Vitamins For Dummies

Vitamins For Dummies

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Christopher Hobbs and Elson Haas...take a complicated field and...make sense of it. Ron Lawrence, MD, PhD, Director, Council on Natural Nutrition Don t forget to take your vitamins! It s good advice. But everybody s needs are different. Age, lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, diet, and habits all play a role in determining which vitamins and minerals you need more or less of in your diet. Like traffic lights, vitamins help regulate your body most basic functions at the cellular level. And just like those red, green and amber beacons, they must be synchronized not too many or too few to get you through your life s journey in good shape. Now Vitamins For Dummies shows you how to have green lights all the way. Confused by vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Can t tell the difference between gingko and ginseng? In this straight-talking guide, two experts cut through the confusion and help you: Get a handle on what each vitamin mineral and supplement doesCreate a personalized supplement programUnderstand the fine print on the labelsCombat or prevent specific ailmentsEnhance memory, mood, and energySlow the aging progress Drawing upon their years of experience in clinical practice as well as the latest scientific research into nutritional supplements, Chris Hobbs and Elson Haas, MD, tell you, in plain English, what you need to know to make informed decisions about which supplements you take. They cover: The ABCs of vitaminsAll about mineralsAmino acids and proteins the body s building blocksThe importance of fats and oilsCommon supplements for digestionSuper-foods and other great supplementsThe top 40 herbal supplements As an added bonus, Vitamins For Dummies features a quick-reference, A-to-Z guide to treatments for 90 common complaints. From acne to motion sickness to varicose veins, the authors describe complete healing programs that include vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and lifestyle changes. Your complete A-to-Zinc guide to vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements, Vitamins For Dummies is your ticket to good health and long more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 22mm | 557.92g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764551795
  • 9780764551796
  • 462,496

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"Christopher Hobbs and Elson Haas ... take a complicated field and ...make sense of it." --Ron Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Council on Natural Nutrition Praise for Vitamins For Dummies(R) "Vitamins are the traffic lights of your life. They must be synchronized, not too many or too few, to see you through your journey. Vitamins For Dummies shows you how to have green lights all the way." -- Walter M. Bortz, M.D. Features supplement programs for nearly 100 symptoms and diseases Confused about vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Can't tell the difference between ginkgo and ginseng? In this straight-talking guide, two experts cut through the confusion. They clearly explain what each vitamin, mineral, and supplement does -- and guide you to the ones that help you live longer and stronger. Discover how to: Create a personalized supplement program Understand the fine print on the labels Combat or prevent specific ailments Enhance memory, mood, and energy Slow the aging process Get smart! Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily(TM) e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answersshow more

About Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is an holistic health expert whose many books include Herbal Remedies For Dummies??. Elson Haas, M.D., is the author of Staying Healthy with the Seasons and The Detox more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Starting out with Supplements 7 Chapter 1: Supplement ABC s 9 Chapter 2: Getting Nutrients from Food and Popular Therapeutic Diets 19 Part II: Looking and Feeling Great with Supplements! 31 Chapter 3: Vitamins: The ABC s 33 Chapter 4: Mineral Mining the Earth s Nutrients 49 Chapter 5: Building Blocks: Amino Acids and Proteins 71 Chapter 6: Fats and Oils: The good, the Bad, and the Oily 91 Chapter 7: Hormones Not Just a Teenage Craze 101 Chapter 8: Common Supplements for Digestion 111 Chapter 9: Superfoods and Other Great Supplements 119 Chapter 10: Herbal Supplements: The Herbal Top 40 131 Part III: Supplements for Everyone 151 Chapter 11: Get with the Program Supplements for your needs 153 Chapter 12: As Young as You Wanna Be: Nutrition and Supplements for Longevity 181 Part IV: The Part of Tens 191 Chapter 13: The Ten Most Effective Supplements 193 Chapter 14: The Ten Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies 201 Chapter 15: Ten Common Questions and Answers about Supplements 209 Part V: Complete Healing Programs for Common Diseases and Symptoms 217 Appendix: Resources 313 Index 319 Book Registration Information Back of Bookshow more