Prevention's Healing with Vitamins: The Most Effective Vitamin and Mineral Treatments for Everyday Health Problems and Serious Disease

There's an explosion of new research showing that individual nutrients do everything from preventing and curing disease to holding back the aging process. Vitamins and minerals can ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis. They can help burns and other wounds heal faster. They can help women get through menopause and help men stay sexually vital on into their later years. Vitamins and minerals can help prevent recurring headaches and ease symptoms of the common cold. They can protect you from heart disease and the damage that comes from high cholesterol. They can help preserve your memory and help keep your skin smooth as you age... Does all of this sound a little too good to be true? Well, it all comes from top doctors and researchers around the nation. Over the past few years, they've made incredible leaps forward in understanding how to use common vitamins and minerals for healing. All that new knowledge is presented in this book in easy-to-use format. The editors of this book spent two years reviewing studies and interviewing hundreds of researchers to answer your vital questions about how to use vitamins and minerals to prevent and cure disease.

Amazon Sales Rank: #707130 in Books Published on: 1996-07-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 593 pages

From Publishers Weekly Fans of Prevention magazine, familiar with its enthusiasm for nutritional supplements, will probably welcome having its suggestions handy in a single volume. Brief descriptions of 16 minerals, seven trace minerals and seven vitamins give for each an official Daily Value (if known; otherwise, the Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake), as well as good food sources of the nutrient and advice on using it safely. Oddly, zinc is with the vitamins, not with the other minerals. Next is a catalogue of health problems from Age Spots to Yeast Infections, with some entries rather lengthy (Osteoporosis runs a dozen pages). In general, the editors take a fairly conservative approach, citing research studies and noting when findings are preliminary or merely suggest that a given nutrient may be effective. Each entry features a table listing specific amounts of recommended "healing" nutrients, but whose recommendations these are is unclear. Vague expressions such as "some experts" and "some doctors" are used repeatedly, making the tables' value questionable. For getting a fuller picture, the text is essential. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From the Back Cover Prevention's Healing with VitaminsThe ultimate guide to using Nature's powerhouse nutrients for preventing and curing disease.You'll discover:The 4 antioxidant nutrients that hold back the aging process (page 68).The 9 key vitamins and minerals to take if you're overweight and trying to lose pounds (page 444).The 4 main nutrients that combat fatigue (page 246).Why you don't want to go on a low-salt diet if you have high blood pressure (page 298).The vitamin that nuetralizes artery-clogging cholesterol (page 288).The nutrients that chase allergies (page 80).The 3 main vitamins and minerals that help prevent wrinkles (page 560).The 8 key nutrients for boosting yoru immune system (page 326).The vitamins and minerals you need if you're facing surgery (page 527).The 5 nutrients that protect you from smog (page 512).The 3 minerals and 2 vitamins that help banish PMS (page 462).The B vitamin that every pregnant woman should take to prevent birth defects (page 116).

Most helpful customer reviews 49 of 50 people found the following review helpful. A concise guide to Vitamins and Minerals By A Customer The theme of the book is highly commendable. There are two parts in the book; part I gives a good summary of the different vitamins and minerals for health and part II provides information on therapeutic prescriptions for healing. Throughout the book, numerous clinical research are cited to support various nutritional claims. The inclusion of some interesting columns such as the "Using Vitamins/Minerals Safely" column in part I and the "Food Factors" plus "Prescription for Healing" columns in part II provide a good source of background information for the topics discussed in each Chapter. Overall, the book is thoroughly enjoyable to read and is definitely a good source of reference that deserves to sit on everyone's bookshelf. It would nevertheless be complete if the author could inform the readers more ways to obtain the various important vitamins and minerals through the consumption or prepartion of NATURAL FOOD than taking the manufactured supplements, though this aspect has already been lightly touched upon by the author in part I of the publication. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful. worth getting in hardcover By kkrome25 This is a very informative and useful book. Recommended daily dosages of vitamins and minerals are accurate and what is expressed never goes off the scientific deep end. I do wish it had pictures (sounds silly, I know). It's worth getting in hardcover, because it will get a read a lot. To everyone: good health, and love. Peace. 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Everyone should have one. By Jan Barowsky This book is a necessity for anyone who is looking for alternatives to pharmacuticals. I have too many side effects, so I'm always on the look out for a more natural way to receive relief and this book provides possible natural remedies or at least some assistance for a great many common ailments. I got this word-of-mouth from my family and we all love the book. See all 6 customer reviews...