Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Earl Mindell, RPh, PhD with Hester Mundis
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
“Although there is an abundance of nutritional information on the Internet, there is an equal abundance of misinformation – about supplements, potential food and drug interactions, toxicity levels, and more. Not knowing what or what not to believe, what to look and look out for, can seriously jeopardize your heath,” Earl Mindell states in his revised and updated edition of Earl Mindell’s New Vitamin Bible.
At five hundred and eighty-four pages, this thick paperback book has everything a person needs or wants to know about vitamins, minerals, and herbs. With holistic health, good eating habits and a plethora of what vitamins and supplements are and are good for, this up-to-date reference is a must for everyday home use.
Within twenty-two chapters, the textbook begins with the basics explaining vitamins and supplements, what they are, how they are made and how they affect our bodies. After explaining each vitamin individually, the author discusses minerals, proteins, fats, anti-oxidants, and herbs in thorough detail. Each chapter has several bold numbered topics with one or a few paragraphs each, a “Did You Know” highlighted box and ends with a question/answer section.
The middle chapters divulge a myriad of health issues and how vitamins and supplements can aid in healing, mentioning also drug interactions, diets, salt and sugar problems, aging and staying young, energetic and sexy. Usually in each of these chapters, one can look up a disease and its suggested vitamins with dosage along with food choices and cautions.
The last sixty-two pages are “Fast Facts” that include topics such as supplement abbreviations, cancer-fighting foods, finding specialized nutritional help, and toll free numbers along with a glossary, biography, recommended reading and index.
So much can be gleaned from this comprehensive book. Take Vitamin D which has the chemical structures of calciferol, viosterol and ergosterol found in fish oil and acquired through sunlight. With a daily adult dose of two to four hundred IUs to one thousand for those with low levels, it can boost one’s immune system, stave off seasonal affective disorder and help prevent against Alzheimer’s disease to name a few of its benefits. Deficiency of this important vitamin may cause rickets, tooth decay, osteomalacia and senile osteoporosis.
Geared more to the healthy, nutritionally conscious readers who are concerned with what goes into their bodies and how to improve their health, stamina and longevity, this is the perfect source of quick, at-your-fingertips reliable information.
This book was furnished by Natural Grocers through a free coupon.
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