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Overview

Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and minerals

Need to understand how vitamins and minerals work but find dense texts difficult to absorb? Here's your panacea! Vitamins & Minerals Demystified makes it easy to digest information on everything from A to zinc.

Written by a holistic health doctor, this essential guide explains the crucial role vitamins and minerals play in nutrition and physiology. You'll find details on the type and amount required for survival and for increased disease resistance. The book outlines the food sources of different vitamins and minerals and covers the benefits and pitfalls of both natural and synthetic vitamins. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will fortify your knowledge of vitamins and minerals.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Graphs indicating the foods rich in various vitamins and minerals
  • Charts featuring U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (USRDAs)
  • Coverage of deficiency-related diseases
  • Quick summaries of each vitamin and mineral reinforce learning

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Vitamins & Minerals Demystified is the perfect supplement for anyone studying or interested in this important health topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071489010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 342
  • Sales rank: 393,539
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 7.16 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Blake is the founder and director of the Maui Holistic Health Center and Natural Life Services. He has earned doctorates in naturopathic medicine and holistic health as well as earning a master herbalist degree. He has written a dozen databases organizing alternative medical knowledge including GlobalHerb and Alternative Remedies. He has developed many nutritional supplements including Advanced Nutritional System and Children’s Chewable by Rainbow Light and the Spectrum vitamin line.

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Table of Contents

Figures, Graphs, and RDA Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART ONE - THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Chapter 1: The B Vitamins—The Energy Vitamins
Quiz
Chapter 2: Vitamin C—The Citrus Antioxidant
Quiz
Test: Part One
Chapter 3: Vitamin A—The Night Sight Vitamin
Quiz
Chapter 4: Vitamin D—The Sunshine Vitamin
Quiz
Chapter 5: Vitamin E—The Fat Antioxidant
Quiz
Chapter 6: Vitamin K—The Green Leafy Vitamin
Quiz
Test: Part Two
PART THREE - THE MACRO MINERALS
Chapter 7: Water and Electrolytes
Quiz
Chapter 8: The Electrolyte Minerals—Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium
Quiz
Chapter 9: Calcium—The Bone Builder
Quiz
Chapter 10: Major Minerals—Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur
Quiz
Test: Part Three
PART FOUR - THE TRACE MINERALS
Chapter 11: Iron—The Blood Builder
Quiz
Chapter 12: Zinc—The Growth Material
Quiz
Chapter 13: Minor Trace Minerals—Iodine, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Chromium, Molybdenum, Lead, and Mercury
Quiz
Test: Part Four
Final Exam
Appendix A: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Appendix B: Weight Loss
Appendix C: Antioxidants
Appendix D: The Elderly
Appendix E: Alcoholism
Appendix F: Osteoporosis
Appendix G: Quick Summaries
Answers to Quizzes
Answers to Tests and Final Exam
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2007

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    There is a lot of great information in the book that is useful for a vitamins or even a basic nutrition course. I really like the authors organic and biochemistry explanations on the vitamins and how they work in the body. The content is comprehensive and if I was teaching or a student in a nutrition or vitamin class, I would recommend getting the book. There is a vast amount of information that is useful in this book.

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