Burgerstein's Handbook of Nutrition: Micronutrients in the Prevention and Therapy of Disease

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Thieme, 2001 - Amino acids in human nutrition - 270 pages
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The complete guide to treating and preventing illness through micronutrient therapy!

Prevention and Therapy Through Balanced Nutrition.

The selective use of micronutrients is a simple and practical method of nutritional therapy with proven effectiveness. This handbook gives both professionals and interested consumers a thorough understanding of the prevention and treatment of illness through balanced nutrition. A practical color key guides you through this handbook.

The basic principles of micronutrition: Micronutrient therapy concerns the treatment of illnesses with substances that are normally present in the human body, such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. In this introductory section, you learn how to use this knowledge for enhanced health and well-being.

What is healthy nutrition? This section introduces the basic building blocks of balanced diet, and includes a brief introduction to vegetarian nutrition.

The micronutrients: In this section, all micronutrients are presented, along with a discussion of their functions in the body and their therapeutic benefits. The effects of deficiencies, and their manifestations, are described in detail.

Micronutrition through the life cycle: Micronutrient needs do not remain constant throughout life. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, for example, requirements are higher for many micronutrients. The nutritional needs of children differ greatly from those of the aged. The effect of nutrition and lifestyle on longevity is also discussed in this chapter.

Micronutrients in prevention and therapy: This important section provides detailed information on the use of micronutrients in the log-term prevention and therapy of specific conditions and diseases.

Appendix: Here you will find a variety of additional information on drug-micronutrient interactions, nutrient-nutrient interactions, and laboratory assessment of micronutrients status.

Michael Zimmermann, MD is Director of Postgraduate studies a the Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Contents

The Role of Micronutrients
2
Micronutrients in the Diets
10
Vitamins
22
Appendix
23
Vitamin E
29
Riboflavin Vitamin B2
37
Folic Acid
45
Biotin
52
Planning a Pregnancy
122
Dietary and Environmental Hazards
128
Breastfeeding and Infancy
134
Aging and Longevity
148
Micronutrient Supplementation for Older
154
Psoriasis
160
Oral Health
166
Ulcerative
172

Minerals and Trace Elements
58
Iron
65
Safety 6
72
Chromium
79
Fluoride
87
Choline and Lecithin
95
Clutamine
101
Phenylalanine and Tyrosine
107
Tryptophan
109
Hypertension and Stroke
179
Peripheral Vascular Disease Intermittent
181
Infectious Diseases
194
Nervous System Disorders I
207
Womens Health
220
Cigarette Smoking
233
248 Appendix III
256
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