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Vitamins for dummies

Author: Christopher Hobbs; Elson M Haas
Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., ©1999.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to nutritional supplements use covers all varieties of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs, and offers a discussion of common illnesses with information on vitamin-based treatments, advice on building an individualized health program and more.
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Hobbs, Christopher, 1944-
Vitamins for dummies.
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., ©1999
(DLC) 99065859
(OCoLC)42466049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hobbs; Elson M Haas
ISBN: 9781118069202 111806920X
OCLC Number: 773579943
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 334 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Title""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""About This Book""; ""How This Book Is Organized""; ""Icons Used in This Book""; ""Where to Go from Here""; ""Part I : Starting Out with Supplements""; ""Chapter 1: Supplement ABCs""; ""Pills and More Pills â€" Why Bother?""; ""Factors to Consider When You Choose Your Supplements""; ""The Best Way to Take Supplements â€" Every Day!""; ""Get the FAQs about Taking Supplements""; ""The Supplements We Take""; ""Chapter 2: Getting Nutrients from Food and Popular Therapeutic Diets""; ""Vegetarian or Vegan Diet""; ""Allergy-Elimination Diet"" ""Cleansing Diet""""Protein and Energy-Building Diet""; ""Modified Macrobiotic Diet""; ""Heart Healthy Diet""; ""Life-Extension Plan""; ""Part II : Looking and Feeling Great with Supplements!""; ""Chapter 3: Vitamins: The ABCs""; ""Using Vitamins to Improve Body Functions""; ""Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene""; ""Vitamin D""; ""Vitamin E""; ""Vitamin K""; ""To B or Not to B: The B Family Vitamins""; ""Vitamin C""; ""Bioflavonoids""; ""Chapter 4: Minerals â€" Mining the Earth’s Nutrients""; ""Using Minerals to Improve Body Functions""; ""The Macrominerals""; ""The Trace Minerals"" ""Heavy Metals â€" Something to Listen To""""Chapter 5: Building Blocks: Amino Acids and Proteins""; ""Alanine: An Energy Source""; ""Arginine: For Male Fertility""; ""Aspartic Acid: For Mineral Absorption""; ""Carnitine: Generating Energy""; ""Cysteine: A Protector and Detoxifier""; ""Glutamic Acid: Help for Alcohol and Sugar Cravings""; ""Glutathione: The Antioxidant Amino""; ""Glycine: For Detoxifying and Wound-Healing""; ""Histidine: For Allergies""; ""Isoleucine: For Building Muscle""; ""Leucine: Helps Wounds Heal""; ""Lysine: For Cold Sores""; ""Methionine: Supporting Your Liver"" ""Ornithine: Another Muscle-Builder""""Phenylalanine: Helping Your Mood""; ""Proline: For Healing Injuries""; ""Serine: Building Healthy Cells""; ""Taurine: For a Healthy Heart and Nerves""; ""Threonine: A Muscle Relaxant""; ""Tryptophan: Treating Depression and Insomnia""; ""Tyrosine: The Antidepressant Amino""; ""Valine: For Muscle Power""; ""Chapter 6: Fats and Oils: The Good, the Bad, and the Oily""; ""The Basic Fats of Life""; ""The Essentials of Essential Fatty Acids""; ""Benefiting from Fat and Oil Supplements""; ""Two Fun and Healthy Ways to Get Your Fats"" ""Chapter 7: Hormones â€" Not Just a Teenage Craze""""DHEA""; ""Estrogen""; ""Hydrocortisone""; ""Melatonin""; ""Phytoestrogens""; ""Pregnenolone""; ""Progesterone""; ""Chapter 8: Common Supplements for Digestion""; ""Hydrochloric Acid""; ""Digestive Enzymes: Amylases, Lipases, and Proteases""; ""Bromelain and Papain""; ""Green Papaya Salad""; ""Probiotics: Acidophilus and Other Beneficial Bacteria""; ""Herbal Digestive Supplements""; ""Chapter 9: Superfoods and Other Great Supplements""; ""Superfoods: Green Power and Bee Power""; ""Green and Lean Power Drink""
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Christopher Hobbs, and Elson Haas.
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Christopher Hobbs and Elson Haas. take a complicated field and. make sense of it. Ron Lawrence, MD, PhD, Director, Council on Natural Nutrition Don t forget to take your vitamins! It s  Read more...

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