Nutrient A-Z: A User's Guide to Foods, Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements

With processed foods and commercially-farmed produce offering us less and less essential nutrition these days, people are taking a greater interest in their diet as a way to stay healthy and cope with illness and everyday stress. As a result the market is swamped with health claims for every kind of food and a profusion of health supplements, each one claiming wonder properties. Now in its fifth edition with many new entries and updated information in existing entries, Nutrients A-Z is an easy-to-use dictionary of every food, herb, vitamin, mineral, or supplement you might encounter, from bananas and carrots, olive oil and yogurt (the oldest natural medicines), to blueberries, guarana, and St. John’s Wort. Each entry gives a definition in plain language: what it is and where it comes from; the form it takes; how to prepare or enjoy it; its medicinal and health benefits; and recommended daily dose. In addition, any other key terms or nutrients that are mentioned within the entries are marked in bold to let the reader know that there is a separate entry on that subject.

Amazon Sales Rank: #996928 in Books Published on: 2009-03-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .86" h x 6.35" w x 7.73" l, .62 pounds Binding: Paperback 352 pages

Review "An easy-to-use guide to every nutrient you might ever encounter" - Woman's Realm" About the Author Dr. Michael Sharon is a nutrition consultant to health food companies with his own private practice. He is the author of the bestsellers Complete Nutrition, Eat to Live, and Food and Health and is Israel’s leading expert on nutrition. 

Most helpful customer reviews 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. nutritional reference By A Customer The best nutritional dictionary I have ever seen.Highly informative and practical. I keep a copy in my kitchen for quick reviews of my food choices. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful. PRACTICAL QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE By Pieter Too many people focus on nutrition only when they are feeling run down or ill. To maintain good health at all times, one needs to pay constant attention to the fuel that you provide to your body. The immune system relies on what we eat for the essential nutrients that it needs to combat illness. Good health is a strategy that everybody ought to employ to prevent illness and provide the body with the resources to protect itself. This is an excellent quick reference guide to find your way amongst all the food and health products and the profusion of supplements available these days. Each entry provides a definition in plain language, i.e. what it is, where it comes from, the form it takes, how to prepare or take it, the medicinal and health benefits and the recommended daily use. Not only foodstuffs are discussed, as the entries include related matters such as for example the acid-alkaline balance, allergy, antibiotics etc. The entries run from acacia to zinc. The book includes a list of helpful addresses and herbal suppliers in Australia, the UK and the USA and concludes with an index. I also recommend The A o Z Guide To Supplements by Phyllis A Balch and Earl Mindell's Supplement Bible. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. Informative, & enlightening By A Customer A must for the diet conscious, and well written in an easy to assimilate style by someone with an obvious flare for his work. A must reference book for everybody. See all 6 customer reviews...