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Consumer interest in diet and nutritional supplements is increasing dramatically. This book is designed to meet the needs of those professionals who are called upon to advise patients and the general public. It provides a valuable text for those who are researchers or decision-makers in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The text presents a thorough account of this topical subject and enables the reader to appreciate the functions of nutrients in health and common disease states, to understand the current debates over the roles of nutrients and supplements in the diet, and to answer those questions frequently asked by patients and consumers.
Amazon Sales Rank: #5494191 in Books Published on: 2001-09-06 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .56" h x 6.14" w x 9.21" l, 1.07 pounds Binding: Hardcover 213 pages
Review From the reviews: "This book is recommended because each of the contributors has provided a concise but comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in our understanding of nutrition in relation to food and nutritional supplements. Therefore, an informed view has been created by the editors as a basis when making decisions about healthy eating or the use of dietary supplements." (Advances in Food Science, Vol. 24 (3), 2002) "The purpose of this book is to examine the phenomenon of self medication with nutritional supplements from both a biological and psychological perspective. … This book is designed to meet the needs of those professionals who are called upon to advise patients and the general public. It also provides a valuable text for those who are researchers or decision makers in the food and pharmaceutical industries." (Food Trade Review, Vol. 72, February, 2002)
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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: #951560 in Books Published on: 2010-04-13 Released on: 2010-04-13 Format: Bargain Price 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 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. Informative and Well Researched By Dr. Susan Taylor Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Nutricures delivers information -- emphasizing foods and supplements--for the common conditions that arise during our life cycle. A complete food and supplement manual, utilizing scientific validation from experts in their prospective fields, this book is a valuable information guide 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 health care providers.The chapters are organized alphabetically and include nutrient prescriptions for conditions ranging from aging and attention deficit disorder to weight problems and wrinkles . . . with over 50 conditions identified in between. You also get information from over 50 leading experts in their perspective fields of practice and research. Alot of book for the money. A well done manual long overdue. 4 of 4 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. 1 of 1 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...
From two leading authorities in naturopathic clinical nutrition comes this consumer-health and patient-care book, diagnosing the dangers of our modern low-fibre and high-carbohydrate diet, while prescribing an optimum diet of nutrient-rich food and supplements for better health. The authors identify the nutritional deficiencies and dependencies caused by our 'junk-food' diet that lead to malnutrition and other serious dietary diseases and disorders. They recommend a diet that is whole, alive, fresh, and varied, rather than processed, dead, stale, and monotonous. For individuals with nutrient deficiencies and dependencies, they recommend appropriate vitamin, mineral, essential fatty acid, and amino acid therapy.The book features a 12-step program for developing an individualised diet and a 30-page analysis of the nutrient content of common foods. This collaboration between Dr Abram Hoffer (MD) and Dr Jonathan Prousky (ND) offers a unique complementary and alternative approach to good nutrition.
Amazon Sales Rank: #341178 in Books Published on: 2006-03 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .1 pounds Binding: Paperback 350 pages
About the Author Dr. Abram Hoffer is a founding father of the complementary and alternative health movement. His pioneering research in vitamin B-3 and vitamin C therapy for diseases and disorders inspired Nobel laureate Linus Pauling to publish his ground-breaking Vitamin C and the Common Cold and How to Live Longer and Feel Better. Dr. Jonathan Prousky is Asst. Prof. of Clinical Nutrition and Chief Medical Officer at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from Bastyr U. in Seattle and completed his training at National Naturopathic College in Portland, Oregon.
Most helpful customer reviews 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful. Great for reference, or to sit down and read. By AE I picked this book up at the library thinking I might have a skim or two over it, but found it so interesting I've actually read it cover to cover. The authors write in clear tone and voice, simple language, and break each chapter up into multiple sections. I do plan on buying it now, and I think it will be very handy for reference.Some of the information presented can be a bit redundant, but in general this is an excellent introduction to the nutrition from a naturopathic perspective, and indeed the naturopathic movement as a whole (since it is so focused on preventative care). There are many specific examples in each chapter of patients', whom either of the authors have seen, experiences.I didn't pick this book up to diagnose myself of any condition, or to treat anything in particular, but I have taken the advice of the book and implemented a few changes to my diet and supplementation habits. I am already a very clean eater, and a believer in naturopathic medicine, yet I found plenty of things I need to work on. I am now taking a B complex vitamin daily, and have seen my energy increase and my appetite decrease. I have also started taking ECPO (enteric coated peppermint oil) after eating large meals or potentially problematic foods, and have had good experiences so far with that.Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to make some changes to their own eating patterns, or anyone who is looking to broaden their knowledge of the naturpathic movement. See all 1 customer reviews...
Natural Flavonoids as Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss and Healing of Obesity Related Diseases (Journal of Personalized and Systems Medicine)
Obesity is closely associated with other diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, and cancers. Natural flavonoids are promising dietary supplements for weight loss and treatment of obesity-related diseases, as they have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anticancer activities. These products are beneficial for weight loss and healing diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and renal diseases. They can decrease blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular risks in overweight men and postmenopausal women. Certain processing methods and the combination with other interventions can make them more effective. Most of the flavonoids are extracted from natural herbs. It is necessary to know which parts to use and how to process these herbal products to have the best effects for the purposes of weight loss and healing relevant diseases. Certain combination of bioactive components, and certain diet patterns can have continued effects on weight loss. Excerpts: “… are known to be beneficial for healing diabetes in some animal models of obesity and metabolic syndrome…. These results show that … contents may help relieve the severity of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and renal diseases.” “… are known to alleviate arterial stiffness, an indicator of cardiovascular risks. … central arterial stiffness was remarkably reduced. In addition, systolic blood pressure was also decreased. … These results suggest that oral supplement of … may help decrease blood pressure and central arterial stiffness, and thus reduce cardiovascular risks.” “Diets with the … also decreased the levels of serum triglyceride and cholesterol. However, such diets increased the concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, which is beneficial to health. These results suggest that the extracts of … may have an anti-obesity effect. These extracts can reverse the effects of high-fat diets, and regulate the body weight, adipose tissue weight, and serum lipid contents.” “Pancreatic lipase activity plays an important role in obesity. Studies have shown that oral administration of … can inhibit the absorption of excessive lipid into the body, and reduce the triglyceride (TG) level in plasma. In addition, … can suppress the adipocyte differentiation in a dose dependent manner.… These … have been found to be more effective in inhibiting lipid absorption and differentiation of adipocytes, compared with the effects of their glycosides.” “… can increase the fat-free mass (FFM) and muscle mass index in obese postmenopausal women…. compared to … alone, the combination of … may lead to significant improvements in body composition parameters. Such combination can help reduce risks of cardiovascular disease in obese postmenopausal women.” “… is one of the most abundant flavonoids. …It has been produced as a dietary supplement. … It has anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory effects. Activators of … targeting certain tissues have been considered potential treatments for obesity and obesity-related type 2 diabetes. Inhibitors of … have been considered as anticancer candidates. … inhibitors may be useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.” “It can strengthen the body’s defensive system against infections and common cold.… extracts from … significantly inhibited weight gain and accumulation of visceral fat…. Such effects did not affect the food intake.… It is the component responsible for suppressing the body weight gain and the accumulation of visceral fat weight. In addition, it could significantly decrease blood glucose levels…. is an essential regulator of energy homeostasis.”
Amazon Sales Rank: #545056 in eBooks Published on: 2009-03-22 Released on: 2009-03-22 Format: Kindle eBook Number of items: 1
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Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements
The most thoroughly revised and updated bible of natural health with cutting-edge findings in alternative and preventative therapies. Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the nation's #1 bestselling guide to natural remedies. The new fifth edition incorporates the most recent information on a variety of alternative healing and preventive therapies and unveils new science on vitamins, supplements, and herbs. With an A-to-Z reference to illnesses, updates include: ?How omega-3 and exercise may help those suffering from Alzheimer's ?Current information on the latest drug therapies for treating AIDs ?What you need to know about H1N1 virus ?Nutritional information for combating prostate cancer ?Leading research on menopause and bio identical hormones ?And much, much more In the twenty years since the first edition was released, the natural health movement has gone mainstream, and the quest for optimal nutrition is no longer relegated to specialty stores. With more than 800 pages of comprehensive facts about all aspects of alternative ways to wellness, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition, unites the best of age-old remedies with twenty-first- century science.
Amazon Sales Rank: #797 in Books Published on: 2010-10-05 Released on: 2010-10-05 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.80" h x 8.50" w x 10.90" l, 4.40 pounds Binding: Paperback 904 pages
About the Author Phyllis Balch was author of the bestselling Prescription for Nutritional Healing, as well as of Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements, and Prescription for Herbal Healing.
Most helpful customer reviews 56 of 61 people found the following review helpful. Comprehensive By Maria I've got the third edition, and with over five million copies sold, this book is one of the most read texts on nutritional health. I say "text" because it measures in at a good inch and three-quarters thick. Written by a certified nutritionist and a bona-fide MD, it is neatly divided up into three parts.Part I, a quarter-inch thick discusses the basic principles of health and nutrition. This section lists and explains the various kinds of nutrients and food supplements.Part II, by far the biggest section of the book measuring in at an inch and a quarter, provides the reader with an A-Z listing of many common disorders (such as backache or diabetes) and what you can do about them from a nutritional point of view.The book ends with Part III, the last quarter-inch of the book, which is devoted to traditional therapies and conventional treatments that can be used along with a nutritional support. Here you'll find info on treatments such as chiropractic, massage therapy, color therapy, and so on.I have to say, I was pretty impressed with the amount of info contained in this book and I can definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good nutritional reference book to put on their shelf when questions arise. Additionally, is also might give readers ideas of other types of therapies they could try for various medical problems. Other health titles I can recommend also include The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution for people who have trouble with chronic plantar fasciitis. 387 of 461 people found the following review helpful. time to wake up... By S. Castellano there is a ton of information in this book about remedies for various ailments, which is why i was tempted to keep it. however, every time i turned a page, i stumbled on more outdated, cringe-inducing, food-pyramid-era misinformation, such as, saturated fats like coconut oil increase your risk of heart attack, and you should have corn oil or canola oil instead. (seriously?!) it doesn't recommend sucralose (splenda), but says it's "metabolically inert" and would work well for diabetics. no mention of the fact that this stuff was originally meant to be a pesticide. oh, and go ahead and eat that plastic "food" -- margarine in a tub -- because we wouldn't want to get fat on butter...and while you're at it, stock up on low-fat dairy products (made by those nice food manufacturers), which have had all the nutrients sucked out of them. if the author had taken the time to look into the latest nutritional research, she would realize all of this "common knowledge" was basically propaganda that is now being debunked. coconut oil, for example, is one of the best foods you can give your body, but the corn oil industry was responsible for vilifying it to beef up their own profits. all the research is out there, but despite the fact that this is the "updated" 2010 edition, you're not going to get anything cutting-edge here. expect more of the same old regurgitated B.S. we've been fed for the past several decades, information that has served to make us a nation of fat, sick, misinformed people. a book that presents itself as the gold standard of nutritional healing can't get up to speed with information i can find in a simple google search? that's either laziness, or more propaganda. either way, i rate that a fail. 19 of 20 people found the following review helpful. Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Sup By Kennedy By Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C, 5th edition (Avery Publishing Group, 2010)This book contains an abundant amount of information on how to improve one's health and alleviate symptoms. This book is sectioned into three main parts: Elements of Health, The Disorders, and Remedies and Therapies. The Elements of Health section provides a very thorough understanding of the basics of:
The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About Using Nutrition, Exercise, Supplements, Stress Relief, and Personal Empowerment to Stay Energized All Day
The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy shows anyone how to get more energy out of their body—naturally. Nationally known health expert Jonny Bowden presents small changes anyone can implement up front for big energy—such as what to eat for all-day endurance, when to time a workout for the biggest brain boost, or how working with (or against) natural light cycles can make your sleep restorative or slump-inducing. Energy starts with attitude—you'll learn how to “think” like a high-energy person and use breathing techniques, meditation, and exercise to bust stress, beat fatigue, and boost stamina. You'll also learn how physical factors such as toxins, eating patterns, and nutritional deficiencies can sabotage strength—and how they can be corrected with proper diet and supplements. The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy gives you a complete program to go from exhausted to energized.
Amazon Sales Rank: #200557 in Books Published on: 2008-12-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .88" h x 7.86" w x 9.96" l, 2.37 pounds Binding: Paperback 304 pages
About the Author Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition, and health. The author of seven acclaimed books, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, The Healthiest Meals on Earth, and The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer, Jonny is a board-certified nutrition specialist with a master’s degree in psychology who has earned six national certifications in exercise and personal training. His work has been featured in more than 50 magazine and newspaper articles, ranging from the New York Times to Men’s Health. He has also appeared on such television networks as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA. Visit http://www.jonnybowden.com.
Most helpful customer reviews 54 of 60 people found the following review helpful. Kind of a Hack Job By Jonathan I enjoyed the author's other books, but this one disappoints. What is mostly lacking is a critical eye to what's included--you get the sense that in order to reach his 150 item quota, the author's included a lot of dubious treatments and approaches without researching them very carefully (e.g., weight lifting supplements that have been shown to have serious side effectss (even the guys on "t-nation" stopped taking them), hormone replacement for men, the "subluxation" concept that used to be prevalent in chiropractic medicine, but has been abandoned by most ethical chiropracters).And while the breezy writing style is still sometimes fun, there's a bit too much name dropping (and promotion of friends' businesses). Overall, what comes through is a rushed effort to crank out another best-seller. 15 of 16 people found the following review helpful. The Human Energy Bible! By Julio Punch To go through life full of energy, with an optimistic mindset is something we all want. This book by Dr Jonny Bowden gives you 150 strategies to get more energy into your life. I enjoyed several of Bowden's other books because they are well written, in language you and I can understand, he makes clear why certain foods, supplements, etc will or will not work for you. This certainly applies to this book. Above all his books are fun to read because he has a nice sense of humour. The book is printed on durable paper, has some nice illustrations and an excellent lay-out.The strategies included in the book include foods and supplements you can take, this information takes up about half of the book. There are shorter sections about exercise, improving your sleep, organizing your living space and how to detoxify your body.Most of the information has a basis in science, with some small excursions into subjects like acupuncture and Feng Shui. All in all this is an excellent and up-to-date guide for anyone interested in health and fitness. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful. Excellente Information, easy to put to practice By Atenaide V. Excellent book, since I've started reading it I haven't been able to stop. It's a reference guide, you don't have to read the chapters in order, the information is presented in an informal language yet very accurated. Many easy tips to follow and encouraging ways to get more energized and achieve your goals of a better and healthier life. See all 19 customer reviews...
How to maintain optimum testosterone levels for the male body through the use of herbs, nutritional supplements, and diet • Explains the phenomenon of andropause--male menopause--and how to deal with it • Reveals scientific evidence of testosterone-blocking agents in the environment that alter men’s essential chemistry as they age • Presents safe, organic plant medicines that can restore optimum testosterone levels • Contains the most up-to-date natural treatments for impotence, infertility, and prostate disease The recognition of the middle-age stage in male development of andropause, which is comparable to women’s menopause, is hampered by the lack of a clear understanding of the chemistry and physiology specific to aging men. Men are still capable of reproduction well into and beyond middle age. Yet a man’s sexual desire and potency varies, often according to his testosterone level. Recent studies show that the lowered testosterone levels endemic in aging men--the gradual drop that is quite normal--is being exacerbated by environmental agents. Testosterone-blocking estrogen agents are present in insecticides, industrial materials, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Men are daily inundated with a “cocktail” of estrogen agents that alter the fine balance of testosterone that makes them male. In The Natural Testosterone Plan, Stephen Harrod Buhner shows why men need help to maintain their testosterone levels as they age and explains how safe, naturally occurring phytoandrogens--plant medicines that contain male hormones--can remedy the depletion exerted by the environment. Buhner details how each phytoandrogen works, when its use is indicated, and the most appropriate method of application.
Amazon Sales Rank: #30035 in Books Published on: 2007-04-03 Released on: 2007-04-14 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .41" h x 6.04" w x 8.92" l, .59 pounds Binding: Paperback 192 pages
Review “Stephen Buhner combines scientific research, traditional knowledge, and personal experience into what may be one of the most important books available on men’s health today. He primarily explores the little-known territory of men’s hormonal changes during midlife--a transition in men’s life that has unfortunately been largely ignored, often denied by modern medicine--and offers simple, sensible solutions to help men navigate this important cycle of their lives.” (Rosemary Gladstar, founder of United Plant Savers and author of Herbal Healing for Women )"This book is superbly laid out in easy-to-understand language to get you back on track, complete with dosages, possible herb/drug interactions, and availability." (Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, July-Aug. 2007 )"[Buhner] blends scientific research, traditional knowledge, and personal experience. The solutions he offers to help men maintain testosterone levels are very natural . . . " (The American Herb Association, Vol. 22:3, Sept 2007 )"This book is very educational, informative, and well-organized. If the reader has little understanding of hormone changes, this book explains it in terms anyone can understand. One the other hand, if the reader is a health professional looking for alternatives for their patients, the book also speaks to them. This is a good reference book to keep alongside the health and gardening volumes on your bookshelves." (Curled Up with a Good Book, Dec 2007 ) From the Back Cover HEALTH / NUTRITION “Stephen Buhner combines scientific research, traditional knowledge, and personal experience into what may be one of the most important books available on men’s health today. He primarily explores the little-known territory of men’s hormonal changes during midlife--a transition in men’s life that has unfortunately been largely ignored, often denied by modern medicine--and offers simple, sensible solutions to help men navigate this important cycle of their lives.” --Rosemary Gladstar, founder of United Plant Savers and author of Herbal Healing for Women The recognition of andropause, the middle-age stage in male development comparable to women’s menopause, is hampered by the lack of a clear outward manifestation of the chemistry and physiology specific to aging men. Men are still capable of reproduction well into and beyond middle age. Yet a man’s sexual desire and potency varies, often according to his testosterone level. Recent studies show that the reduced testosterone levels endemic in aging men--a gradual drop that is quite normal--is being exacerbated by environmental agents. Testosterone-blocking estrogen agents are present in insecticides, industrial materials, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Men are daily inundated with a “cocktail” of estrogen agents that alter the fine balance of testosterone that makes them male. In The Natural Testosterone Plan, Stephen Harrod Buhner shows why men need to take action to maintain their testosterone levels as they age and explains how safe, naturally occurring phytoandrogens--plant medicines that contain male hormones--can remedy the depletion caused by the environment. Buhner details how each phytoandrogen works, when its use is indicated, and the most appropriate method of application. STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, and the intelligence of nature. His other books include The Secret Teachings of Plants and Sacred Plant Medicine. He lives in New Mexico. About the Author Stephen Harrod Buhner lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, and the intelligence of nature. His other books include The Secret Teachings of Plants and Sacred Plant Medicine. He lives in New Mexico.
Most helpful customer reviews 46 of 52 people found the following review helpful. Should be part of every herbal practitioner's library By Dr. Glenn B. Gero With every book on herbal therapy I'm able to learn something new. Stephen Buhner's book not only refreshed what I may have forgotten, but introduced me to some enlightening efficacious therapies which may profoundly enable me to assist the many men, that seek my naturopathic service, who are afflicted with loss of virility and sexual vitality as well as those who have compromises in prostate health.Additionally, Buhner backs up his research with credible scientific data, in a concise and understandable manner, that any reasonably intelligent person could comprehend.Dr. Glenn GeroHolistic Naturopathic CenterClifton, NJ 21 of 23 people found the following review helpful. Good By A. Crisp Good fairly in depth book on Testosterone which is easy to read, giving details on the role of testoterone in the male body, the rise of estrogen and estrogen copiers that are found every where in the modern world how they taking a toll on mens health and longtivity. The book gives good details on natural testosterone sources, herbs that increase testosterone in the body, herbs that reduce estrogen effects on and in the body. 19 of 21 people found the following review helpful. Lotus Guide review By Rahasya Poe The Natural Testosterone Plan: For Sexual Health and EnergyBy Stephen Harrod BuhnerLet's face it; we no longer live in the same world our parents did. Food additives and preservatives, environmental pollutants, pharmaceuticals--the list seems to go on forever with things that affect our natural balance. It was encouraging to see that there are naturally occurring phytoandrogens (plant medicines that contain male hormones) that counteract the effects of testosterone depletion. This book is superbly laid out in easy-to-understand language to get you back on track, complete with dosages, possible herb/drug interactions, and availability.Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, www.lotusguide.com See all 10 customer reviews...
The Natural Menopause Plan: Overcome the Symptoms with Diet, Supplements, Exercise and More Than 90 Delicious Recipes
Hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia: the effects of menopause can be debilitating, affecting relationships, careers, and overall quality of life. The Natural Menopause Plan offers a holistic approach proven to alleviate these symptoms through diet, exercise, herbal remedies, and relaxation-all without the alarming side-effects of hormone replacement therapy. Customizable checklists, symptom diaries, and menu plans with more than 80 recipes help women enter mid-life healthier and happier than ever.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1212538 in Books Published on: 2011-03-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .70" h x 7.20" w x 8.40" l, .88 pounds Binding: Paperback 160 pages
About the Author Maryon Stewart was voted one of the top 100 most influential women in the UK in a Good Housekeeping survey. She is the best-selling author of 25 books.
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Why many of us will live past 100--and enjoy our extra years. In Stopping the Clock, two pioneers of anti-aging medicine show how we can start now to regain energy and vitality, halt or reverse damage to our bodies, and avoid the diseases--heart attack, arthritis, cancer, diabetes--that do most to reduce current life expectancy.In sixteen fully-documented, information-packed chapters, Klatz and Goldman detail an up-to-the-minute longevity program, including:The key anti-aging hormones: Melatonin, DHEA, and human growth hormone, how to take them and precautions to use.The sex hormones: the role of estrogen and progesterone supplementation, including natural alternatives to prescription hormones--plus new research on testosterone supplementation for men and women. The role of the "miracle minerals"--chromium, selenium and magnesium--and the latest information on the key anti-oxidant vitamins and how to take them. A thyroid support program to avoid the many dangerous effects of thyroid deficiency. A sensible approach to anti-aging exercise--plus 25 ways to defeat the aging effects of stress. The life-long diet--including the top 25 healing foods. A longevity test to determine your current estimated lifespan. Personal longevity programs--including daily supplement regiments--from 28 leaders of anti-aging medicine. Glossary of 75 anti-aging substances available at health-food stores.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1218277 in Books Published on: 2002-07 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .94" h x 6.38" w x 8.86" l, 1.39 pounds Binding: Paperback 496 pages
From the Inside Flap Why many of us will live past 100--and enjoy our extra years. In Stopping the Clock, two pioneers of anti-aging medicine show how we can start now to regain energy and vitality, halt or reverse damage to our bodies, and avoid the diseases--heart attack, arthritis, cancer, diabetes--that do most to reduce current life expectancy.In sixteen fully-documented, information-packed chapters, Klatz and Goldman detail an up-to-the-minute longevity program, including:The key anti-aging hormones: Melatonin, DHEA, and human growth hormone, how to take them and precautions to use.The sex hormones: the role of estrogen and progesterone supplementation, including natural alternatives to prescription hormones--plus new research on testosterone supplementation for men and women. The role of the "miracle minerals"--chromium, selenium and magnesium--and the latest information on the key anti-oxidant vitamins and how to take them. A thyroid support program to avoid the many dangerous effects of thyroid deficiency. A sensible approach to anti-aging exercise--plus 25 ways to defeat the aging effects of stress. The life-long diet--including the top 25 healing foods. A longevity test to determine your current estimated lifespan. Personal longevity programs--including daily supplement regiments--from 28 leaders of anti-aging medicine. Glossary of 75 anti-aging substances available at health-food stores. About the Author Ron Klatz is a Basic Health Books author.
Most helpful customer reviews 24 of 25 people found the following review helpful. EXCELLENT LONGEVITY HANDBOOK By Pieter The science of longevity & anti-ageing medicine are making such rapid strides that this book, published in 1996, might not be on the cutting edge as far as the latest nutrient research is concerned. However it still deserves 5 stars for its in-depth treatment of all the major issues and nutrient discoveries up to 1996 and for its readable style.Klatz and Goldman deal with theories of aging, the natural hormones (melatonin, DHEA, hGH etc.), the miracle minerals and vital anti-oxidants, exercise, nutrition and how to handle stress. It's important to note that an anti-aging lifestyle is not only designed to extend one's life, but also to ensure a healthy, happy and quality existence at any age.The chapter on the pioneers of anti-aging medicine and their personal secrets of longevity are particularly interesting and informative. The exercise section is very well illustrated and there are a couple of other graphs and figures to illumine the text.The book contains a glossary, appendices on anti-aging specialists, institutes, research and educational organizations, an extensive bibliography and a thorough index.I would also like to recommend "The Superhormone Promise" by William Regelson and "Renewal" by Timothy J. Smith. These three books together will make you an anti-aging expert. Just remember to apply this good advice! 15 of 19 people found the following review helpful. A comprehensive simplified guide to staying young By A Customer While simplistic and less then scientific at times, this book gives a good coverage to the new rising anti aging supplements. The book is a good start up point for the reader to extend their personal research from. The text as said is less then scientific but then again what percentage of the readership would be able to follow it if it was. As common ground text goes this is quite a good one, giving you food for thought and some general understanding. 13 of 19 people found the following review helpful. Use it or Lose it! By A Customer I read "Grow Young with HGH" along with "Stopping the Clock". Stopping the Clock gives you the information about HGH and its other ant-aging associates which can make it synergistic. I reviewed the different HGH products out there and came up with what I thought was the best HGH product on the line and I was NOT dissapointed! I lost fat and gained muscle along with better concentration and energy. Thank you Dr. Klatz for the information! See all 6 customer reviews...
2005 update to Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives, published by BNA Books. The 2005 Cumulative Supplement to Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives has been updated to include critical new information on: the new compliance responsibilities applicable to all providers and suppliers set forth in the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals, and a detailed analysis of the compliance obligations applicable to manufacturers and others in the pharmaceutical industry; the new Medicare Advantage program and recent fraud and abuse enforcement efforts in the managed care context; the OIG's new acceptance of certain gainsharing arrangements and the subsidy of physician malpractice insurance: what works and what doesn't; the latest developments in director and officer liability including new risks in connection with executive compensation matters; the beginning of fraud and abuse enforcement under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act; the potential liability for counsel rendering opinions regarding tax-exempt status for tax-exempt health care providers in connection with bond offerings; the physician relocation arrangements that have survived a government investigation (so far); the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) new position that may require disclosure of government investigations to correct prior SEC filings even when the "incorrect" document was not prepared for disclosure; and new state law mandating compliance programs.
Amazon Sales Rank: #6070159 in Books Published on: 2005-12-15 Binding: Paperback 792 pages
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The Performance Zone: Your Nutrition Action Plan for Greater Endurance & Sports Performance (Teen Health Series)
Every athlete, coach, and parent of a young athlete knows that nutrition can enhance sports performance. But few know exactly how to make this happen. "The Performance Zone" solves this problem. This book synthesizes the most sound and up-to-date science to provide a nutrition action plan that enables athletes to raise their athletic performance. The authors provide simple, proven guidelines for fueling mjuscles during and after sports acitivity. Using these guidelines, athletes can increase their endurance and strength, reduce injuries and muscle soreness, bounce back faster after training and competition, and even be less susceptible to infections. Since each sport has slightly different nutritional needs, this book includes sports-specific nutrition tips from elite athletes, leading coaches, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists in the major individual and team sports.
Amazon Sales Rank: #818534 in Books Published on: 2004-04 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .34" h x 6.12" w x 9.08" l, .45 pounds Binding: Paperback 132 pages
About the Author John Ivy, Ph.D., is a professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas. He is a world-renowned expert on the role of nutrition in exercise performance. He has published over 150 research papers and review articles. Robert Portman, Ph.D.is president and director of research for PacificHealth Laboratories, a leading nutrition technology company. He has been a pioneer in developing nutritional products that can improve exercise performance and recovery.
Most helpful customer reviews 55 of 57 people found the following review helpful. Fills an Important Need By A Customer There are many books about sports nutrition, but very few that focus specifically on nutrition during exercise. In fact, to my knowledge there were none until this one came along. The Performance Zone, written by exercise physiologist John Ivy, Ph.D., and biochemist Robert Portman, Ph.D., fills a major informational void by providing athletes in all sports with detailed guidelines for fueling their bodies during training and competition.The authors define "the performance zone" as a time interval that begins 30 minutes before exercise and ends 15 minutes after exercise. "Science clearly shows that the right combination of fluid and nutrients consumed within the Performance Zone will help you improve your athletic performance far more than the latest high-tech equipment or training device," they write. Ivy and Portman poured through hundreds of published research studies to determine exactly what and how much athletes should consume within this time period and on what kind of schedule.Before they get to the practical recommendations, which make up the bulk of the book, the authors provide some interesting background on what happens inside the body during exercise and how "nutritional intervention" can help athletes prepare their body for activity, achieve optimal performance during the workout or competition, and recover quickly and thoroughly afterward.Not surprisingly, Ivy and Portman conclude that a well-formulated sports drink is far superior to water or any other "natural" food or drink for use immediately before and during exercise. In Chapter 6, they attack the myth that all sports drinks are the same, pointing to significant differences in the formulations of various popular brands and explaining what they feel - based on the available science - is the ideal formulation.The most useful part of The Performance Zone, Chapter 6 also shows how a simple calculation can show athletes exactly how much sports drink to consume based on their individual weight and activity. Endurance athletes in particular will find this calculation helpful, I believe. Triathletes and other endurance athletes are always struggling to find the right balance of fluid and carbohydrate intake. Ivy and Portman make the simple point - which, amazingly, I had never before read or heard anywhere else - that water loss and carbohydrate burning almost always occur in a fixed proportion during exercise: about 4.5 ounces per 100 calories. Nuggets like this really take the guesswork out of creating the proper fueling schedule.The subject of post-exercise nutrition receives a similar treatment. The authors weigh the advantages and disadvantages of various recovery nutrition strategies ranging from "real food" to powdered drink mixes. Another simple formula allows athletes to calculate exactly how much water, carbohydrate, and protein they should consume within the post-exercise segment of the performance zone.Nutritional needs and challenges and fueling opportunities vary from sport to sport. Understanding this fact, Ivy and Portman include a chapter in which a cavalcade of well-known professional athletes and coaches provide tips specific to each of a dozen sports. Among the contributors are mountain biking world champion Alison Dunlap and running coach Jeff Galloway. Parents and coaches of young athletes will probably get a lot out of this chapter. The final chapter, which discusses the drawbacks and dangers of a wide range of nutritional supplements and performance enhancing drugs, should be required reading for this audience, and for young athletes themselves.All in all, The Performance Zone is an excellent resource with great practical value for athletes in all sports. As the authors point out in the book's first chapter, most athletes simply are not doing what the latest science suggests they out to be doing in terms of fueling their
Natural Health Complete Guide to Safe Herbs: What Every Consumer Should Know About Interactions and Side Effects for Hundreds of Herbs, Drugs, Supplements, and Foods
Herbs can be a powerful path to healing if used in the right combinations with man-made medications, vitamins, and minerals, and with other herbs and healthy foods. But their potent ability to heal can become downright dangerous when used with out care. The Complete Guide to Safe Herbs provides detailed information on the right way to take hundreds of herbs to improve health -- without worrying about unexpected side effects. Easily accessible designs illustrates seven chapters covering these key categories: 175 Best Bets for Safe and Effective Herbs; Important Herbal Combination Formulas for Common Ailments; All the Essential Details on Combining Herbs with Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs; Helpful -- and Dangerous -- Herb and Food Combinations; Herb, Vitamin, and Mineral Interactions -- What Works and What to Avoid; Buyer Beware; Clear and Concise Advice on Which Herbs to Watch Out For; Herbal Dos and Don't for Children, Pregnant and Nursing Women, and Older People.
Amazon Sales Rank: #612560 in Books Published on: 2002-04-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 256 pages
About the Author Chris D. Melitis, N.D., is the Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of America's premier institutions, and the oldest in the country, for the teaching of naturopathic physicians. His previous books included Interactions Between Drugs & Natural Medicines, A Naturopathic Guide to Clinical Nutrition, and Better Sex Naturally. Rachel Streit is the editor-in-chief of Natural Health magazine, the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Streit has edited three other titles in this series, including The Complete Guide to Medicinal Herbs, The Complete Guide to Homeopathy, and The Complete Guide to Integrative Medicine. Established in 1971, Natural Health is the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Read by more than a million health-conscious readers each issue, Natural Health is a trusted leader, providing credible information, guidance, and inspiration to both core devotees of natural healing and to the growing legions of new natural health enthusiasts. Published by Weider Publications, Inc., Natural Health's Editorial Advisory Board includes such esteemed authorities as Dean Ornish, Carolyn Dean, and Andrew Weil.
Most helpful customer reviews 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful. Improve Your Health with Herbs By Rebecca Johnson Prescription and over-the-counter drugs can interact with herbs, so before taking an herbal formula it is a good idea to see which herbs should not be taken with various vitamins, minerals and prescription drugs. There are also some herbs that most people should avoid and this book contains the information you need to make the best decisions about your health.Herbs can be quite powerful and there can be side effects. There are seven sections that explain the 175 best herbs and how to use them to promote healing and relive minor symptoms.The Contents Include:Introduction - Why you should take charge of your health naturally.Safe & Effective Herbs - Safe herb catalog and herbal medicine explainedSafe and Effective Multiherb Formulas - Multiherb forumulas explainedHerb-Herb and Herb-Food Interactions - Potentially harmful interactionsDietary Supplement-Herb Interactions - Beneficial dietary interactions, harmful interactions.Drug-Herb Interactions - Drug catalog and understanding interactions.Herbs for Special Cases - Safe herbs for children, potential dangerous herbs for children, unsafe herbs for pregnant and nursing women, safe herbs for older adults, dangerous herbs for older adults.Buyer Beware - Herbal safety, herbs to avoid.Appendix - Reliable manufacturers, suppliers, top-selling herbs, index of safe herbs, conditions index, additional reading, easy-to-use index.Not only does this book give you the best information I've seen on herbal medicines, it also is beautifully illustrated with full-color pictures of the plants being discussed. The layout of the items is especially appealing and you will find this book easy-to-use and very practical.For instance, if you are taking Anacin 3, Asprin-Free Excedrin, Bayer Select, Excedrin PM, Panadol or Tylenol, these contain Acetaminophen which is a pain reliever and fever reducer. While there is no known herbal interactions, you may want to help prevent liver damage from long-term use of acetaminophen by taking Milk thistle. So, preventative care is also discussed in detail.The Index of Safe Herbs by conditions gives you information fast. If you have Insomnia, you can look up the name of the condition and you will find recommendations for Catnip, Chamomile, Dill seed and Valerian. To read about Chamomile in detail, you can easily look up the herb at the front of the book in the safe herb guide.What you will find is a picture of the herb plant, why it is used, how it works, comments and cautions and dosage information. For instance, if you can't sleep, but are using a blood-thinning drug like warfarin, or you are allergic to ragweed, you might want to skip that remedy and research a second option. In the beneficial herb-herb interactions tables, you will see that catnip and passionflower are good combinations to relieve anxiety and insomnia. However, they should not be used with antidepressants or MAOI antidepressant drugs like phenelzine.As with any remedy, it is a good idea to discuss your health issues with your doctor before taking herbal supplements or vitamins. Use this book to catch those items your doctor might not even be aware of. Most physicians don't seem to be aware of the side effects of herbs and don't take a great interest in this area. That has been my experience. Once you know what works for you, I think you will see your doctor less and feel empowered that you can in fact help your body heal with your own knowledge.Echinacea, olive leaf extract and oregano have literally been a miracle for me and my husband. Within about three days of catching a cold, we seem to recover and get on with life. Before, even on antibiotics, it took one to two weeks to get well.I looked up Olive Leaf on page 44 and sure enough it is used to treat infections, including colds and ear infections. It contains oleuropein, that has been shown to kill bacteria and
The field of Nutrition is full of conflicting advice, much of it motivated simply by marketing. Understanding what Nutritional Advice fits you can aid in: -Reducing Pain and Inflammation -Balancing Your Body Weight -Increasing Physical Energy -Raising Immunity -Preventing Mental Decline -Improving the Quality of Your Life You May Be Taking Nutritional Supplements, But Are You Using Them Effectively? Do You Know: -Why Too Many B-Vitamins Can Be Hard On Your Liver? -Why Too Much Calcium Can Be Deadly? -Why You Should Not Take Supplements Every Day? -Why Squinting In The Sun Is A Sign Of A Specific Nutritional Deficiency? -Why Certain Supplements Need To Be Taken At A Meal Containing Fat? Come now on a journey through the world of nutrition, and nutritional supplements. Find the answers that will guide you to optimal health and longevity. For more material by Ken W. Peters please join his blog at www.nutristart.com
Amazon Sales Rank: #6721469 in Books Published on: 2010-07-01 Binding: Paperback 176 pages
About the Author Ken Peters has been employed in the Health and Nutrition field for 30 years, the last 20 spent as a nutritional consultant. He is also a writer and researcher, a published author, and works in product research and development for NutriStart Vitamin Company, among others. Ken maintains a blog at www.nutristart.com
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Used by more than one million students, this text's clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students.
Amazon Sales Rank: #403295 in Books Published on: 2003-05-19 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 697 pages
About the Author Eleanor Noss Whitney received her B.A. in biology from Radcliffe College and her Ph.D. in biology from Washington University, St. Louis. Formerly on the faculty at Florida State University, and a registered dietitian, she now devotes full time to research, writing, and consulting. Her earlier publications include articles in "Science," "Genetics," and other journals. Her textbooks include UNDERSTANDING NURITION, UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, LIFE SPAN NUTRITION: CONCEPTION THROUGH LIFE, NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, AND NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE (Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing). Her most intense interests include energy conservation, solar energy uses, alternatively fueled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration.
Most helpful customer reviews 26 of 28 people found the following review helpful. Required for a semester, but keeps for a lifetime By Stephanie Overall, I found this text to be chocked full of helpful knowledge. I was required to purchase this book for a course I took in beginning nutrition, but I will keep it forever because of the wealth of knowledge. The concepts are suburbly explained and illustrations make understanding the information easier. Even though most people buy this for a class, I believe it is easy to read and assimilate the information. The Appendices are chocked full of useful facts about the current diet and exchange lists, including food pyramids and such.The only information I disagree with is the section on vegetarianism. Surely they could have done a better job and included more than four pages! However, there are plenty of books dedicated solely to vegetarians/vegans that would be more important and informative.It would also have been nice to see more updated information on fad diets such as Atkins or South Beach with respect to health issues. Or even more recent scientific studies throughout the book would contribute significantly to the reading.Since the 2004 edition is just coming out, if you can pick up a cheap copy of this edition it is well worth the investment. 34 of 46 people found the following review helpful. A Book Meant to Be Spit Out By Wizkid Francis Bacon said that some books are meant to be chewed, some swallowed, and some digested. This book is meant to be spit out.I recently returned to the college classroom as a student of Human Anatomy and of Nutrition (preparing for entrance into a nursing program). For those classes I read, respectively, Marieb's "Human Anatomy and Physiology" and Whitney's "Understanding Nutrition." The contrast between these two widely-used textbooks could not be greater. The one is clearly written, lucidly organized, and filled with revealing graphics; the other is horribly opaque, repetitive and senseless in organization, and replete with distracting charts and photos.Comparisons are odious, so I will just amplify my main points and have done. This book reads as though written by someone who is more anxious to prove the scientific merit of her field or her own expertise in the latest research than by someone interested in helping the reader understand major concepts for further study. Virtually every paragraph has the main point--if there is one--obscured somewhere in the fourth sentence, with irrelevant detail draped around it, so that the reader is forced to do the work the writer should have done. You can learn about nutrition by reading this book in spite of the style, not because of it.The last three or four chapters on nutrition in the life cycle and diet and health repeat what was presented in various places in earlier chapters on digestion and on nutrients. After reading a popular book on nutrition by a professor at Cambridge(Brown's "Energy of Life") that was clear, concise, and not condescending, I inferred that Whitney has succumbed to the disease afflicting many textbook writers: the structure and content are dictated by the editors' anxiety to keep up with the competition rather than by the author's own insight.On virtually every page, there is a photo, chart, or graphic that distracts or insults the reader's efforts to learn about nutrition. A stray "factoid" about calories crams the margin or a photo of a vegetable pulls the eye away from the discussion. Evidently the editors feel the subject itself is not interesting enough to keep my attention. They're right, when it's presented in such a haphazard and condescending way.If this book were not used regularly around the nation as a textbook in many courses, it would long ago have disappeared from the market, since no ordinary intelligent person would voluntarily wade through its turgid, repetitive, and insulting bulk. I'm outraged that this book is so expensive and so lousy. I sold my copy on
Even if you are among the most informed consumers of healthy foods, vitamins and dietary supplements, you may not know enough about vitamin K. In part, that's because it hasn't garnered as much media attention as other important dietary staples. Medical writer Barbara Wexler researches the latest information on vitamin K and its vital role in a healthy diet. Explaining why many nutritionists consider vitamin K intake a marker of a healthy diet, Wexler also identifies the best food sources of vitamin K and how much you need to maintain optimal health.
Amazon Sales Rank: #2633798 in Books Published on: 2009-02-12 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .17" h x 4.34" w x 8.56" l, .10 pounds Binding: Paperback 32 pages
About the Author Barbara Wexler is a medical writer and chronic disease epidemiologist who brings more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, educator and administrator to the articles and texts she prepares for professional and consumer audiences. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Yale University College of Medicine, School of Epidemiology and Public Health.
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Endurance athletes regularly push their bodies to the limits with strenuous training regimens that demand smart nutrition. This book provides sound nutritional guidelines to boost athletic performance in triathlon, cycling, swimming, distance running, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, cyclo-cross, and adventure racing. First, Monique Ryan creates an excellent all-purpose sports diet. Based on the building blocks of a balanced diet — carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as fluid, vitamin, and mineral requirements — the diet forms the foundation of the endurance athlete's good health. Individual chapters then offer detailed nutritional advice for athletes training and competing in specific sports. Ryan offers healthy approaches to losing body fat and building muscle and clearly explains the different nutritional needs of training, racing, and recovery. Also included in this practical, easy-to-use guide are tips on meal planning, shopping lists, sample menus, advice for vegetarians, and a review of popular ergogenic aids.
Amazon Sales Rank: #46209 in Books Brand: VELO Published on: 2007-03-27 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .90" h x 7.36" w x 9.24" l, Binding: Paperback 352 pages ISBN13: 9781931382960 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!
Review “Ryan demystifies the dietary cosmos, offering easy ways to eat for optimum performance.” — Triathlete magazine"Monique has helped guide me to become an Olympian and World Champion in the sport of cycling. To find that competitive edge, take the next step by adding the nutritional component to your daily training regime. A great place to start is by reading Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes." — Kristin Armstrong, 2009 and 2006 World Time Trial Champion, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two-Time U.S. National Time Trial and Road Race Champion "In my opinion, the weakest link in endurance performance is an athlete’s nutrition. This can be easily corrected, however, with Monique’s book Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes. She has demystified how to eat day to day and for the moments that count in a race and provided information in an incredibly clear and adaptable way so that athletes of all levels will be able to fine tune their diet and finally perform at their top level." — Mark Allen, six-time Ironman World Champion "I have always believed that the top Ironman athletes train very similarly, and that winning or losing comes down to nutrition and mental toughness. Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes sets the standard for getting you fueled to the finish line." — Tim DeBoom, Two-Time Ironman World Champion "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes is a must-read whatever your competitive goals may be. This book will serve as a complete source for all your nutritional inquiries." — Alan Culpepper, two-time Olympian, two-time U.S. 10K champion, three-time U.S. Cross Country Champion "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes is a comprehensive nutritional guide. Monique Ryan provides valuable information that helps athletes maintain their energy levels and maximize their ability to perform in endurance events." — Dede Demet Barry, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, former U.S. National Criterium and Road Race Champion "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes offers an accurate and clear direction for today's competitive rowers. The information complements how I handled my diet as an athlete and the direction I offer both light and heavyweight rowers today." — John Riley, Two-Time U.S. Olympic Rower, eleven-time U.S. National Champion, former U.S. National Team Coach
Most helpful customer reviews 66 of 67 people found the following review helpful. Great Read By Mike Heim As a physician with a degree in nutrition, and a triathlete of 16 years, it is refreshing to read a book full of sound, no- nonsense information. In a world full of books espousing the diet/supplement fad of the day, this one thorougly explains the fundamentals of nutrition and how to apply them to maximize performance. Knowing these fundamental allows the athlete to make informed decisions when planning a diet, as well as, when trying to choose between the myriad of supplements available. If your looking for a magic bullet to take your performance to the next level this is not the book for you, but if you want to arm yourself with proven knowledge that is supported by scientific literature and will not only help you to improve your athletic performance but will also help you live a healthier life, this is the book for you. 66 of 68 people found the following review helpful. Final Piece of my Marathon Puzzle By Amazon Customer I'm a front of the pack marathoner. After bonking in Boston two years ago I decided to learn why. I purchased and read several books on nutrition and hydration. Ryan's book has easily become my bible. Its specific enough to allow you to plan your nutrition needs around any number of endurance events. Its laid out in a logical format and provides reasons behind the recommendations. I practiced her pre-race calorie intake suggestions (far more than you'd expect) for my last two marathons and moved the "wall" well into miles 24-25. Great text. Remember, its more than having a race plan. Having a nutrition plan and a hydration plan make a huge difference. 35 of 35 people found the following review helpful. All you need to know, and more. By A Customer As a 43-year old beginning triathlete, there were lots of things I needed to know to ensure success in my sport and knew early on that proper nutrition would be key. I read the book from cover-to-cover and found almost every paragraph provided valuable information. Not only did the author explain in detail what I needed to know, she explained all the whens, whys and whats -- when to eat, why particular foods are better for training that others and what foods work best for the MY training. I used the book as a bible and, on my way to reaching the best shape I've ever been in, lost nine pounds and went from 22% to 12% body fat. And although I faced challenge after challenge along the way, by following what I learned in the book, nutrition was never an obstacle. See all 42 customer reviews...
Herbal Supplements-Drug Interactions: Scientific and Regulatory Perspectives (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)
The international popularity of herbal remedies has recently outpaced quality information on the utilization and dosing of these compounds. This book fills a void in the literature by offering an authoritative overview of the mechanisms of herbal remedies and their impact on standard medications. It offers a practical approach that focuses not only on specific drug interactions, but the mechanisms behind those interactions and their clinical significance. With contributions from leading experts on the subject, this text examines the overall use of herbs, includes sections on individual herbs, and considers pertinent regulatory issues and concerns in industry.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1835014 in Books Published on: 2006-06-07 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.32 pounds Binding: Hardcover 360 pages
Review …The focus of this book is to provide an improved understanding of the scientific issues involved in interactions of botanicals and drugs and to assist in further development of botanical products. The intent of the book is important, given the growing use of herbal products….Discussions by experts at the Food and Drug Administration on the regulatory issues posed by development of botanical products are well documented.-Doody's Review Services…provides a succinct and practical overview of the scientific and regulatory perspectives on dietary supplements…a particular strength of this book is the expertise and diversity of the contributors…The FDA perspective is a welcome bonus and provides valuable insight and a rational framework for the existence of botanical products in the context of the US 'drug world.'…Not only is this book a useful guide for clinical pharmacologists with an interest in botanicals and healthcare practitioners who advise patients on botanical use, but it also will prove to be a valuable resource for scientists who study botanical-drug interactions and others who already have a great deal of expertise in this field.-Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements, and Drugs That Can Save Your Life
The #1 bestseller by NBC's chief medical correspondent introduces a new breakthrough diet that fights breast cancer.
Amazon Sales Rank: #256924 in Books Published on: 1999-09-16 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 8.25" h x .75" w x 5.50" l, .59 pounds Binding: Paperback 304 pages ISBN13: 9780316051095 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!
Amazon.com Review Until recently, there was little women could do to prevent breast cancer. After years of research, nutrition is emerging as one of the most important weapons to fight this deadly disease. Now, in The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements and Drugs That Can Save Your Life, Dr. Bob Arnot, author of the bestselling Dr. Bob Arnot's Revolutionary Weight Control Program, provides a powerful, safe, easy-to-follow diet that can actually transform the structure of the breast and alter the flow of hormones that induce breast cancer. Arnot, NBC News chief medical correspondent, integrates and clearly explains the latest and most important breast cancer research from around the world. He gives 12 detailed steps to prevent breast cancer and provides specific cancer-prevention strategies for premenopausal and postmenopausal women, breast cancer survivors, and girls. Dr. Bob's sound advice will also provide many other benefits, from improving overall health to lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. --Ellen Albertson From Library Journal The chief medical correspondent for NBC News sets up three diets?standard, advanced, and long-term?for women seeking to avoid or to battle breast cancer.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. About the Author NBC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot has written six other books, including the #1 national bestsellerThe Breast Cancer Prevention Diet, Dr. Bob Arnot's Revolutionary Weight Control Program, andDr. Bob Arnot's Guide to Turning Back the Clock. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.
Most helpful customer reviews 26 of 26 people found the following review helpful. Excellent. Take command of your own HEALTH. By A Customer Dr. Robert Arnot is affectionately known to millions of American tv viewers as "Dr. Bob" because of his accessability given the medium. Do not use this familiarity as an excuse to belittle or undermine his scientific and/or medical integrity.This book is a concisely written, highly readable GEM. Arnot's recommendations are easy to implement, and will definitely result in improved nutritional status for women who currently "enjoy" our Standard American Diet (SAD). (Which is notoriously nutrient, phytochemical, and fiber poor, while being replete with saturated and damaged fats, as well as with nutrient depleting and insulin-stimulating simple sugars.)If you are truly interested in the maintenance of health and prevention of cancer (as well as heart disease), not merely with "early detection" or "improved drug treatment protocol" buy this book - read, study and learn.Honor your body and its femaleness. Send love to your breasts. Follow Arnot's well-researched, well-documented recommendations: Enjoy a high-fiber, low GI, phytochemical and soy rich diet that is rounded out with healthful fats.THRIVE, and LIVE to tell your daughters, sons and granddaughters about it all. 27 of 28 people found the following review helpful. Excellent summary of current research By A Customer This book provides a thorough and easy-to-read explanation of current research into causes of breast cancer and how to reduce the risk of suffering from it. Since this book was published, additional research supporting Dr. Arnot's conclusions has been published. Even the John Muir Medical Center in California is using flaxseed oil as part of their breast-cancer program. Why are cranks who oppose this book so upset about women eating more fiber and vegetables to stay slender and healthy? Haven't they seen the many epidemiological studies that show a strong correlation beween diet and breast-cancer rates? By the time an annual mammogram shows a tumor, it is too late; the cancer already has a billion cells. As a chemical engineer, I appreciated the step-by-step explanations of chemical processes that cause cells to divide out of control. Thank you, Dr. Arnot. 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful. An outstanding resource for those dealing with breast cancer By Sachet (Dr. Fontaine Moore) Having just been diagnosed with a recurrence of non-metastatic breast cancer, I decided to seek out resources that might help me make the lifestyle changes I failed to make after my first episode, in order to prevent yet another recurrence. Since I'm in a doctoral program, I decided to take a course on alternative medicine and immediately began reading the texts, which led to this excellent resource.Dr. Arnot's book is highly readable and very sincere. By that I mean it has heart, explained by Dr. Arnot's statement that he conducted the research for his wife who, upon her Mother's diagnosis with breast cancer, asked him what she could do to keep from getting it. The information in the book was his answer to her--information he decided to share with other women. His job as a medical reporter provides him with a language deftness and communication skills that enabled him to make technical information accessible to a lay audience. The latter is what makes the book easy and enjoyable reading rather than work.Like many, I questioned how valid his information was--until I encountered the same information (as well as studies) in other credible sources. Dr. Anot is not just a good reporter, he's a good scientist.I, too, have talked this book up to most of the women I know. Prior to reading it and the other resources I've encountered, despite having a decent lay knowledge of this disease, surprises abounded. Why don't they teach anything substantive about health and wellness in school when it's so crucial to leading a happy, productive, and
A bewildering range of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements is now widely available to us all, but information about their health benefits cannot be given on the packaging as it would constitute a health claim. In this jargon-free guide leading expert on sensible supplementation, Dr Sarah Brewer, sets out all you need to know about the main supplements, and suggests which to take for specific health problems. This work: includes A-Z guide to 150 supplements for a brighter and healthier life; clearly explains the benefits, possible side effects and contraindications; thoroughly sets out the research evidence to back their efficacy; and, recommends supplements for common problems such as IBS, chronic fatigue, recurrent candida and arthritis. Packed with clear and concise answers, this essential guide explains the use of supplements to maintain or improve your daily health.
Amazon Sales Rank: #3726574 in Books Published on: 2010-01-07 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 608 pages
About the Author Dr Sarah Brewer MA MB Bchir graduated from Cambridge University as a doctor in 1983. She is a fully trained GP who works in hospital medicine specialising in sexual health. She has written over 30 popular health books and is online doctor for handbag.com and mykindaplace.com, and contributes regularly to national newspapers and magazines.
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The rapidly expanding world of nutrition, functional foods and nutraceuticals, is increasingly complex. This Guide to Nutritional Supplements provides a concise and complete reference to the most common nutritionally significant elements. Including dietary guidelines, intake measurements and other contextual information, this Guide is the ideal reference for nutritionsts and dieticians facing an increasing public awareness of supplements and who many be augmenting their diets with OTC supplements.Focused on the nutritional values, impacts and interactions of supplements Provides a science-based approach to determining the appropriate selection and application of supplements for improved diet and nutrition
Amazon Sales Rank: #2854073 in Books Published on: 2009-11-18 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.10" h x 8.60" w x 10.90" l, 3.85 pounds Binding: Hardcover 548 pages
About the Author Benjamin Caballero is Professor of International Health and Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. His research focuses on childhood malnutrition and obesity.
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* Organized by body system and ailment makes it easy to locate appropriate therapies.* Includes background on the physiology of major systems and ailments so readers can understand how and why a pharmaceutical, botanical, or dietary supplement works.* Broad coverage includes green plants, fungi, and microorganisms.* Includes extensive references and citations from both conventional and complimentary-alternative medical systems when natural products or their derivatives are involved.
Amazon Sales Rank: #87173 in Books Published on: 2003-08-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.69" h x 7.64" w x 9.58" l, 3.59 pounds Binding: Hardcover 832 pages
Review "...an extremely good read...a productive mine of information...laced liberally with humour, human observation and practical examples..." (Plant Talk, May 2004) From the Back Cover Advance Praise for Medical Botany . . ."The Second Edition fully reflects the explosion of interest in and research on botanicals in the twenty-five years since the first edition was published . . . the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on medicinal plants available anywhere . . . can inspire almost any student to pursue a career in ethnobotany, natural medicine, or related disciplines."–Mark BlumenthalFounder and Executive Director of American Botanical Council and Editor of HerbalGram"The first edition of Medical Botany is one of the most used references on my bookshelf and helped to shape my view of world medicine. This new edition has been completely updated, but retains the extensive research and the well-written background of the original. It will be a valued resource through the rest of my professional career."–Ron Hobbs, ND, Adjunct Basic Science Faculty, Bastyr University"Medical Botany is a labor of love by two of the world’s foremost ethnobotanists. As was the first edition, this will be a classic reference and text, as well as extremely enjoyable reading for a variety of audiences."–Samuel W. Page, World Health Organization, Geneva, SwitzerlandMedical Botany, Second Edition provides, through examples, an understanding of the world’s traditional pharmacopeias and how research is affording ways to authenticate their value for use in complementary and alternative medicines and as the basis for the development of new therapies and pharmaceutical agents.This fascinating approach illustrates how plants through the ages have affected human health. It combines scientific information in human physiology, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and ethnobotany, and intertwines these data with a variety of colorful stories and anecdotes–from Socrates’ fatal use of hemlock to the evolution of such pharmaceuticals as digitalis, taxol, and lovastatin and botanicals, including Echinacea, Ginkgo, St. John’s wort, and ginseng.Richly illustrated and expanded, this revised edition addresses the injurious, remedial, and psychoactive properties of thousands of plants, fungi, and microorganisms. Each chapter focuses on a body system and thoroughly discusses how pharmaceuticals, botanicals, and dietary supplements affect its function in both normal and disease states. Mindful that the ultimate goal of integrative medicine is to optimize the worth of all types of treatment approaches, this edition provides the practitioner, patient, and public at large with information regarding the current state of research and treatment practices in this expanding field.Medical Botany, Second Edition is a valuable text for students of pharmacology, botany, medicine, and biology, and an indispensable tool for professionals in medicine, pharmacology, and botany, as well as an informative resource for patients and everyone interested in plants and their potential for human health. About the Author WALTER H. LEWIS, PhD, DSc, is Professor Emeritus of Biology and University Research Ethnobotanist at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also Senior Botanist at the Missouri Botanical Garden.MEMORY P. F. ELVIN-LEWIS, PhD, DSc, is Professor of Biomedicine in Microbiology and Ethnobotany, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Most helpful customer reviews 1 of 11 people found the following review helpful. Medical Botany textbook By Stacy Medrano Book was actually in excellent condition, better than I anticipated. Two thumbs up to the seller... Thanks! See all 1 customer reviews...
User's Guide to Natural Therapies for Cancer Prevention and Control: Learn How Diet and Supplements Can Help Prevent and Treat Cancer.
In this User's Guide, Dr. Abram Hoffer explains exactly how nutritional supplements can be used to prevent and help treat cancer. Hoffer relates the history of nutritional treatment in cancer, describes its medical rationale, and details a specific program for cancer patients to follow. He also describes many patient case histories, powerful testaments to the benefits of nutritional therapy in cancer.
Amazon Sales Rank: #2871659 in Books Published on: 2010-11-26 Format: Large Print Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .35" h x 10.00" w x 7.01" l, .64 pounds Binding: Paperback 144 pages
About the Author Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C), is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the medical use of vitamin therapy. His early work led to the use of vitamin B3 for schizophrenia and as an anticholesterol treatment. His research and clinical experience has focused on the treatment of schizophrenia and, later, of cancer. He has published over 600 reports and articles as well as thirty books. Dr. Hoffer introduced Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, to the concept of megavitamin therapy. He lives and works in Victoria, Canada.
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We live in an age of medical breakthroughs and instant global availability, so why should our medical resources be limited to our hometown? Whether you're looking for a simple herb to calm your stomach or the most advanced medical centre for knee replacement surgery, THE HIGH TECH HEALTHY BODY is your ultimate resource. Covering such diverse problems as thinning hair, impotence, cellulite, poor muscle tone, anxiety, weight gain, fatigue, faulty memory, compromised immunity, and dental flaws, this source guide defines the ailments or conditions, explains how the therapeutic strategies solve the problem and then gives up-to-the-minute, reliable guidance on acquiring whatever product or service is called for. Starting tomorrow, you can be on your way to having the best body you can possibly have. THE HIGH TECH HEALTHY BODY introduces such health-giving products and services as power shakes, probiotics, super drugs, live cell shots, placental implants, closing, stem cells, 3D cat scans and genomics. We live in a time when within a generation biotechnologies and nanotechnologies will have transformed how we go about being well and how we define health. This comprehensive guide opens up the whole world of high tech health and shows what we can do today to look and feel our best.
Amazon Sales Rank: #515893 in Books Published on: 2003-01 Released on: 2003-01-07 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 384 pages
About the Author Oz Garcia author of THE BALANCE is one of the best known nutrition and health authorities in the US.
Most helpful customer reviews 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Look and Feel Fabulous Forever By S. Marchetti Flipped through pages when I first received the book but then got bored pretty quickly and now it's on the shelf collecting dust. Unrealistic expectations. 7 of 32 people found the following review helpful. great book! By Vincenzo Battaglia absolutly the best book I have ever read about this subject really full of useful thing.Thanks Dott. Garcia See all 2 customer reviews...
Herbs and Nutrients for the Mind: A Guide to Natural Brain Enhancers (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Two naturopaths introduce us to the world of brain biochemistry, translating the science into laymen's terms, so that the reader can understand the potential power of herbs and nutrients to enhance health, prevent disorders, and affect existing health disorders. These alternatives, or supplements, to medication are being used across the country to help treat health conditions with a psychological component—from ADHD and anorexia to insomnia, menopause, and Parkinson's Disease. Authors Meletis and Barker explain 18 of these conditions, and review the most current research into how—or whether—the use of herbs and supplements has been proven to prevent, affect or remove these health conditions, or at least some of their symptoms. Can the Chinese herb Salvia curb cravings in alcoholics? Can niacin help treat anxiety? Other herbs, nutrients, and conditions addressed include the use of zinc to reduce symptoms of anorexia and bulimia, ginkgo biloba for Alzheimer's, and 5-HTP for depression. One appendix to this volume lists the top 20 brain-enhancing herbs and supplements. Another lists nutrient deficiencies and their links to health and brain function.It is not the intent of this book to advocate for the replacement of standard drug therapy, but for the integration of these natural medicines with traditional medical treatments. Consumers are urged to discuss these herbs and nutrients with their physician before beginning use, as some allergic reactions or interactions with traditional medicines can occur. The central argument of this book is that when properly nourished people can operate at maximum physical and mental capacity, with maximum ability to fend off or recover from disease and disorder.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1238048 in Books Published on: 2004-10-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.12" h x 6.62" w x 9.56" l, 1.40 pounds Binding: Hardcover 304 pages
Review "Two professors of Naturopathic Medicine wrote this book dealing with the power of herbs and nutritional supplements in healing and/or in preventing psychological and psychiatric disorders as well as in enhancing mental health. The authors reviewed current research on eighteen mental disorders, such as ADD, Alcoholism, Alzheimers, Autism, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis and Schizophrenia, among others, to see if and how they can be helped by alternative natural "medicines.,.".The book is scholarly and well researched, as the detailed footnotes demonstrate. Three appendices list signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiency, toxic substances and foods that are good for avoiding allergies. The book is highly recommended for all health science collections and especially for hospitals libraries. However it will be also useful for an educated consumer."-E-Streams About the Author Chris D. Meletis, N.D. is Senior Science Officer and Associate Professor of Natural Pharmacology at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He was chosen for the Naturopathic Physician of the Year Award for 2003-2004 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Jason E. Barker, N.D., is in private practice and has been an Adjunct Professor of Naturopathy at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, at Oregon Health Sciences University and at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
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