The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements

The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements

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By (author) Michael T. Murray

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  • Publisher: Prima Publishing,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 566 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 244mm x 34mm | 962g
  • Publication date: 31 October 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Rocklin
  • ISBN 10: 0761504109
  • ISBN 13: 9780761504108
  • Sales rank: 146,711

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In this book, Michael Murray explains how to use nutritional supplements to achieve and maintain optimum health. He also describes how to recognize the symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency and what to take to solve the problem.

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Michael T. Murray, N.D. is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He is a graduate, faculty member, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Murray is the co-author of "A Textbook of Natural Medicine, " the definitive textbook on naturopathic medicine for physicians, as well as the consumer version - "Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine." He has also written over 20 other books including "The Healing Power of Herbs" and "The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements." As a consultant to the health food industry, Dr. Murray has been instrumental in bringing many effective natural products to North America, including: -Glucosamine sulfate -St. John's wort extract -Ginkgo biloba extract -Silymarin -Enteric coated peppermint oil -Saw palmetto berry extract For the past twenty years, Dr. Murray has been compiling a massive database of original scientific studies from the medical literature. He has personally collected over 50,000 articles from the scientific literature which provide strong evidence on the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals, glandular extracts, herbs, and other natural measures in the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. It is from this constantly expanding database that Dr. Murray provides the answers on health and healing. According to Dr. Murray: "One of the great myths about natural medicines is that they are not scientific. The fact of the matter is that for most common illnesses there is greater support in the medical literature for a natural approach than there is for drugs or surgery." Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the natural approach that can put them on the road to lifelong health. Michael T. Murray, N.D. has dedicated his life to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of nature. In addition to his books, which have cumulative sales of over two million copies, Dr. Murray has written thousands of articles, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.

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People of the nineties "want empowerment over illness. And they've got it--if they know the facts! In his new book, "Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, naturopathic physician Michael T. Murray guides readers through the often complex, conflicting information regarding nutritional supplements. Each chapter profiles major vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, nutrients, and glandular extracts, including information on the following: -deficiency signs / symptoms -recommended dietary allowance -beneficial effects -available forms -principal uses -dosage ranges -safety issues -interactions Based on extensive scientific research, "Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements empowers readers to make educated decisions about which supplements to take for health conditions including cancer, arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, allergies, heart disease and more.

Table of contents

Contents Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Introduction to Nutritional Supplements Terminology Chapter Organization 1. The Emerging Role of Nutritional Supplementation in Medicine What Exactly Is Science? Science and Natural Medicine The Emerging Philosophy of Medicine Functions of Vitamins and Minerals The Growing Popularity of Nutritional Supplementation RDA Is Not Enough Accessory Nutrients An Important Caveat Some Practical Recommendations Recommendation 1—Take a High-Quality Multiple Vitamin and Mineral Formula Recommendation 2—Take Extra Antiozidants Recommendation 3—Take One Tablespoon of Flaxseed Oil Daily Part II: Vitamins Fat-Soluble Vitamins Water-Soluble Vitamins Unofficial B Vitamins 3. Vitamin A and Carotenes 4. Vitamin D 5. Vitamin E 6. Vitamin K 7. Vitamin C 8. Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 9. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 10. Niacin (Vitamin B3) 11. Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 12. Biotin 13. Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) and Pantethine 14. Folic Acid 15. Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) 16. Choline 17. Inositol Part III: Minerals 18. Calcium 19. Magnesium 20. Potassium 21. Zinc 22. Boron 23. Chromium 24. Copper 25. Iodine 26. Iron 27. Manganese 28. Molybdenum 29. Selenium 30. Silicon 31. Vanadium Part IV: Essential Fatty Acids 32. Understanding Fats and Oils 33. Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation Part V: Accessory Nutrients 34. Carnitine 35. Coenxyme Q10 36. Fiber Supplements 37. Flavonoids 38. Gamma-oryzanol 2 39. Glucosamine 40. Lipoic Acid 41. Medium-Chain Triglycerides 42. Melatonin 43. Phosphatidylserine 44. Probiotics 45. S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) Part VI: Glandular Products 46. Adrenal Extracts 47. Aortic Glycosaminoglycans 48. Liver Extracts 49. Pancreatic Signs and Symptoms 50. Spleen Extracts 51. Thymus Extracts 52. Thyroid Extracts Part VII: Quick Reference Guide for Specific Health Conditions Acne Age Spots AIDS and HIV Infection Alcoholism Alzheimer's Disease, Senility, and Dementia Anemia Angina Anxiety Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Bladder Infections Boils Bronchitis and Pneumonia Bruises Cancer Candidiasis Canker Sores Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cataracts Cerebrovascular Insufficiency Cholesterol, Elevated Blood Levels Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cold Sores Common Cold Constipation Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Depression Dzabetes Ear Infections and Chronic Otitis Media Eczema Fibroid (Uterine) Fibrocystic Breast Disease Food Allergy Gallstones Glaucoma Gout Hay Fever Hemorrhoids Hepatitis Herpes High Blood Pressure Hives Hypoglycemia Impotence Indigestion Inkctions Infertility (Female) Inkrtility (Male) Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Kidney Stones Lupus Lyme Disease Macular Degeneration Menopause Migraine Headache Multiple Sclerosis Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Parkinson's Disease Premenstrual Syndrome Prostate Enlargement (BPH) Prostatitis Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis Rosacea Scleroderma Sinus Infection Surgery Preparation and Recovery Ulcer Varicose Veins References Index