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Mineral Miracle: Stopping Cartilage Loss & Inflamation Naturally
     

Mineral Miracle: Stopping Cartilage Loss & Inflamation Naturally

by Shari Lieberman, Alan Xenakis
 

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For years, scientists have understood that inflammation causes pain. Only recently, however, has the process of inflammation been linked to the deterioration of tissue, bone, and cartilage—and recognized as an underlying cause of heart attack. And while the importance of minerals has been documented for years, it is only now that a naturally occurring blend of

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For years, scientists have understood that inflammation causes pain. Only recently, however, has the process of inflammation been linked to the deterioration of tissue, bone, and cartilage—and recognized as an underlying cause of heart attack. And while the importance of minerals has been documented for years, it is only now that a naturally occurring blend of minerals has been found to act as a powerful anti-inflammatory that can stop or slow cartilage loss. For those looking for a simpler solution to a real problem, Mineral Miracle may hold the answer.

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Total Health Magazine

Mineral Miracle - "Sheds light on the SierraSil mineral deposit and explains how it can relieve joint pain and inflammation naturally...The authors have gone to great effort to offer pertinent and oftern compelling information on an important topic."

Publishers Weekly
The ancient practice of eating clay to promote good health lies at the heart of Lieberman and Xenakis's look at the new "mineral miracle" supplement SierraSil. The product's name comes from the Sierra Nevadas, where it is found, and silicates, the primary minerals that form it. The authors (Lieberman is a clinical nutritionist; Xenakis founded a company that sells nonprescription pharmaceuticals) explain how, in the 1970s, a gold prospector discovered that the soil in the Sierras contained a significant amount of natural clay. This clay healed a dog's injured paw and went on to work wonders on arthritic human hands. Lieberman and Xenakis are passionate about SierraSil's ability to help those suffering from arthritis and many other inflammatory conditions, as well as digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease. They review the science behind SierraSil and its health benefits, then proceed to school readers on living a healthy lifestyle, covering the basics of a healthy diet and exercise. However, despite their enthusiasm-or maybe because of it-much of the book feels like the print equivalent of a television infomercial. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
One in five Americans was diagnosed with some form of arthritis in 2004, and these two arthritis management books address that problem. A newly discovered treatment is the mineral clay complex SierraSil, and in Mineral Miracle, nutrition specialist Lieberman (Univ. of Bridgeport, CT; The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book) and researcher Xenakis (founder, XenaCare) promote its efficacy and safety while cautioning against "magic bullet" treatments. They also summarize the science of mineral use in the body and the physiology of arthritis, as well as including an action plan for achieving good health. The effusive personal promotion of SierraSil is impressive, but the research conclusions, presented as definitive, seem fairly tepid. Arthritis Rx by physician and researcher Vad (rehabilitation medicine, Cornell Univ.; Back Rx) recommends a three-pronged regimen consisting of diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise. Vad recognizes that there is currently no cure for arthritis, only management strategies. He promotes dietary changes involving foods shown to have anti-inflammatory properties (a sample day-by-day menu and recipes are included), yoga- and Pilates-based exercises, and a nutritional supplement mix. He also provides a primer on the science of arthritis, techniques for learning "deep breathing," and photos of each exercise/yoga position. In the spirit of "let the buyer beware," Lieberman's book is guardedly recommended for public libraries. As for Arthritis Rx, many other arthritis management books also suggest diet, supplements, and exercise, but Vad's plan incorporates a specific combination of the three and so is recommended for public libraries.-Andy Wickens, King Cty. Lib. Syst., WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757002656
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/2005
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,252,075
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Shari Lieberman, PhD, earned her doctorate in Clinical Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Alan Xenakis, MD, ScD, earned doctorates in Medicine and Applied Science from Boston University School of Medicine, and master’s degrees in Public Health and Health Dynamics from Harvard University and Sargent College of Allied Health.

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