Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements: The Essential Guide for Improving Your Health Naturally

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Prima Pub., 1996 - Health & Fitness - 564 pages
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People of the nineties want empowerment over illness. And they've got it—if they know the facts!
In his new book, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, naturopathic physician Michael T. Murray guides readers through the often complex, conflicting information regarding nutritional supplements. Each chapter profiles major vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, nutrients, and glandular extracts, including information on the following:
·deficiency signs / symptoms
·recommended dietary allowance
·beneficial effects
·available forms
·principal uses
·dosage ranges
·safety issues
·interactions
Based on extensive scientific research, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements empowers readers to make educated decisions about which supplements to take for health conditions including cancer, arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, allergies, heart disease and more.

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Contents

FatSoluble Vitamins
17
Riboflavin Vitamin B2
84
Niacin Vitamin B3
88
Pyridoxine Vitamin B6
100
Biotin
111
Pantothenic Acid Vitamin B5 and Pantethine
115
Folk Acid
119
Cobalamin Vitamin B2
127
Understanding Fats and Oils
239
Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation
249
Part Five ACCESSORY NUTRIENTS
279
Carnitine
283
Coenxyme Q10
296
Fiber Supplements
309
Flavonoids
320
Gammaoryzanol
332

Choline
137
Inositol
142
Fart Three MINERALS
145
Calcium
149
Magnesium
159
Potassium
176
Zinc
181
Boron
190
Chromium
194
Copper
199
Iodine
204
Iron
208
Manganese
214
Molybdenum
218
Selenium
222
Silicon
229
Vanadium
232
Part Four ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
235
Glucosamine
336
Lipoic Acid
343
MediumChain Triglycerides
347
Melatonin
351
Probiotics
359
Sadenosylmethionine SAM
365
Adrenal Extracts
381
Liver Extracts
391
Spleen Extracts
400
Thyroid Extracts
408
Acne
416
Anemia
422
Boils
428
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
434
Common Cold
440
References
489
Index
545
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About the author (1996)

Michael T. Murray, N.D. is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He is a graduate, faculty member, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Murray is the co-author of A Textbook of Natural Medicine, the definitive textbook on naturopathic medicine for physicians, as well as the consumer version - Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. He has also written over 20 other books including The Healing Power of Herbs and The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements.
As a consultant to the health food industry, Dr. Murray has been instrumental in bringing many effective natural products to North America, including:
·Glucosamine sulfate
·St. John's wort extract
·Ginkgo biloba extract
·Silymarin
·Enteric coated peppermint oil
·Saw palmetto berry extract
For the past twenty years, Dr. Murray has been compiling a massive database of original scientific studies from the medical literature. He has personally collected over 50,000 articles from the scientific literature which provide strong evidence on the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals, glandular extracts, herbs, and other natural measures in the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. It is from this constantly expanding database that Dr. Murray provides the answers on health and healing. According to Dr. Murray: "One of the great myths about natural medicines is that they are not scientific. The fact of the matter is that for most common illnesses there is greater support in the medical literature for a natural approach than there is for drugs or surgery."
Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the natural approach that can put them on the road to lifelong health. Michael T. Murray, N.D. has dedicated his life to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of nature. In addition to his books, which have cumulative sales of over two million copies, Dr. Murray has written thousands of articles, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.

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