The Complete Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements: The Holistic Path to Good Health

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Harper Collins, Apr 5, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 336 pages
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The Natural Way to Wellness

Find essential information on hundreds of vitamins, herbs, and supplements --

What will VITAMIN E help cure and how much should I take?

Vitamin E can help prevent heart disease and treat acne. Adults should take 100 to 400 IU of natural vitamin E daily.

Find vitamin, herb, and supplement treatments for hundreds of conditions!

Experiencing migraines? See MAGNESIUM:

There is considerable evidence that low magnesiumlevels trigger both migraine and tension headaches. Take250 to 400 milligrams three times daily.

Learn about possible interactionswith your prescription drugs!

Taking ST. JOHN'S WORT for depression?

It may interfere with amphetamines, diet pills, nasaldecongestants, or allergy medications, causingnausea or high blood pressure.

Here is your comprehensive, portable, one-step guide to all over-thecounter vitamins, herbs, and supplements currently available -- an easy-to-use alphabetical listing that includes valuable information on the most effective forms of each supplement, the nutrient's food source and proper dosage, as well as signs of deficiency, safe use, and possible side effects.

 

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Contents

Mother Natures Miracles
1
PART
6
Vitamins and Minerals
11
Herbs
56
Feverfew
73
Garlic
74
Germanium
75
Ginger
76
Psyllium
89
Saw palmetto
90
St Johns wort
91
Tea tree oil
92
Uva ursi
93
Valerian
94
Yohimbe
95
Amino Acids and Other Nutrition Supplements
97

Ginkgo
77
Ginseng
78
Goldenseal
80
Green tea
81
Hawthorn
82
Licorice
83
Milk thistle
85
Nettle
86
Oats
87
Peppermint
88
Arginine
99
Brewers yeast
100
Bromelain
101
Chondroitin sulfate
103
Homeopathic Remedies
119
Creating Your
138
Shopping for Supplements
149
Treating Common Medical
157
Organizations of Interest
317
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First and foremost, Winifred Conkling is the mother of two children, Hannah (who was conceived the first month of "trying") and Ella (who took considerably longer and ultimately inspired this book). Once the kids are asleep, Conkling transforms into a freelance writer with extensive experience writing about health and alternative medicine. She is the author of Stopping Time: Natural Remedies for Aging (Dell, 1997), Natural Remedies for Arthritis (Dell, 1997), Natural Remedies for Children (St. Martin's, 1996), Trade Secrets (Fireside, 1995), and Securing Your Child's Future (Ballantine, 1995), among other books. Her work has been published in a number of national magazines including American Health, Consumer Reports, Mademoiselle, McCall's, and Reader's Digest.

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