The Healing Power of Minerals, Special Nutrients, and Trace Elements

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Minerals play a crucial role in health, but these vitally important substances are disappearing from our food. Readers can find out why, and how to restore essential nutrients to their diet, with this informative guide. A handy, alphabetical directory of the 22 major minerals and micro-nutrients lists the best sources for them, their dietary roles, and more.
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Overview

Minerals play a crucial role in health, but these vitally important substances are disappearing from our food. Readers can find out why, and how to restore essential nutrients to their diet, with this informative guide. A handy, alphabetical directory of the 22 major minerals and micro-nutrients lists the best sources for them, their dietary roles, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761510215
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: The Healing Power Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Bergner is the clinic director at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Colorado, and editor of the Medical Herbalism and Clinical Nutrition Update newsletters. He is the author of The Healing Power of Garlic and The Healing Power of Ginseng & The Tonic Herbs (Prima).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Section One: From the Earth to Your Body
1. From the Cosmos to Your Table
2. Traditional Versus Modern Foods
3. The Food Chain Broken: The Crisis in Modern Nutrition
4. Trouble at the Top of the Food Chain: Mineral Deficiency Diseases
Section Two: Minerals in Health and Disease
5. Boron
6. Calcium
7. Chromium
8. Cobalt
9. Copper
10. Fluoride
11. Germanium
12. The Electrolytes: Potassium, Sodium, and Chloride
13. Iodine
14. Iron
15. Lithium
16. Magnesium
17. Manganese
18. Molybdenum
19. Phosphorus
20. Selenium
21. Silicon
22. Sulfur
23. Vanadium
24. Zinc
25. Minerals and Disease
Section Three: Getting the Minerals You Need
26. The Optimum Mineral-Rich Diet
27. Therapeutic Diets
28. Absorption
29. Mineral Supplements
Appendix A: Where to Find a Practitioner of Nutritional Medicine
Appendix B: Products
Appendix C: Books
Appendix D: Information Sources
References
Index
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