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Vitamins and Minerals in Health and Nutrition

Author : M Tolonen
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This book is an excellent introduction to the increasingly complex field of nutrition and health for food technologists and health professionals. It includes individual entries for all major vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Information is provided on nutritional medicine and cell protective mechanisms, together with the role of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and essential fatty acids in treating and preventing disorders.

The Complete Book of Vitamins and Minerals for Health

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Vitamins, minerals for a healthy life.

An Evidence based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals

Author : Jane Higdon
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Organized by nutrient, this evidence-based reference synthesizes all of the most current research on vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-use format. Each chapter addresses the function the nutrient plays in the human body; current definitions of deficiency, including Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Adequate Intake (AI) recommendations; the use of the nutrient for prevention or treatment of a disease, if known; dietary and other sources of the nutrient, including food and supplement sources (breaking down the different supplement forms); safety precautions for overdosing and drug interactions; and the Linus Pauling Institute's current recommendation for health maintenance. Each chapter has been reviewed by an expert in the area, all of whom are noted in the Editorial Advisory Board. This work is endorsed by the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University. Four appendices add to the clinical usefulness of this work: a quick reference to disease prevention and treatment recommendations made throughout the text, nutrient - nutrient interactions, drug - nutrient interactions, and a glossary.

Evidence Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals

Author : Jane Higdon
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An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations is a trusted resource for the health professional who needs to interpret the explosion of studies on the role of micronutrients in health and disease and who is concerned about the proliferation of dietary supplements now available to the consumer. This evidence-based reference, now in a second edition, presents the most current scientific, epidemiological and clinical research on the role of vitamins and minerals in preventing disease and promoting optimal health. Organized by micronutrient, the book covers biological function, deficiency, recommended daily allowance, role in disease prevention and treatment, sources, safety, and interactions with other micronutrients and drugs--all endorsed by the internationally acclaimed Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Special Features Each chapter reviewed by a recognized expert in the field, who also served on the books Editorial Advisory Board Contains the latest intake recommendations from the Linus Pauling Institute, as well as the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute for Medicine Provides a complete index by disease or disorder that facilitates easy location of condition-specific information found in multiple chapters Extensively referenced, with hundreds of citations from the most current experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies Includes useful appendices covering drug-nutrient interactions and nutrient-nutrient interactions, a glossary of terms, a units conversion table, and the Linus Pauling Institute Prescription for Health, summarizing its recommendations for a healthy diet, lifestyle, and supplement use Taking the approach that micronutrients play a significant role not only in preventing deficiency disease, but in enhancing general health and averting chronic disease, this book is essential for physicians, nutritionists, and allied health professionals who need the most reliable, up-to-date information in this rapidly expanding field.

Vitamins minerals and optimal health

Author : María I. Tapia
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To maintain good health you need to provide your body with more than 30 vitamins, minerals and other compounds that it cannot manufacture. Do you consume enough of all of them? Many experts do not think so. Their theory is that the typical diet of modern societies, deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, could be related to the current high prevalence of some current chronic diseases. But is that true? • Can deficiencies in these nutrients make us sick? • When should we turn to multivitamin supplements? The author addresses these issues, based on the novelties provided by science. She will give you the keys to get the right amounts of vitamins and minerals and optimize your health. “A small oasis in the arid territory of so many miracle and/or fashionable diets, false promises and 'rigorous' studies”. To maintain good health, you must provide your body with more than 30 vitamins, minerals and other compounds that it cannot manufacture. Do you consume enough of all of them? Many experts do not think so. Their theory is that the typical diet of modern societies, deficient in certain minerals and vitamins, could be related to the high prevalence of some current chronic diseases. But is that true? • Can the deficiencies or shortages of these nutrients make us sick? • When should we resort to multivitamin supplements? The author addresses these issues, based on the novelties provided by science. She will give you the keys to get the right amounts of vitamins and minerals and optimize your health. You will learn how vitamins and minerals differ, which vitamins should be replaced every few days and which ones your body can store and release as you need them. You will understand why there is a debate about the recommended amounts and why more is not always better. Includes specialized sections • How can I improve my diet • What other factors of my lifestyle can I improve? • Foods rich in the scarcest minerals and vitamins in the diet Written in a very intimate tone, it is useful for any reader who seeks to improve his or her health, prevent diseases, and get away from myths and pseudoscience. Index: VITAMINS AND MINERALS • A discovery that changed human health • Vitamins: those almost magical substances • The latest discoveries • What are vitamins useful for? • Minerals: our inalterable body component • What are minerals useful for? SOURCES OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS • Surprising data: where we get vitamins and minerals • We are not what we eat, but rather what we make use of • The purpose of a plant is not our survival, but rather its own • The micronutrient content of plants varies greatly • How vitamins are lost from foods IS IT NORMAL TO HAVE DEFICIENCIES IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS? • How do we know if we are consuming enough vitamins and minerals • A super-productive agriculture does not provide us with more micronutrients • Do we consume enough vitamins and minerals in developed countries? • What are the scarcest vitamins and minerals amongst the population of developed countries? • Conclusions HOW TO GET THE VITAMINS AND MINERALS THAT WE NEED FROM OUR DIET • To get the nutrients that we need, let's eat real food • Strategies to consume more vitamins and minerals without turning to supplements • How to increase consumption of the scarcest micronutrients in our diet HOW TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE • Let's not blame our genes for our bad health • How can we improve our diet • What other aspects of our lifestyle can we improve __________________________ About the author María I. Tapia has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She has developed her professional career for almost twenty years in the pharmaceutical and agri-food sector (regulation of metabolism, development of new vaccines, functional foods, improvement of fruit quality, detection and control of chemical and microbiological c PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

Eat Your Vitamins

Author : Mascha Davis
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The A-to-Z guide to essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, so you can ditch synthetic supplements and promote health naturally with nourishing foods. Vitamins and minerals are the building blocks of good health. But the heavily processed foods that are so common in today’s modern diet are stripped of these nutrients, leaving many people nutrient deficient despite meeting (or exceeding) their daily calorie needs. The accepted solution is to take supplements created in a lab, but the dosage and interactions can be confusing, and supplements are loosely regulated and not always foolproof, especially since our bodies are designed to receive nutrients from natural, whole foods. Eat Your Vitamins features fifty key vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients essential to your health. You will find clear definitions of each nutrient along with the role it plays in the body, how it is best consumed and absorbed, recommended daily doses, and detailed lists of foods and natural sources that contain the vitamin along with a recipe for a nutrient-rich meal. Ditch the synthetic supplements and make the right choice about how to properly feed and fuel your body.

The Vitamin Book

Author : Harold M. Silverman
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America's Most Reliable Vitamin Guide...Completely Updated! We've all heard about the miraculous curative and preventive powers of vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies. Now the new, revised The Vitamin Book, compiled by pharmacological experts, cuts through the confusion so you learn what to take and why. Here is authoritative and up-to-date scientific information on exactly what vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies can do for you. You'll find: Detailed descriptions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and electrolytes, including daily requirements, dosages, therapeutic uses, and more The latest research on St. John's wort, echinacea, CoQ10, DHEA, and other popular herbal and dietary supplements An essential guide to brand-name multivitamins found in your supermarket or health food store Specific recommendations for children, athletes, seniors, and pregnant or postmenopausal women Guidelines for safe supplement use, including megadosing and critical drug interactions The nutrient content of hundreds of common foods, including popular fast foods How computer programs can monitor your vitamin and mineral intake And much, much more

User s Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

Author : Jack Challem
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Building on the tremendous interest in health, alternative medicine, and nutritional supplementation, the User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements Series is designed to answer the consumer's basic questions about diseases, conventional and alternative therapies, and individual dietary supplements. Written by leading experts and science writers, The User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements Series covers a range of popular alternative medicine and health issues, including specific major diseases, alternative therapies, and vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutritional supplements. The User's Guide to Vitamins & Minerals explains how these remarkable nutrients can make a big difference in your health.

Vitamins Minerals and Nutrition

Author : Elizabeth Somer
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The Doctor s Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

Author : Mary Dan Eades
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Revised and updated, the physician's guide to vitamins, minerals, and nutrition covers the latest research on calcium, B vitamins, and zinc, as well as new data on nutraceuticals and "free radicals." Reprint.