Natural Health Complete Guide to Safe Herbs: What Every Consumer Should Know About Interactions and Side Effects for Hundreds of Herbs, Drugs, Supplements, and Foods

Herbs can be a powerful path to healing if used in the right combinations with man-made medications, vitamins, and minerals, and with other herbs and healthy foods. But their potent ability to heal can become downright dangerous when used with out care. The Complete Guide to Safe Herbs provides detailed information on the right way to take hundreds of herbs to improve health -- without worrying about unexpected side effects. Easily accessible designs illustrates seven chapters covering these key categories: 175 Best Bets for Safe and Effective Herbs; Important Herbal Combination Formulas for Common Ailments; All the Essential Details on Combining Herbs with Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs; Helpful -- and Dangerous -- Herb and Food Combinations; Herb, Vitamin, and Mineral Interactions -- What Works and What to Avoid; Buyer Beware; Clear and Concise Advice on Which Herbs to Watch Out For; Herbal Dos and Don't for Children, Pregnant and Nursing Women, and Older People.

Amazon Sales Rank: #612560 in Books Published on: 2002-04-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 256 pages

About the Author Chris D. Melitis, N.D., is the Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of America's premier institutions, and the oldest in the country, for the teaching of naturopathic physicians. His previous books included Interactions Between Drugs & Natural Medicines, A Naturopathic Guide to Clinical Nutrition, and Better Sex Naturally. Rachel Streit is the editor-in-chief of Natural Health magazine, the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Streit has edited three other titles in this series, including The Complete Guide to Medicinal Herbs, The Complete Guide to Homeopathy, and The Complete Guide to Integrative Medicine. Established in 1971, Natural Health is the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Read by more than a million health-conscious readers each issue, Natural Health is a trusted leader, providing credible information, guidance, and inspiration to both core devotees of natural healing and to the growing legions of new natural health enthusiasts. Published by Weider Publications, Inc., Natural Health's Editorial Advisory Board includes such esteemed authorities as Dean Ornish, Carolyn Dean, and Andrew Weil.

Most helpful customer reviews 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful. Improve Your Health with Herbs By Rebecca Johnson Prescription and over-the-counter drugs can interact with herbs, so before taking an herbal formula it is a good idea to see which herbs should not be taken with various vitamins, minerals and prescription drugs. There are also some herbs that most people should avoid and this book contains the information you need to make the best decisions about your health.Herbs can be quite powerful and there can be side effects. There are seven sections that explain the 175 best herbs and how to use them to promote healing and relive minor symptoms.The Contents Include:Introduction - Why you should take charge of your health naturally.Safe & Effective Herbs - Safe herb catalog and herbal medicine explainedSafe and Effective Multiherb Formulas - Multiherb forumulas explainedHerb-Herb and Herb-Food Interactions - Potentially harmful interactionsDietary Supplement-Herb Interactions - Beneficial dietary interactions, harmful interactions.Drug-Herb Interactions - Drug catalog and understanding interactions.Herbs for Special Cases - Safe herbs for children, potential dangerous herbs for children, unsafe herbs for pregnant and nursing women, safe herbs for older adults, dangerous herbs for older adults.Buyer Beware - Herbal safety, herbs to avoid.Appendix - Reliable manufacturers, suppliers, top-selling herbs, index of safe herbs, conditions index, additional reading, easy-to-use index.Not only does this book give you the best information I've seen on herbal medicines, it also is beautifully illustrated with full-color pictures of the plants being discussed. The layout of the items is especially appealing and you will find this book easy-to-use and very practical.For instance, if you are taking Anacin 3, Asprin-Free Excedrin, Bayer Select, Excedrin PM, Panadol or Tylenol, these contain Acetaminophen which is a pain reliever and fever reducer. While there is no known herbal interactions, you may want to help prevent liver damage from long-term use of acetaminophen by taking Milk thistle. So, preventative care is also discussed in detail.The Index of Safe Herbs by conditions gives you information fast. If you have Insomnia, you can look up the name of the condition and you will find recommendations for Catnip, Chamomile, Dill seed and Valerian. To read about Chamomile in detail, you can easily look up the herb at the front of the book in the safe herb guide.What you will find is a picture of the herb plant, why it is used, how it works, comments and cautions and dosage information. For instance, if you can't sleep, but are using a blood-thinning drug like warfarin, or you are allergic to ragweed, you might want to skip that remedy and research a second option. In the beneficial herb-herb interactions tables, you will see that catnip and passionflower are good combinations to relieve anxiety and insomnia. However, they should not be used with antidepressants or MAOI antidepressant drugs like phenelzine.As with any remedy, it is a good idea to discuss your health issues with your doctor before taking herbal supplements or vitamins. Use this book to catch those items your doctor might not even be aware of. Most physicians don't seem to be aware of the side effects of herbs and don't take a great interest in this area. That has been my experience. Once you know what works for you, I think you will see your doctor less and feel empowered that you can in fact help your body heal with your own knowledge.Echinacea, olive leaf extract and oregano have literally been a miracle for me and my husband. Within about three days of catching a cold, we seem to recover and get on with life. Before, even on antibiotics, it took one to two weeks to get well.I looked up Olive Leaf on page 44 and sure enough it is used to treat infections, including colds and ear infections. It contains oleuropein, that has been shown to kill bacteria and

HEALTH SECRETS FOR THE 21st CENTURY: Nutritional Solutions for Health and Longevity

The field of Nutrition is full of conflicting advice, much of it motivated simply by marketing. Understanding what Nutritional Advice fits you can aid in: -Reducing Pain and Inflammation -Balancing Your Body Weight -Increasing Physical Energy -Raising Immunity -Preventing Mental Decline -Improving the Quality of Your Life You May Be Taking Nutritional Supplements, But Are You Using Them Effectively? Do You Know: -Why Too Many B-Vitamins Can Be Hard On Your Liver? -Why Too Much Calcium Can Be Deadly? -Why You Should Not Take Supplements Every Day? -Why Squinting In The Sun Is A Sign Of A Specific Nutritional Deficiency? -Why Certain Supplements Need To Be Taken At A Meal Containing Fat? Come now on a journey through the world of nutrition, and nutritional supplements. Find the answers that will guide you to optimal health and longevity. For more material by Ken W. Peters please join his blog at

Amazon Sales Rank: #6721469 in Books Published on: 2010-07-01 Binding: Paperback 176 pages

About the Author Ken Peters has been employed in the Health and Nutrition field for 30 years, the last 20 spent as a nutritional consultant. He is also a writer and researcher, a published author, and works in product research and development for NutriStart Vitamin Company, among others. Ken maintains a blog at

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Understanding Nutrition (with Dietary Reference Intakes Supplement and InfoTrac)

Used by more than one million students, this text's clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students.

Amazon Sales Rank: #403295 in Books Published on: 2003-05-19 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 697 pages

About the Author Eleanor Noss Whitney received her B.A. in biology from Radcliffe College and her Ph.D. in biology from Washington University, St. Louis. Formerly on the faculty at Florida State University, and a registered dietitian, she now devotes full time to research, writing, and consulting. Her earlier publications include articles in "Science," "Genetics," and other journals. Her textbooks include UNDERSTANDING NURITION, UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, LIFE SPAN NUTRITION: CONCEPTION THROUGH LIFE, NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, AND NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE (Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing). Her most intense interests include energy conservation, solar energy uses, alternatively fueled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration.

Most helpful customer reviews 26 of 28 people found the following review helpful. Required for a semester, but keeps for a lifetime By Stephanie Overall, I found this text to be chocked full of helpful knowledge. I was required to purchase this book for a course I took in beginning nutrition, but I will keep it forever because of the wealth of knowledge. The concepts are suburbly explained and illustrations make understanding the information easier. Even though most people buy this for a class, I believe it is easy to read and assimilate the information. The Appendices are chocked full of useful facts about the current diet and exchange lists, including food pyramids and such.The only information I disagree with is the section on vegetarianism. Surely they could have done a better job and included more than four pages! However, there are plenty of books dedicated solely to vegetarians/vegans that would be more important and informative.It would also have been nice to see more updated information on fad diets such as Atkins or South Beach with respect to health issues. Or even more recent scientific studies throughout the book would contribute significantly to the reading.Since the 2004 edition is just coming out, if you can pick up a cheap copy of this edition it is well worth the investment. 34 of 46 people found the following review helpful. A Book Meant to Be Spit Out By Wizkid Francis Bacon said that some books are meant to be chewed, some swallowed, and some digested. This book is meant to be spit out.I recently returned to the college classroom as a student of Human Anatomy and of Nutrition (preparing for entrance into a nursing program). For those classes I read, respectively, Marieb's "Human Anatomy and Physiology" and Whitney's "Understanding Nutrition." The contrast between these two widely-used textbooks could not be greater. The one is clearly written, lucidly organized, and filled with revealing graphics; the other is horribly opaque, repetitive and senseless in organization, and replete with distracting charts and photos.Comparisons are odious, so I will just amplify my main points and have done. This book reads as though written by someone who is more anxious to prove the scientific merit of her field or her own expertise in the latest research than by someone interested in helping the reader understand major concepts for further study. Virtually every paragraph has the main point--if there is one--obscured somewhere in the fourth sentence, with irrelevant detail draped around it, so that the reader is forced to do the work the writer should have done. You can learn about nutrition by reading this book in spite of the style, not because of it.The last three or four chapters on nutrition in the life cycle and diet and health repeat what was presented in various places in earlier chapters on digestion and on nutrients. After reading a popular book on nutrition by a professor at Cambridge(Brown's "Energy of Life") that was clear, concise, and not condescending, I inferred that Whitney has succumbed to the disease afflicting many textbook writers: the structure and content are dictated by the editors' anxiety to keep up with the competition rather than by the author's own insight.On virtually every page, there is a photo, chart, or graphic that distracts or insults the reader's efforts to learn about nutrition. A stray "factoid" about calories crams the margin or a photo of a vegetable pulls the eye away from the discussion. Evidently the editors feel the subject itself is not interesting enough to keep my attention. They're right, when it's presented in such a haphazard and condescending way.If this book were not used regularly around the nation as a textbook in many courses, it would long ago have disappeared from the market, since no ordinary intelligent person would voluntarily wade through its turgid, repetitive, and insulting bulk. I'm outraged that this book is so expensive and so lousy. I sold my copy on

Vitamin K (Woodland Health)

Even if you are among the most informed consumers of healthy foods, vitamins and dietary supplements, you may not know enough about vitamin K. In part, that's because it hasn't garnered as much media attention as other important dietary staples. Medical writer Barbara Wexler researches the latest information on vitamin K and its vital role in a healthy diet. Explaining why many nutritionists consider vitamin K intake a marker of a healthy diet, Wexler also identifies the best food sources of vitamin K and how much you need to maintain optimal health.

Amazon Sales Rank: #2633798 in Books Published on: 2009-02-12 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .17" h x 4.34" w x 8.56" l, .10 pounds Binding: Paperback 32 pages

About the Author Barbara Wexler is a medical writer and chronic disease epidemiologist who brings more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, educator and administrator to the articles and texts she prepares for professional and consumer audiences. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Yale University College of Medicine, School of Epidemiology and Public Health.

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Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Endurance athletes regularly push their bodies to the limits with strenuous training regimens that demand smart nutrition. This book provides sound nutritional guidelines to boost athletic performance in triathlon, cycling, swimming, distance running, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, cyclo-cross, and adventure racing. First, Monique Ryan creates an excellent all-purpose sports diet. Based on the building blocks of a balanced diet — carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as fluid, vitamin, and mineral requirements — the diet forms the foundation of the endurance athlete's good health. Individual chapters then offer detailed nutritional advice for athletes training and competing in specific sports. Ryan offers healthy approaches to losing body fat and building muscle and clearly explains the different nutritional needs of training, racing, and recovery. Also included in this practical, easy-to-use guide are tips on meal planning, shopping lists, sample menus, advice for vegetarians, and a review of popular ergogenic aids.

Amazon Sales Rank: #46209 in Books Brand: VELO Published on: 2007-03-27 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .90" h x 7.36" w x 9.24" l, Binding: Paperback 352 pages ISBN13: 9781931382960 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

Review “Ryan demystifies the dietary cosmos, offering easy ways to eat for optimum performance.” — Triathlete magazine"Monique has helped guide me to become an Olympian and World Champion in the sport of cycling. To find that competitive edge, take the next step by adding the nutritional component to your daily training regime. A great place to start is by reading Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes." — Kristin Armstrong, 2009 and 2006 World Time Trial Champion, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two-Time U.S. National Time Trial and Road Race Champion "In my opinion, the weakest link in endurance performance is an athlete’s nutrition. This can be easily corrected, however, with Monique’s book Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes. She has demystified how to eat day to day and for the moments that count in a race and provided information in an incredibly clear and adaptable way so that athletes of all levels will be able to fine tune their diet and finally perform at their top level." — Mark Allen, six-time Ironman World Champion "I have always believed that the top Ironman athletes train very similarly, and that winning or losing comes down to nutrition and mental toughness. Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes sets the standard for getting you fueled to the finish line." — Tim DeBoom, Two-Time Ironman World Champion "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes is a must-read whatever your competitive goals may be. This book will serve as a complete source for all your nutritional inquiries." — Alan Culpepper, two-time Olympian, two-time U.S. 10K champion, three-time U.S. Cross Country Champion "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes is a comprehensive nutritional guide. Monique Ryan provides valuable information that helps athletes maintain their energy levels and maximize their ability to perform in endurance events." — Dede Demet Barry, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, former U.S. National Criterium and Road Race Champion "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes offers an accurate and clear direction for today's competitive rowers. The information complements how I handled my diet as an athlete and the direction I offer both light and heavyweight rowers today." — John Riley, Two-Time U.S. Olympic Rower, eleven-time U.S. National Champion, former U.S. National Team Coach

Most helpful customer reviews 66 of 67 people found the following review helpful. Great Read By Mike Heim As a physician with a degree in nutrition, and a triathlete of 16 years, it is refreshing to read a book full of sound, no- nonsense information. In a world full of books espousing the diet/supplement fad of the day, this one thorougly explains the fundamentals of nutrition and how to apply them to maximize performance. Knowing these fundamental allows the athlete to make informed decisions when planning a diet, as well as, when trying to choose between the myriad of supplements available. If your looking for a magic bullet to take your performance to the next level this is not the book for you, but if you want to arm yourself with proven knowledge that is supported by scientific literature and will not only help you to improve your athletic performance but will also help you live a healthier life, this is the book for you. 66 of 68 people found the following review helpful. Final Piece of my Marathon Puzzle By Amazon Customer I'm a front of the pack marathoner. After bonking in Boston two years ago I decided to learn why. I purchased and read several books on nutrition and hydration. Ryan's book has easily become my bible. Its specific enough to allow you to plan your nutrition needs around any number of endurance events. Its laid out in a logical format and provides reasons behind the recommendations. I practiced her pre-race calorie intake suggestions (far more than you'd expect) for my last two marathons and moved the "wall" well into miles 24-25. Great text. Remember, its more than having a race plan. Having a nutrition plan and a hydration plan make a huge difference. 35 of 35 people found the following review helpful. All you need to know, and more. By A Customer As a 43-year old beginning triathlete, there were lots of things I needed to know to ensure success in my sport and knew early on that proper nutrition would be key. I read the book from cover-to-cover and found almost every paragraph provided valuable information. Not only did the author explain in detail what I needed to know, she explained all the whens, whys and whats -- when to eat, why particular foods are better for training that others and what foods work best for the MY training. I used the book as a bible and, on my way to reaching the best shape I've ever been in, lost nine pounds and went from 22% to 12% body fat. And although I faced challenge after challenge along the way, by following what I learned in the book, nutrition was never an obstacle. See all 42 customer reviews...

Herbal Supplements-Drug Interactions: Scientific and Regulatory Perspectives (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)

The international popularity of herbal remedies has recently outpaced quality information on the utilization and dosing of these compounds. This book fills a void in the literature by offering an authoritative overview of the mechanisms of herbal remedies and their impact on standard medications. It offers a practical approach that focuses not only on specific drug interactions, but the mechanisms behind those interactions and their clinical significance. With contributions from leading experts on the subject, this text examines the overall use of herbs, includes sections on individual herbs, and considers pertinent regulatory issues and concerns in industry.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1835014 in Books Published on: 2006-06-07 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.32 pounds Binding: Hardcover 360 pages

Review …The focus of this book is to provide an improved understanding of the scientific issues involved in interactions of botanicals and drugs and to assist in further development of botanical products. The intent of the book is important, given the growing use of herbal products….Discussions by experts at the Food and Drug Administration on the regulatory issues posed by development of botanical products are well documented.-Doody's Review Services…provides a succinct and practical overview of the scientific and regulatory perspectives on dietary supplements…a particular strength of this book is the expertise and diversity of the contributors…The FDA perspective is a welcome bonus and provides valuable insight and a rational framework for the existence of botanical products in the context of the US 'drug world.'…Not only is this book a useful guide for clinical pharmacologists with an interest in botanicals and healthcare practitioners who advise patients on botanical use, but it also will prove to be a valuable resource for scientists who study botanical-drug interactions and others who already have a great deal of expertise in this field.-Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

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The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements, and Drugs That Can Save Your Life

The #1 bestseller by NBC's chief medical correspondent introduces a new breakthrough diet that fights breast cancer.

Amazon Sales Rank: #256924 in Books Published on: 1999-09-16 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 8.25" h x .75" w x 5.50" l, .59 pounds Binding: Paperback 304 pages ISBN13: 9780316051095 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold! Review Until recently, there was little women could do to prevent breast cancer. After years of research, nutrition is emerging as one of the most important weapons to fight this deadly disease. Now, in The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements and Drugs That Can Save Your Life, Dr. Bob Arnot, author of the bestselling Dr. Bob Arnot's Revolutionary Weight Control Program, provides a powerful, safe, easy-to-follow diet that can actually transform the structure of the breast and alter the flow of hormones that induce breast cancer. Arnot, NBC News chief medical correspondent, integrates and clearly explains the latest and most important breast cancer research from around the world. He gives 12 detailed steps to prevent breast cancer and provides specific cancer-prevention strategies for premenopausal and postmenopausal women, breast cancer survivors, and girls. Dr. Bob's sound advice will also provide many other benefits, from improving overall health to lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. --Ellen Albertson From Library Journal The chief medical correspondent for NBC News sets up three diets?standard, advanced, and long-term?for women seeking to avoid or to battle breast cancer.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. About the Author NBC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot has written six other books, including the #1 national bestsellerThe Breast Cancer Prevention Diet, Dr. Bob Arnot's Revolutionary Weight Control Program, andDr. Bob Arnot's Guide to Turning Back the Clock. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

Most helpful customer reviews 26 of 26 people found the following review helpful. Excellent. Take command of your own HEALTH. By A Customer Dr. Robert Arnot is affectionately known to millions of American tv viewers as "Dr. Bob" because of his accessability given the medium. Do not use this familiarity as an excuse to belittle or undermine his scientific and/or medical integrity.This book is a concisely written, highly readable GEM. Arnot's recommendations are easy to implement, and will definitely result in improved nutritional status for women who currently "enjoy" our Standard American Diet (SAD). (Which is notoriously nutrient, phytochemical, and fiber poor, while being replete with saturated and damaged fats, as well as with nutrient depleting and insulin-stimulating simple sugars.)If you are truly interested in the maintenance of health and prevention of cancer (as well as heart disease), not merely with "early detection" or "improved drug treatment protocol" buy this book - read, study and learn.Honor your body and its femaleness. Send love to your breasts. Follow Arnot's well-researched, well-documented recommendations: Enjoy a high-fiber, low GI, phytochemical and soy rich diet that is rounded out with healthful fats.THRIVE, and LIVE to tell your daughters, sons and granddaughters about it all. 27 of 28 people found the following review helpful. Excellent summary of current research By A Customer This book provides a thorough and easy-to-read explanation of current research into causes of breast cancer and how to reduce the risk of suffering from it. Since this book was published, additional research supporting Dr. Arnot's conclusions has been published. Even the John Muir Medical Center in California is using flaxseed oil as part of their breast-cancer program. Why are cranks who oppose this book so upset about women eating more fiber and vegetables to stay slender and healthy? Haven't they seen the many epidemiological studies that show a strong correlation beween diet and breast-cancer rates? By the time an annual mammogram shows a tumor, it is too late; the cancer already has a billion cells. As a chemical engineer, I appreciated the step-by-step explanations of chemical processes that cause cells to divide out of control. Thank you, Dr. Arnot. 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful. An outstanding resource for those dealing with breast cancer By Sachet (Dr. Fontaine Moore) Having just been diagnosed with a recurrence of non-metastatic breast cancer, I decided to seek out resources that might help me make the lifestyle changes I failed to make after my first episode, in order to prevent yet another recurrence. Since I'm in a doctoral program, I decided to take a course on alternative medicine and immediately began reading the texts, which led to this excellent resource.Dr. Arnot's book is highly readable and very sincere. By that I mean it has heart, explained by Dr. Arnot's statement that he conducted the research for his wife who, upon her Mother's diagnosis with breast cancer, asked him what she could do to keep from getting it. The information in the book was his answer to her--information he decided to share with other women. His job as a medical reporter provides him with a language deftness and communication skills that enabled him to make technical information accessible to a lay audience. The latter is what makes the book easy and enjoyable reading rather than work.Like many, I questioned how valid his information was--until I encountered the same information (as well as studies) in other credible sources. Dr. Anot is not just a good reporter, he's a good scientist.I, too, have talked this book up to most of the women I know. Prior to reading it and the other resources I've encountered, despite having a decent lay knowledge of this disease, surprises abounded. Why don't they teach anything substantive about health and wellness in school when it's so crucial to leading a happy, productive, and

Essential Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Supplements

A bewildering range of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements is now widely available to us all, but information about their health benefits cannot be given on the packaging as it would constitute a health claim. In this jargon-free guide leading expert on sensible supplementation, Dr Sarah Brewer, sets out all you need to know about the main supplements, and suggests which to take for specific health problems. This work: includes A-Z guide to 150 supplements for a brighter and healthier life; clearly explains the benefits, possible side effects and contraindications; thoroughly sets out the research evidence to back their efficacy; and, recommends supplements for common problems such as IBS, chronic fatigue, recurrent candida and arthritis. Packed with clear and concise answers, this essential guide explains the use of supplements to maintain or improve your daily health.

Amazon Sales Rank: #3726574 in Books Published on: 2010-01-07 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 608 pages

About the Author Dr Sarah Brewer MA MB Bchir graduated from Cambridge University as a doctor in 1983. She is a fully trained GP who works in hospital medicine specialising in sexual health. She has written over 30 popular health books and is online doctor for and, and contributes regularly to national newspapers and magazines.

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Guide to Nutritional Supplements

The rapidly expanding world of nutrition, functional foods and nutraceuticals, is increasingly complex.  This Guide to Nutritional Supplements provides a concise and complete reference to the most common nutritionally significant elements.  Including dietary guidelines, intake measurements and other contextual information, this Guide is the ideal reference for nutritionsts and dieticians facing an increasing public awareness of supplements and who many be augmenting their diets with OTC supplements.Focused on the nutritional values, impacts and interactions of supplements Provides a science-based approach to determining the appropriate selection and application of supplements for improved diet and nutrition

Amazon Sales Rank: #2854073 in Books Published on: 2009-11-18 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.10" h x 8.60" w x 10.90" l, 3.85 pounds Binding: Hardcover 548 pages

About the Author Benjamin Caballero is Professor of International Health and Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. His research focuses on childhood malnutrition and obesity.

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Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health

* Organized by body system and ailment makes it easy to locate appropriate therapies.* Includes background on the physiology of major systems and ailments so readers can understand how and why a pharmaceutical, botanical, or dietary supplement works.* Broad coverage includes green plants, fungi, and microorganisms.* Includes extensive references and citations from both conventional and complimentary-alternative medical systems when natural products or their derivatives are involved.

Amazon Sales Rank: #87173 in Books Published on: 2003-08-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.69" h x 7.64" w x 9.58" l, 3.59 pounds Binding: Hardcover 832 pages

Review " extremely good read...a productive mine of information...laced liberally with humour, human observation and practical examples..." (Plant Talk, May 2004) From the Back Cover Advance Praise for Medical Botany . . ."The Second Edition fully reflects the explosion of interest in and research on botanicals in the twenty-five years since the first edition was published . . . the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on medicinal plants available anywhere . . . can inspire almost any student to pursue a career in ethnobotany, natural medicine, or related disciplines."–Mark BlumenthalFounder and Executive Director of American Botanical Council and Editor of HerbalGram"The first edition of Medical Botany is one of the most used references on my bookshelf and helped to shape my view of world medicine. This new edition has been completely updated, but retains the extensive research and the well-written background of the original. It will be a valued resource through the rest of my professional career."–Ron Hobbs, ND, Adjunct Basic Science Faculty, Bastyr University"Medical Botany is a labor of love by two of the world’s foremost ethnobotanists. As was the first edition, this will be a classic reference and text, as well as extremely enjoyable reading for a variety of audiences."–Samuel W. Page, World Health Organization, Geneva, SwitzerlandMedical Botany, Second Edition provides, through examples, an understanding of the world’s traditional pharmacopeias and how research is affording ways to authenticate their value for use in complementary and alternative medicines and as the basis for the development of new therapies and pharmaceutical agents.This fascinating approach illustrates how plants through the ages have affected human health. It combines scientific information in human physiology, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and ethnobotany, and intertwines these data with a variety of colorful stories and anecdotes–from Socrates’ fatal use of hemlock to the evolution of such pharmaceuticals as digitalis, taxol, and lovastatin and botanicals, including Echinacea, Ginkgo, St. John’s wort, and ginseng.Richly illustrated and expanded, this revised edition addresses the injurious, remedial, and psychoactive properties of thousands of plants, fungi, and microorganisms. Each chapter focuses on a body system and thoroughly discusses how pharmaceuticals, botanicals, and dietary supplements affect its function in both normal and disease states. Mindful that the ultimate goal of integrative medicine is to optimize the worth of all types of treatment approaches, this edition provides the practitioner, patient, and public at large with information regarding the current state of research and treatment practices in this expanding field.Medical Botany, Second Edition is a valuable text for students of pharmacology, botany, medicine, and biology, and an indispensable tool for professionals in medicine, pharmacology, and botany, as well as an informative resource for patients and everyone interested in plants and their potential for human health. About the Author WALTER H. LEWIS, PhD, DSc, is Professor Emeritus of Biology and University Research Ethnobotanist at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also Senior Botanist at the Missouri Botanical Garden.MEMORY P. F. ELVIN-LEWIS, PhD, DSc, is Professor of Biomedicine in Microbiology and Ethnobotany, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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User's Guide to Natural Therapies for Cancer Prevention and Control: Learn How Diet and Supplements Can Help Prevent and Treat Cancer.

In this User's Guide, Dr. Abram Hoffer explains exactly how nutritional supplements can be used to prevent and help treat cancer. Hoffer relates the history of nutritional treatment in cancer, describes its medical rationale, and details a specific program for cancer patients to follow. He also describes many patient case histories, powerful testaments to the benefits of nutritional therapy in cancer.

Amazon Sales Rank: #2871659 in Books Published on: 2010-11-26 Format: Large Print Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .35" h x 10.00" w x 7.01" l, .64 pounds Binding: Paperback 144 pages

About the Author Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C), is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the medical use of vitamin therapy. His early work led to the use of vitamin B3 for schizophrenia and as an anticholesterol treatment. His research and clinical experience has focused on the treatment of schizophrenia and, later, of cancer. He has published over 600 reports and articles as well as thirty books. Dr. Hoffer introduced Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, to the concept of megavitamin therapy. He lives and works in Victoria, Canada.

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Look and Feel Fabulous Forever: The World's Best Supplements, Anti-Aging Techniques, and High-Tech

We live in an age of medical breakthroughs and instant global availability, so why should our medical resources be limited to our hometown? Whether you're looking for a simple herb to calm your stomach or the most advanced medical centre for knee replacement surgery, THE HIGH TECH HEALTHY BODY is your ultimate resource. Covering such diverse problems as thinning hair, impotence, cellulite, poor muscle tone, anxiety, weight gain, fatigue, faulty memory, compromised immunity, and dental flaws, this source guide defines the ailments or conditions, explains how the therapeutic strategies solve the problem and then gives up-to-the-minute, reliable guidance on acquiring whatever product or service is called for. Starting tomorrow, you can be on your way to having the best body you can possibly have. THE HIGH TECH HEALTHY BODY introduces such health-giving products and services as power shakes, probiotics, super drugs, live cell shots, placental implants, closing, stem cells, 3D cat scans and genomics. We live in a time when within a generation biotechnologies and nanotechnologies will have transformed how we go about being well and how we define health. This comprehensive guide opens up the whole world of high tech health and shows what we can do today to look and feel our best.

Amazon Sales Rank: #515893 in Books Published on: 2003-01 Released on: 2003-01-07 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 384 pages

About the Author Oz Garcia author of THE BALANCE is one of the best known nutrition and health authorities in the US.

Most helpful customer reviews 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Look and Feel Fabulous Forever By S. Marchetti Flipped through pages when I first received the book but then got bored pretty quickly and now it's on the shelf collecting dust. Unrealistic expectations. 7 of 32 people found the following review helpful. great book! By Vincenzo Battaglia absolutly the best book I have ever read about this subject really full of useful thing.Thanks Dott. Garcia See all 2 customer reviews...

Herbs and Nutrients for the Mind: A Guide to Natural Brain Enhancers (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Two naturopaths introduce us to the world of brain biochemistry, translating the science into laymen's terms, so that the reader can understand the potential power of herbs and nutrients to enhance health, prevent disorders, and affect existing health disorders. These alternatives, or supplements, to medication are being used across the country to help treat health conditions with a psychological component—from ADHD and anorexia to insomnia, menopause, and Parkinson's Disease. Authors Meletis and Barker explain 18 of these conditions, and review the most current research into how—or whether—the use of herbs and supplements has been proven to prevent, affect or remove these health conditions, or at least some of their symptoms. Can the Chinese herb Salvia curb cravings in alcoholics? Can niacin help treat anxiety? Other herbs, nutrients, and conditions addressed include the use of zinc to reduce symptoms of anorexia and bulimia, ginkgo biloba for Alzheimer's, and 5-HTP for depression. One appendix to this volume lists the top 20 brain-enhancing herbs and supplements. Another lists nutrient deficiencies and their links to health and brain function.It is not the intent of this book to advocate for the replacement of standard drug therapy, but for the integration of these natural medicines with traditional medical treatments. Consumers are urged to discuss these herbs and nutrients with their physician before beginning use, as some allergic reactions or interactions with traditional medicines can occur. The central argument of this book is that when properly nourished people can operate at maximum physical and mental capacity, with maximum ability to fend off or recover from disease and disorder.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1238048 in Books Published on: 2004-10-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.12" h x 6.62" w x 9.56" l, 1.40 pounds Binding: Hardcover 304 pages

Review "Two professors of Naturopathic Medicine wrote this book dealing with the power of herbs and nutritional supplements in healing and/or in preventing psychological and psychiatric disorders as well as in enhancing mental health. The authors reviewed current research on eighteen mental disorders, such as ADD, Alcoholism, Alzheimers, Autism, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis and Schizophrenia, among others, to see if and how they can be helped by alternative natural "medicines.,.".The book is scholarly and well researched, as the detailed footnotes demonstrate. Three appendices list signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiency, toxic substances and foods that are good for avoiding allergies. The book is highly recommended for all health science collections and especially for hospitals libraries. However it will be also useful for an educated consumer."-E-Streams About the Author Chris D. Meletis, N.D. is Senior Science Officer and Associate Professor of Natural Pharmacology at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He was chosen for the Naturopathic Physician of the Year Award for 2003-2004 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Jason E. Barker, N.D., is in private practice and has been an Adjunct Professor of Naturopathy at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, at Oregon Health Sciences University and at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

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Occupational Safety and Health Law: 2008 Cumulative Supplement

The 2008 Cumulative Supplement contains expanded discussions of the application of standards that explicitly or implicitly require evidence of a hazard, and the Occupational Safety and Health Commission s position on when the specific standards pre-empt the use of the general duty clause.

Amazon Sales Rank: #3509434 in Books Published on: 2008-12-30 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 374 pages

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Quick Access: Professional Guide to Conditions, Herbs & Supplements

The Quick Access Professional Guide is an indispensable source of information on both conventional and complementary treatment regimens - including valuable data on uses, dosages, safety and efficacy of the most popular herbs and dietary supplements. The guide contains integrated monographs that allow quick answers to a wide range of questions. This monograph system is comprised of the following three categories: Condition Monographs - these allow the health professional to review a standard medical model of diagnoses and treatment protocols based on a known or suspected condition, with additional information on nutritional support and the use of complementary modalities. Herb Monographs - allow the health professional to consider the best evidence to support the use of herbs in maintaining health or in treating conditions. Supplement Monographs - provide substantive and well-referenced information on the use of dietary supplements in maintaining health or in support of condition management. A comprehensive Cross Reference Guide is also included which offers the user easy and targeted access to the required information.

Amazon Sales Rank: #613739 in Books Published on: 2000-01-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 11.25" h x 9.00" w x 1.00" l, 2.92 pounds Binding: Hardcover 472 pages

Review "Growing numbers of traditional healthcare professionals recognize the value of combining complementary and conventional medicine in their treatment of patients. This resource gives accurate and unbiased information on how to provide the best integrative care for optimal health." -- Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center"Informed consumers and modern medicine alike now have easy access to the best source of information on good health.... with Access!" -- Constance Grauds, RPh, President, Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists"Quick Access Guides provide comprehensive, authoritative and reliable information that moves this important and growing field beyond opinion and into the realm of credible scientific information." -- Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD From the Publisher This valuable information product has been developed by Integrative medicine Communications, a company founded by people with a wealth of experience in professional and consumer publishing and information management, serving the continuing needs of modern health care providers. We strive to be the recognized source of high quality and scientifically sound information integrating conventional medicine with safe and efficacious complementary and alternative therapies. In developing Quick Access, we undertook to build an information base that would allow health professionals from various educational and philosophical backgrounds access to a complete armamentarium of approaches used to maintain health, treat disease, or mange conditions. Building such a reference requires a respect for the evidence to support the use of conventional and non-conventional therapeutic modalities, and the ability to utilize the talents of advisors, researchers, writers, fact checkers, proof readers and project managers in synthesizing the information into a tightly formatted and well-balanced final work. We are quite proud of this work and look forward to updating, adapting and expanding it for the ongoing needs of those in the front lines of health care delivery. From the Inside Flap Quick Access Professional Guide presents essential, accurate, practical, referenced and formatted information. Whether it be with conditions, herbs, or dietary supplements, health care providers can be assured that each monograph reflects a consistant organization and scope, aiding the initiated user who requires a quick review of the facts or the uninitiated user who seeks an overview of the subject matter. We sought first to achieve breadth of coverage, then depth of coverage as space allowed, as each monograph is designed to fill just a few printed pages. Professional Access will serve as a quick review of therapeutic options, from various schools of healing and health promotion, for those health professionals looking for science-based information support.

Most helpful customer reviews 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Pharm review By A Customer There are several excellent texts to search for information on alternative therapies and herbal preparations. Of course, the German Council books are the "bible", and I would generally default to the information gathered there. However, this text and the "Professional's Guide to Alternative Therapies" are both good, useful guides for someone with a solid grounding in pharmacological principals.The latter text is somewhat more succinct. Both guides are more accessible to patients as well, and make for good in-house reference texts. See all 1 customer reviews...

Hyaluronic Acid: Powerful Antiarthritic and Antiwrinkle Supplement (Woodland Health)

With baby boomers hitting retirement age, many are concerned about the ravages of aging-aching joints, difficulty walking, as well as the time-worn wrinkles on their skin. Now there's a supplement that can be taken orally, used as a skin cream, or injected directly into aching joints that can help turn back the clock. Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance manufactured by the body and distributed throughout our connective tissue, can absorb over 3,000 times its weight in water, enabling it to hydrate and cushion dry joints, with the bonus of hydrating the collagen in our skin, smoothing out wrinkles, and bringing back the glow of youth.

Amazon Sales Rank: #3129353 in Books Published on: 2007-05-07 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .6" h x 5.34" w x 8.50" l, .10 pounds Binding: Paperback 24 pages

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Juicing: Your Liquid Nutritional Supplement (Woodland Health)

Juicing is an ideal way to provide the body with its required nutrients in their recommended ratios. Because of the nature of juicing, the body is able to easily assimilate these nutrients without expending additional energy to fuel the digestive process. Fresh juice also helps the body cleanse itself, removing harmful deposits of toxins. This booklet examines the benefits and most effective methods of juicing and provides helpful advice for selecting a juicer.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1882095 in Books Published on: 1998-12-31 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .10" h x 5.50" w x 8.52" l, .11 pounds Binding: Paperback 30 pages

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Understanding Dietary Supplements (Understanding Health & Sickness Series)

For many consumers, taking one or more dietary supple-ments is a natural addition to a healthy lifestyle. The decision to take a dietary supplement may be based on the recommendation of a doctor, a dietitian, or a friend. Television, newspapers, magazines, websites, and persuasive marketing materials in the pharmacy or supermarket may sway buyers. Information regarding dietary supplements abounds but can be misleading or contradictory. Understanding Dietary Supplements is a guide to making informed choices. Chapters provide Both an overview and detailed information about key supplements Coverage of a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals, herbs and botanicals, drugs, and other options Jargon-free explanations of how each supplement can work on the body Safety concerns about interactions and misuse Regulations imposed on the industry and recent trends in the industry's development A glossary and listings of outside resources Included here, the full text of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994--the model for the FDA's regulation of dietary supplements--affords guidance to deciphering labels and determining value. Understanding Dietary Supplements is an easy-to-use guide to a much demanded but often misunderstood group of products. Jenna Hollenstein is clinical editor at the Pri-Med Institute of M|C Communications in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has been published in Nutrition Reviews, Nutrition in Clinical Care, ILSI News, Pri-Med in Practice, and Pri-Med Online.

Amazon Sales Rank: #6043128 in Books Published on: 2007-05-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Hardcover 126 pages

From the Publisher Chapters provide ---Both an overview and detailed information about key supplements ---Coverage of a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals, herbs and botanicals, drugs, and other options ---Jargon-free explanations of how each supplement can work on the body ---Safety concerns about interactions and misuse ---Regulations imposed on the industry, and recent trends in the industry's development ---A glossary and listings of outside resources From the Inside Flap A handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, and more About the Author Jenna Hollenstein is clinical editor at the Pri-Med Institute of M|C Communications, in Boston, MA. Her work has been published in Nutrition Reviews, Nutrition in Clinical Care, ILSI News, Pri-Med in Practice, and Pri-Med Online.

Most helpful customer reviews 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. clear and useful By C. Clemens Shines a light on a vast subject. Offers clarity with its clear writing style. 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Just the explanation I've been looking for By Timetraveller83 This book explains a very complicated subject very clearly and concisely. I've been lost in the world of dietary supplements for years trying to make sense of all the information from various resources. I've spent so much time trying various supplements and I've never been able to make a confident decision until now. I have a clear understanding of what is available and where to find pertinent information. Great book. See all 2 customer reviews...

E-Health Business and Transactional Law, 2010 Cumulative Supplement

The 2010 Cumulative Supplement to E-Health Business and Transactional Law includes recent updates to keep your knowledge of this critical area of law current, including: E-Care providers and product services Patient Protection Affordable Care Act revisions to the anti-kickback statute Proprietary Rights in technology and information Professional licensure and liability issues with telemedicine.

Published on: 2010-12-28 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 646 pages

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E-Health & Transactional Law, 2008 Supplement

The 2008 Cumulative Supplement contains:A new chapter on discovery and admission of electronic information as evidence, examining technology implications for electronic evidence. The 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, admission of electronic evidence, and special problems.It also discusses a new topic on state security breach notification laws enacted by 46 states and territories, modeled after California s law addressing reportable incidents of security breaches.It addresses final regulations for e-prescribing for Medicare Part D.It also reviews the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, prohibiting delivery, distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances over the Internet without a prescription.Finally the Supplement offers a review of litigation over illegal internet pharmacy schemes.

Published on: 2008-12-23 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 445 pages

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E-Health Business & Transactional Law, 2006 Supplement

E-health is rapidly emerging as one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of the health care industry. As this highly regulated industry becomes more dependent on information technology, new unfamiliar legal issues confront the health law practitioner. Get the clear guidance you need with the only text that covers the full range of today s e-health business and transactional law issues, E-Health Business and Transactional Law.

Amazon Sales Rank: #6659878 in Books Published on: 2006-12-01 Original language: English Binding: Paperback 384 pages

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Occupational Safety and Health Law 2004 Supplement

2004 update to Occupational Safety and Health Law, Second Edition published by BNA Books. New developments in occupational health and safety laws and policies covered in the 2004 Supplement include: --new cases, regulations, enforcement policies, and other health and safety initiatives from 2001-2003 --new comprehensive analysis of OSHA's revised recordkeeping rules which took effect January 1, 2002 --first ever analysis of case law developed under state OSHA plans, and more!

Amazon Sales Rank: #8927623 in Books Published on: 2004 Binding: Paperback 287 pages ISBN13: 9781570184253 Condition: Used - Very Good Notes: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

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Users Guide to Womens Health Supplements: Learn What you Need to Know about Nutrients and Herbs that Enhance Womens Health

Women have their own distinctive biology and health issues: menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and breast cancer- to name a few. Many vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies, and medicinal foods can help them adjust to the changes in their bodies. Basic Health Publications User's Guide to Women's Health Supplements explains how vitamins, minerals, and herbs can help women feel better and stay healthier.

Published on: 2011-07-27 Format: Large Print Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 124 pages

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How To Tell What Health Foods to Buy: The Definitive Dietary and Health Supplements Buying Guide

"HOW TO TELL WHAT HEALTH FOODS TO BUY!" Bill Howard, the author of this health book wishes all the readers great health and all round enhancements in their lives. I hope you will make use of the practical suggestions mentioned in this book for buying correct health foods that will make you healthy. Of course you can make use of many of these practices in making right choices in other matters of your life. Best Regards,Bill Howard "The Book "How To Tell What Health Foods To Buy" bridges an important gap Health supplements market. It is best described as the buying guide of Dietary and Health Supplements that presents the material in a comprehensive and integral way. Simply Recommended to be used by every buyer of health supplements!" Dr Vikrama Aditya Tomar,BAMS, MD (Ayurveda)

Amazon Sales Rank: #5821485 in Books Published on: 2007-10-19 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .17" h x 6.00" w x 9.00" l, .26 pounds Binding: Paperback 72 pages

About the Author Bill Howard has been doing health research since the 70's when he came down with a chronic illness. This motivated him into looking into many different modalities of alternative medicine. His research has left him with a great deal of information on: Herbs, Homeopathic remedies, crystals, Bach flower remedies, Qi-gong, energy medicine and others. He has decided to turn this hobby and information into a series of books where hopefully many people can benefit from the knowledge he has obtained.

Most helpful customer reviews 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Very Imformative By Micky Cee This book by Mr. Howard is most helpfull and imformative on not only health foods but the industry itself.His style of writing and his knowledge of self testing methods are unique and unmatched in health care today. Bravo, Mike See all 1 customer reviews...

New Nutrients Against Cancer (Ballena Press Anthropological Papers)

A survey of nutrients that have been proved to be effective in the fight against cancer. They include soy, modified citrus pectin that inhibits the growth of cancer cells, lycopene (an antioxidant found in tomatoes) that is effective in treating and preventing prostrate cancer, and other cancer fighters such as D-Limonene, conjugated linoleic acid, and perrilyl alcohol.

Amazon Sales Rank: #7613099 in Books Published on: 1999-01-11 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 54 pages

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Understanding the Antioxidant Controversy: Scrutinizing the Fountain of Youth (The Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living)

Current scientific evidence suggests that free radicals— unstable by-products produced by normal human metabolic processes—damage the body, resulting in chronic health disorders and degenerative changes associated with aging. Nutritional products on the market today promise antioxidants can reduce—possibly even reverse—damage caused by these free radicals. If true, that would mean less chronic disease and premature aging, at the very least. But are antioxidants indeed the new Fountain of Youth? Media reports extol antioxidants as the solution to disease and aging, and some studies do seem to back up those reports. Yet the studies that have been completed are far from conclusive, and taking antioxidant supplements can be dangerous. This book explores current thinking, analyzes studies, and answers the questions: What are antioxidants? What do they do? Is there any real benefit to taking them as supplements? Are there real dangers for me?Media report preliminary and conflicting scientific studies on antioxidants, notwithstanding the fact that the final analysis about their effectiveness and safety is incomplete. The result is increasing sales of dietary supplements and so-called functional foods or nutraceuticals that are not regulated, nor proven, and a possible public safety crisis from hypersupplementation. Milbury and Richer bring us up to date, sharing nuances and emerging news regarding antioxidants—and their dangers. Understanding the Antioxidant Controversy is an educated consumers' and health professionals' guide to this controversial topic.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1269069 in Books Published on: 2007-11-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .99 pounds Binding: Hardcover 192 pages

Review "Packed with information, this slim volume places the subject of antioxidants in a broader context. Early chapters provide detailed, well-referenced discussions of dietary supplement and nutrition topics, including scientific history, regulatory and legal aspects, and epidemiology. Research scientist Milbury (Tufts) and dietitian Richer (Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, MA) then describe the oxidation process. Readers will need some background in chemistry to follow this section, which quickly becomes quite complex. Having explained the vast size and controversies of antioxidant research, the authors summarize the most important findings. Recommendations follow for many popular supplements, including vitamins C and E, carotenoids, flavonoids, and selenium. Extensive tables compare current dietary guidelines. Supplementing the text are diagrams, a glossary, a recommended Web sites list, and hundreds of references. Although many books deal with antioxidant supplements, the majority are written for a general audience and do not address the science, history, and regulatory issues….Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through health professionals; researchers from various disciplines." - Choice Review "This volume represents an up-to-date and comprehensive reference on an important and sometimes confusing topic….Welcome information for health practitioners and anyone else who is trying to understand the conflicting messages that have come out on these intriguing compounds. With a thorough review of the data and critical interpretation, this book is timely, authoritative and necessary… Health practitioners will find the information contained in this book to be interesting and important when counseling their patients on diets, as well as when and how much to take of antioxidant dietary supplements. Reliable nutritional advice for patients can only be given by health practitioners who are well-informed, and it is this book that provides the information needed on antioxidants." (Robert M. Russell, MD Director, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center ) About the Author PAUL E. MILBURY is a Diretor and Principle Investigator at the Antioxidants Research Laboratory in the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. ALICE C. RICHER is a Registered Dietician and Nutrition Consultant for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Community Health Plan.

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When Winning Costs Too Much: Steroids, Supplements, and Scandal in Today's Sports World

The authors combine to produce a work that addresses some of the most pressing issues in athletics today. While the book focuses primarily on steroid and supplement abuse, it also covers unethical practices on the part of some coaches and athletes to gain a competitive edge. Finally, it offers healthy alternatives to supplements for athletes wishing to gain size and strength without putting their future health at risk.

Published on: 2005-03-10 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.32" h x 6.62" w x 9.06" l, 1.39 pounds Binding: Hardcover 352 pages

Review The use of performance-enhancing drugs is an invidious practice, condoned by too many and ignored by more. This work explores the nature and extent of such activity and its authors are to be congratulated for turning over some of the rocks and exposing the rot that threatens the lives and well-being of young athletes. (Richard W. Pound )Have you ever wondered what's happened to the 'purity' of sport - where playing the game for sheer enjoyment and the thrill of competition were reward enough; where fair play, i.e. ethics and integrity, were an integral part of each contest? Dr. Bailes and McCloskey have invested years of study to produce this incredibly informative book on the 'state of the sportsworld.' As a former professional athlete I am ecstatic that the authors of 'When Winning Costs Too Much' are willing to identify and confront the 'wrongs' in the world of sport. This book should be required reading for the parents of all aspiring athletes! (Steve Bartkowski )Throughout my career I have had both great success and great struggles. But I have always been able to overcome the struggles with honor and with a respect for the rules and integrity of the game. Kids today need to know how important that is to succeed in sports and life. 'When Winning Costs Too Much' can help parents know whether or not their kids are on the right track. (Hal Sutton )I loved the book, and was blown away by all the information and warnings about the impact of concussions and steroid use. I was forced to retire prematurely due to concussions so I know first hand of the dangers from head trauma. The book will help all who read it to know what takes place at the time of a concussion, what to look for, and the best way to care for that person before returning back to action. The information on the prevalence of steroid use was mind-boggling. Every player, coach and parent should read it so that everyone understands the potential disasters that can occur. (Merril Hoge )In 'When Winning Costs Too Much,' Julian Bailes and John McCloskey provide factual data and compelling testimonials to present a devastating portrait of sports in America today. Together the authors have assembled more hard-won research than I've ever seen on the subject of steroid abuse and its effects not only on the individual performer but on society as a whole. Here is a screed against a culture that celebrates dopers who cheat to get ahead. It also is a document with a powerful personal message that comes with equal measures of good and bad news. First the good: Only about one out of 10 young athletes in this country is using drugs to help him perform better. Now the bad: Every last one of us is being victimized as a result. (John Ed Bradley )The single greatest lesson I learned from athletics that has contributed to my success in other areas of my life is that winning isn't everything. Somewhere along the way too many people have forgotten that it is the pursuit of success, not success itself, which makes the games worth playing. 'When Winning Costs Too Much' will help parents and athletes understand how much of the journey is lost by taking the easy route. (Chris Nowinski )...examines the broader intent of what people go through to win... (Therese Smith Cox Charleston Daily Mail )"When Winning Costs Too Much," a comprehensive analysis of the rise in steroids and supplement abuse at all levels of sports (Inter-Mountain )McCloskey and co-writer Julian Bailes spare no anecdotal or pharmacological detail in illustrating how the once-proud world of professional sports is threatening to degenerate into a narcotic-stained sinkhole. (Houston Press ) About the Author Dr. Julian E. Bailes is a neurosurgeon who has worked the NFL Players Association in tracking long-term effects of concussions, steroid use, and depression among its retired players. He lives in Morgantown, W.V. John McCloskey is a sports editor at the Houston Chronicle. He lives in Houston.

Most helpful customer reviews 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. The Cost of War and Love is High, Too HIgh. By Betty Burks This book is about winning at all costs in the sports world. Rampant use of drugs and steroids to enhance performances from Olympics to individual games show the decline in the sports ofr sports sake mentality. Two of my sons played sports as youngsters and high school athletes. The other was the best lifeguard in Pulaski, and one used steroids. I, on the other hand, have had to use them twice for a stubborn ear infection which just won't ever go away.Winning costs too much in all aspects of life. When we win, that means that someone else loses. Fighting for the sake of winning in marriage, work competition, other debates, and just living day-to-day takes its toll on our health. If we win, we get overly excited putting stress on the heart. If we lose, it also puts too much stress on the heart and I'm not talking about our heart-strings (romance). We all want to win at whatever we try. Here lately, I don't seem to be winning at any of my endeavors and, believe me, that hurts more than having a heart attack, At least, that's a fast way to go and the pain goes away.We have brought up this generation to win or don't ever try again. In earlier eras, it was war which took its toll on our young men who were trained to win at all costs. War kills indiscriminately. But so does retaliation, resentment, hate, and being torn apart by strangers who need not inerfere in our lives in the first place. Today, everyone is a critic and set out to hurt feelings and make ourselves felt. Who cares whether you actually know the person you are flailing out at and hurting their feelings? That makes it impersonal. It makes the critic feel important and gets his venom out of his system onto an unsuspecting victim randomly chosen.It is rewarding to win ball games, band competitions, debates, disagreements over things which are very important to you; it is hard to always be the loser. I try so hard, and yet fail to achieve the things I want to do to leave a legacy behind to be a contributing citizen and someone what made a difference in her hometown. Not having money makes it a hundredfold harder to win at issues, political and otherwise, but important all the same. We are overlooked because we don't have influence and money for lawyers to fight our battles for us. We're on our own and have to take responsibility for our stands in all walks of life.Sure, it is fun and rewarding to be a winner. But we can't always do it and should never depend on drugs or others to take the blame for our failures. I failed as a mother, though God knows I tried to protect and teach my sons the way they should act according to Abou Ben Adhem whose legacy was theat God blessed him because he loved his fellowman. I may not love men per se, and I certainly don't even like women very much, but I strive to be fair and just in all of my dealings with those in power and the poor homeless I see everyday on the public buses and at the public library. Life is not fair. But it is what we make it. Strive for winning without scandal, or unjust criticism. It can be done, and God willing, I will survive to fight other battles and win a few along the way. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. A Reality Check on Modern Day Sports By Robert Varvara Although it would take a naïve person to believe that steroid abuse is not prevalent in sports, this preeminent novel highlights scandals and stories that have plagued the purity of sports. When Winning Cost too Much goes into detail about the negative affects of steroid abuse and how it is changing the nature of sports. Sports figures are idolized by society, but how can we idolize athletes that "cheat the system." Do we encourage our children to cheat on their math tests? This is a great book, that will have you questioning modern day sports. 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.

Stress: A Guide to Diet, Exercise, and Supplements (Woodland Health)

Both health experts and the public agree that stress can affect each of us in different ways, even to the point of being a primary cause of disease. This booklet explores the different types of stress and their causes and offers information on how to recognize the symptoms of stress. Louise Tenney, MH, provides clear guidance, examples, and recipes for using diet, exercise, and natural supplements to effectively manage stress and live a calm, happy, and healthy life.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1659267 in Books Published on: 2007-08-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .8" h x 7.93" w x 6.42" l, .19 pounds Binding: Paperback 32 pages

About the Author Louise Tenney has dedicated much of her life to the pursuit of natural approaches to health. She has enjoyed immense success as an author, with her publications equaling over 1 million sales. Louise attended Portland State University, studying applied chemistry and biology, and earned her Master Herbalist degree in 1986.

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Blended Medicine: Combining Mainstream and Alternative Therapies (Health and Wellness Library)

Blending mainstream medicine with alternative therapies creates a powerful health-care partnership. Today you no longer have to choose between mainstream medicine and alternative therapies to treat illness, disease, or other health problems. A blended approach will help you create effective, practical, and reliable plans to determine your personal healing path. Blended Medicine will guide you on this amazing journey. This comprehensive and clear resource guide will help you combine the best of both traditional and alternative treatments to fit your individual goals and lifestyle. In this book you'll find: 1) A practical guide to 22 blended therapies. 2) An easy reference to 100 ailments, and how to cure each the blended-medicine way. 3) Proven, safe and effective remedies. 4) Guidelines for safe use of vitamins, minerals and other supplements. 5) Advice for selecting qualified practitioners.

Amazon Sales Rank: #2253670 in Books Published on: 2000 Format: Illustrated Original language: English Binding: Paperback 503 pages

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Forever Young: The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age

Dr. Perricone’s FOREVER YOUNG makes an extraordinary promise: by following a program designed to decrease wrinkles and dramatically improve the appearance of the skin, the reader is also guaranteed more energy, less fat and an improved mood.  The core of Dr. Perricone’s appeal is his scientific grounding and authority.  In a field notorious for the triumph of style over substance, Dr. Perricone is at the cutting edge of new science which is scientifically proven to work.    At the core of the new book is an exciting new science on skin:  Nutrigenomics and gene expression. With his innovative vision, Dr. Perricone has applied the new science to ease wrinkles, make the skin supple, smooth and glowing.  His prescriptive program will shave years off the reader's appearance and will give the reader more energy.

Amazon Sales Rank: #30124 in Books Published on: 2010-09-14 Released on: 2010-09-14 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 1.11" h x 6.28" w x 8.90" l, 1.55 pounds Binding: Hardcover 368 pages ISBN13: 9781439177341 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

From Publishers Weekly Celebrity dermatologist Perricone (The Perricone Prescription) claims to have the key to blocking age-related illness while achieving youthful skin and energy. Based on nutrigenomics, an emerging field linking nutrition and longevity, his plan claims to activate age-reversing genes and biochemicals with superfoods (e.g., wild salmon, watercress, chia seeds, barley grass, cinnamon, cocoa); supplements (e.g., vitamins K and D, astaxanthin, Pycnogenol); a fat-burning diet with recipes; yoga; and rest. While other recent titles--particularly Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz's YOU: Staying Young--echo such counsel, Perricone takes a beeline approach, backed by new technologies (Perricone's own Cold Plasma cream) and noninvasive skin treatments (micro-current). A resource list directs readers to Perricone-brand or promoted products (Williams-Sonoma cookbooks, Le Creuset cookware, etc.). Many favorite foods are forbidden in exchange for ageless beauty without chronic dieting and excessive workouts. After a few days free of dietary devils, readers might even embrace Perricone's model of success: Madonna and her salmon retox. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review “I am a huge fan of Dr. Perricone and his philosophy ‘true beauty is radiant health.’ In Forever Young, you will discover the keys to that kingdom, the miracle foods and nutrients for a fabulously rejuvenated face and body. Thank you Dr. Perricone!” –Eva Mendes, internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist“There are a lot of things about Dr. Perricone’s science that really resonate with me. Here is one of them: growing up Italian has kept me in touch with the magical properties of olive oil. Dr. Perricone has taken this and others to a new level!” –Steven Tyler, lead singer, Aerosmith“From his vitamin line to his superb skin care products, Dr. Perricone has not only helped me look better but has improved my overall quality of life.” –Uma Thurman“Dr. Perricone's years of clinical and laboratory research have resulted in technological breakthroughs.” —Harry G. Preuss, MD, professor of medicine, Georgetown University“Always ahead of the crowd, Dr. Nicholas Perricone takes another giant leap—this time into the science of Nutrigenomics. In Forever Young he teachers readers how to alter their gene expression through a variety of novel nutrients. By turning off inflammatory markers you can prevent disease and enjoy beautiful radian skin. Highly recommended.” –Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS, professor of Physiology, Medicine and Pathology, Georgetown University Medical Center“Pioneering scientist, inventor and dermatologist, Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s latest field of research is Nutrigenomics. This fascinating new science demonstrates how we can alter our genetic blueprint for total face and body rejuvenation. Forever Young shows how we can overcome heredity and reinvent ourselves for the better—both inside and out.” –Elaine D’Farley, Beauty Director, SELF Magazine Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter OneTHE ICU:A NEW ANTIAGING RESEARCH LABORATORY The day had dawned cold and gray with a lowering sky on the morning of February 16. The dark, angry waves of the Long Island Sound dashed against the rocks, a harbinger of worse to come. Another snowstorm was scheduled for New York and Connecticut, making the winter of 2010 one for the record books from Florida to Maine. Escaping to the tropics was on my mind, but duty called. This was the day I was turning in the manuscript for my new book, Forever Young. I was proud to have written a book that broke new ground yet apprehensive, because the science might be considered cumbersome. I knew that there was no other way to tell the story. People needed strategies to stop the deadly degenerating signs of aging, and I feel it is important to explain my recommendations, which are all scientifically based. As I nursed a cup of green tea and read the news on the Internet, a 24-point-type headline from the United Kingdom’s Financial Times caught my eye: “Scientists discover the secret of ageing.” The article explained how one of the biggest puzzles in biology—how and why living cells age—had been solved by an international team based at the United Kingdom’s Newcastle University. Using a complex “systems biology” approach, the researchers, in conjunction with scientists from the University of Ulm in Germany, had set out to discover why cells become senescent, or, in other words, grow old. The research, published by the journal Molecular Systems Biology, showed that when an aging cell detects serious DNA damage, which may be the result of general wear and tear from daily living, it sends out internal signals. These distress signals trigger the cell’s mitochondria, the energy-producing part of the cell, to make free-radical molecules, which instruct the cell either to destroy itself or to stop dividing. The reason for this is to avoid the damaged DNA that results in cancer. As you will discover in these pages, I am convinced that the damaging diseases and cellular destruction associated with aging begin with the mitochondria. I concur with the research findings from Newcastle University, as they validate my own research regarding how and why we age. The release of this study just as I was delivering my manuscript to my publisher was very exciting, because the researchers’ discovery echoes the underlying theme of this book. I have gone beyond the science of why we age to search for practical ways to intervene in the process. In Forever Young you will learn new, effective, and safe strategies to protect the mitochondria, the mitochondrial DNA, and other parts of the cell from this programmed cell death, known as apoptosis, starting with the miraculous therapeutic powers of niacinamide (vitamin B3), which you will read about on page 107. A New Model for Understanding Aging My first experience with seriously ill patients occurred when I was a medical student at Michigan State University College of Medicine. During my rotation in internal medicine, particularly the weeks spent in the intensive care unit, I became intimately familiar with sepsis, one of the most common causes of death. Also known as gram-negative bacteremia and gram-positive bacteremia, sepsis occurs when infectious agents like bacteria or fungi or products of infection like bacterial toxins enter the body, most often through a wound or incision. If this systemic infection goes unchecked, it leads to a condition known as septic shock, resulting in hypotension, or extremely low blood pressure; dysregulation of blood sugar; and the failure of such multiple organ systems as the heart, kidney, liver, and lungs. The Sepsis/Inflammation/Aging Connection In 1981 when I was in medical school, I was trying to understand what caused underlying damage to the vital organs during septic shock. The question was a huge challenge for both physicians and scientists. The research indicated that metabolic changes occurring on a cellular level were the primary cause of organ dysfunction and failure. The consensus was that these fundamental metabolic disturbances were the result of inadequate tissue oxygenation and a disruption of the body’s ability to control blood sugar levels. This combination of symptoms came to be known as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, or MODS. It was widely hypothesized that multiple organ dysfunction syndrome resulted from tissue hypoxia, a condition in which vital organs do not get enough oxygen to meet their needs. Fast-forward to a new millennium: the concept of inadequate oxygen levels to vital organs as the fundamental cause of MODS is now being seriously questioned. Today, scientists believe that adequate oxygen is delivered to the vital organs by the bloodstream during sepsis and septic shock. The problem is that the cells are unable to use that oxygen, even though it is being supplied at adequate levels. The inability of the vital organs to utilize oxygen is a cellular malfunction in the tiny organelles known as the mitochondria. This impaired cellular oxygen problem is termed cytopathic hypoxia. Just as cytopathic hypoxia is far more important in the generation of MODS than had ever been thought in the past, I propose that cytopathic hypoxia, as seen in the cellular changes of aging, is far more important to the degeneration of the organ systems than was previously believed. Having come to that conclusion, I had to ask the next question: If cells cannot utilize the oxygen, where in the cell is the defect? The answer is the mitochondria. The Mighty Mitochondria The mitochondria are tiny energy-generating parts of the cell. They function as microscopic furnaces, converting food into fuel, and are responsible for all energy production in the body. The majority of the oxygen supplied to the cell is utilized by the mitochondria to make a chemical known as adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP is the energy storage and transfer molecule that is essential to life. As I discussed in one of my previous books, Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity, functioning mitochondria are vital to maintaining a healthy body and beautiful skin. A Closer Look at Mitochondrial Function Although tiny, the mitochondria play a huge role in the body as the energy-producing portion of the cell. To accomplish this feat, they consume 90 percent of the oxygen that is needed by our bodies. As mentioned, this oxygen is used to oxidize fuel or burn food to synthesize ATP, which is the energy currency of the cell. This process of ATP production in the mitochondria is known as oxidative phosphorylation and takes place in the part of the mitochondria known as the electron transport chain. Within the electron transport chain, ATP is produced in five steps. If anything disrupts this chain, free radicals are created; this further disrupts the electron transport chain, causing irreparable damage to the mitochondria. Damage to the mitochondria and disruption of the electron transport chain are the first events seen in sepsis. Unchecked, this results in total systemic collapse, multiple organ failure, and death. Although it may seem counterproductive, the energy produced by the mitochondria is the major source of free-radical production in the cells. This is a result of the metabolic process that converts food and oxygen to water and ATP. As energy production takes place in the electron transport chain, within the mitochondrial membrane, about 5 percent of the electrons escape. This creates free radicals that damage both the mitochondria and the cell. Note FREE-RADICAL CHEMISTRY Many people are confused about free radicals. They know that they are bad and that antioxidants combat them. Understanding the chemistry of free radicals will give you an important perspective on aging. Atoms and molecules are most stable when there is a pair of electrons circulating in their outer orbit. When a molecule or atom loses one of the electrons, it becomes a free radical. Its mission in life has now become the quest for another atom or molecule to hook up with. Any substance that rips electrons away from another molecule is known as an oxidizing agent or electrophile. Free radicals can damage tissues, cell membranes, and DNA, disrupting our store of genetic information, which may lead to the initiation of certain cancers. Free radicals can also oxidize the fats that make up the cell wall membrane and the membrane covering the mitochondria and the nucleus. This oxidation can lead to cellular dysfunction and serious damage to the immune system and major organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, and pancreas. Free radicals contribute to at least fifty major diseases, including atherosclerosis, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and lung disease, as well as accelerated aging. Although free radicals exist for only a fraction of a second, the inflammatory cascade that they generate goes on for hours or days. Antioxidants, including vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid, and Co Q10, are known as reducing agents. They neutralize free radicals and leave a much more benign antioxidant free radical in its place. Unfortunately, the mitochondria are a site of constant free-radical production (see page 6) and very susceptible to the damage that free radicals can cause. If we hope to preserve youthful function and prevent disease, it is critical to search for agents and antioxidants that will protect the mitochondria from free-radical damage. Therapeutic Strategies for the Mitochondria in Disease and Aging Although the concept that free radicals are responsible for triggering an inflammatory response on a cellular and molecular level was considered with skepticism when I introduced it in The Wrinkle Cure, it is now dogma accepted by even the most conservative scientists. The idea that free radicals and inflammation cause cellular...

Most helpful customer reviews 78 of 80 people found the following review helpful. Excellent and a little frustrating By Blazing Pascal First, I really like this book. It's full of excellent information that, when you think about it, just makes sense. I am glad I got the book and would recommend it to anyone (I am waiting for my second copy to give away as I write this).That said, as a 37 year old man looking to lose about 45 pounds, the book has also been a little frustrating. First, I realize that women are the target market here, but it would be nice to have a few pages directed at the guys out there. Second, and more importantly, I really needed to see a simple summary and a clear regimen stated somewhere. Every chapter is full of excellent information, but I feel as if I have to pick and choose and piece it together myself in order to make it (hopefully) work for me.I was glad to see there was a relatively clear guide to making the Meal Replacement Drink, but even then, it could have been clearer. After spending some time describing the benefits of egg white albumin, the recipe says, "I suggest 6 ounces of the protein source in liquid form or as labeled if it is in powdered form." Powdered form? I assume he recommended 6 ounces of egg whites as the liquid source, but now I have to figure out what "powdered form" means and if I was correct about the egg whites. I am sure some research will help me here, but it would have been nice to just be told plain and simple. Add to that, the six ounce recommendation is for a "women approximately five feet, four inches tall with moderate activity..." What about a guy about 5'11" with less than moderate activity? In the same recipe, he says to mix 1 teaspoon of non-Dutch cocoa with stevia and *a little water*, what is "a little water?" Again, I realize this might be a "to taste" thing, but I would have liked a place to start.There is a great section talking about glutathione and the topical solution that solves the problem of adequate transport. I am very excited to try this, but I can't figure out where it is. I am now thinking that it is not out yet. I may be mistaken though. I'm still trying to figure it out. I watched the PBS special where he talked a lot about the wonder of this topical and I assumed it was available. Just not sure yet.The recipes look very good - and that is coming from someone with terrible sensory issues and food aversions. There are a few tweaks I will have to make, but I have also been encouraged to "just eat it" with most of the ingredients. While I am not into Yoga, the section is very well done and about as engaging as it could be. The poses, etc. are all explained well and I will glad to see a few "programs" listed, at least two of which I am looking forward to trying.Ultimately, I think I will have to call one of their counselors and see if they can help me. I am weak and tired and anxious to try this. The claims to not only help you lose weight but improve mood and overall health are very motivating for me. That said, I do not want to end up wondering if I am doing it right. That is terribly frustrating. Sometimes I felt as if the author was assuming I knew something already.I would have given the book 5-stars had it, 1) provided at least a little guidance for a man reading this, 2) provided a "cheat sheet" of sorts plainly stating proper summarized regimens for both the diet and the supplement usage. I think that most of the information I need is in there, somewhere. I just wish I didn't have to work so hard to bring it all together.One last thing: while Dr. Perricone does offer up his own products in here, I never felt as if he was forcing me to get his stuff. He also suggests a variety of other venders (though he may have relationships with them too, I don't know), and many of the supplements, etc. he recommends can be purchased just about anywhere. I really wish his weight management supplement pack was not $200 a month. : ( Budgeting it one thing,