Burgerstein's Handbook of Nutrition: Micronutrients in the Prevention and Therapy of Disease / Edition 1

Burgerstein's Handbook of Nutrition: Micronutrients in the Prevention and Therapy of Disease / Edition 1

by Michael B. Zimmermann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1588900622

ISBN-13: 9781588900623

Pub. Date: 08/22/2001

Publisher: Thieme

The complete guide to treating and preventing illness through micronutrient therapy!

Prevention and Therapy Through Balanced Nutrition.

The selective use of micronutrients is a simple and practical method of nutritional therapy with proven effectiveness. This handbook gives both professionals and interested consumers a thorough understanding of the prevention

Overview

The complete guide to treating and preventing illness through micronutrient therapy!

Prevention and Therapy Through Balanced Nutrition.

The selective use of micronutrients is a simple and practical method of nutritional therapy with proven effectiveness. This handbook gives both professionals and interested consumers a thorough understanding of the prevention and treatment of illness through balanced nutrition. A practical color key guides you through this handbook.

The basic principles of micronutrition: Micronutrient therapy concerns the treatment of illnesses with substances that are normally present in the human body, such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. In this introductory section, you learn how to use this knowledge for enhanced health and well-being.

What is healthy nutrition? This section introduces the basic building blocks of balanced diet, and includes a brief introduction to vegetarian nutrition.

The micronutrients: In this section, all micronutrients are presented, along with a discussion of their functions in the body and their therapeutic benefits. The effects of deficiencies, and their manifestations, are described in detail.

Micronutrition through the life cycle: Micronutrient needs do not remain constant throughout life. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, for example, requirements are higher for many micronutrients. The nutritional needs of children differ greatly from those of the aged. The effect of nutrition and lifestyle on longevity is also discussed in this chapter.

Micronutrients in prevention and therapy: This important section provides detailed information on the use of micronutrients in the log-term prevention and therapy of specific conditions and diseases.

Appendix: Here you will find a variety of additional information on drug-micronutrient interactions, nutrient-nutrient interactions, and laboratory assessment of micronutrients status.

Michael Zimmermann, MD is Director of Postgraduate studies a the Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588900623
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
08/22/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The Basic Principles of Micronutrition
The Role of Micronutrients in Prevention and Therapy2
Mechanism of Action3
Variability in Micronutrient Requirements among Individuals5
Safety6
2Micronutrients in Foods
Micronutrients in the Diets of Industrialized Countries10
The Difference between the Diet of Our Distant Ancestors and Our Diet Today12
Food Sources of Micronutrients13
Vegetables and Fruits13
Meat (Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Poultry)14
Eggs14
Milk and Milk Products14
Fish15
Cereals, Bread, Wheat Bran, and Wheat Germ15
Salt17
Vegetarian Diets18
3The Micronutrients
Vitamins22
Vitamin A and Carotenoids22
Vitamin D26
Vitamin E29
Vitamin K33
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)34
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)37
Niacin (Vitamin B3)38
Vitamin B641
Folic Acid45
Vitamin B1247
Pantothenic Acid50
Biotin52
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)53
Minerals and Trace Elements58
Calcium58
Magnesium61
Potassium63
Iron65
Zinc69
Copper75
Molybdenum77
Chromium79
Iodine82
Selenium84
Fluoride87
Fats and Fat-Related Compounds89
Essential Fatty Acids: Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids89
Choline and Lecithin95
Amino Acids97
Branched-Chain Amino Acids: Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine97
Arginine99
Lysine100
Glutamine101
Methionine103
Cysteine and Glutathione105
Phenylalanine and Tyrosine107
Tryptophan109
Taurine111
Carnitine113
Antioxidants and Free Radicals115
Free Radicals115
Antioxidants116
Coenzyme Q10119
4Micronutrition through the Life Cycle
Planning a Pregnancy122
Nutrition and Birth Defects123
Prepregnancy Weight123
Pregnancy124
Oral Contraception before Pregnancy124
Role of the Placenta124
Fetal Growth125
Nutritional Needs during Pregnancy125
Micronutrient Deficiency and Its Effect on Pregnancy127
Dietary and Environmental Hazards during Pregnancy128
Maternal Health Problems during Pregnancy130
Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy131
Summary132
Breastfeeding and Infancy134
Composition of Breast Milk134
Nutritional Needs during Breastfeeding134
Postpartum Depression136
Dietary Hazards: Caffeine and Alcohol137
Breastfeeding and Infant Health137
Nutrients of Special Importance for Infants138
Childhood and Adolescence141
Nutritional Needs141
Nutrition and Child Health145
Summary147
Aging and Longevity148
Aging148
Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Longevity148
Physical Changes of Aging and Their Impact on Nutritional Health151
Drugs and Nutritional Health153
Micronutrient Supplementation for Older Adults154
5Micronutrients as Prevention and Therapy
Skin Care158
Introduction: Healthy Skin158
Dry Skin158
Aging Skin: Wrinkles and Age Spots159
Acne159
Psoriasis160
Eczema162
Eye and Ear Care163
Healthy Eyes163
Conjunctivitis and Styes163
Cataracts164
Glaucoma165
Middle Ear Infection (Otitis Media)165
Oral Health166
Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease166
Dental Caries167
Canker Sores (Oral Aphthae)168
Digestive Disorders169
Constipation and Diverticulitis169
Gastroesophageal Reflux (Heartburn)169
Peptic Ulcer170
Gallstones171
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease172
Obesity174
Cardiovascular Disease175
Introduction: Atherosclerosis175
Coronary Heart Disease176
Hypertension and Stroke179
Peripheral Vascular Disease (Intermittent Claudication)181
Disorders of Blood Sugar Regulation182
Diabetes182
Hypoglycemia184
Anemia187
Musculoskeletal Disorders188
Osteoarthritis188
Rheumatoid Arthritis189
Osteoporosis191
Muscle Cramps192
Infectious Diseases194
The Immune System194
Colds and Influenza196
Herpes Simplex Infection197
HIV Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)198
Cancer200
Allergic Disorders203
Allergic Rhinitis203
Asthma203
Food Allergies and Sensitivities204
Insomnia206
Nervous System Disorders I207
Migraine207
Learning Disabilities209
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome209
Hyperactivity210
Epilepsy211
Nervous System Disorders II213
Parkinson's Disease213
Multiple Sclerosis214
Memory and Concentration Loss215
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease216
Psychiatric Disorders218
Anxiety and Nervous Tension218
Depression218
Women's Health220
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)220
Fibrocystic Breast Disease221
Oral Contraceptives222
Cervical Dysplasia (Abnormal Pap Smear)223
Menopause223
Breast Cancer224
Urinary Tract Disorders226
Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)226
Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)227
Stress and Fatigue229
Infertility231
Females231
Males232
Cigarette Smoking233
Heavy Alcohol Consumption235
Exposure to Heavy Metals237
Lead238
Aluminum238
Mercury238
Cadmium239
Minimizing Exposure to Toxic Metals239
Exercise and Sport241
Energy Sources: Carbohydrate and Fat241
Carbohydrate "Loading"242
The Pre-Event Meal243
Fluids243
Protein for Bodybuilding243
Vitamins and Minerals244
Appendix
Appendix IDrug-Micronutrient Interactions248
Appendix IINutrient-Nutrient Interactions253
Appendix IIILaboratory Diagnosis of Micronutrient Status256
Index263

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