The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced Brain Advantage

The national bestseller, now in paperback! The breakthrough program for reversing and preventing aging, written by a leading medical specialist and media expert, is now available at a popular price. This could be as close to a fountain of youth as mankind will ever come, the truly scientific answer to how to reverse or prevent the debilitating effects of aging, including memory loss, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer's.Dr. Eric Braverman, a leading figure in the practice of brain-body health care, reveals the dramatic impact that proper brain nourishment can have on the quality of our lives. His key to longevity and well-being is balancing the brain's four important neurotransmitters. A simple test determines which of the four is dominant in you, and what you can do to maintain the right balance, by modifying your diet with both foods and natural supplements. Proven effective for thousands of patients in Dr. Braverman's practice, this groundbreaking approach will help anyone make the most of his or her life, free of the major illnesses (such as cancer and heart disease) and minor ailments as well.

Amazon Sales Rank: #36957 in Books Published on: 2005-05-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 9.25" h x 6.25" w x 1.00" l, 1.11 pounds Binding: Paperback 312 pages ISBN13: 9781402722479 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 Dr. Eric Braverman is the Director of the Place for Achieving Total Health (PATH) in New York and Philadelphia, and the former Chief Clinical Researcher at the Princeton Brain Bio Center. He has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs, from “Larry King Live” to “The David Letterman Show.” He hosts “Total Health,” a live call-in radio program broadcast in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Braverman lives in Princeton, NJ.

Most helpful customer reviews 98 of 100 people found the following review helpful. Early take on personality/neurotransmitter/supplement connections By Marianne The connection between personality and mood on the one side and neurotransmitters on the other side is a young subject. This book is definitely worth owning and reading to get some basic popular orientation in the field, to play with the questionaire and to experiment with medication or alternative supplements to balance your own mood states. It is very readable. - It is not an in-depth treatment, the last word on the subject or your essential reference tome. Words of caution: it's important to remember that the health of other organ systems also impacts mood and personality. Not to mention life events! We are not just wandering brain chemistries ... The supplements suggested are very high. I have effects with about 1/10 of the dosages recommended in the book, and at about 1/6 of recommended dose I start to get overdose symptoms - so get professional advice about dosage (and a general health overview if you don't already have one) if you decide to try the supplements. The author also has a website and an organisation that sells supplements and is good about giving advice on email exchanges. 65 of 67 people found the following review helpful. Get Ur Brain Balanced-- and get to where you wanna be!! By Premolardoc I can't believe there aren't more rave reviews here. I had to jump up and down when I realized that 10 years of discomfort, allergies, forgetfulness, and other annoying symptoms had a chance to finally be resolved. Of course, one cannot make any medical claims. Its just a window into what could be an answer for you. After taking the test (questionnaire in beginning of book), and reading about my Dominant type, Deficient type, and other personality/physical characteristics of the 4 neurotransmitters ... I put the book aside for a bit. I found just that knowledge had given me alot to ponder. Why do I procrastinate, why do I love to be creative... Is it good for my type to drink caffeine...? Well its alot of questions no one ever asked me, and it made me take a second look at what I do and when I feel sick. I did quite poorly on the deficiency scale. My most severe defiencey being GABA, and hence I have had chronic hives, Irritable bowel, anxiety and other things. But could GABA have anything to do with it?? Well I have taken many credits in Neurology-- this never came up. I have been to Neurologists, Dermatologists, Allergy Specialists-- why has no one given me a GABA promoting drug (atleast)?? Guess there is a disconnect between wellness and typical medical protocols. I followed the GABA promoting diet (Almonds, oranges, bananas, oats, whole wheat, broccoli, spinach, fish, eggs, and much more...). No drugs. It made a huge difference. I also drank an herbal tea (passion flower, valerian), that helps promote GABA. I decreased caffeine. I focus on what's good for my body to make and store enough GABA to keep my body relaxed. It made an impact-- big enough, that I finally feel my health can be great again. Thank You Dr. Braverman! The other reviewer is correct. You cannot get all the lab tests you want run by your MD. Its not considered necessary. You will have better luck with a Chiropractor, or just going on faith and following the diet to see how you feel. The diets are not hard-- they might include alot of foods you crave since you need building blocks of that neurotransmitter most. One thing that alot of health enthusiasts may be weary of, is his notes on aspartame containing the Dopamine promoting element phenylanaline... since fake sweeteners are typically considered toxic. I do not know what to say on this. I guess in certain situations your body can make use of it. I still give the book 5 starts because the advice outweighs the drugs and artifical stuff. Many books I've reviewed showed me weak points in my health and toxins in my environment... but few have

What the Labels Won't Tell You: A Consumer Guide to Herbal Supplements

This is the only book of it's kind. It provides all the information the herb labels leave off, because the FDA will not allow any dosage or uses on the labels.Other topics include establishing an herb regimen, determining dosages based on your age and fitness level, and evaluating various amounts of literature available. What the Labels Won't Tell You, with it's comprehensive charts and friendly accessible format, sheds light on the herb craze like no other book has done.

Amazon Sales Rank: #3208746 in Books Published on: 1998-01-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 120 pages Review "There's a lot of confusion on the subject of herbal medicine," says Logan Chamberlain, Ph.D., president of Herb Companion Press, publisher of Herbs for Health, and host of the nationally syndicated radio program "Herbs and Your Health." Fortunately, for the millions of Americans who want to take advantage of herbs like garlic, ginkgo, and echinacea but are confused by the glut of supplements on the market, Chamberlain's written What the Labels Won't Tell You. Chamberlain does much more than explain how to decode complicated labels. He reveals how supplements are made and regulated and gives suggestions for getting started with herbal wellness in a conservative, safe, and responsible way. There are also chapters on herbal supplements for men and women as well as a section on using herbs to avoid serious medical conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol. This slim guide is packed with all the information you need to sort through the maze of herbal remedies and emerge healthier and empowered to take charge of your health. --Ellen Albertson About the Author Logan Chamberlain, PhD is publisher of Herbs for Health, Herb Companion, and hosts a weekly radio show, the Herbs and Health radio show. He is co-chairman of the NNFA, and holds his PhD from Colorado State University.

Most helpful customer reviews 3 of 5 people found the following review helpful. Don't waste your money By Analise This is quite possibly the worst book on holistic health I have ever read (and I have read quite a few). I am a strong believer in natural healing but this book is the stuff of charlatans and snake-oil salesman. Don't waste your money. I wish I didn't. See all 1 customer reviews...

Going Back to the Basics of Human Health

Going Back to the Basics of Human Health is a starting point for all those who want to be healthy. In the spirit of true investigative reporting, it walks you quickly and succinctly, step by step, through health basics that most people skip over in their thought processes about health. Going Back to the Basics of Human Health is a compilation of various nutritional studies, many of which have not reached widespread public awareness. Without mainstream distribution channels, the book is in its 5th printing, has sold over 32,000 copies internationally, and is just recently gaining broad exposure. People are thirsty for this information. Unfortunately, most people read the same things over and over again about health and nutrition. They know the language. They have read the intimate details of how and why to eat low fat, and have read books or articles on how some "new vitamin" will cure a disease. Most people assume that if they know these things, they then know a lot about health and nutrition. What they are really learning are fads, trends, and bold-faced lies. The microbites of true nutritional information are buried underneath these erroneous "health facts". So, how do you find these hidden facts? What do you need to know that plants your feet firmly in the truth, so that everything starts to become crystal clear? Going Back to the Basics of Human Health starts your voyage into the dark worlds of food, supplement, and medical politics. Hopefully, it will give you a new view of "high-tech" as it is applied to your health. Mankind, through science, has developed rockets that take us to the moon, telescopes that can see Mars, magnetic resonating devices that can see inside the human body, computers, and all sorts of gadgets that have totally changed the way we live. So the assumption is made that the same scientific care that is taken in getting a rocket off the ground has been taken and is being taken in keeping us well. Not so! Very few people are truly well. The news media has labeled it a health care crisis because the majority of people cannot pay their lifetime medical expenses... and no one else can either. We are led from one "new scientific breakthrough" to another, from one "new medical discovery" to another, and yet people are getting more and more sick. Millions of people suffer from indigestion, insomnia, depression, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, ADD, infertility, obesity, frequent colds that they can't get over, asthma, impotency, and hormonal problems, just to name a few. Most of what we see and hear is manipulated to wipe out our common sense and convince us that this is just the way it is. People become lulled into complacency when they should be outraged. How many people notice how prevalent being sick in our society really is? If they don't see it in the news over and over again, they figure that is just isn't so. But, many pertinent health issues do not make the front-page news because most journalists obtain their information from statements given to them by organizations or individuals that have vested interests. "Knowledge is Power" is an often quoted phrase. Being educated helps one make informed decisions about anything in life. One of the interesting things about Going Back to the Basics of Human Health is that the doctors quoted in the latter part of the book are themselves ignorant of the information in the first two-thirds of the book. By reading this book, you know more than most health professionals do today. By reading the suggested reading list, you will know more than you thought possible.

Amazon Sales Rank: #292045 in Books Published on: 1997-02-01 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 93 pages

Review "'Going Back to the Basics of Human Health' is now in its fourth printing. In review, this book takes some complicated issues that over the years have been shrouded in half-truths and unravels them in such a manner that the lay person can easily follow. We feel this book is a must for everyone to read if they truly want to start on the road to good health. A BEST SELLER for all nutritional buffs!" -International Foundation for Nutrition and Health -- Publisher Comments About the Author Mary Frost has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas, and a Master of Arts and Liberal Arts from St. Johns College. She has been actively involved in health and nutrition for more than 15 years, and brings her experience and studies to the fore as a nutritional journalist. Her goal is to help consumers make informed decisions concerning their health based on clear and concise information that is not widely disseminated. She does this in her book by exposing what she considers to be misinformation perpetrated by fads, trends and bold-faced lies. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. "And outraged is what we as a nation should be! But we are more concerned when a plane crashes because of the publicity than we are of the number of people dying from heart disease every year. Yet, there is a lot of human misery reflected in these frightening statistics, plus the billions of dollars involved in the health care needs these people require. Orthodox Medical Care spending is now estimated at $200 billion. In the attempt to protect themselves and their families from these frightening occurrences, Americans are changing their diets and are taking herbs and supplements. The money spent on the Alternative Health Industry is estimated at over $1 billion this past year. Over-the-counter vitamin sales are at $9 billion. This means that most people buy their vitamins from a store clerk!!! And yet, people are getting sicker. They pump vitamins and eat "right", but that does not seem to be the answer. They are still fatigued, still overweight, still fighting the cholesterol battle, etc..., etc..." (Anonymous Reviewer)

Most helpful customer reviews 29 of 29 people found the following review helpful. If You Find Truth Hard to Come By By Dr. Gary Farr As a practicing chiropractor and nutritionist for 20 years, I commonly find the majority of people confused about nutriton and diet. In an age where media and news provides false information, that's not surprising.People are walking time bombs! The majority of the public has no idea of what nutrition really should be, nor do they have any control over their eating habits.With the incidence of obesity and diabetes soaring in our population, I predict that in less than five years, we'll have one of the sickest populations, if not the sickest, on this planet.Mary Frost unravels the untruths, the half-truths and the hidden politics behind our sick society and arms you with facts that will change your thinking on what you put into your mouth.If you'd like a real basic book on nutrition that's easy to read and has TRUTHFUL information, this is it. Now in it's fifth printing, it's a book that you can't afford to miss.Get it today so that you don't become a statistic! 23 of 23 people found the following review helpful. Short, simple and to the point. By Mark A. Rocka Mary Frost doesn't waste time with meaningless filler or techno-babble. Going Back to the Basics of Human Health is packed with insightful knowledge about how the human body is designed to process the food we eat... and what that food is supposed to contain... in a short, easy to read layout.She compares today's foods with those that were available in the 1940's and 50's... citing that fruits and vegetables of today contain only a fraction of the nutrients that were available in the same foods only a few decades ago.Mary Frost uses layman terminology to describe an otherwise difficult relationship between our health and our food. For example, in a mere 4 paragraphs, she is able to debunk the myth of "good and bad" cholesterol and define the role cholesterol "actually" plays in our bodies... all in a manner that is completely understandable. She continues the debunking adventure by thoroughly explaining why low protein / high carbohydrate diets can't maintain optimum health and how they can actually lead to numerous problems when used over long periods of time.The book is short enough to read in one night, but packed with enough information that you'll want to read it again and again. I highly recommend Going Back to the Basics of Human Health by Mary Frost. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful. What a Great Book By George Washington Mary Frost goes into soil depletion, pestiside and fungiside contamination and toxicity, pasturization, processed foods, fatty acids, vitamins, the FDA, and the importance of whole food supplements. Her book has an edge to it, but is well deserved and well needed. I agree with her that the public needs to wake up and smell the MTBE in our coffee. Good for her. I love this book and will recommend it to all of the people in my life, patients and students alike.Well Written with Intelligence and Compassion5 Stars All the Way! See all 11 customer reviews...

Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements (Vital Information)

Amazon Sales Rank: #9782314 in Books Published on: 1998-09 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 160 pages ISBN13: 9780895949356 Condition: Used - Very Good Notes: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

Most helpful customer reviews 4 of 5 people found the following review helpful. This book is outstanding! By A Customer This book helps you to understand all the different vitamins, supplements, and minerals and what they can do for you. It's informative without being too technical -- it's very easy to read. I'd reccommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about the effects and benefits of vitamins, supplements, and minerals. See all 1 customer reviews...

Supplements for Superhealth

Written by one of the UK's leading nutritionists, this book advocates the taking of vitamin and mineral supplements to increase health. Its clear and concise style explains how supplements can increase energy, boost the immune system, protect bones and organs, improve digestion and much more.

Amazon Sales Rank: #4128796 in Books Published on: 2000-01-27 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 192 pages

Spirulina in Human Nutrition and Health

Astonishingly rich in nutrients, Spirulina is one of the most popular and well researched functional foods in the multi-billion dollar global food supplement market. This ancient species provides readily bioavailable protein along with carotenoids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals and has therapeutic applications in non-communicable disease such as diabetes milletus, hyperlipidemia, oxidative stress-induced diseases, inflammations, allergies, and even cancer. Growing scientific and market interests demand a high-quality, comprehensive, peer-reviewed volume on all aspects of this tiny aquatic plant.Drawing from the editors' expertise in nutrition and immunology as well as a prestigious panel of premier international researchers, Spirulina in Human Nutrition and Health provides the first complete compilation of the wealth of experimental data in a single accessible resource. Beginning with an introduction to the history and features of the plant itself, the book goes into great detail regarding its cultivation, handling, storage, and packaging, as well as applicable regulatory acts and organizations. It supplies explanations and reviews of studies involving Spirulina's use as a therapeutic food product and discusses its anti-oxidant profile and antioxidative and hepatoprotective properties. The book considers peer-reviewed studies on spirulina's effects on immunity, NK activation, and antibody production and highlights its role as an antibacterial and antiviral agent. The final chapters look at neurobiology and spirulina's effect on aging as well as potential interactions with pharmaceuticals or other bioavailable compounds.Extensively detailed and heavily referenced, Spirulina in Human Nutrition and Health is the definitive work on this highly nutritious food source.

Amazon Sales Rank: #2114996 in Books Published on: 2007-10-08 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.16 pounds Binding: Hardcover 328 pages

Review "Impeccably researched and written with a true eye for detail, this text will no doubt be regarded as the ‘voice in the field’ and the ultimate go-to reference for researcher, librarian, and instructor alike." --The Electric Review About the Author University of California, Davis, USA Earthrise Nutritionals, Calipatria, California, USA

Dr. Earl Mindell's Natural Remedies for 150 Ailments

Now updated and expanded, this valuable book shows you how to stop turning to potentially harmful prescription and over-the-counter medicines to ease your ailments--and to turn instead to Mother Nature for safe, natural, and effective remedies to relieve troublesome health conditions. World-renowned health expert Dr. Earl Mindell shows you which nutritional and herbal supplements you can use to treat common ailments, both large and small. When you implement his commonsense advice and preventive strategies, you will soon discover that the symptoms that have been plaguing you are fading. Not only will you feel better physically, but you'll also rest well knowing that you arrived there naturally with nonprescription alternatives. "Dr. Earl Mindell's Natural Remedies for 150 Ailments" features the doctor's favorite time-tested recipes for the treatment of various disorders including; Allergies; Arthritis Pain; BAckaches; Colds and Flu; Dandruff; Depression; Diabetes; Fatigue; Fibromyalgia; Heartburn; Insomnia; Jet Lag; Memory Loss; Nausea; PMS; Psoriasis and Eczema; Sprains and strains; Vertigo; Weight Loss; Yeast Infection. You'll find yourself turning to this book time after time to learn what you can do to live a healthy and pain-free life like Mother Nature intended.

Amazon Sales Rank: #404032 in Books Published on: 2005-12-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .73" h x 6.10" w x 9.02" l, .95 pounds Binding: Paperback 320 pages

About the Author Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the "New Vitamin Bible", "Prescription Alternatives", "Soy Miracle", "New Herb Bible", Anti-Aging Bible", "Peak Performance Bible", and "The Diet Bible". He is a registered pharmacist, master herbalist, and a professor of nutrition at Pacific Western University in Los Angeles. He conducts nutritional seminars around the world and lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Most helpful customer reviews 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful. A GREAT BOOK FOR MY MOTHER ----- BUT SHE WOULD RATHER LEAVE "MEDICAL STUFF" TO HER DOCTOR By Heather L. Parisi IN A NUTSHELL: This book, "Dr. Earl Mindell's Natural Remedies for 150 Ailments," is a simple and useful guide to treating everything from "bad breath" to "cirrhosis" in a format that lends itself to everyday use. Organized like a cookbook in alphabetical order by ailment, 150 ailments are listed on the left-hand page and their corresponding treatments are listed on the right-hand page. You can't miss for ease of use. FOR EXAMPLE: TAKE "HEARTBURN" as a typical ailment: Listed alphabetically, the description of "Heartburn" takes up page 150 [left-hand page], while the remedies are on page 151, [the right-hand page]. For each ailment, such as Heartburn, the remedies are organized into four sections on one page: at the top -"SUPPLEMENTS" - Vitamin B12, Acidophilus, Digestive enzymes and Betaine hydrochloride. [quantities and directions for use are included on page] Second are - "Herbs", with four herbs and treatment regimens for each. Third are - "Consider/Try to", which includes some other treatment options. Fourth are - "Avoid/ Watch Out For", which includes anything from activities to foods to over-the-counter medications that may cause adverse reactions. BOTTOM LINE: This book makes it simple to find the symptoms and alternative treatment options for 150 common ailments. On the minus side, there are NO explainations as to why treatments are suggested, or details about the specific parts of the herb that are to be used or why. For instance, for "heartburn" under the fourth heading, which is always "Avoid/ Watch Out For", antacids were listed to be avoided. While I understand why they might recommend the avoidance of antacids, many people reading the book might think that it was a misprint. Just like avoiding caffeine and coffee if you suffer from "chronic fatigue syndrome". They are NOT misprints, but you'll have to find the answers to why in a more comprehensive study, if you are so inclined. A GREAT BOOK FOR MY MOTHER: My mother would look at this book and say, "Great - I can see what I have wrong with me, and what I might do about it." She'll love this book because she does not want to go to medical school and attend lectures or stay up late every night reading about alternative health strategies. For her, and for the many people who choose to leave their health care decisions to an allopathic physician rather than to educate themselves extensively, this book is about as detailed as they may feel comfortable with. Essentially, she would rather leave the medical stuff to her doctor. In any event, this book is a great place to start one's investigation into alternative remedies, and it is a good book to have on anybody's shelf. 3 of 6 people found the following review helpful. Excellent book By D. Hannah This book opens the key to better health. Read it to gain knowledge. Apply it to have good health See all 2 customer reviews...

A Guide To Healthy Eating (healthy eating, health foods, eat healthy, healing foods, health, diet, diet health, healthy recipes, supplements, vitamins, nut)

How much of what we are, what we’re able to do as we age, and our mental capacity depends on our food intake? Think about it, we are what we eat. If you’re nutritional needs are met as a child, you grow into a healthy, intelligent, physically well person. Without a continuance of nutritional well-being, as we age, our body loses valuable resources in trying to keep us alive, not storing up for the coming years.Osteoporosis, diabetes, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, these diseases are a result of the lack of nutritional attention being given to our bodies. These articles are anexamination of the effect our lives have on our bodies. Good or bad.Nutrition and Healthy EatingNutrition as it applies to our daily lives means that we take in what we need to maintain our body’s healthy state. Nutrition has become an important word thanks to theinvolvement of the USDA in our daily food requirements, and the FDA’s involvement in determining what is and is not dangerous for us to consume.What about eating habits? What about vitamins? What role...

Amazon Sales Rank: #89411 in eBooks Published on: 2009-01-04 Released on: 2009-01-04 Format: Kindle eBook Number of items: 1

Most helpful customer reviews 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK if you want information on healthy eating!!! By Kristina Müller Even $ 2.99 is too much for this book. Everything that is written in it is not much more than common sense and general knowledge. Useful facts for healthy nutrition are negligible. Why did the author call this book "A Guide to..." since all that is done is condeming the food pyramid and the lack of educating people regarding healthy eating. Maybe it is just on my Kindle but every other page pops up again and again throughout the book so I read everything several times (even though I was paging forward) with only some new lines in between. Flaw or tactic ? I was expecting a guide through all the nutrients, where to find them and what to eat specifically to stay healthy. I also thought to encounter some synopsis of the different dietary approaches and their pros and cons (GLYX, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Paleo etc.). The author did not even name not to mention explain the different fats. But at least I know now that fruit and veggies are healthy, duh. Oh, and exercising is good for you as well. Thank you for a book the world does not need. See all 1 customer reviews...

Nature's Prescription: Foods, Vitamins, and Supplements That Prevent Disease

Nature's Prescriptions is full of good nutrition information, timely medical tips, and delicious recipes. You can go straight to a condition of particular interest or browse through it for ways to improve your overall health. Keep it handy when you make up your shopping list. Most of all, use this book for natural ways to add vitality and health to your diet and to your life.

Amazon Sales Rank: #673669 in Books Published on: 1999-06 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 386 pages

Most helpful customer reviews 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. This book helped me lose weight and lower my cholesterol. By A Customer After reading this informative book and making dietary changes in my diet, not only did I lose weight but my cholesterol was reduced by 40%. The recipe section was my favorite. See all 1 customer reviews...

Calorie Comparison Handbook for the Vast Majority of the World's Foods and some Beverages: An interesting supplement to The Pen and Paper Diet

Once you realize that A Personal Daily Calorie Budget is the main key to controling your weight, a natural interest may come for comparing calorie info for foods and beverages. This book lists calorie info per one gram for the foods and beverages of the world. Use the book as a conversation piece for your coffee table, more accurately determine how many calories you are consuming or find a lower calorie item to meet your budget for the day. The inspiration for this book came from my wife, just like my other book, The Pen and Paper Diet. My wife came up with a simple technique to find out how many calories there are per gram for a made-from-scratch meal. This got me interested in finding out how many calories there are per gram for the world?s foods. I simply used the tables in The Pen and Paper Diet and divided the amount of grams per serving into the amount of calories to get calories per gram.

Published on: 2009-02-27 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .30" h x 6.00" w x 9.00" l, .44 pounds Binding: Paperback 130 pages

Patient Information on Conditions, Herbs & Supplements: Quick Access

This source contains indispensable information, written for the lay person, on the most popular herbs and supplements. Each condition, herb, and supplement includes a concise description, available forms, how to take each dietary supplement, precautions, and possible interactions. The convenient, lay-flat format allows healthcare professionals to easily reproduce and distribute materials to their patients.Coverage includes data on the uses, dosages, safety, and efficacy of 36 of the most popular herbs; clinical information on 44 vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and nutritional supplements; and practical guidelines on both conventional and complementary approaches to 100 common conditions.

Amazon Sales Rank: #2569773 in Books Published on: 1999-12-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .88" h x 8.97" w x 11.05" l, 1.71 pounds Binding: Hardcover 266 pages

The Complete Book of Nutritional Healing: The Top 100 Medicinal Foods and Supplements and the Diseases They Treat

• A-to-Z, cross-referenced entries of common health conditions, along with recommended foods and/or supplements to treat them• Detailed entries on healing foods from almonds to oatmeal to salmon to zucchini and dozens in between that boost health and well-being• The latest information on vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and more—with suggestions for safe, effective usage • The best food sources and dietary supplements for you and your family• Includes delicious, easy-to-follow recipes!• An overview of American diet and nutritional issues today (including a comprehensive resources list)• And more.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1070410 in Books Published on: 2008-12-30 Released on: 2008-12-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.20" h x 4.10" w x 6.50" l, .35 pounds Binding: Mass Market Paperback 384 pages

Review Deborah Mitchell is a widely published health journalist. She is the author or coauthor of more than three dozen books on health topics, including A Woman’s Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements (now available from St. Martin’s Paperbacks), The Wonder of Probiotics (coauthored with John R.Taylor, N.D.), Foods That Combat Aging, Your Ideal Supplement Plan in Three Easy Steps, and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Back Pain (coauthored with Debra Weiner, M.D.).

Most helpful customer reviews 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. A Starting Point By Martin Asiner THE COMPLETE BOOK OF NUTRITIONAL HEALING is for the reader whose knowledge of nutrition is a limited one. This approach can be either good or bad, but in this case Deborah Mitchell has made the right choice. Mitchell divides the book into three parts: In the first section, she lists alphabetically some eighty-three common ailments. She describes the general characteristics of each, using a level of detail that is reasonably bereft of jargon. Mitchell adds their causes and how diet and supplementation may prove useful. Readers who are health care professionals will find little to grouse about since Mitchell's advice is thoroughly conventional. In the second section, she lists one hundred and seven medicinal foods ranging alphabetically from apples to yogurt. She presents each food with an historical overview of its origins, followed by a listing of its nutritional components, ending with its health benefits. Again, the level of complexity and detail is designed for the lay person. The final section lists twenty-five common commercially available supplements. I have a slight problem here since Mitchell omits very many others that can be quite useful such as Carnosine, grapeseed, and Acetyl L-Carnitine. Overall, this book is a worthwhile starting point for the nutritional novice. See all 1 customer reviews...

Comparative Guide to Children's Nutritionals

A colourful and revealing companion to the popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, this publication presents recent and often startling scientific evidence of the link between dietary patterns in early childhood and the onset of numerous degenerative diseases in adulthood. Includes a comprehensive comparison of 160 children's nutritional products.

Amazon Sales Rank: #253765 in Books Brand: Books and Tapes Published on: 2004-09-24 Ingredients: Product name: Comparative Guide To Childrens NutritionalsSize: 1 BookBarcode: 9780973253818 A colourful and revealing companion to the popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements this pub Dimensions: 1.00 pounds Binding: Paperback 58 pages Thank you For visiting HealthGenesis! Visit our webstore for more wonderful products!

From the Publisher Nutrition plays a key role in everyone’s health, especially that of our children. Because of their active lifestyles and rapidly growing bodies, it is essential that young people receive adequate amounts of all the nutrients they require for optimal growth and development. Nothing can replace the value of regular exercise and an active lifestyle, complemented with sound nutrition through a carefully balanced diet. This is the way Nature intended it to be. Unfortunately, children (and adults) in today’s high-stress world face a dearth of beneficial physical activity and a steady diet of meals on the run, fast-food restaurants and processed foods, devoid of nutritional value. It is the exception, rather than the rule, that kids today will sit down to home-cooked meals with fresh-from-the-garden fruits and vegetables served up with loving care. Even for those fortunate enough to do so, there is no guarantee that they are receiving all the nutrients they need. The Comparative Guide to Children's Nutritionals examines the science of nutrition for infants, children and adolescents, including a full discussion of degenerative disease, which often has its beginnings in childhood. Over 160 retail, mail-order and multi-level-marketing products are compared to our Adjusted Blended Standard. The product scoring is adapted for children from the Blended Standard and includes the same fourteen vital criteria as our Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements for adult supplements. About the Author Author, educator and biochemist, Lyle MacWilliam serves as a consultant and public advocate for the natural healthcare industry. Mr. MacWilliam's early scientific training led him to the investigation of oxidative stress and the biological properties of antioxidants. His research focused on radiation-induced free radical damage and dietary supplementation with Vitamin E. As an author, Mr. MacWilliam's creative works are used by leading nutritional manufacturers. His popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements provides consumers with a reliable tool with which to sort through the maze of nutritional supplements on the market today. Mr. MacWilliam is a former Canadian Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia. He recently served at the behest of Canada's federal Minister of Health to help develop a new regulatory framework for natural health products, ensuring Canadians access to safe, effective and high quality nutritional supplements. Mr. MacWilliam has also served in a consulting capacity for Environment Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and the British Columbia Science Council. An accomplished martial artist, Mr. MacWilliam is passionate about fitness and health. His research hits hard at today's lifestyle and dietary patterns and their role in the development of degenerative disease. His scientifically rigorous, no-nonsense delivery, served with a touch of humour, has earned him praise internationally as a sought-after speaker on the importance of optimal nutrition and lifestyle. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The Obesity Connection Obesity is consistently linked to ongoing degenerative disease in adults, but more recent studies are showing that obesity in children has even more far-reaching and dire consequences. Caballero found "while preventive intervention in adult life may reduce risk, this is usually difficult and results are often limited. One example would be obesity. In contrast, interventions early in life, aimed at reducing these early risk factors, could potentially result in major reductions in the incidence of several diseases of adults." Some researchers are speculating that obesity acts as an inflammatory condition, raising the blood levels of markers like C-reactive protein, which are also associated with cardiovascular disease and other degenerative diseases. World-wide, both childhood and adult obesity are increasing at alarming rates, but childhood obesity has the potential to be even more devastating since it puts risk factors in place at the same time young bodies are growing and changing. In addition to North America, regions with diverse food sources and lifestyles including Australia, Egypt, Mexico, Europe and Asia are all reporting increases in degenerative disease—particularly type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease—coupled with rapid rises in obesity rates. Many researchers believe the shift away from traditional diets to a higher-fat, sugar-laden "western" diet is the major reason for these changes. In Baja California, Mexican children now consume very low quantities of fruits and vegetables and excessive amounts of high-fat snacks and soft drinks. Ninety-two percent of fifth-graders consume at least one soft drink daily, and most (85 percent) also consume at least one high-fat snack. This potentially deadly combination of high sugar and high fat intake is putting our children directly in harm’s way. Today, relatively few families in Canada and America can boast garden-fresh produce. Most shoppers must rely on commercial agriculture to meet their daily nutritional needs. Yet, for the last 50 years most commercial farms have been relying on NPK fertilizers to grow their crops. During the late forties, three minerals, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), (left over from the World War II armaments industry) were found to produce fine-looking crops. The subsequent use of these nutrients quickly replaced traditional mulching and manuring and, over the next half-century, depleted North American soils of many of the essential micronutrients. To make things worse, commercial processing of nutrient-deficient foods further depletes their nutritional value. The mass production processes of storing, drying, cooking, freeze drying, extracting and hydrogenating wreak havoc on an already marginal nutrient content. According to Colgan, the processing of cereal grains depletes the magnesium content by 80 percent. Up to 50 percent of the folic acid content in foods is lost through preparation, processing and storage, while commercial milling of cereals depletes the vitamin B6 content by 50 to 90 percent. Store asparagus for a week and 90 percent of its vitamin C is gone; blanch vegetables or fish and up to one-half of their B-complex vitamins and vitamin C content is lost. Even with the best of intentions and the most careful planning, daily consumption of commercially processed foods grown in nutrient-deficient soils will not provide us with the quality nutrition we will need for a lifetime of optimal health. The simple fact of the matter is, if the nutrients are not in the soil and not in our foods, then they’re not in our bodies.

Most helpful customer reviews 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. On the mark By John Wolff Like it's companion publication, the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, this guide takes a hard look at North American lifestyles--in this case, that of our children. However, rather than simply lament the obesity epidemic sweeping our nations, author Lyle MacWilliam provides solid advice on mitigating the damage through lifestyle change, better nutrition and supplementation. The guide also includes graphical comparisons of multiple vitamin and mineral products, based on the published recommendations of nutritional experts. The graphs and scoring criteria make it easy to choose a supplement that is right for your child. Highly recommended for parents, grandparents and parents-to-be. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. What is most important? By O. Crosby What is the only thing more important than our health? The health of our children. MacWilliam has given us a great way to find althernatives to the vitamn-laced candy we find on the shelves. With studies showing that 30-50% of the children in this country are going to grow up with nutrition-linked diseases such as diabetes, we need every tool we can get to combat this epidemic. MacWilliam has given us a well researched guide that we can trust. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. I bought the adult book By Robert Mcintyre I wish I had this book years ago. A great resource. Five Stars for sure Thanks Lyle. See all 7 customer reviews...

Mosby's Handbook of Drug-Herb & Drug-Supplement Interactions

With an increasing number of patients combining herbal treatments with prescribed medications, reliable information on herb/supplement and pharmaceutical interactions is much needed. This portable reference is organized alphabetically by drug name and features an entry for each drug-herb/drug-supplement combination that has a proven interaction. Each entry is rated on a scale of 1 to 4 to show the severity of the interaction and includes information on related drugs, an interaction summary, a discussion of the interaction, management suggestions, and references. In addition to the core material, there are also several helpful appendices on interactions by herb or supplement, nutrient depletions, and drug-herb add-on depressant interactions.Evidence-based content includes the most up-to-date, current research on herb/supplement and pharmaceutical interactions.A unique rating scale uses scientific evidence to grade the level of interaction expected.References are included for each drug-herb/drug-supplement combination.A logical organization enables the reader to find information quickly.Several appendices provide information on interactions by herb or supplement, nutrient depletions, and drug-herb add-on depressant interactions.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1319720 in Books Published on: 2002-10-16 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .74 pounds Binding: Paperback 496 pages

Cancer and Nutrition (Simone Health Series)

Examines the influence of nutrition on the development of cancer and recommends a diet program designed to reduce the risk of cancer.

Amazon Sales Rank: #268362 in Books Brand: Avery Published on: 1991-12-01 Ingredients: Product name: Cancer and Nutrition BookSize: 352 PagesBarcode: 9780895294913This valuable book offers a realistic program of nutrition and exercises that may contribute to preventing or overcoming ca Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.00 pounds Binding: Paperback 338 pages

Most helpful customer reviews 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. Staying healthy the natural way By Pieter This valuable book offers a realistic program of nutrition and exercises that may contribute to preventing or overcoming cancer. Chapter One considers the risk factors, whilst Chapter Two looks at the body's defenses like nutrient factors, immunity, free radicals, vitamins, minerals and other substances, and their use.Chapter Three contains an in-depth look at nutrition, obesity, additives, contaminants, pesticides, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, hormones, air, water, electromagnetism and stress. Chapter Four explores breast, gastrointestinal and other cancers plus cardiovascular disease.Chapter Five presents a plan for risk factor modification, including the author's 10-point plan and a diet plan. The book concludes with footnotes containing bibliographical references, a piece about the author and an index. Black and white illustrations enhance the text. See all 1 customer reviews...

Handbook of Natural Herbs and Supplements

This essential handbook presents detailed monographs for 270 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements. Arranged in alphabetical order, each monograph incorporates authoritative information on generic names, botanical names, common alternative and trade names, actions, uses, dosages, side effects and adverse reactions, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, chemical components, and interactions with foods, other herbal products, and with drugs.

Amazon Sales Rank: #692747 in Books Published on: 2001-06-22 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 504 pages

About the Author Linda Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP, Skidmore-Roth Associates

Most helpful customer reviews 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Essential By C. Gurklies If you are into herbal alternative medicine, this book is for you. It gives you alot of info on how to use each item and lists any cautions with prescription meds. 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. great condition By SummerDreamz Book came in great condition and very helpful. Was a bit slow arriving but did make it within time frame. Which shouldn't have been hard since they gave me a ten day time frame.... See all 2 customer reviews...

Super Supplements for Skin, Body & Mind: How vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs can make you look, feel and think young

Super Supplements for Skin,Body & Mind is a book on supplements - vitamins, minerals, antioxidants andherbs.¿ Yet, it is different from otherbooks on the same subject, and it stands out as a unique nutrition book. Why? The book's language is clear and easy to understand.¿ Scientific words are explained in simple English terms. The book uses the "question and answer" style, targeting all questions that might be on the reader's mind. Besides discussing all the vitamins and minerals that most books always talk about, Dr. Santina's book includes a comprehensive section on the most known and recently discovered anti-aging, anti-disease antioxidants. Another section is dedicated to the discussion of 15 healing herbs chosen for their immune, vision, skin, and body health-promoting powers.¿ Each herb's history, main benefits, recommended dose, contraindications and ways to use are thoroughly discussed Footnotes, tables and a glossary of medical and nutritional terms are used for more clarification. The book targets, not only general health issues, but also skin, vision, and brain health as well. The book is written by a professional skin specialist and holistic nutritionist after years of extensive research Although a factual work, it is very interesting and reads like a novel.

Amazon Sales Rank: #3362897 in Books Published on: 2004-05-10 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .63" h x 6.00" w x 9.00" l, .91 pounds Binding: Paperback 280 pages

About the Author Dalia Santina, Ph.D., is a licensed aesthetician, nutrition consultant, aromatherapist and iridologist. She earned her doctorate in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. She is a leading national and international writer and a skin and nutrition consultant. Years of experience in running her successful skin-care business "Dalia's Skin Club", led to her publication of "Holistic skin is...IN" and, now, "Super Supplements for skin, body & mind". Dr. Santina has been a welcome guest on KDOCTV and BBC radio. She has been featured in some of the most prestigious skin care and fashion publications including Skin Inc., and Dermascope magazines. She is listed in Marquis who's who for the years 2002 and 2003. Dalia Santina will continue her contribution to the field of beauty and nutrition.

Nutraceuticals, Glycemic Health and Type 2 Diabetes (Institute of Food Technologists Series)

Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem for the developed and developing countries and it is a burden on healthcare systems as well as individuals. Nutraceuticals, Glycemic Health and Type 2 Diabetes primarily focuses on the nutraceuticals that assist in preventing and managing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. The book gives an overview of glycemic health and highlights the use of novel and upcoming nutraceutical ingredients such as bioactive peptides, traditional herbs from China, India and Mexico, resistant starches, cinnamon, chromium and others. After the successful commercial application of bioactive peptides as nutraceutical ingredients in the management of blood pressure, companies are now focusing on peptides for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Resistant starches in the clinical studies have demonstrated to reduce the glycemic and insulin response and increasing insulin sensitivity. These and other nutraceuticals that are supported by scientific and clinical studies are highlighted. The editors and contributors are experts in their respective fields and are largely from the university, industry and government. Nutraceuticals, Glycemic Health and Type 2 Diabetes will be useful as a standard reference book for all those concerned with the role of nutraceuticals and glycemia in the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes.

Amazon Sales Rank: #3183505 in Books Published on: 2008-08-26 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 9.30" h x 1.25" w x 6.30" l, 2.25 pounds Binding: Hardcover 512 pages

Review "This book is a veritable wealth of information regarding nutraceuticals, functional foods, nutritional strategies, and herbal therapy for the prevention or treatment of type 2 diabetes." (HerbalGram, July 2010)“This is a nice reference on the emerging evidence behind the use of nutraceuticals in the possible treatment and prevention of diabetes. Many interesting compounds are discussed.” (Doody's Book Reviews, November 2008) About the Author Vijai K. Pasupuleti, Ph.D. is founder of SAI International (Geneva, IL), a firm that engages in research, consulting and marketing for nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. At present Dr. Pasupuleti is actively involved in the nutraceuticals especially related to diabetes and has been managing his type 2 diabetes simply by using nutraceuticals combined with exercise and without any medication for more than 6 years. James W. Anderson, M.D. is Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY. His research with diabetes, obesity, soy foods and dietary fiber has generated over 350 publications. He now does nutrition consulting and clinical trial development.

Winning at Weight Loss: Proven Strategies Based on Diet, Exercise and Supplements

Being overweight is a growing problem in our society. Recent reports show that more than half of us are overweight and at risk for the related health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and certain cancers. If you've tried to lose weight and failed, or you're confused about the many weight loss programs and supplements available today you're not alone. Winning at Weight Loss shows you that you can achieve healthy, long-term weight loss with proper guidance and tools.In this booklet, you will learn:how to adopt a fat-burning dietboost your metabolism with proper exercisesenhance your weight-loss success with safe supplements.By following this step-by-step program you will lose weight safely, boost your energy level and improve your physical and mental well-being. Winning at Weight Loss will help you build the foundation for a healthier, happier life.Pharmacist and health author Sherry Torkos interprets the most recent scientific research and offers a clear formula that balances the roles of diet, exercise and supplements and results in meaningful and lasting weight loss.

Amazon Sales Rank: #2545275 in Books Published on: 2004-08-09 Original language: English Dimensions: .1 pounds Binding: Paperback 63 pages

From the Back Cover Being overweight is a growing problem in our society. Recent reports show that more than half of us are overweight and at risk for the related health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and certain cancers. If you've tried to lose weight and failed, or you're confused about the many weight loss programs and supplements available today you're not alone. Winning at Weight Loss shows you that you can achieve healthy, long-term weight loss with proper guidance and tools.In this booklet, you will learn:how to adopt a fat-burning diet,

Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements

This guide seeks to educate consumers about the science and value of nutritional supplementation, and to provide them with a simple, reliable tool with which to compare nutritional products. Section I: Aging, Oxidative Stress and Degenerative Disease Section I of this guide discusses the theories of aging and the intricate links between aging, oxidative stress and degenerative disease. The remarkable protective powers of the endogenous and dietary antioxidants and their role in mitigating the aging process are examined. Five degenerative disease processes are highlighted, including recent scientific evidence supporting the use of nutritional supplementation as a preventive measure. Section II: Criteria for Advanced Supplementation Section II reviews the substantial scientific evidence employed in developing the fourteen analytical criteria imbedded in the product-rating methodology used in this comparative guide. Creation of the Final Product Score, based on these fourteen criteria, has been an evolutionary process. With each edition of this comparative guide, we have built on previous research as newly published scientific findings have become available. The result has been the creation of a robust analytical model, based on the scientific literature and the independent recommendations of our seven cited authorities. In each of the chapters of Section II, the reader is introduced to one of the fourteen criteria and the scientific evidence supporting its use. For those who find the reading a little technical, we refer you to the highlighted text. For those who wish to explore the science of advanced nutrition, we invite you to "dive in." Section III: How the Comparisons were Made Section III provides further explanation of the Final Product Score and introduces the Blended Standard, a nutritional benchmark we have created based on the independent recommendations of seven scientific authorities. A brief biographical background of each of the seven authorities and their specific recommendations for optimal daily nutritional intake is also provided. The use of the Blended Standard, as a benchmark for optimal nutrition and the foundation for the Final Product Score, is featured. The Final Product Score is described in detail in Chapter 17. This fourteen-point score is the heart of our comparative analysis; it provides a rigorous quantitative evaluation and relative ranking of all products, based on the Blended Standard benchmark. Section III also provides a summary of the 25 top-rated products, listed according to Final Product Score. From this list, the top six products are profiled. These are products of exceptional standing and merit your serious attention as a consumer. Included is a brief profile of each company, with contact information, company history and general information. Points of interest on product formulations, including a breakout of the individual product criteria ratings and information on manufacturing processes (if available), is also provided. Section IV: Graphical Comparisons In Section IV, selected products from companies throughout the United States and Canada are graphically compared to the Blended Standard benchmark. With each graph, we have provided the Final Product Score for that product, illustrated as both a percentage ranking and a five-star rating. This allows easy comparison of relative product ratings. In writing this comparative guide, over 1,000 American and Canadian nutritional products were initially examined. Over five hundred qualifying products, representing the best in the line-up of more than 210 companies, were further evaluated, and their respective nutrient contents were compared to the selected nutritional standards. Two hundred and thirty-two (232) finalists, representing the top-rated product(s) from each manufacturer, were then selected and compared graphically. (Some companies have more than one product represented, if they market in

Amazon Sales Rank: #134075 in Books Brand: BOOKS & TAPES Published on: 2003-05-01 Ingredients: Product name: Comparative Guide to Nutritional SupplementsSize: 1 BookBarcode: 9780973253801This guide seeks to educate consumers about the science and value of nutritional supplementation and to pr Original language: English Dimensions: 1.00 pounds Binding: Paperback 128 pages BOOKS & TAPES Comparative Guide To Nutritional Supplements MacWilliam

Review ". . . addresses the very real dangers of ignoring the key nutritional choices we face every day — a great educational resource!" -- Dr. Christine Wood, MD, author of How to Get Kids to Eat Great and Love It!"Lyle MacWilliam has scored another home run with the latest edition of his Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements." -- Dr. Denis Waitley, PhD, Bestselling author of The Psychology of Winning About the Author Author, educator, speaker and biochemist, Lyle MacWilliam's scientific training took him to the frontiers of research into the biological properties of antioxidants. His scientific investigations focused on the damage caused by radiation to heart cell membranes and the effects of exercise and dietary supplementation with Vitamin E. MacWilliam is a former Canadian Member of Parliament(MP) and Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for British Columbia. He recently served, at the behest of Canada’s federal Minister of Health, on an expert advisory team for natural health products, and helped develop a new regulatory framework to ensure Canadians have access to safe, effective and high quality nutritional products. His wide-ranging consulting experience includes work in the fields of management and public policy consulting for the British Columbia Science Council, Environment Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and Health Canada. An accomplished martial artist, MacWilliam is passionate about personal fitness and optimal health. He has authored several previous publications comparing the nutritional profiles of Canadian and American dietary supplements. His writing hits hard at today’s lifestyle and dietary patterns and their role in the development of degenerative disease. With a scientifically rigorous, no-nonsense delivery, lightened with a gentle touch of humor, MacWilliam has earned praise across Canada, the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand as a sought-after speaker on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Life is just one damned thing after another. — Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) from The Philistine CHAPTER 1: Aging Avoidable or Inevitable? Why do we age? Why do some of us age more gracefully than others? Why will one person succumb to cancer, heart disease or diabetes early in life, while another will live disease-free and healthy for more than a century? Is there a limit to how old we can grow, or is our allotted time merely blind chance, a fatalistic roll of the dice, or the fixed rhythm of a slow dance etched into our existence? What role do diet and lifestyle play? Can we make a difference to our own futures? Each of us ponders these questions as we examine our own mortality. Our bodies, although marvellous in their complexity, are nonetheless mere biological machines. Like any machine, our parts wear out, break down and fall off until, like the Skin Horse in Margery Williams' children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit, we become very shabby and our seams begin showing in all the wrong places — we become real. It is all a part of aging. To understand how the machinery of the cell operates, how it wears out, and how the eventual breakdown of cells, tissues and organs impacts the health of the entire organism, is to begin to understand the aging process itself — the long and winding road from birth to death. Theories of Aging Over the years, scientific researchers have put forth several theories of aging that reveal a common thread. These modern aging theories generally fall into two camps: structural damage theories and programmed obsolescence theories. Structural damage theories are concerned with the molecular damage that accumulates inside cells over time. Programmed obsolescence theories engage the concept that aging and death are the inevitable consequences of the workings of an internal biological clock, programmed at conception, which decides when cells can no longer operate and reproduce at a rate sufficient to maintain health....

Most helpful customer reviews 52 of 58 people found the following review helpful. Great Book---despite some of the skewed reviews By Shadar Over all, I thought the book was excellent. I took the time to read several of the previous reviews and have to comment on one in particular. The one by Mr. Marcel Raffoul "Honest Citizen". First and foremost the review section is supposed to be a reviews of books and not of the company that is rated #1 in the book. I did some research on some of his accusations against USANA by Mr. Raffoul. Here's is what I found. 1. Dr. Lyle is NOT on the board of directors. You can look at the board of directors on the USANA web site. 2. The "Independent Assessment" of USANA says nothing more than USANA is an MLM company. He acts like this is a bad thing. They say on their web site they are a direct/MLM company and talk about the benefits of cutting out middle men to help keep costs down on their pharmaceutical grade products. Their products are pricey but I guess you get what you pay for and would be outrageous if you had to pay for distribution, waehousing and transportion, etc.... but I digress. 3. I also looked at Mr. Marcel Raffoul's other reviews and noticed that some of the books he reviewed were on Direct Selling and MLM stategies which indicates that he is probably in networm marketing, probably in a competitive company. 4. I also read that Maleuca accusations as well as the rebuttal. The rebuttal stated that the original accusations were derived from a previous edition (Edition 2) and since then they went to other independent labratories to ask what other criteria the vitamins could be tested on. These reponses were incorporated into the testing procedures and from what I could determine in the comparison would take the possibility of Dr. McWilliams to skew the results out of the equation and therefore indicates that Maleuca is simply irritated that McWilliams revealed that their products are lacking in quality. Another note on Centrum. Centrum is the biggest selling vitamin in the U.S. and apparently in Australia as well. It is well documented that as far as absorbability, it is severely lacking. I have talked to several nurses that call Centrum "bed pan bullets" because in patients that use them and use a bed pan, you can still read "Centrum" on the pill when it comes out. Yes, Centrum is much cheaper but get what you pay for. If you want cheap vitamins, that don't work DON'T READ THIS BOOK, go down to WalGreens and buy the cheapest vitamin on the'll save a lot of money that way. After doing a lot or research on the accuracy and claims by other reviewers, I believe the book and it's rating system are excellent. In addition, the book will teach you a lot on how vitamins work, oxidative stress in the body and how it promotes degenerative diseases. It will also teach you alot about anti-oxidants in supplements and how they prevent degenerative disease as well as how supplements are absobed in the body. I would consider this is a MUST READ book for anyone that is interested in their health. 83 of 97 people found the following review helpful. Best I've Found By Don Wilson My wife and I have taken nutritional supplements for years. It's always been 'up to me' to determine what brands are the best. I used to be a distributor for USANA nutritionals (rated #1 in this book) and then switched to Life Extension Foundation products (also rated high in this book). It was reassuring to me that by my own discernment, I had chosen the best. I have never found a book so complete and thorough as this book on rating nutritional supplements. I did read in one of the other reviews on this book, that someone had a problem with Denis Waitley reviewing the book when he was in fact, associated with USANA. Why? If that person took the time to do a little research, they would have found that other Doctors that made their own personal recommendations for the purpose of establishing a 'Blended

How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care

All you need to know about herbs, nutrients, and yoga for enhancing mental health.Many physicians and therapists agree that herbs and mind-body practices enhance health, but many more are reluctant to integrate them into their clinical work because of a lack of training or, given how long it takes to master the use of hundreds of different herbs, a lack of time. But the trend is clear: clients and consumers alike want control over their health care choices, making the time ripe for a practical resource that guides both the clinician and the consumer on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This book answers that call. Three noted experts in integrative medicine, Drs. Brown, Gerbarg, and Muskin, demystify the complexities of alternative mental health care, giving readers a comprehensive yet accessible guidebook to the best treatment options out there. From mood, memory, and anxiety disorders to ADD, sexual enhancement issues, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse, every chapter covers a major diagnostic category. The authors then present a range of complementary and alternative treatments—including the use of herbs, nutrients, vitamins, nootropics, hormones, and mind-body practices— that they have found to be beneficial for various conditions within each category. For example, B complex vitamins and folate have been shown to help with depression; omega-3 fatty acids can offer relief for bipolar sufferers; coherent and resonant breathing techniques—used by Buddhist monks—induce healthy alpha rhythms in the brain to relieve anxiety; the elderly can boost their memory by taking the ancient medicinal herb Rhodiola rosea; and those with chronic fatigue syndrome can find comfort in acupuncture and yoga. Focusing on evidence-based approaches, the research, the authors’ clinical experience, and the potential risks and benefits of each treatment are carefully examined. Brown, Gerbarg, and Muskin have distilled an otherwise daunting field of treatment down to its basics: their overriding approach is to present the CAM methods that are most practical in a clinical setting, easy to administer, and low in side effects. With helpful summary tables at the end of each chapter, clinical pearls, and case vignettes interspersed throughout, this is a must-have resource for all clinicians and consumers who want the best that alternative medicine has to offer.

Amazon Sales Rank: #218289 in Books Published on: 2009-01-05 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.17" h x 6.32" w x 9.48" l, 1.69 pounds Binding: Hardcover 464 pages

Review “This book is for everyone…an invaluable resource for practitioners and consumers alike.” (Townsend Letter )“[T]his book offers credible information about almost every widely available over-the-counter herb or nutrient….outstanding compilation of research and superb way in which the research is woven into a narrative….as exhaustive and reliable a source for these CAM therapies as one will find on the shelf today.” (Yoga Therapy Today )“[A]n excellent reference...that will appeal to CAM consumers and practitioners as well as conventional physicians. All will find a thoughtful review of practical guidelines for the application of CAM treatments for neurology and psychiatry. I give it a thumbs up!” (HerbalGram Magazine )“[I]nvaluable for practicing physicians and those in the mental health industry.” (Midwest Book Review )“A go-to source for information on integrative mental health.” (Mehmet C. Oz, MD, FACS )“[T]he best book on this difficult topic that I have come across.” (Journal of Mental Health )“Brown, Gerbarg, and Muskin have distilled an otherwise daunting field of treatment down to its basics: their overriding approach is to present the CAM methods that are most practical in a clinical setting, easy to administer, and low in side effects.” (Current Psychiatry Online )“[A] powerful book...has the potential to blow a gaping hole in the current wall of psychiatric ignorance of natural therapies.” (Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter )“[R]eadable by healthcare consumers...highly useful to mental health they MD psychiatrist, PhD psychologist, CSW or LMHC psychotherapist.” (Stephen Larsen, PhD, LMHC, BCIA-eeg ) About the Author Richard P. Brown, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He lives in Kingston, New York.Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. She lives in Kingston, New York.Philip R. Muskin, MD, is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and chief of consultation-liaison psychiatry at New York–Presbyterian Hospital. He lives in New York City.

Most helpful customer reviews 17 of 17 people found the following review helpful. For Every Mental Health Professional By Stephen Larsen For those who hover between the worldviews of the Western medical establishment and the holistic model, this book offers a balanced and informative guide. Dr.'s Brown, Gerbarg, and Muskin have elite credentials, and offer excellent academic scholarship along with genuine empathy for people suffering with illnesses and traumas. This book is readable by healthcare consumers and is highly useful to mental health professionals as well. This book is very even-handed in dealing with traditional (prescription) psychopharmacology, herbal remedies, and mind-body approaches--and their interactions. For this reason, it is the best guide on the market for people who have tried multiple approaches to life-endangering, or life-quality compromising problems. The authors intelligently and respectfully analyze self-help approaches such as yoga, Qi Gong, or breathing exercises. Though they agree with modern medicine that the peer-reviewed, placebo controlled study is important in assessing the efficacy of any treatment, traditional or holistic, they also note the limitations of this approach. Side effects, risks, and benefits of all treatments are discussed as well as how to tailor remedies for different constitutions. This includes how prescription medications may contraindicate certain herbal remedies, or even certain yoga practices. Another invaluable feature of this book is that it provides guidelines that help locate reliable quality products. This book is a must for laymen and professionals who are open to a wide variety of approaches, use them, or share patients with other doctors or healers who use them. In a complex living nervous system, how might these interventions interact, amplifying (or detracting) from each others' effects? What are the underlying systems, say "serotonergic" or "cholinergic" that might be impacted by this anti-depressant, that herb? Highly effective alternative but less-well-known therapies such as neurofeedback, Les Fehmi's Open Focus, and yoga breathing techniques are discussed. As a professional who is versed in these fields, I found the sections on these topics carefully researched, accurate and well-presented. Stephen Larsen, Ph.D, LMHC, BCIA-eeg is Psychology Professor Emeritus, SUNY, and the author of The Healing Power of Neurofeedback, The Fundamentalist Mind, and A Fire in the Mind, The Life of Joseph Campbell. 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful. Excellent Resource! By Susan Rubin This book is the reference I have been waiting for. Though many websites and health advocates promote nutritional supplements, I am aware that they are regulated by the FDA in a different manner than prescriptions and other over-the-counter medications. Like other consumers, I am forced to frequently buy without a sense of confidence. This is the first and only guide I have found that identifies manufacturers - and not in any way that benefits the authors. Though the book was filled with much valuable information, it is worth its purchase price just for the Appendix and Guide to Buying Quality Products. Further, there is ample empirical evidence to support yoga's myriad health benefits. I frequently recommend the practice of yoga to my clients and they invariably find improvement of both their physical and mental status. This book is a perfect reference point. Lay people and mental health practitioners alike, who respect the value of both Western and Eastern modalities and want to reap ALL of the benefits of the knowledge that is available to help themselves or their clients will find this an invaluable addition to their bookshelf. 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful. Lay people can find it all in this book By R. Barzin This book is encyclopedic! It covers most areas concerning adults who take charge of their own health. The authors speak with authority,

Nopal Cactus The 5 Plus Reasons: Astounding Health-Changing Benefits Revealed!

Discover Astounding Health-Changing Benefits! For thousands of years the people of Meso-America have used the Nopal (prickly pear) cactus as an herbal medicine. Recently, scientific research has begun to validate the astounding health benefits that Nopal confers. It is time for the rest of the world to learn the hidden medicinal secrets fo this amazing plant. Dr. Ted Schock reveals why the Nopal cactus is the next 'super fruit', and why you will want to add Nopal to your personal health program.

Published on: 2011-01-13 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .16 pounds Binding: Paperback 54 pages

About the Author Dr. Ted Schock graduated from the Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in North Miami Beach, Florida in 1985 with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Master’s of Science degree in Medical Education. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member in good standing of the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Medical Association, American Holistic Medical Association, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Schock practiced Family Medicine in Covington, GA from 1988 to 2007, and presently is a staff physician at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. Dr. Schock chose Osteopathic Medicine because of its holistic approach and philosophy. He believes that medicine should consider the whole body, taking into account the biological, psychological, and social aspects that we all face. He feels that practicing medicine is not just treating disease, just as health is not merely the absence of sickness. He is a champion of vitamin and nutraceutical supplementation due to amazing results he has witnessed within his practice, and feels that prevention is key to any quest for health and wellness. Paying close attention to the air we breathe, the water we drink, the nutrients we consume, exercise, sleep, and mental and physical well being are paramount for any successful anti-aging and wellness program.

The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide: The Safe Way to Use Medications and Supplements Together

IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF MIXING HERBS, DRUGS, AND VITAMINS, YOU’RE PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK.Did you know that . . .Using echinacea to ward off a cold while you’re taking Tylenol can severely damage your liver?Mixing kava kava and alcohol can be toxic?If you’re diabetic and you take Panax ginseng, you can dangerously lower your blood sugar levels?Drinking green tea can lead to false-positive results for some forms of cancer?Taking St. John’s wort while you’re on birth control, prescription antidepressants, or certain heart medications can be deadly?These are just a few of the warnings you need to know. If you’re one of the 60 million herb, vitamin, and supplement users in America, you need to know how to use herbs and supplements safely and effectively. The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide profiles 300 supplements and gives vital information regarding potentially dangerous interactions, possible side effects, and typical dosages.Written by a leading authority in the field and a veteran health writer, The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide is organized alphabetically by herb, with an index of medications at the end of the book so you can instantly locate the information you need, Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and easy to use, this is one health guide you can’t afford to be without.

Published on: 2007-04-17 Released on: 2007-04-17 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.36" h x 7.42" w x 9.18" l, 1.78 pounds Binding: Paperback 624 pages

About the Author George T. Grossberg, M.D., is a professor of geriatric psychiatry at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has been cited by his peers in Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Docs since their inception. Barry Fox, Ph.D., is the bestselling author and coauthor of numerous health books, including the New York Times number-one bestseller The Arthritis Cure, as well as The Side Effects Bible and Alternative Cures That Really Work.   Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter OneThe Warning You Haven’t HeardHerbs have been used since ancient times to relieve numerous ailments. In the past, people didn’t understand how herbs worked; they only knew that they did. Today we know a lot more about herbs, their contents and chemistry, their mechanisms and uses. We know that when used properly, numerous herbs can be useful health aids. We also know that they cannot be indiscriminately mixed with medications, for herbs and drugs do interact, and the interactions can be harmful.For example, let’s say that, like many other people, you take St. John’s wort to relieve depression. Then you go to your doctor, who prescribes a medication to deal with a different health issue. No problem, right?• Not if a birth control pill has been prescribed. Taking birth control pills when you’re already taking St. John’s wort can cause breakthrough bleeding and unplanned pregnancy.• Not if an antidepressant, such as Zoloft, has been prescribed. St. John’s wort plus Zoloft can trigger serotonin syndrome, which can cause confusion, fever, hallucinations, nausea, shaking, sweating, vomiting—possibly even coma.• Not if Lanoxin, a medication used to treat heart failure, has been prescribed. St. John’s wort can weaken the drug’s effectiveness and allow your heart to “fade away.”Suppose you’re one of the many people who take echinacea on a regular basis to prevent colds and other upper respiratory tract infections. It’s a safe and natural way to ward off a stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and endless bouts of coughing, right?• Not if you’re taking Tylenol for pain, or statin drugs, such as Zocor and Lipitor, for elevated cholesterol. Combining any of these medicines with echinacea can severely damage your liver.• Not if you ever want to use aspirin, ibuprofen, Celebrex, or other widely used painkillers. Mixing echinacea with these popular pills can increase the likelihood of dangerous uncontrolled bleeding.• Not if your doctor prescribes Lodine for your arthritis. Lodine plus echinacea can lead to severe gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, vomiting, and gastritis.Eager to keep your mind sharp and ward off Alzheimer’s disease, you diligently take ginkgo biloba every day. A wise precaution, right?• Not if you ever need to use Glucotrol, DiaBeta, or certain other drugs to treat diabetes. Ginkgo biloba can interfere with the action of these medicines and send your blood sugar out of control.• Not if you ever need to take antidepressants like Elavil or Norpramin, or antibiotics such as Cipro. Mixing any of these drugs with ginkgo biloba makes you more likely to have a seizure.Herbs can be wonderful health aids. But dire results may ensue when certain herbs and standard medications are mixed. Odds are you’re not aware of the thousands of herb–drug combinations that can be harmful. And, unfortunately, your doctor may not be aware of the risks either.It's Not a Trivial ProblemIt’s estimated that 60 million Americans are taking herbs for their headaches, back pain, arthritis, menstrual difficulties, insomnia, depression, anxiety, menopausal symptoms, sexual difficulties, and numerous other problems. Millions of these people are also taking medications with their herbs.The frightening truth is that an estimated 15 million Americans are at risk of dangerous herb–drug interactions. But who’s informing them of the potential dangers? Typically, no one. An article appearing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2002 noted that one–third of patients use herbs, “yet most practicing physicians have little knowledge of herbal remedies or their effects.”The Vital Information Few Health Professionals KnowAn alarm has been quietly ringing for years. Articles warning of potentially dangerous interactions between common herbs and standard drugs—both prescription and over–the–counter—periodically appear in cardiology journals, cancer journals, family practice journals, anesthesia journals, nursing journals, emergency medicine journals, pharmacology journals, even dental journals. Over and over again, the authors of these articles emphasize the problems that can arise when drugs are prescribed for people who take herbs, then lament the fact that most doctors know so little about herbs and what happens when they are mixed with medicines. But few seem to be listening.What exactly can go wrong? Herbs can “harm” drugs by interfering with their absorption, reducing their effectiveness inside the body, increasing their effectiveness (which is like taking a drug overdose), and/or boosting their harmful side effects. They can also:• combine with drugs (or other herbs) to create new side effects• alter the results of many laboratory tests• worsen existing diseases• trigger potentially dangerous interactions with foods and other supplementsYet most people are completely unaware of this.If You’re Taking an Herb, Beware the MedicineIf you’re taking chaparral, comfrey, echinacea, kava kava, or scullcap, an alarm bell should ring if your doctor prescribes a statin drug for your elevated cholesterol. Mixing Lipitor with any of these herbs can trigger potentially fatal liver damage.If you’re taking chamomile, feverfew, garlic, ginger, or passion flower, beware of using NSAIDs for your arthritis pain. Combining NSAIDs with any of these herbs can cause intestinal bleeding.If you’re taking borage seed oil, fennel oil, ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort, or wormwood, think twice before taking antidepressants. When antidepressants are mixed with any of these herbs, your risk of seizures can increase markedly.If you’re taking aloe, buckthorn, cascara, Chinese rhubarb, licorice, or senna, beware if your doctor prescribes Vascor for your angina. Adding Vascor to any of these herbs can trigger an irregular heartbeat, which is a potentially fatal condition.And There’s More You Need to KnowHerb–drug interactions are only the beginning of what you need to know to use herbs safely. Many herbs can also alter the outcome of lab tests and interact in harmful ways with existing diseases, foods, and other supplements.Herbs and Lab TestsTaking certain herbs can cause various lab values to rise or fall—and even if it’s only a minor, temporary change, it can distort a doctor’s diagnosis or treatment plan. Here are just a few of the herbs that can alter the results of lab tests.• Black psyllium, used for constipation, can lower the results of tests of blood sugar levels.• Bladderwrack, used for arthritis and thyroid disorders, can increase the results of tests of thyroid-stimulating hormone levels.• Cascara, used as a laxative, can discolor urine, interfering with tests dependent on the color of urine when it's exposed to various substances.• Green tea, used for stomach upset, diarrhea, and headaches, can increase bleeding time and prompt false–positive results on tests for serum urate and certain cancers.• Juniper, used for stomach upset, heartburn, and urinary tract infections, can interfere with urine tests by discoloring the urine.• Lavender, used for insomnia and loss of appetite, can depress the results of cholesterol tests.• Mate, used for depression, ulcers, and inflammation, causes false readings in laboratory tests of uric acid and creatinine in the blood, and tests for the tumors known as neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma.• Motherwort, used for heart problems, can lower the results of thyroid tests.Herbs and DiseasesAnd what if you’re already sick? Did you know that taking herbs might make your condition worse? For example:• Capsicum (cayenne), which is often used to improve digestion, can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. This makes the herb potentially dangerous for those with infectious or inflammatory gastrointestinal problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome.• Echinacea, used for colds, viruses, and other problems, can pump up the autoimmune process. This makes the herb potentially harmful for those suffering from multiple sclerosis and other diseases involving immune system reactions and inflammation. Echinacea can also be detrimental to those with diabetes, HIV infections, or allergies.• Guarana, used for weight loss and fatigue, may aggravate gastric and duodenal ulcers.• Licorice root, used for ulcers, bronchitis, colic, and numerous other ailments, can make it harder for diabetics to keep their blood sugar under control, rob potassium stores, and worsen both hypertension and erectile dysfunction.• Panax ginseng, used for anxiety, nerve pain, and insomnia, can lower blood sugar, which may be dangerous for diabetics. The herb can also interfere with blood coagulation, which can be detrimental to those with bleeding conditions, such as hemophilia. Siberian ginseng can increase blood pressure, which is harmful to those who already have hypertension, and it can increase the severity of both mania and schizophrenia.Herbs and FoodsThen there are herb–food interactions that can harm you in subtle ways. For example:• Blond psyllium, used for constipation, can decrease the absorption of nutrients from the foods you eat by speeding food through the digestive tract and cutting back on the time available for nutrient absorption.• Guar gum, used as a laxative and a cholesterol–reducing agent, can a...

Most helpful customer reviews 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful. Information Overload! By Dr. This book is a great thing to have for reference. Only problem is now I think I am paranoid!! Seriously, I do think that more people should take note of Drug-Drug and Herb-Drug interactions. And it always pays to be a smart consumer. Caveat Emptor! 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide: The Safe Way to Use Medications and Supplements Together By Padma devi Excellent resource for hard to find information on herbs and interactions with medications. I was surprised to find herbs from India and other countries in this book. Very valuable reference book. 3 of 4 people found the following review helpful. good basic reference By A. B. Stern As an acupuncturist, I have this in my waiting room. Everyone immediately gravitates towards this book. It's a really good basic reference, very easy to read, not overly technical. Not as complete as it could be, but very good. it immediately conveys the fact that there CAN be interactions and that it's important to look them up. Unfortunately not as complete as it could be but still an excellent book. See all 6 customer reviews...

The Fat-Burning Bible: 28 Days of Foods, Supplements, and Workouts that Help You Lose Weight

"One of the most comprehensive nutritional and exercise programs I've ever encountered. This groundbreaking work is sure to be a powerful tool in the hands of anyone wanting to lose excess body fat."--From the Foreword by Kathy SmithMackie Shilstone is famous for helping world-class athletes and business titans look great and achieve peak performance. Now, he presents an all-new approach to burning fat for both women and men. Drawing on Mackie's unique nutrition and exercise programs, The Fat-Burning Bible gives you the secrets and tools to increase your metabolism, target the parts of your body that carry excess fat, and see results in just four weeks. Inside you'll find:* 6 levels of targeted meal plans and 74 recipes featuring low-fat, low-glycemic, high-flavor foods* Mackie's all-new gender-specific cardio, circuit, and core-training routines* 64 step-by-step photographs illustrating the customized exercises* Must-know information on 6 highly effective fat-burning supplements* Real-life success stories of Mackie's clientsThis is the only weight-loss bible you will ever need to burn fat, slim down, and look great!

Amazon Sales Rank: #648166 in Books Published on: 2006-06-23 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .77" h x 5.82" w x 8.90" l, .85 pounds Binding: Paperback 288 pages ISBN13: 9780471794011 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold! Review Ideally, being healthy isn't just about being a certain weight: It's about having all the systems of your body performing at optimum levels for as long a time as possible. Mackie Shilstone, in his role as medical advisor to professional athletes, presents a complex plan in The Fat-Burning Bible that incorporates supplements, sleep and stress management alongside the standards of diet and exercise. The first section of the book helps you establish your honest starting point--it's easy to be at an acceptable weight but have unacceptably high fat percentages, cholesterol or blood sugar. Establishing this point involves a fair amount of measuring and math, and includes checklists that will help you identity potential concerns like Syndrome X or thyroid problems. Diet and nutrition follow; the section encompasses fairly complex suggestions on intake percentages as well as simple meal plans and recipes. Portion control figures highly--it's back to the old 'four ounces of skinless chicken breast' as a basic building block. A short section on supplements refers in a general way to recent research, but is more of an introduction than complete system. More time is devoted to the exercise program, but this could be more complex than a typical dieter feels ready for. Clear photos show off specific exercises, but they require regular trips to the gym or a set of dumbbells at home. The last section, which Shilstone suggests photocopying, is a day-to-day journal that allows you to check off goals and note areas for further work. It's a helpful tool, but also requires a fair amount of dedication. Ultimately, this book seems designed for those who are already fairly fit, but are hoping to achieve a more ideal version of good health. It could be especially helpful for amateur athletes--if you're prepping for a marathon or other big event, this might be just the tool you need. Jill Lightner Review This four-week plan is based on boosting the metabolic rate. Although Shilstone identifies various foods as being able to "burn fat," a misleading concept, still the diet, recipes, and exercise plans are reasonable and not dangerous in any way. The author of Lose Your Love Handles and Maximum Energy for Life, Shilstone has worked with heavyweight champions Michael Spinks and Roy Jones Jr. This guide, although it includes a diet for women, will appeal primarily to men. (from the Diet/Fitness roundup by Susan Hagloch) ("Library Journal, January 15, 2005) From the Inside Flap In this blockbuster new book, renowned author Mackie Shilstone reveals his clinically proven way to lose weight by getting rid of dangerous excess body fat. The Fat-Burning Bible provides the tools you need to evaluate your personal fat pattern with a strategic, easy-to-follow plan to take off the fat—and keep it off for good.The Fat-Burning Bible is the definitive guide to metabolic weight loss and the first book to offer gender-specific strategies for eating and exercising effectively, losing fat, and improving your overall health. Drawing on his cutting-edge research, Shilstone explains in clear, easy-to-understand language the role metabolism plays in fat gain and weight loss, how hormones control your metabolism, and how proper exercise and nutrition can rebalance your hormones and boost your metabolic efficiency to the max.In just four weeks, you'll be well on your way to increasing your metabolism and burning fat through Mackie Shilstone's revolutionary nutrition and fitness programs. He shows you how to:Eat the right amounts of protein, carbs, and fatsTransform your body into a fat-burning machine through cardio, circuit, interval, and core training routinesDetermine how many calories your body actually needsIncrease your fat loss with 6 super supplementsExercise at the optimum level of intensityReduce your stress levels and boost your energyReduce your risk of several diseases related to excess fatComplete with delicious fat-burning recipes and low-glycemic meal plans as well as real-life success stories of Mackie's well-known clients, The Fat-Burning Bible is the only book you need to lose excess body fat and inches, dramatically improve your health, and feel and look great.

Most helpful customer reviews 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful. Exactly as titled By Rob C I bought this book after seeing a few bad reviews along with all the good ones. Some critics where fair, there is a lot of things in this book that have been said before, but honestly, when was there a big revolution in getting healthy? The only new things in this category are fad diets and we all know they don't work. This book is very well written and it is not only written for the grossly overweight who have tried everything, but it is also written for people who are trying to help health issues such as high cholesterol and diabetes. Mr. Shilstone does a very good job explaining why things do and do not work rather than just saying it. All of the food recipes work well and he makes sure to make the point of not leaving large groups of foods off your diet, also everything he suggests is very satisfying food that tastes good too. The supplements can be a bit overwhelming if you aren't used to taking lots of pills every day. As for the "9 foods that burn fat" that another reviewer pointed out don't exist, the actual title of that chapter is "foods that burn fat", the chapter number is 9, so that is just a misunderstanding. This book is more about fixing your matabolism so that you can lose fat and not lean muscle mass, if that is not your goal, or you are not willing to invest an hour a day to exercise, you will not fully benefit from this book. With that said, do not be scared by the full hour, this is not a "gym rat" type of workout, it is not designed to become a bodybuilder, it is set up to get your muscles into shape to burn excess calories. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful. This is the REAL DEAL By Loaiza I'm sick of fad diets and books that deliver what they promise but only on the short run, and leave you hanging after the initial weight loss. Mackie Shilstone knows his stuff. There are no gimmicks in this plan. He promises you'll lose up to 3% body fat and go down up to 2 dress sizes (if you're a woman) in 28 days and he delivers. I lost 15 lbs in a month and went from a size 12 to an 8 in a month! But this is no 8-minute miracle plan that will force you to forego carbs. This is the old tried and true approach: you WILL have to work out hard, and you WILL have to eat less calories than you burn. The food is much more approachable than those mad low-carb diets (you can have sausage, cheese, pita bread, etc.), and it doesn't require that you use weird, untested supplements. After the first 28 days, I've moved on to the intermediate phase and I'm still losing weight with the help of menus and detailed workout plans that Shilstone provides. I highly recommend this book. My energy level has shot up tremendously, and now that I'm in the intermediate level I can look forward to relaxing a little on the time I spend at the gym because losing fat and gaining muscle means I'm burning fat more efficiently. If you're sick of going from program to program, try this. You won't regret it. 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful. Amazing -- And I've Only Just Begun By Beth Botsis I'm not sure why Susan Hogloch would write in the review included in the book description that this approach would appeal mostly to men. I urge you other women reading this out there to disregard that comment. The chapter on supplements which boost metabolism alone is worth the price of this book. I can say that because, to date, that's the only part of the book I've had time to put into practice. Just with the addition of the supplements over the span of about 2 months, I lost 14 pounds. That weight came off in exactly the places he writes about (reverse fat gain syndrome) that often indicates a messed-up metabolism. I can only imagine what will happen once I adjust my exercise regime to his plan and start following the nutritional guidelines. I'm a believer and have been recommending the book to my friends. See all 9