The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book, 4th edition: The Definitive Guide to Designing Your Personal Supplement Program (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 3, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 448 pages
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With more than 300,000 copies in print, The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book is a trusted resource for people seeking to make sense of the plethora of information about nutritional supplements. Now in its fourth edition, this book provides up-to-date scientific validation for the use of dietary supplementation in both the treatment and prevention of disease and for overall optimum health-the very facts that are not made available to consumers when they purchase supplements.

In this fully revised and updated fourth edition, readers will find:

- complete usage and dosage recommendations for the twenty-eight basic vitamins and minerals that every person needs to promote health and to slow aging;
- advanced recommendations for special conditions that may require additional supplementation; and
- quick-reference charts and tables for easily updating supplement regimens.

With clear, understandable explanations, the most current scientifically documented nutrient guidelines, and easy-to-follow charts, The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book is concise and to the point-the only resource readers will need.


  

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Can You Really Get Everything You Need from Food?
Are the RDIs Really for Everyone?
Do the RDIs Ensure Optimum Health?
Subclinical Deficiencies
NutritionNatures Protector
NUTRIENTS AND OXIDATIVE STRESS
RDIs and Deficiencies
Food Sources
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Optimum Daily IntakeODI

NUTRIENTS AND HEART DISEASE
BRAIN POWER
SUPPLEMENTS FOR WEIGHT CONTROL
The Changing View of Nutritional Supplements
The ODIsA Redefinition of Health
WHAT IS THE BASIS FOR THE ODIs?
THE GOLD STANDARD OR DOUBLE STANDARD?
Determine Your Basic ODI
Match Your ODIs with Your Supplements
Working with Your HealthCare Practitioner
How and When to Take Supplements
How Will You Know if Your Supplements Are Working?
Can Nutritional Supplements Cause Harm?
A Guide to Buying Supplements
A Guide to Storing Supplements
The Basic Intelligent Diet
HEALTHY EATING GUIDELINES
DAILY FOOD GUIDES AND MENUS
The Exercise Prescription
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Bone and Muscle Health
Cancer
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiencies
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Supplements
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions Uses and Deficiencies
RDIs
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiencies
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Classic Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs Deficiencies and Factors that Influence Absorption
Food Sources
Supplements
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
Food Sources
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Functions and Uses
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Supplements
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiencies
Supplements
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Food Sources
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
Food Sources
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Supplements
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Supplements
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Which Fatty Acids Should You Take?
Optimum Daily IntakeODI
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
Functions and Uses
RDIs and Deficiency Symptoms
Supplements
Toxicity and Adverse Effects
AlphaLipoic Acid ALA
Garlic
Glutathione and NAcetylcysteine NAC
LCarnitine
Melatonin
DHEA
DRibose
Summary of Vitamins Minerals and Other Nutrients
DrugInduced Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Troubleshooting for Disorders
Work Sheet
Reference Abstracts for Vitamins Minerals and Other Nutrients
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B1Thiamin
Vitamin B2Riboflavin
Vitamin B3Niacin and Niacinamide
Vitamin B6Pyridoxine
Vitamin B12Cobalamin
Folic Acid
Pantothenic Acid
Biotin
Choline Inositol and PABA
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid
Calcium
Phosphorus
Zinc
Iron
Copper
Manganese
Chromium
Selenium
Immunity
The Elderly
Toxicity
Iodine
Potassium
Boron
Coenzyme Q10
Essential Fatty Acids
Flavonoids
Other Nutrients
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About the author (2007)

Nancy Bruning is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book and The Natural Health Guide to Antioxidants.
Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., CNS, FACN, a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), is a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport, School of Human Nutrition. She runs a private practice as a clinical nutritionist in New York City, where she frequently counsels women on weight loss. She is also well known to viewers of QVC, where she sells her own line of weight-loss supplements for women on an exclusive basis.

Nancy Bruning is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book and The Natural Health Guide to Antioxidants.
Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., CNS, FACN, a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), is a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport, School of Human Nutrition. She runs a private practice as a clinical nutritionist in New York City, where she frequently counsels women on weight loss. She is also well known to viewers of QVC, where she sells her own line of weight-loss supplements for women on an exclusive basis.

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