098095 in Books Published on: 2001-12-05 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 264 pages
The Law and Mental Health Professionals series is designed to provide a resource for both mental health professionals and attorneys regarding mental health law in each state. The series presents the laws addressing many areas pertinent to mental health professionals. Some of the issues discussed include setting up a private practice, working with health care provider organizations, understanding the duty to warn, and understanding the duty to report abuse and neglect of childfren and adults. The Law and Mental Health Professionals series is a concise and easy-to-understand resource outlining the obligations and responsibilities of mental health professionals according to the law in any given state.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1802898 in Books Published on: 1999-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 118 pages
A no-nonsense reference guide to healthy eating and getting your vitamins from the foods you eat. It explains why whole foods are much more effective than vitamin supplements and why you should avoid the latter. The book includes dietary guidelines, whole foods recipes and their nutritional content, Nutrition Facts Database and Food Analysis Worksheet (to help you analyze your meals), and information about good dietary sources for every nutrient you need.
Amazon Sales Rank: #4183113 in Books Published on: 1999-10-01 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 224 pages
Review "Before reading The Danger of Relying on Vitamin Supplements I thought that I had a sufficiently good idea about healthy eating and assumed that vitamin supplements were harmless or maybe even helpful. This thoroughly researched and easy-to-read book has cleared up my many misconceptions and proved very useful as a guide to improving my diet the fun, tasty way." -- Sally Reynolds, Raleigh, North Carolina"The author, Ben Y. Hecht, is an electrical engineer who shares a personal perspective regarding improved health based on eating a nutritious diet. As one might expect from his career background, he approaches nutritious eating from a well organized, logical and factual point of view. His work provides a good source for healthy adults who want more information and suggestion for eating nutritious diet. This book is a quick, easy to read reference for healthy eating." -- Eileen Mieras Kohlenberg, PhD, RN, CNAA Assistant Dean and Director Academic Programs and Graduate Study School of Nursing The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - April 1999 From the Author For years health-conscious people have been taking their daily vitamins by consuming vitamin pills, other supplements, and enriched foods, feeling confident that they have been doing their best to keep fit. However, new studies show that taking certain vitamin supplements is a wasted effort. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently released new studies showing that some important vitamins work only if we get them directly from our food. In fact, these studies show that some vitamin supplements actually increase the risk of cancer. In one study 18% more cancers were diagnosed and in another 28% more cancers were diagnosed in participants taking vitamin supplements than in those taking placebos. At the same time participants with higher levels of beta carotene in their blood, measured before the studies began, went on to have fewer cancers. The NCI states that these results are consistent with the possibility that different compounds in foods that have naturally occurring high levels of beta-carotene may be responsible for the protective effect of dietary beta-carotene indicated by these studies. The Danger of Relying on Vitamin Supplements: How to Improve your Health without them is a no-nonsense reference guide to healthy eating and getting your vitamins from the foods you eat. First it explains why whole foods are much more effective than vitamin supplements and why you should avoid the latter. Then it discusses many "super foods" including grapes and raisins which might be as effective as wine against heart disease and good dietary sources of tryptophan (an antidepressant). The book gives both general and detailed levels of dietary guidelines and it includes whole foods recipes and their nutritional content. In addition, using the Nutrition Facts Database and the Food Analysis Worksheet included you will be able to analyze the nutritional and caloric content of all your meals. The Nutrients Overview chapter will inform you of good sources for every nutrient you need. The Danger of Relying on Vitamin Supplements will help you learn how to prevent or resist disease by adapting a whole foods diet. This book grew out of a personal experience that the author had with a knee problem when he was thirty-seven years old. Two joint specialists recommended knee surgery where cartilage, which cushions the bones, would be removed. Because this would have certainly led to permanent damage later, he decided instead to search for natural ways, especially through diet, to alleviate his knee problem. After adopting a new whole foods diet, not only did his knee heal completely, but, surprisingly, other health problems including back pain, occasional digestive disorders, and eczema disappeared as well. From the Back Cover Although no one is recommending that food replace medicine entirely, whole foods diet can prevent disease or help us resist it. Instead of treating the symptoms, why not help your body fight off the problem in the first place? Unhealthy eating habits are the leading cause of many potentially preventable illnesses. So, take control over your health! Plan your diet! Reading this book, you will learn about: The danger of relying on vitamin supplements Why whole foods are much more effective than supplements How to get your vitamins from the foods you eat Food as medicine Why grapes, raisins, or grape juice might be as effective as wine Good dietary sources of tryptophan (an antidepressant) How stress effects your diet and health The medicinal value of herbs and spices Healthy recipes and their nutritional content The nutritional content, covering calories and 25 nutrients, in percentage Daily Values (not grams) of more than 300 common food items Nutrients overview, including symptoms for deficiencies and overdoses, and good dietary sources
Brain Candy: Boost Your Brain Power with Vitamins, Supplements, Drugs, and Other Substances: A Comprehensive Guide
Where Are My Keys? Keep forgetting where you put your keys? Wish you could get through the crossword faster? Experiencing too many "intellectual pauses"? Then this is the book for you. Brain Candy is an authoritative, comprehensive, and above all, cutting-edge look at what you can take to rev up your brain -- enhance memory, think faster, sharpen creativity, focus better. The only authors yet to tackle this subject who are experts in both brain function and drug action, Theodore Lidsky and Jay Schneider explain in plain English what the effects of these substances are on the body. Do they really work? Are they safe? Are they readily available? Topics include: How to tell if a drug is worth taking The neuropsychology of forgetting Why drugs can help you think better What you can take: smart drugs, amino acids, hormones, vitamins And much more For aging baby boomers -- and for anyone else who wants a quicker wit -- Brain Candy has all the answers.
Amazon Sales Rank: #510019 in Books Published on: 2001-08-15 Released on: 2001-08-21 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 234 pages
About the Author Theodore I. Lidsky, Ph.D., specializes in research on the brain and behavior. Currently he is director of the Laboratory of Electrophysiology at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Introduction We got the idea for this book when one of us -- Ted Lidsky -- developed an aching, arthritic back. As I was unable to get more than partial symptom relief from aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen, my treating physician suggested an alternative: St. John's Wort. (For reasons that are poorly understood, drugs that are normally prescribed for depression will, if given in very low doses, alleviate certain types of chronic pain.) This herb, now so well known, was unfamiliar to me at that time. My doctor explained that it was a naturally occurring antidepressant that should, like the prescription antidepressants, be effective in treating chronic pain. It was effective; after a few days of taking St. John's Wort, I had better pain relief than I was able to get from ordinary painkillers. At about the same time as my back pain let up, however, I began to develop a new problem that was even more disconcerting: I began to have increasing trouble speaking. In fact, I had great difficulty thinking of the simple words that were part of my normal vocabulary. My speech repeatedly stalled as I racked my brain to find words that seemed to be right on the tip of my tongue. Since part of my work is public speaking, it was a definite handicap. In searching for the cause of my jumbled words, I stumbled back upon the St. John's Wort, since it was the only recent change I had made in my life. Yet neither the physician who suggested that I use the supplement nor the "authority" in the health food store where I bought it nor the many magazine and journal articles describing St. John's Wort's effects mentioned adverse influences on speech. Still, I could think of no other explanation, and so as a test, I stopped taking the drug. Miraculously, as my back pain reemerged, so did my ability to find words. I started the St. John's Wort again, my back pain lessened and my speech problems returned. Clearly this was a side effect of the drug that, based on the available information, was impossible to foresee. Some time after I stopped taking St. John's Wort (for good, this time), I noticed a television commercial for an herb that was touted as being useful in fighting off the effects of aging on memory. Like millions of others in my age bracket, I have noticed a decline in my mental powers as I've grown older. Is it possible that the advertised herb, or any of the other cognitive boosters that are aggressively marketed, actually work? Are they safe? My experience with St. John's Wort, particularly in attempting to get information about its side effects, made me wary. What were, really, the benefits and potentially dangerous differences between prescription drugs as compared to the herbs, dietary supplements, and other agents sold in health food stores and other sources of alternative medicines? While it is fairly easy to obtain exhaustive information about the actions and side effects of prescription drugs, it is difficult and often impossible to get similar information about alternative medicines. I shared my thoughts with my coauthor, Jay Schneider, and together we came up with the concept for this book: to provide unbiased, well-researched information for those people who are considering the benefits and risks of herbs, dietary supplements, or other approaches to improve their mental functioning -- brain candy, so to speak. It is intriguing that despite the questions about alternative medicines, dietary supplements, and herbs, the sales of these products is a multibillion-dollar business. Why, in the face of so many unknowns, are people so willing to buy and take these substances? Since many of us are either baby boomers or the children of baby boomers, perhaps one consequence of our experiences through the sixties and seventies, is a tendency to gravitate toward "natural" solutions to our problems. There is not a one of us who hasn't been appalled by the price of prescription drugs. In fact, the more we hear about hospital screwups, misdiagnoses, and harmful treatments doled out by physicians, the less we trust the traditional medical and pharmaceutical establishment to cure our ills and fix our problems. Many of us equate "natural" with "good" whether referring to the food we eat or the drugs we take, yet some of these products may be poisonous or harmful. However, we can't overlook the reality of these herbs finding their way into our daily diet through addition to snack foods and drinks. This movement has so permeated our culture that products such as iced tea spiked with gingko and other herbs are common sights on supermarket shelves. The problem is, our yen for natural remedies to treat our waning mental capacities or prevent their eventual decline can put our overall health at risk. There are many people who will tell you that there is nothing wrong with taking herbs or combinations of herbs to fix your memory or lift you out of a funk. Many of them are sincere and many are not. Some of these advocates either have an equity stake in companies selling these items or, more ethically appalling, sell these products themselves. The truth is, some remedies available today may cause serious adverse effects such as dangerously increasing blood pressure and altering heart rhythm, life-threatening allergic reactions, kidney and liver failure, and may even be carcinogenic. There is growing evidence that even the most popular remedies out there, St. John's Wort and gingko biloba, may have dangerous interactions with various prescription drugs. In fact, the American Society of Anesthesiologists recently issued a warning to consumers using herbal remedies to stop taking them at least two to three weeks before any scheduled surgery due to dangerous and life-threatening interactions of some of these remedies with the drugs used to anesthetize patients during surgery. For example, gingko biloba, garlic, ginger and ginseng may prevent blood clots from forming and lead to excessive blood loss during surgery, while St. John's wort and kava-kava may prolong the sedative effects of anesthesia. So, who is going to protect us from potentially harming ourselves as we try to find the magic elixir for forgetfulness? Our legislators in Congress? Not likely. In 1994, Congress passed a law, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, that distinguishes between products that claim to "affect the structure or function of the body" and those that claim to prevent, treat, or cure disease. Thus, dietary supplement manufacturers (who have a very effective and powerful lobby in Washington) can market their products without any safety or efficacy testing as required of a pharmaceutical agent, as long they don't make claims related to disease. What about the Food and Drug Administration? This is equally unlikely. The FDA recently eased restrictions on dietary supplements (herbal remedies are classified as dietary supplements), saying these products can legally claim to treat various symptoms, such as age-related memory loss, that are considered to be common passages of life. This of course was good news for the $6 billion-a-year dietary supplement industry (and personal injury lawyers), but bad news for consumers. In 1997, the President's Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels recommended that the FDA appoint a committee to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements, but at this time there is no effort under way at FDA to change the manner in which the agency reviews or regulates homeopathic preparations. The truth is, the $6 billion worth of dietary supplement pills, capsules, teas, and elixirs used by U.S. consumers each year undergo absolutely no government or industry scrutiny for safety and effectiveness before reaching the store shelves. There are also no manufacturing standards to insure the quality of the product that you are buying. There is no way for you to know if that bottle of kava kava you just bought really contains what the label says it does and that it is free from harmful contaminants. If this scares you, it should. It scares us. And that brings us to this book. Dietary supplement manufacturers are going all out to attract consumers who are otherwise healthy individuals who are experiencing normal age-related changes (these often begin your forties) in their memory and concentration abilities. Forgot the name of the guy you were introduced to a few minutes ago? Forgot where you left your car keys? Middle-age forgetfulness can happen to all of us occasionally and as the population ages (the number of people over age sixty-five will double in the next thirty years), the market for supplements that counteract these cognitive changes will grow. The purpose of this book is to provide you with some objective information about the safety and effectiveness of a wide variety of potentially brain-altering compounds so that you can make educated decisions about whether you want to use them, or not. Brain Candy is organized into chapters that explain how the effectiveness and risks of drugs are evaluated (Chapter 1), the many environmental and biological factors that affect your ability to remember (Chapter 2), and how the brain stores information (Chapter 3). The remainder of the book discusses the variety of herbs, drugs, and hormones that are either available now (Chapters 4 through 8) or are being investigated in the laboratory (Chapter 9). Each substance is discussed under the following headings: What is it? identifies the compound Its reputation tells you what people claim about the compound The drug's effect on the brain provides information concerning the biological effects of the substance on the brain How has it been tested? What are the risks, if any? provides the scientific basis for the claims and lists the risks if these are known Typical dosages lists the doses of the substance that have been reported as commonly used Contraindications notes the medical conditions that would render use of the substance dangerous The plain facts
Most helpful customer reviews 8 of 9 people found the following review helpful. Interesting Review of Prescription and Other Drugs By Steve Dietrich The authors, both phd's in the subject matter, present a wide range of "brain enhancing" prescription and non- prescription remedies . Each is ranked according to effectiveness and risk along with a great desription of what it is, how it is supposed to work, studies of the material and a effectiveness and risk scale. Very interesting and a good source. Would second source the recommendations before becomming a crash test dummy for these drugs. 11 of 15 people found the following review helpful. Interesting, Informative By Humberto Mantica Lacayo I just started it to read and have found it to be very informative, explaining all the factors of memory lossand what you can do to improve response and prevent brain decay over time. And what supplements can help you supplyyour brain with proper natural products. 12 of 20 people found the following review helpful. I regret buying this book! By Axel This is a very biased, uninformative book. The research views are very narrow and the author treats the readers like children, as though the readers are not capable of drawing their own conclusions. I'm extremely disappointed with this book! I do NOT recommend this book, at all. I've found books such as "Mind Boosters" far more informative and enlightening. See all 3 customer reviews...
For everyone taking herbal remedies. Chart format quickly identifies natural sources, usage guidelines, benefits, deficiency symptoms, side effects and more.For everyone taking nutritional supplements. Chart format quickly identifies natural sources, usage guidelines, benefits, deficiency symptoms, side effects and more.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1438233 in Books Published on: 2000-01-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 200 pages
About the Author H. Winter Griffith, M.D., received his medical degree from Emory University in 1953 and spent more than 20 years in private practice. At Florida State University, he estabilshed a basic medical science program and also directed the family practice residency program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. After moving to the Southwest, he became associate professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He devoted most of his time to writing medical-information books for general readers.
Most helpful customer reviews 5 of 7 people found the following review helpful. Minerals,Supplements, & Vitamins : The Essential Guide By Elir This book is great. The information is well presented. This book explains where you can get all the vitamins and minerals you need so that you can be extreamely healthy. The book explains also where you can get the natural sources of the mineral or vitamin but also explains the benifits and supposibly benifts you can obtain when you include these vitimins in you diet. excellent for the price and very well written. peace and eco-live See all 1 customer reviews...
This well-researched book advises all health-conscious women of any age how to benefit by applying Dr. McBarron's philosophies and natural product recommendations. In Part One, she provides healthy alternatives to HRT and other hormone issues, useful tips for preventing osteoporosis, and the heart smart action plan to help reverse heart disease. In Part Two, she discusses preserving our natural beauty through-out our lives. In Part Three, she details health rejuvenators: exercise, spiritual and emotional health, and diet. In Part Fou r, she concentrates on specialized health issues - including PMS, candida, healthy thyroid function, UTIs, and painful joints.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1690640 in Books Published on: 2001-05-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 192 pages
About the Author Jan McBarron, M.D., is a nationally recognized preventive and nutritional medicine specialist who emphasizes the use of vitamins and herbal supplements. A graduate of Hahnemann University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. McBarron specializes in preventive medicine and maintains a full-time medical practice in Georgia, where she lives with her husband, Duke Liberatore. Together, they co-host the number-one rated radio health talk show in the nation - Duke and the Doctor. Dr. McBarron is a member of the American Medical Association, and Muscogee Medical Society.
Most helpful customer reviews 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. METABOLISM By gail FOR YEARS I FELT I HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY METABOLISM AS A RESULT OF A SLUGGISH THYROID. MY DOCTOR INSISTED MY THYROID IS NORMAL. I TOOK THE SELF-TEST IN THE BOOK AND REALIZED I DID, IN FACT, HAVE A SLOW METABOLISM. I BEGAN TAKING THE SUPPLEMENTS SHE RECOMMENDS IN THE BOOK AND I HAVEN'T FELT THIS GOOD IN YEARS. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. Being A Woman Naturally: Dr. Jan McBarron's Guide to Natura By Dee McConnell I was intrigued by the book because its author is a medical doctor. I erroneously assumed that the doctor was the man on the cover. Wow, what a shock when I found out the author is actully the female. This book is a home run in helping me understand what do do naturally to take better care of myself. Obviously, the author practices what she preaches. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. If your ready to be empowered-- By LINDA DOIRON then read this book. It contains essential information about a woman's health. The most basic women's health issues are addressed in an easy to understand format with easy and practical solutions and tips. From Hormone Hell to Bone-Builders to Heart Disease to Skin Care to Exercise and to Emotional Health, each issue finds its important place in this book. A must read book for anyone over the age of 25. See all 8 customer reviews...
This unique book gives health care professionals a quick reference to herbs, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, probiotics, enzymes, over-the-counter hormones and other dietary supplements commonly used by consumers. The text covers claims, indications, scientific evidence, possible benefits, adverse effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.
Amazon Sales Rank: #241620 in Books Published on: 2002-10-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 11.25" h x 9.00" w x 1.25" l, 3.04 pounds Binding: Hardcover 400 pages
Most helpful customer reviews 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great book that lives up to the title! By Andrew Murret The title of this book basically sums it up nicely, and it does exactly what it intends to do. So far, since it's not like a book that you would read all the way through, usually) I love the book and it has everything I needed, I got it at a good used price and it was VERY WELL worth the money I spent on it, though I don't know I would have paid the full used price. But anyway, it's a GREAT book for any herbalist! I def recommend. See all 1 customer reviews...
A guide to vitamin supplementation for all the family, this book shows when, where and how to take extra vitamins. The author pays particular attention to children, pregnant and nursing women, the sick and the elderly, and analyzes the characteristics of vitamins and the effects they can have. There is also a look at the pros and cons of other nutritional supplements such as protein powder, Royal Jelly and Ginseng.
Amazon Sales Rank: #6085520 in Books Published on: 1997-09 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 160 pages
Discover What Vitamins and Supplements Can Do for YouDid you know that scientific evidence suggests that many vitamins and supplements may be effective treatments for several of today's most common ailments? It's true. Millions are discovering the power of natural remedies. With this book, so can you.Inside you'll learn which vitamins or supplements may reduce the severity of cold symptoms, help prevent osteoporosis, improve sports performance, help relieve PMS symptoms, help osteoarthritis, and much more!Includes an A–Z guide to supplements, including: ·Vitamin C ·Zinc ·Creatine ·Glucosamine ·Lycopene ·Selenium ·Carnitine ·Coenzyme Q10 ·5-HTP ·Iron ·Folic Acid ·Calcium ·And much moreIt's all here in simple, straightforward language. You'll find yourself turning to this helpful, trusted companion again and again.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1731962 in Books Published on: 1999-05-12 Released on: 1999-05-12 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Mass Market Paperback 320 pages
Review Discover What Vitamins and Supplements Can Do for You From the Inside Flap Discover What Vitamins and Supplements Can Do for YouDid you know that scientific evidence suggests that many vitamins and supplements may be effective treatments for several of today's most common ailments? It's true. Millions are discovering the power of natural remedies. With this book, so can you.Inside you'll learn which vitamins or supplements may reduce the severity of cold symptoms, help prevent osteoporosis, improve sports performance, help relieve PMS symptoms, help osteoarthritis, and much more!Includes an A?Z guide to supplements, including: ·Vitamin C ·Zinc ·Creatine ·Glucosamine ·Lycopene ·Selenium ·Carnitine ·Coenzyme Q10 ·5-HTP ·Iron ·Folic Acid ·Calcium ·And much moreIt's all here in simple, straightforward language. You'll find yourself turning to this helpful, trusted companion again and again. From the Back Cover Discover What Vitamins and Supplements Can Do for You
Most helpful customer reviews 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful. An excellent and lucid piece of work with great scientific m By A Customer A complete easy to understand review of the vitamins and supplements citing solid scientific evidence is presented without any bias. To the best of my knowledge, it is the first time that a book on this subject matter has been written from an objective point of view. The author writes clearly with a style that shows that scientific matters can be expressed in a language that can be understood by people of every walk of life. I also recommend the book to those individuals who want to learn to write concisely and clearly. 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. DRUG BOOK By SHARRON SHARP VERY HELPFUL WHEN I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUGS I WOULD BE TAKING OR SUPPLEMENTS I WANTED TO TAKE. PLEASE ALWAYS CONSULT A NURSE OR DOCTOR IF YOU WANT TO MIX MEDS. See all 2 customer reviews...
Herbal supplements are available without prescription in many countries throughout the world. Contrary to the popular belief that herbal remedies are safe and effective, many herbal supplements have known toxicity and can interact with many Western drugs causing increased clearance of such drugs and hence treatment failure. This monograph would provide information on how herbal supplements affect laboratory test results thus patientÂ´s safety. It is a comprehensive and concise guide for laboratory professionals, physicians and other health care professionals.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1501599 in Books Published on: 2011-05-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 124 pages
About the Author Amitava Dasgupta, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, USA.
Quick Access is an information database developed by Integrative Medicine Communications to allow health professionals from various educational and philosophical backgrounds access to a complete picture of the different approaches used to maintain health, treat disease or manage conditions. By bringing together many specialists, including pharmacists, doctors, nutritionists, herbalists and naturopaths, Quick Access has developed into an accurate, practical, essential and fully referenced database providing monographs on conditions, herbs and dietary supplements. For the first time this information is being made available in a user-friendly format aimed directly at the general public. Quick Access Consumer Guide to Conditions, Herbs & Supplements offers authoritative, concise and readable information that makes sense of the most popular dietary supplements on the market. The book has three broad categories that allow quick answers to your questions: Conditions - learn about a condition's signs and symptoms, what causes and what to expect from the doctor. This is followed by a number of treatment options including drugs, nutrition and the use of complementary therapies. Only those complementary therapies considered safe and that work well with conventional care have been included. As a result, herbs and dietary supplements receive a relatively large share of coverage. Herbs - this section gives the best evidence to support the use of herbs in maintaining health or in treating conditions. You are able to search for a particular herb, using this section first, or look here for more information on an herb, having seen it listed under treatment options for a particular condition. Supplements - this section offers substantive information on the use of dietary supplements in maintaining health or in managing conditions.
Amazon Sales Rank: #3410523 in Books Published on: 2000-01-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 434 pages
Review "As a clinical pharmacist, when I have questions about dietary supplements, I reach for Quick Access. It combines traditional and alternative therapies in one comprehensive, carefully researched, credible source." -- R. Lynn Shumake, PD, RPh, University of Maryland Medical System"Whether dietary supplements or prescriptions, patients need to understand the medicines they take. This Quick Access Guide provides the authoritative and reliable information that I feel comfortable giving to my patients. -- Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center From the Publisher Integrative Medicine is a medical information company dedicated to bridging the gap between conventional and alternative medicine. Our products provide healthcare professionals and consumers with credible, science-based information for quality medical care. From the Inside Flap Quick Access Consumer Guide offers authoritative, concise and readable information that makes sense of the most popular dietary supplements on the market. Clinically relevant, reliable and timely information on herbs, supplements and alternative treatments for common conditions. Latest scientific and laboratory evidence from the most trusted sources. Reviewed by distinguished health professionals to guarantee absolute reliability and impartiality.
Pharmaceutical Care with Dietary Supplements - Concepts and Common Sense is a comprehensive guide to natural products. From herbs and vitamins, to hormones and minerals, this reference is ideal for both students and practicing healthcare professionals alike. This is the first text to address regulations, cautions, interactions, and other considerations, in a thorough, conceptual manner. Even educators without specific training in the use of natural products will be able to help students understand this increasingly important area of study.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1828342 in Books Published on: 2007-01-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 166 pages
About the Author Dr. McQueen is Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy.
Although humans can't live forever, life can be prolonged by paying more attention to diet, lifestyle, exercise, and the supplements that are the cornerstone of today's modern medicine. 100 Super Supplements for a Longer Life highlights the many vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, phytonutrients, and other natural substances that are being used to prevent and/or treat heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, aging, and other debilitating illnesses. The book includes the most up-to-date information from medical journals, scientific symposia, and other resources from around the world.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1456853 in Books Published on: 2000-11-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 448 pages
About the Author Frank Murray has written and cowritten 36 books on health and nutrition, including The Big Family Guide to All the Minerals. He is senior editorial advisor for Let's Live and GreatLife magazines and former editor of Better Nutrition magazine.
A scientific yet accessible guide to herbs, vitamins and minerals, co-written by a physician whose herbal therapy study was published in The New England Journal of MedicineWhat was once considered alternative medicine has made its way into the mainstream; half of all Americans have tried some from of complementary medicine, and more than $15 billion is spent annually on natural remedies. It is no surprise, then, that there's a tremendous amount of misinformation on the subject, leaving consumers searching for a solid and reliable book. A Doctors Guide to Herbs and Supplements is that book, providing readers with the scientifically documented facts they need to make informed decisions about taking herbs and supplemnents. Based on up-to-date medical research, this comprehensive guide explains what these compounds are and demystifies how they do-or don't- work.At the heart of the book are A to Z entries for the 100 most commonly used medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements. Each entry details what the herb or supplement is, if and how it works, who shouldn't use it, and how it may interact with other medications. Focusing on consumer safety, Dr. DiPaola offers a checklist of questions anyone should ask before using a medicinal herb, including:*Am I currently taking a prescription medication?*Do I have any underlying medical conditions?*What does this label tell me? And what doesn't it say?An invaluable reference, A Doctors Guide to Herbs and Supplements is the ideal choice for the busy consumer looking for a concise, user-friendly book about the most commonly used natural remedies and revitalizers.
Amazon Sales Rank: #2567814 in Books Published on: 2001-09-12 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 224 pages
About the Author Robert DiPaola, M.D., is a general internist and oncologist who has a special interest in herbal medicine. He has done both clinical and lab research using herbs, including a study on prostate cancer patients that was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. DiPaola has received a clinical oncology fellowship award from The American Cancer Society, and was included in The Best Doctors in America in 1998. He is currently an assistant professor at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School).Timothy Gower writes a monthly column for The Los Angeles Times, and is a contributing editor for Health magazine. He lives in Harwich, MA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Overview of a customer, similar to earlier reviews, to understand this book helps the consumer, which is a really solid scientificstudy they (the introduction), and what to say sound scientific studies of these products, as I said, froma physician who takes care of both herself patients medically released to perform solid research, and in the best journals. The only thing worse then sell, or even prescribe a herbal product without having to secure a scientific study, the seller or the prescribing of a product based on poorly conducted studies that may mislead the consumer. Make hasty conclusions about the poor studies done everything wrong base too much with herbal medicines. It is unfair to consumers in their quest for the truth for themselves and their families. This book is essential in many areas, but do not worry, the truth about these products, some of which are thrown away or kept away from our children. The reader will come away with a real understanding of herbal products and supplements 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Finally, a scientific look at alternative medicine By A Customer When it comes to herbs and supplements, there is so much hype out there--I never know what to believe. But this book looks at herbs and supplements from the medical standpoint, telling whether scientific evidence backs up the hype. It's great to find a comprehensive, well-written, easy-to-consult book to help me decide which products to use and which I shouldn't bother with, either because they're useless or dangerous. A must for everyone who uses alternative medicine. 6 of 8 people found the following review helpful. This book has the wrong title By A Customer This book should be titled "Throw away you herbs and see a Doctor". The author's bottom line remarks on virtually every herb in the book is: "Not enough is known about (herb) to know if it is safe and effective. See a physician. While I do not think herbs are a cure all, the author casts shadows of doubt on herbs that are routinely prescribed by european physicians such as Feverfew and Milk Thistle See all 5 customer reviews....
Do you know which supplements are best for you?Are you overwhelmed by confusing, often contradictory information about vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements? Help is here at last in this simple, effective 3-step plan designed to restore and maintain optimum health with supplements tailored to your specific needs. You'll get comprehensive information on over seventy-five supplements and herbs, their use, function, and forms, how to take them, and possible side effects...plus specific supplement recommendations for over sixty-five common ailments from arteriosclerosis to varicose veins...and easy-to-follow charts to help you create and individualize your own supplement plan. Learn: From acidophilus to zinc, what to take, what to avoid and why...including information on dosage and timing How to avoid interactions with prescription medication How to evaluate your special nutritional needs The most effective supplement forms in the crowded marketplace PLUS the latest facts on which specific supplements can help prevent, treat, or cure acne, colds and flu, glaucoma, headache and migraine, herpes, insomnia, macular degeneration, shingles, sinusitis, varicose veins, and more....
Amazon Sales Rank: #4648229 in Books Published on: 2000-01-11 Released on: 2000-01-11 Original language: English Binding: Mass Market Paperback 256 pages
From the Inside Flap Do you know which supplements are best for you?Are you overwhelmed by confusing, often contradictory information about vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements? Help is here at last in this simple, effective 3-step plan designed to restore and maintain optimum health with supplements tailored to your specific needs. You'll get comprehensive information on over seventy-five supplements and herbs, their use, function, and forms, how to take them, and possible side effects...plus specific supplement recommendations for over sixty-five common ailments from arteriosclerosis to varicose veins...and easy-to-follow charts to help you create and individualize your own supplement plan. Learn: From acidophilus to zinc, what to take, what to avoid and why...including information on dosage and timing How to avoid interactions with prescription medication How to evaluate your special nutritional needs The most effective supplement forms in the crowded marketplace PLUS the latest facts on which specific supplements can help prevent, treat, or cure acne, colds and flu, glaucoma, headache and migraine, herpes, insomnia, macular degeneration, shingles, sinusitis, varicose veins, and more.... About the Author Deborah Mitchell is a writer and editor whose medical and health-related articles have appeared in consumer and professional journals. She is the author of numerous health books, including Peak Performance, Nature's Aphrodisiacs, Natural Medicine for PMS, Natural Medicine for Weight Loss, and Natural Medicine for Back Pain, all available from Dell.Deborah Mitchell lives in Tucson, Arizona. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. SUPPLEMENTS: NATURE'S INSURANCE POLICIESSupplements can be the best insurance policy you ever buy. They give you the power to attain and maintain the most precious thing you can ever possess--your health. Just as important as having the physical supplements in your possession and taking them are the emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits you experience from knowing you are taking an active part in creating balance and health for yourself.In the Introduction you learned some basic things about supplements and why you need them. In this section you can learn about the most commonly used supplements and how they are helpful, what forms to buy, how to use them, what side effects and interactions to look for, foods that contain the nutrient (if applicable), signs of deficiency (if applicable), and precautions.A Note about "What to Buy": The majority of supplements are available in more than one form; some in as many as eight or ten. Not all forms are equally effective, which is why "What to Buy" lets you know which ones are more beneficial. In addition, where applicable it lists "Other Helpful Supplements" forms for those who cannot obtain readily the recommended forms in their area or who prefer to take the alternative forms.When purchasing supplements sight unseen via mail order or the Internet, get as much information about the products as you can by calling the company's customer service department. Comparison-shop: check out several suppliers; look for advertisements in health and nutrition publications; ask your physician, pharmacist, and knowledgeable staff in health food stores. Read labels carefully and research the options. Sometimes a store brand may serve your needs just as well as a higher-priced national label.An explanation of several terms you will see often in this section will be helpful. Standardized and standardized extract are used to describe many herbal supplements. Standardized means that the herb form is guaranteed to contain a predetermined, or standardized, level of active ingredients. A standardized extract can be a solid, liquid, or powder. Any form of an herb can be standardized; however, not all manufacturers have adopted this practice. Whenever possible, buy the standardized form of the herb(s) you have chosen to take, as it is the preferred and more effective form of an herb.Some herbs can be taken as an "infusion" or a "decoction." Both forms are prepared similarly to teas, with two important differences: in both cases more herb is used than in ordinary tea; and the herb is allowed to steep longer. These differences make infusions and decoctions much more potent than average tea. Infusions are prepared from the soft parts of the herb--leaves, flowers, and berries. Decoctions are made from the hard parts--bark, roots, and stems.A Note about "How to Use": The doses provided in the "How to Use" section are a general guide. Because there are many different manufacturers of supplement products and various potencies, it is necessary to read the dosing directions on each product before you use it. For more detailed dosing information, refer to the specific condition (in bold type) you are treating. Check the package instructions and consult with your health-care provider before taking any supplement.The dosage instructions have been drawn from a wide variety of authoritative sources, including highly regarded medical practitioners and institutions. For a complete list of sources, see page 228. Doses are given in milligrams (mg, or thousandths of a gram); micrograms (mcg, or millionths of a gram); and milliliters (mL, or thousandths of a liter). See Appendix C for measurement conversions.***************************Acidophilus Acidophilus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) is a type of beneficial bacteria that resides in the colon and vagina. Acidophilus helps destroy bad bacteria, promotes the growth of good bacteria, improves digestion, and boosts the immune system. One common use of acidophilus is in the prevention and treatment of yeast infections (see vaginitis), which can inhabit the intestines as well as other organs in the body. Acidophilus is also used to treat and prevent athlete's foot, canker sores, chronic fatigue syndrome, diarrhea, diverticulitus, fibrocystic breast disease, herpes, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and urinary tract infections.Acidophilus is the main beneficial bacteria in the small intestine, where it replenishes the colonies of good bacteria. Regular supplementation with acidophilus can help maintain a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria and thus inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms, especially among women who are susceptible to yeast infections. Individuals who are especially likely to be deficient in good bacteria are those taking antibiotics or eating a poor diet, or anyone experiencing diarrhea, especially chronic cases. Active live cultures of acidophilus are found in some brands of yogurt and in acidophilus milk, but the concentration of acidophilus is higher in the supplement.What to Buy: Powder and liquid extract are preferred. Acidophilus is available with either a dairy (cow or goat milk) or nondairy (carrot juice, apple pectin) base. The nondairy form is recommended, especially if you are or suspect you may be lactose intolerant. Although acidophilus is also sold as a combination product containing more than one strain of lactobacilli, most experts recommend using a single-strain product. Look for brands that tell you specifically how many CFUs (colony-forming units) you get per dose (see "How to Use"). Do not buy any product that uses the preservative BHT.Also available as a capsule, tablet (chewable), and softgel.How to Use: The recommended daily dose depends on whether you are treating a condition, such as a yeast infection, or whether you are using it for preventive purposes. Acidophilus should be taken on an empty stomach and one hour before meals. The typical dosage is 1-2 billion CFUs per day, which generally means any one of the following forms three times a day: 2 Tbs powder in cool liquid (not hot); or 1 Tbs liquid extract. See individual medical entries for specific dosages.Possible Side Effects and Precautions: No side effects have been reported. People who have an intestinal disorder should consult their physician before taking acidophilus. Because heat can kill acidophilus, store the supplement in the refrigerator, and do not take it in hot or warm liquids. Be aware of the expiration date on the bottle, because the bacteria must be alive to be beneficial.Interactions: Use of acidophilus may help promote production of folic acid, biotin, vitamin B, and niacin.
Among natural therapies, nutritional remedies—foods and supplements—remain the most popular choices by far. It’s easy to understand why: They’re readily available, easily affordable, and virtually free of side effects. But choosing the best remedy for a particular condition can be a challenge even for nutrition-minded consumers. Which is more effective, foods or supplements? What’s the proper dosage? Can certain nutrients negate each other or interfere with medications?NutriCures answers these and other questions as it reveals the most potent healing nutrients for a host of health concerns, including back pain, dry eyes, insomnia, psoriasis, and sinusitis. Turn to NutriCures for: • unbiased reporting of the "state of the science" in nutritional therapy• practical strategies for getting the most from healing foods and supplements• clear dosage instructions, plus vital information on possible nutrient-drug interactions
Amazon Sales Rank: #757712 in Books Published on: 2010-04-13 Released on: 2010-04-13 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 416 pages
About the Author ALICE FEINSTEIN has been writing and editing health books for more than 20 years. PREVENTION is the #1 healthy lifestyle brand and the 15th largest magazine in the nation, with more than 11 million readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 5 of 5 people found this review helpful. Informative and well documented by Susan Taylor comprehensive and easy to use, provides information Nutricures - foods and supplements highlighting - for common conditions that occur during our life cycle. A complete food and a manual to complete, using the scientific validation by experts in their field potential, this book is a guide to valuable information for anyone interested in total health. It is also worth mentioning that this book is organized and written to make information accessible to both lay people as well as providers of health care. The chapters are organized alphabetically and include the requirements of nutrients for conditions ranging from aging and attention deficit disorder with weight problems and wrinkles. . . with over 50 conditions identified in the interim. You can also get information from more than 50 leading experts in their fields of practice perspective and research. Alot of book for the money A well done manual long overdue. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. Excellent Resource for Everyday Health Care By D. Yost "Nutri-Cures" is a must-have resource for self care. It's an informative, well-written, and well-researched guide that tells you what to eat and what supplements to take to help avoid and treat the myriad health issues common today, such as diabetes, heart disease, celiac, cancer, and depression. The prescriptive advice on Alzheimer's disease is most interesting. It's the best book on food, supplements and disease to come out in years. 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. good ideas for a healthier life By Lady Judith Lots of good ideas MOST of us need to be happier and healthier. A lot of good tips to help dump a lot of daily blues and stress just by eating better. JUST use your good sense and this book. See all 4 customer reviews....
The Anti-Cancer Food and Supplement Guide: How to Protect Yourself and Enhance Your Health (Healthy Home Library)
• The most comprehensive, up-to-date information you need to help prevent and treat cancer—naturally and nutritionally• A-to-Z listings of anti-cancer foods, vitamins, and supplements• How to remove toxins in your home and workplace to create a “risk-free” environment• How to incorporate healthier foods and supplements into your daily diet• Delicious, family-friendly recipes, meal plans, and nutritional guidelines• Life-saving advice on genetic risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment• The latest medical studies supporting the importance of certain foods and supplements in fighting cancer
Amazon Sales Rank: #1098611 in Books Published on: 2010-03-30 Released on: 2010-03-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Mass Market Paperback 256 pages
From the Back Cover Will eating healthier really reduce my risk for cancer?Which foods should I eat and which should I avoid?What are the best supplements available on the market?How do I incorporate cancer-fighting foods into my family’s diet?Now more than ever, there is compelling evidence that the most common cancers—and even some rare ones—are preventable. Learn how to reduce your risk, and live a longer, healthier life, with:THE ANTI-CANCER FOOD AND SUPPLEMENT GUIDE• The most comprehensive, up-to-date information you need to help prevent and treat cancer—naturally and nutritionally• A-to-Z listings of anti-cancer foods, vitamins, and supplements• How to remove toxins in your home and workplace to create a “risk-free” environment• How to incorporate healthier foods and supplements into your daily diet• Delicious, family-friendly recipes, meal plans, and nutritional guidelines• Life-saving advice on genetic risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment• The latest medical studies supporting the importance of certain foods and supplements in fighting cancer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 3 of 4 people found this review helpful. Not well handled by KGS Not bad for a first book on the fight against cancer foods and dietary supplements, but it could have been better. A summary of the kind would be useful. The presentation is a bit sloppy, although I do not know whether the error should be attributed to the author or the publisher. For example, on page 119, recommends healthy oils such as butter, replaces the copy reads: "this butter substitute for cooking oils that contain less than 2 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon of soup." Although the point is to promote healthy oils in the butter, the sentence says exactly the opposite. A good editor would have taken it and correct the trouble to read something like: "Instead of using butter, substitute one of those cooking oils that contain less than 2 grams ..." Page 217 contains a list of cities in the U.S. with the air filter. "Billings, MO" is included; and although there is a Billings in Missouri, I believe the Billings in question is the one in Montana (MT), not Missouri (MO) There are other similar errors, which in themselves are not significant but make me wonder if they reflect the validity of the substance of the book itself. I hope the information offered is accurate and well-researched by the author, and wish she had paid more attention to its presentation. See all 1 customer reviews....
Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats : Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions, Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements
2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA)When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:·An A-Z guide to common health conditions ·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements ·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns ·Proven complementary therapies for your pet ·And much, much more!Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did.Inside, natural treatments for: ·Allergies ·Obesity ·Cancer ·Kidney Disease ·Arthritis ·Heart Disease ·Feline Leukemia ·Dental Disease ·Ear Infections ·And many more common conditions"Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike." —L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals"A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment." —Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet"This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets." —Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.
Amazon Sales Rank: #29526 in Books Brand: RANDOM HOUSE INC Published on: 2001-05 Released on: 2001-05-31 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.11" h x 8.44" w x 10.90" l, 2.55 pounds Binding: Paperback 480 pages
Review Holistic and Complementary Therapies for Optimal Health From the Author The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats has been awarded the Better Health for Life Award by the Cat Writer's Association (CWA.) This award, presented by the CWA and peerlesshealth.com, recognizes one book each year which best reflects and promotes a complementary or integrated approach to a cat's emotional or physical needs. The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats was chosen from a large field of entries of pet health books published in 2001. According to the author, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, "I am honored that my book was chosen for this distinguished award. In my practice in Plano, Tx, each day I see many positive benefits of integrative medicine holds for my patients. I hope that as veterinarians and pet owners read The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, many more pet lives will be improved and saved by using the proven therapies I discuss in the book." From the Inside Flap 2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA)When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:·An A-Z guide to common health conditions ·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements ·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns ·Proven complementary therapies for your pet ·And much, much more!Do your pet a great favor?add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did.Inside, natural treatments for: ·Allergies ·Obesity ·Cancer ·Kidney Disease ·Arthritis ·Heart Disease ·Feline Leukemia ·Dental Disease ·Ear Infections ·And many more common conditions"Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike." ?L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals"A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment." ?Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet"This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets." ?Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.
Most helpful customer reviews 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful. Holistic Health for Animals with Dr. Angelique York Messonnier perspective of natural health for dogs and cats are not for the average person to follow too complicated and too far out to work with a traditional family veterinarian for advice. Good, practical information in "real person" language presents what this book is an excellent guide for anyone about their pets' health. Besides the information that will help you, your pet healthy, says Dr. Messonnier different kinds of free and alternative therapies for sick or injured animals. He has readers how to ensure that these treatments for stroke alone or in combination with the use of traditional medicine, a holistic approach to health. Readers can choose the best path for their pet wellness with the more familiar route, or by a combination of techniques to help your dog or cat to cover demand. This book is a must for any pet owner who thinks outside the box of traditional health care for pets 23 of 24 people found this review helpful. Excellent reference for dogs and cats by A. I can recommend this book Calabrese to anyone who wants to improve the health of your dog or cat. I have a dog with special needs and needed information on the proper supplements and food to feed him. This book is an excellent source of that information and more. I have been provided a source of information and helped me make decisions about the supplements and foods that should be used. The title says it all. What really is the "Natural Health Bible" for the dog and cat care. When I need more information, this is the first book to refer. Each page is well written and complete. Each topic is easy to understand and easy to follow. If you are seeking a natural approach to pet health, you should add this book to your library. You'll be glad you did.
The latest on vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements from America s food and nutrition experts. Seven of 10 Americans use dietary supplements occasionally, but there are still many questions about whether we truly need them for good health. Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplements can help you determine if you need supplements and which ones. This handy pocket guide will tell you which nutrients you need most depending on your age, habits, and health and show you how to get them from the foods you eat every day. You ll also learn what to look for on supplement labels and how to evaluate nutrition claims.
Amazon Sales Rank: #2325818 in Books Published on: 1999-01-06 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 8.38" h x .27" w x 5.50" l, .23 pounds Binding: Paperback 112 pages ISBN13: 9780471347491 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!
From the Back Cover The latest on vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements?from America?s food and nutrition experts. Seven of 10 Americans use dietary supplements occasionally, but there are still many questions about whether we truly need them for good health. Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplements can help you determine if you need supplements?and which ones. This handy pocket guide will tell you which nutrients you need most depending on your age, habits, and health?and show you how to get them from the foods you eat every day. You?ll also learn what to look for on supplement labels and how to evaluate nutrition claims.
Dietary supplements are widely available through a rapidly expanding market of products commonly advertised as beneficial for health, performance enhancement, and disease prevention. Given the importance and frequent evaluation of physical performance and health as a criteria to join and remain in the military, the use of these products by military personnel has raised concern regarding over-all and long-term efficacy and safety. This evaluation is especially difficult, as many of these supplements contain multiple ingredients, have a changing composition over time, or are used intermittently at doses difficult to measure.This book analyzes the patterns of dietary supplement use among military personnel, examines published reviews of the scientific evidence, and identifies those dietary supplements that are beneficial and/or warrant concern due to risks to health or performance. The book also recommends a system to monitor adverse health effects and a framework to identify the need for active management of dietary supplements by military personnel. Military policy makers, personnel, and recruits will find this book useful, as will nutritionists, athletes, and others working in strenuous environments.
Amazon Sales Rank: #3418481 in Books Published on: 2008-10-31 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 474 pages
About the Author M.R.C. Greenwood and Maria Oria, Editors, Committee on Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel, Institute of Medicine
The Healing Power of Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs (The A to Z Guide to Enhancing Your Health and Treating Illness with Nutritional Supplements)
This book contains all you need to know about enhancing your health with supplements. Over 90 ailments and more than 80 vitamins, minerals, and herbs covered by leading experts in the field. Easy to read easy to find, beautifully photographed entries. A comprehensive list of ailments with exactly the right supplements and dosages to treat each condition. A rundown of key benefits, warnings, and potential side effects of the most popular supplements on the shelves. Shopping tips, latest studies, and little-known facts about the supplements you use. Special instruction on how to create your own supplement regimen for maximum health. Handy guide to interactions between prescription drugs and supplements.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1637444 in Books Published on: 2001 Binding: Hardcover 416 pages
If you're a woman between the ages of forty-five and sixty, you have a high risk of developing low thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism. Often intertwined with menopausal symptoms, the sympotoms of low thyroid, such as weight gain, fatigue, and depression, can often feel overwhelming. In this User's Guide, Kathleen barnes describes the nature of thyroid disorders, natural thyroid-replacement hormones, and the important role of supplements in maintaining and restoring normal thyroid function.
Amazon Sales Rank: #601653 in Books Published on: 2006-03-02 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 96 pages
About the Author Kathleen Barnes, is a jounalist and coauthor with Dr.Hyla Cass of "8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Woman's Take-Charge Program". Ms. Barnes wrote a natural health column for "Woman's World" magazine for more than six years, and she is also editor of "The Yeast Connection" and "Women's Health" and other publications.
The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Do to Prevent Disease, Feel Great, and Have Optimum Health and Longevity
Author Jonny Bowden looks at what he calls “The Four Horsemen of Aging”—free radicals, inflammation, glycation, and stress—and shows how they can harm your health and shorten your life. Bowden then unveils an arsenal of anti-aging strategies culled from cutting edge research and lessons learned from the longest lived people on the planet. He examines how the major organs, such as the heart and the brain, age and how you can prevent damage to these vital parts of the body. In total, readers learn what they can eat, do, and take to feel great, avoid illness, and live a long life.
Amazon Sales Rank: #296346 in Books Published on: 2010-01-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 288 pages
About the Author Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition, and health. He is the author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth and The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy. He has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, GQ, Muscle and Fitness, Self, Fitness, Men’s Health, Prevention, In Style, and Shape, among others. A popular, dynamic, and much sought-after speaker, he’s appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS, and speaks frequently around the country. He lives in Southern California. Visit his website at www.jonnybowden.com.
Customer feedback more useful 25 of 25 people found this review helpful. A journey of people through a world of free thought: Why Sheila A. Author Jonny Bowden Dechantal look at what he calls "The Four Horsemen of aging" - free radicals, inflammation, glycation and stress - and shows how they can harm your health and shorten their life. Bowden provides an anti-aging arsenal of strategies drawn from cutting-edge research and lessons learned with the longest living people on the planet. She examines how the major organs such as heart and brain, age and how to avoid damage to these vital parts of the body. Overall, readers learn that they can eat, do and have to feel good, prevent disease and live a long life. It is never too early to start healthy habits put in place and this book is a wonderful example of that. Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS, is a nationally known expert on weight loss and nutrition. In the most effective ways to live longer Jonny focuses on what he calls the four horsemen of aging: oxidative damage says * * * * Inflammation glycation stress as the book, the four horsemen of Aging something that your body that It happens not true, since the beginning of the disease on the collapse of the loss of functionality .. This is driven by the engine of these four processes. Yes, the paragraph above depressing. This book is primarily about these four steps and nutrition and how to keep the horses in check. And this .... I love you. Foods such as wild salmon (perfect anti-aging food) Blueberry (filled with antioxidants and cancer fighter ).... We crossed with delicious dishes that will keep young and healthy - inside and out. Exercises such as crunches for abdominal muscles, squats for the legs and lower body strength and more weight. This book is a wealth of knowledge. The Blue Zone chapter was fascinating! Occasionally, a team of researchers discover a corner of the world where, in some inexplicable way, people routinely live to 100 or more of these areas come to be known as "The Blue Zones" and scientists have hundreds of hours of research attempting to discover the secrets. Some of these secrets are reveealed the pages of this book. This book is a beautiful reference with small changes in our daily lives, we can apply. For these steps, we can stop even slow the aging process. What's not to like? Big bold pictures and written in an easy to follow, the tone even funny ... Page by page you will eat of this knowledge and actually better for him at the end. 16 of 18 people found the following review helpful. A must read for everyone, MG Gagliano The book has over 264 pages of information about living a long and healthy life. The beautiful, colorful pictures accompany easy to read, easy to follow advice on how to slow the aging process by fighting "The Four Housemen of Aging" - Free Radicals or Oxidation, Inflammation, Glycation and Stress As a 43 year old women with grandparents in their 90's this book is very interesting to me. My mom died before 35 and my dad has always had medical issues but I can look at how my grandparents lived and see that Dr. Jonny Bowden's book is right on target. My grandfather had a triple bypass over 20 years ago but is still going and that has to do with the way he lived. Dr. Bowden's website can be accessed here. Start your New Year right. Get to know Dr. Jonny Bowden, your heart will be glad you did. I particularly loved Dr. Bowden's Anti-Aging Action Plan on how to boost your immune system because most of the suggestions simply make for a better life all around: Learn to relax Learn to laugh at yourself Learn to listen Practice forgiveness Put yourself in other people's shoes The quote that sticks with me the most today is: For every 1 pound of weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in the load exerted on the knee for each step taken during daily
Nutrients, Dietary Supplements, and Nutriceuticals: Cost Analysis Versus Clinical Benefits (Nutrition and Health)
Nutrients, Dietary Supplements, and Nutriceuticals: Cost Analysis Versus Clinical Benefits provides the most current, concise, scientific appraisal and economic analysis (costs vs. benefit) of nutritional supplements and bioactive components (nutriceuticals) of foods in improving the quality of life. It fills a much-needed gap to have a single volume provide a synopsis of cost analysis of dietary supplements and nutritional products as well as therapies for treatment and prevention of disease. Chapters include emerging fields of science and important discoveries relating to early stages of new nutriceuticals in cancer prevention, prior to clinical trials. Written by international and national standing leaders in the field, Nutrients, Dietary Supplements, and Nutriceuticals: Cost Analysis Versus Clinical Benefits is essential reading for nutritionists, pharmacologists, health care professionals, research scientists, cancer workers, pathologists, molecular and cellular biochemists, physicians, general practitioners as well as those interested in diet and nutrition in disease resistance via immune regulation.
Amazon Sales Rank: #4056700 in Books Published on: 2010-11-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 515 pages
From the Back Cover Nutrients, Dietary Supplements, and Nutriceuticals: Cost Analysis Versus Clinical Benefits provides the most current, concise, scientific appraisal and economic analysis (costs vs. benefit) of nutritional supplements and bioactive components (nutriceuticals) of foods in improving the quality of life. It fills a much-needed gap to have a single volume provide a synopsis of cost analysis of dietary supplements and nutritional products as well as therapies for treatment and prevention of disease. Chapters include emerging fields of science and important discoveries relating to early stages of new nutriceuticals in cancer prevention, prior to clinical trials. Written by international and national standing leaders in the field, Nutrients, Dietary Supplements, and Nutriceuticals: Cost Analysis Versus Clinical Benefits is essential reading for nutritionists, pharmacologists, health care professionals, research scientists, cancer workers, pathologists, molecular and cellular biochemists, physicians, general practitioners as well as those interested in diet and nutrition in disease resistance via immune regulation.
Adult-onset, or type 2, diabetes has reachd epidemic proportions in the United States and is on the rise worldwide. In this User's Guide, nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith is clear on the cause of diabetes: the increasing consumption of highly processed and refined foods, which boost blood sugar and insulin levels. Smith describes a healthy easy-to-follow diet for losing weight, stabilizing blood sugar and insulin, and reducing the risk of diabetes.
Amazon Sales Rank: #956593 in Books Published on: 2003-05-20 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 96 pages ISBN13: 9781591200949 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!
About the Author Melissa Dianes Smith is a Tucson, Arizona-based nutritionist, health educator, and author. Her other books include "Going Against the Grain," "Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance." "User's Guide to Chromium," and "User's Guide to Vitamin E."
Most helpful customer reviews 44 of 51 people found the following review helpful. Extraordinary Guide Written by Margaret L. Cook, ND, PA-C As I all other books by Melissa Diane Smith, I decided that I read this to my collection. I found the guide to be exceptionally good and user friendly. Any person with diabetes and / or weight should be hypertension or other disease that may pose an increased health risk to buy and read this guide. I am in the health field for many years and I've read countless articles and books, and I have found this guide to one of the best examples of clear, concise information that a patient could take up quickly and gain valuable insight to improve their general well you being.Thank Melissa for another beautiful piece of teaching material! 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful. Diabetes Reference Guide by Jonathan A. Smith This is a great book for someone ready to learn about diabetes. I was recently diagnosed with type II diabetes, and this book help take the anxiety shocking news and replaced it with a lot of facts and "how" and opportunities to improve the situation if you want to help a loved one who has diabetes - it would be a great guide to help you. A reading. 3 of 3 people found this review helpful. Good advice from Embry M. This is a book for the layman because the text is understandable and the information is useful. Do not go in depth, but gives a good overview of how to prevent diabetes. Research shows that a person can not reverse diabetes, but he / she can take preventive measures to change the course of diabetes or reduce the effects, if diabetes has developed. See all 4 reviews ....
The large numbers of Americans currently supplementing their regimen with various vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients continues to need a reliable, research-based source of information on these supplements. Now in its second edition, the PDR(r) for Nutritional Supplements maintains its status as a concise yet comprehensive resource of the entire spectrum of current nutritional products. Updated and now including new information specific to functional foods, the PDR(r) for Nutritional Supplements, 2nd Edition includes the chemical nature of the supplement, claims made for it, laboratory animal and human research, risks and precautions and doses.
Amazon Sales Rank: #267141 in Books Published on: 2008-11-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 825 pages
From Library Journal The large numbers of Americans currently supplementing their regimen with various vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients need a reliable, research-based source of information on these supplements. The authors of this latest entry in the "Physician Desk Reference" series are well qualified to provide such a source: Hendler, a biochemist and physician, is author of The Doctor's Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopedia, while science and medicine journalist Rorvik has written several books on diet and nutrition. Augmented by various useful indexes, the text consists primarily of excellent, lengthy monographs giving information on trade names, supplement description and pharmacology, indications and usage, contraindications and precautions, possible adverse reactions, overdosage, dosage and administration, and how supplied (liquid, caplet, etc.). Claims proven, not proven, and disproven are summarized, with literature citations appended. Unlike other PDRR volumes, the descriptions are not based primarily on information supplied by the manufacturers but on analysis by the authors themselves. In addition, tables list the ingredients of multivitamins or vitamin/mineral tablets, as well as U.S. Food and Drug Administration phone numbers, a list of state Poison Control Centers, and common laboratory values. Recommended for drug reference and consumer health collections. Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp., New York Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Booklist A growing number of people use nutritional supplements on a regular basis. Most common nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium have well-known, documented benefits, but others base their claims on highly speculative data. Those seeking objective, scientific information about nutritional supplements will find it in the newest addition to the PDR family. It offers a "concise yet, comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of current nutritional products." Sheldon H. Handler, a physician with a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, and David Rornik, a science and medicine reporter for Time magazine, have written 200 monographs covering approximately 1,000 products.Like the other PDR volumes, this one begins with a series of indexes: supplement name (common/generic name); brand name; category (e.g., probiotics, vitamins); indications (therapeutic or preventive purpose); side effects (potential adverse reactions); interactions (problems when used with other drugs, herbs, foods, or supplements); companion drugs (supplements that may be used in conjunction with prescription drugs to reverse adverse effects, relieve symptoms of the illness, or treat complications); and manufacturers. The "Companion Drug Index" is a unique and very useful feature. There is also a product identification guide with color pictures. This is quite limited. Many popular brands (such as Centrum and NatureMade) do not appear.The descriptive monographs are arranged alphabetically by supplement name. These entries include trade or brand names and a description of the product with emphasis on its chemical and biochemical importance for humans. They also cover the actions and pharmacology of the supplements, explaining what they do, how they do it, and why they may be used. A summary of the research about the product with the most significant findings, both pro and con, as well as information about contraindications, adverse effects, interactions, information about dosage and administration, and overdosage, is included also. Available product information about forms and dosages and relevan and citations from the literature complete the entries. Although the authors assume that readers have a basic knowledge of biochemistry, the monographs are accessible to lay readers, who will encounter less medical jargon here than they do in the other PDR volumes.The PDR for Nutritional Supplements has several helpful tables that compare various calcium, iron, multivitamin, multivitamin-mineral, and vitamin B complex products. It also has a brief list of common laboratory test values and directories of poison control centers, drug information centers, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration telephone services. This new source fills a gap in reference collections even though it does not cover all of the popular products that are currently available. It is useful for public, academic, and health sciences libraries. RBBCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved From the Inside Flap "In a part of the health field not known for its devotion to rigorous science, Dr. Hendler brings to the practitioner and the curious patient a wealth of hard facts. Easy reading, well referenced. A welcome addition to the classic PDR." Roger Guillemin, M.D., Ph.D. Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine "An important compendium of information, well referenced and properly conservative in its recommendations." Richard S. Rivlin, M.D. Vice President of Medical Affairs, Naylor-Dana Chair in Nutrition, American Health Foundation Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University "Dr. Hendler has created an indispensable guide to the possible health benefits and risks of nutritional supplements. He sounds sorely needed warnings on potential side effects, interactions, and toxicity. Unprecedented in depth and authority, this book offers an unparalleled resource on a subject of crucial importance." Brian S. Frid, R.Ph. President and CEO, Retired Persons Services, Inc. "The athletes of today need more information than ever about the supplements they're taking as they go for victory. As a physician in the forefront of those who truly understand the benefits of nutritional supplementation, Dr. Hendler provides us with the vital facts we need to make choices on a scientific basis, rather than an emotional one. America has been starving for this kind of reference…. Long overdue." Bill Toomey 1968 Olympic Decathlon Champion and Member of the Olympic Hall of Fame Vice-President, World Olympian Association "Assaulted from every angle by strident nutritional claims, today's wary consumer is in greater need of reliable information than ever before. This important new volume supplies the unbiased facts quickly, concisely, with authority…. A beacon in the shadowy world of nutritional quackery and hype and an invaluable guide to the supplements that really work." Susan Calvert Finn, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A. Clinical Professor, Ohio State University Past President, American Dietetic Association "This book is a timely and superbly written exploration of the dynamic field of supplements…. A brilliant presentation of complex information in a logical and appropriately critical manner." Walter H. Glinsmann, M.D. Fellow & Adjunct Professor, Center for Food and Nutrition Policy, Georgetown University Past Associate Director for Clinical Nutrition, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Customer Reviews more useful 42 of 42 people found the following review helpful. The information of the highest quality by Orlando Ferrer as an assistant guide to help patients with nutritional problems, I read almost every guide useful supplement in the diet, which was published in the last decade. This PDR is by far the best guide as I found. The doctors I work with are equally enthusiastic about his in-depth analysis, with quotations from the literature supporting their objectivity and refreshing. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that dietary supplements are the same thorough treatment in other guides, for prescription drugs provided. This book should be "must" reading for every doctor, nutritionist, pharmacist and any layperson who wants to share in the intelligent management of his / her own health. There is never a source like this before. For those interested in herbal medicine, there is a separate RDP do with herbs, although I can not find the herbs RDP as useful as the PDR for Nutritional Supplements, which covers all other nutritional supplements / dietary and some of the active popular book of herbs herbs is better than most I initially wondered why Medical Economics, publisher of the series of books all over RDP, do not combine with other herbs and dietary supplements cover everything in a reference book. An editor of Economics doctors said that if they did, they would have had to sacrifice much of the treatment provided in-depth - far beyond, as I said before, anything in any of the other books to squeeze all the supplements discussed in a single volume marketable. We can all be grateful not to. Both books are essential, as every word in them. 32 of 32 people found this review helpful to what we have been waiting for! By a customer with all requirements and speak of a fee or otherwise, it is very difficult to know what is legit. This book answers the need perfectly. In one or two pages (sometimes more) is the abbreviated chemical properties of the supplement, claims, laboratory and animal and human research, risks and precautions, and dosage. If there is no credible basis for the allegations and said it as if it is supported, said that too! There are indexes by the full name, brand, category, needs ("indications"), side effects, etc. This is a very practical, solid and useful reference guide. You'll be glad to have it! 23 of 23 people found the following review helpful. Border full of information by Eugene Wildman tired of getting your vitamin supplement information from the shop assistant? This is state of the art equipment. It's finally here is a book that both laymen and doctors trust may approach. The author has no ax to grind, he overestimated or underestimated, but is carefully objective in its presentation and provides the evidence speak for itself. Dr. Hendler brings to his subject an open mind, wide-ranging intelligence and a thorough training in all relevant disciplines. He refuses to either a decoy entrenched medical orthodoxy or starry eyed alternative approaches. The result is a wealth of information. All 25 customer reviews ....