Supplements Exposed: The Truth They Don't Want You to Know About Vitamins, Minerals, And Their Effects on Your Health

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Nutrition expert Dr. Brian Clement explores the various myths that have made supplements a "buyer beware" industry. Supplements Exposed strips away layers of deception to reveal the truth about what millions of supplement users each year nave taken for granted.

This provocative book guides you through the minefield of choices you face every time you buy vitamins and minerals. It shows you how to decipher product labels that are otherwise deceptive, how to choose naturally ...

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Overview

Nutrition expert Dr. Brian Clement explores the various myths that have made supplements a "buyer beware" industry. Supplements Exposed strips away layers of deception to reveal the truth about what millions of supplement users each year nave taken for granted.

This provocative book guides you through the minefield of choices you face every time you buy vitamins and minerals. It shows you how to decipher product labels that are otherwise deceptive, how to choose naturally occurring (plant-derived) supplements, why recommended daily allowances spread confusion, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781601630902
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 470,730
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian R. Clement, PhD, NMD, LNC, is codirector of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Clement, who has graduate degrees in both nutritional science and naturopathic medicine, has spent three decades researching and practicing nutrition. He has traveled to more than 40 countries conducting lectures, seminars, and educational programs on nutrition and health. He has been commissioned by government-supported organizations to organize and direct health programs in Greece, India, Ireland, Switzerland, and Denmark. The author of six previous books, he and his wife live in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction: Natures Promise Betrayed 13

Part I The Four Vitamin Misconceptions

Chapter 1 Misconception #1: Food Contains All the Vitamins You Need 23

Chapter 2 Misconception #2: Synthetics Are Equal to Natural Nutrients 43

Chapter 3 Misconception #3: Vitamin Science Results Are Reliable 61

Chapter 4 Misconception #4: You Can Trust the "Natural" Label 77

Part II What Supplements Really Do for You

Chapter 5 Fatty Acids and Fish Fallacies 99

Chapter 6 The Health Roles of Specific Vitamins 109

Chapter 7 Minerals Important to Good Health 137

Part III A Naturally Occurring Standard for Supplements

Chapter 8 "What About the Quality of Direct Market Supplements? 153

Chapter 9 Beware of the "Food Source" Vitamin Scam 159

Chapter 10 Recommended Daily Allowances Spread Confusion 167

Chapter 11 Legal Structures to Protect the Natural Standard 175

Afterword: A New Standard for Your Life 183

Appendix A Natural Sources of Vitamins, and Vitamin Deficiency Symptoms 187

Appendix B The Naturally Occurring Standard Abstract 193

Appendix C Resources for Natural Products 203

Bibliography 205

Index 215

About the Author 223

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