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Almost 75 percent of health and longevity is based on lifestyle, environment, and nutrition. Yet even if you follow a healthful diet, you probably don’t get all the nutrients you need

to prevent disease. In What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More, Dr. Pamela Smith explains how you can maintain health through the use of nutrients.

Part One of this easy-to-use guide discusses the individual nutrients necessary for good ...

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Overview

Almost 75 percent of health and longevity is based on lifestyle, environment, and nutrition. Yet even if you follow a healthful diet, you probably don’t get all the nutrients you need

to prevent disease. In What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More, Dr. Pamela Smith explains how you can maintain health through the use of nutrients.

Part One of this easy-to-use guide discusses the individual nutrients necessary for good health. Part Two offers personalized nutritional programs for people with a wide variety of health concerns. People without prior medical problems can look to Part Three for their supplementation plans. Whether you want to maintain goodhealth or you are trying to overcome a medical condition, What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More, can help you make the best choices for the health and well-being of you and your family.

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What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More -"Designed to guide readers, who aer tired of the countering viewpoints regarding nutrient supplementation, with clear answers as to what vitamins and minerals they should be taking, in what amounts and which are the most effective."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757002335
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 172,111
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, spent her first two decades of practice as an emergency room physician at the Detroit Medical Center. A member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and a board examiner, Dr. Smith is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of wellness and anti-aging. Currently, she is the owner and director of the Center for Healthy Living and Longevity, with locations in Ann Arbor, Center Line, Rochester, and Traverse City, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
The Purpose of this Book     3
Mixing Supplements, Drugs, and Food     9
Nutrients
Vitamins     15
Vitamin A     17
Vitamin D     22
Vitamin E     24
Vitamin K     27
Vitamin B Complex     29
Vitamin C     53
Minerals     57
Calcium     58
Chloride     62
Magnesium     64
Phosphorus     69
Potassium     72
Sodium     75
Boron     78
Chromium     79
Copper     82
Iodine     85
Iron     87
Manganese     91
Molybdenum     94
Selenium     95
Silicon     98
Vanadium     99
Zinc     100
Fatty Acids     105
Saturated Fatty Acids     107
Essential Fatty Acids     108
Trans Fatty Acids     113
Amino Acids     117
Alanine     119
Arginine     120
Asparagine     122
Aspartic Acid     122
Carnitine     123
Carnosine     125
Cysteine     126
5-Hydroxytryptophan     128
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid     129
Glutamate     130
Glutamine     131
Glutathione     133
Glycine     134
Histidine     137
Lysine     138
Methionine     140
Phenylalanine     141
Proline     143
Serine     143
Taurine     144
Threonine     146
Tryptophan     147
Tyrosine     148
Herbs     151
Aloe Vera     155
Ashwagandha Root     157
Bilberry     158
Black Cohosh     159
Cat's Claw     160
Cayenne     161
Chamomile     162
Echinacea     163
Eleuthero     164
Evening Primrose Oil     167
Garlic     168
Ginkgo     169
Ginseng     170
Goldenseal     173
Green Tea     174
Hawthorn      175
Milk Thistle     176
St. John's Wort     177
Saw Palmetto     179
Vinpocetine     180
Other Nutrients     187
Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline     187
Alpha-Lipoic Acid     188
Coenzyme Q[subscript 10]     189
Enzymes     192
Fiber     194
Indole-3-Carbinol     195
Melatonin     196
Methylsulfonylmethane     197
Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)     199
Phosphatidylcholine     200
Phosphatidylserine     204
Probiotics     205
Pycnogenol     206
Resveratrol     207
Health Conditions
Acne     211
ADD/ADHD     213
Adrenal Fatigue and Exhaustion     215
Allergies     218
Alopecia     218
Alzheimer's Disease     218
Anorexia Nervosa     221
Anxiety     222
Arteriosclerosis     224
Arthritis     224
Asthma     224
Atherosclerosis     226
Attention Deficit Disorder     228
Autoimmune Diseases     228
Balding     229
Benign Prostastic Hypertrophy     229
BPH     232
Cancer     232
Candidiasis     235
Cataracts     238
Cerebrovascular Accident     239
Cervical Cancer     240
Cervical Dysplasia     241
Cholesterol     241
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome     241
Closed Head Injury     244
Common Cold     245
Concussion     246
Congestive Heart Failure     247
Crohn's Disease     248
Dementia     250
Depression     250
Dermatitis     253
Diabetes Mellitus     254
Dry Eyes     260
Eating Disorder     260
Eczema     261
Enlarged Prostate     262
Estrogen-Related Problems     263
Exhaustion     265
Eye Health     265
Fatigue     265
Fibroids     265
Food Allergies     267
Gall Bladder Disorders     269
Gallstones     269
Gingivitis     269
Gout      270
Hair Loss     271
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis     272
Head Injury     274
Headaches     274
Heart Failure     274
Hepatitis C     274
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)     276
High Cholesterol     281
HPV Infection     290
Hypercholesterolemia     290
Hypertension     291
Hyperthyroidism     291
Hypothyroidism     291
IBS     294
Inflammation     294
Inflammatory Bowel Disease     296
Insomnia     296
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes     298
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)     298
Leaky Gut Syndrome     301
Leg Cramps     303
Lupus     304
Macular Degeneration     305
Menopause-Related Problems     307
Migraine Headaches     308
Multiple Sclerosis     310
Muscle Cramps     312
Myasthenia Gravis     312
Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes     314
Osteoarthritis     314
Osteoporosis     315
Ovarian Cysts      317
Parkinson's Disease     317
PCOS     318
Perimenopause     319
Periodontal Disease     319
Periodontitis     320
Pimples     321
PMS     321
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)     321
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)     323
Prostate Disorder     325
Psoriasis     325
Pyorrhea     327
Rheumatoid Arthritis     327
Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)     329
Sjogren's Syndrome     331
Skin Disorders     332
Sleep Disorders     332
Stress     332
Stroke     333
Systemic Sclerosis     334
Thyroid Disorders     334
Type 1 Diabetes     334
Type 2 Diabetes     335
Ulcerative Colitis     335
Uterine Fibroids     337
Varicose Veins     337
Wound Healing     338
Yeast Infection     339
Maintaining Health
Birth Control Pills and Nutrition     343
Bodybuilder's Nutrition     344
Dieter's Nutrition     345
Enhancing Detoxification      346
Enhancing Energy     348
Enhancing Immunity     349
Liver Health     351
Memory Enhancement     354
Men's Health     356
Oral Contraceptives and Nutrition     359
Smoker's Nutrition     359
Sports Nutrition     361
Sun Tanner's Nutrition     365
Surgery and Nutrition     366
Weight Loss     367
Women's Health     368
Conclusion     373
Resources     375
References     377
Index     423
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    Wonderful reference book.

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    This book is a great resource. It seems to cover everything. Very helpful.

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    Save your money!

    The only reason I gave this book 2-stars and not 1 is because there is at least the most basic information. However, the presentation of that information is confusing and laid out poorly. There is little in the way of narrative...more a listing of bullet points. There are much better references for supplementation in the marketplace.

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