Amino Acids in Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Application of Protein Constituents

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Apr 1, 1985 - Medical - 112 pages
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This comprehensive guide for health practitioners covers all aspects of amino acid therapy and lists conditions which are particularly responsive to such treatment. Includes information on:
Amino acid profiles
Why individual requirements differ
Amino acids and protein
Amino acids and the body cycles
Disorders of amino acid metabolism
Conditions suitable for amino acid therapy
 

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Contents

ASSESSING INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS
11
2 THE FIRST PRINCIPLES
17
3 INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS
21
4 AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEIN
25
5 AMINO ACIDS AND THE BODY CYCLES
33
6 DISORDERS OF AMINO ACID METABOLISM
37
THERAPEUTIC ROLES
43
8 THERAPEUTIC USES OF AMINO ACIDS A SUMMARY
91
9 MAJOR AREAS OF THERAPEUTIC APPLICATION OF AMINO ACID THERAPY
98
10 SUMMARY OF THERAPEUTIC DOSAGES CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AND CAUTIONS
102
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID CONTENT OF COMMON FOODS
107
USEFUL ADDRESSES
110
INDEX
111
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Amino Acids in Therapy
A Guide to the Therapeutic Application of Protein Constituents

Introduction
1. Amino Acid Profile
2. The First Principles
3. Individual Requirements
4. Amino Acids and Protein
5. Amino Acids and the Body Cycles
6. Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism
7. Individual Amino Acids
List of Essential and nonessential amino acids: arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine, proline, taurine, carnitine, tyrosine, glutamine and glutamic acid, cysteine and cystine, glycine, glutathione.
8. Therapeutic Uses of Amino Acids - A Summary
9. Major Areas of Therapeutic Application of Amino Acid Therapy
10. Summary of Therapeutic Dosages and Cautions
Appendix: Essential Amino Acid Content of Common Foods
Useful Addresses
Index

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