Dr. Atkins' Vita-nutrient Solution: Nature's Answers to Drugs

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Simon and Schuster, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 407 pages
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"This book presents the scientific basis for the function of nutrients as the body's first line of defense against disease, firmly launching nutritional therapy into the mainstream of medical legitimacy." "With his trademark gift for making complex ideas accessible, Dr. Atkins shows how vita-nutrients, which include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and hormones, are the treatment of choice for most of the chronic illnesses that plague us today. In some cases, he asserts, they can even supersede the drugs and invasive procedures that are so commonly and casually prescribed. In this book, Dr. Atkins presents a comprehensive guide to more than a hundred supplements that, because they address the true causes of disease instead of temporarily alleviating symptoms, promote longer-lasting, more effective healing. You'll learn the specific restorative powers of each nutrient; how to determine the optimal dosage schedule; how to obtain nutrients that are new to the market or in limited supply; and how to determine which supplements are of the best quality and which manufacturers are reputable." "Dr. Atkins encourages you to use this vital information by creating a personalized program to help you regain or improve your health."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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This book is my go-to health book, truly a life saver. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer that effects the blood plasma and bone marrow and is considered incurable. After turning to Dr. Atkins book on how to fight back, I followed his directions as best as possible (rather vigorously actually) and along with conventional medical treatment, including two stem cell transplants and a community of prayer support, there remains no evidence of the cancer. I went into remission four months after diagnosis, having "bolstered"my immune system with Dr. Atkins' protocol. Its amazing that the researched advice he provides is now being supported by other "health" experts. I wish I could thank him face-to-face. Recommended reading? More than that...it should be YOUR medical go-to book for so many issues we face today that are NOT solved by the pharmaceutical empire. 

Contents

The Cats Out of the Bag
13
The Treatment of Choice
19
When Our Nutrition Fails Us
28
Vitamins
43
Minerals
116
Amino Acids
162
Fatty Acids
196
FatBased Nutrition
216
Hormones and Glandulars
276
Herbs
287
Cardiovascular Herbs
300
Herbs for Women
306
Applying the Program
315
The VitaNutrient Solutions
327
Energy Enhancement
342
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
355

Digestive Aids
223
All of Natures Nutrients
239
VitaNutrients with Unique Roles
246
CartilageBuilding Nutrients
270
Supplement Guidelines
363
Acknowledgments
395
About the Author
409
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About the author (1998)

Robert C. Atkins was a world renowned doctor who has helped people lose weight through his own formula of eating certain types of food and exercising. He was the director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine and hosted "Health Revelations" on the syndicated radio show " Design for Living." Atkins wrote approximately 40 books, each one describing a form or revelation of the diet he created, such as "Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution," his first book and followed by others such as "Dr. Atkins' Superenergy Diet" or Dr. Atkins' Age-Defying Diet." Atkins also had a nationally circulated newsletter and an infomercial. Robert C. Atkins died on April 17, 2003 from head injuries sustained during an accidental fall while on his way to work.

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