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Title:
Vitamins, minerals, & herbs.
Author:
Reader's Digest Association.
Edition:
Updated edition.
Publication Information:
Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
192 pages ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Prescription & over-the-counter drugs.
ISBN:
9780762103676
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Mining the latest medical research, this guide cuts through the hype to present the vital facts on what supplements can do for a body--and what they can't. Includes profiles of 80 of the most popular vitamins, minerals, and herbs.


Table of Contents

The New Age of Nutritional Medicinesp. 6
The Changing View of Supplementsp. 6
Integrative Healingp. 7
Supplements--or Drugs?p. 8
How Supplements Can Benefit Youp. 10
Plenty of Good Reasonsp. 10
Enhancing Your Dietp. 10
Preventing Disease and Slowing Agingp. 11
Treating Ailmentsp. 12
What Supplements Won't Dop. 12
Buying and Using Supplementsp. 14
Types of Supplementsp. 14
Common Formsp. 15
Supplement Safetyp. 19
Quality Controlp. 20
How to Use This Bookp. 20
Supplement Profiles A to Zp. 21
Drug Interactionsp. 182
Glossaryp. 185
Indexp. 187