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Title:
The supplement handbook : a trusted expert's guide to what works & what's worthless for more than 100 conditions
Author:
Moyad, Mark A., 1965- , author.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Rodale, [2014]
Physical Description:
ix, 502 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Nearly half of Americans use supplements and many more are curious about them, but there's a lot of misinformation out there. Mark Moyad is the only physician in the United States who has an endowed position to study vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements. For the past 25 years, he's been researching supplements and using them in his practice. He's the doctor that other doctors go to when they want research-backed information on natural remedies. In The Supplement Handbook, he takes the guesswork out of what to use and when by providing clear, authoritative advice on more than 200 ailments and 200 supplements. In this discerning guide, readers will learn how to treat or alleviate common conditions such as arthritis, heartburn, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, and hot flashes. Dr. Moyad is also up front about when prescription or over-the-counter drugs are the better choice. And he reveals the truth about popular supplements that are touted for their effectiveness, but actually do nothing, or are harmful. More than an overview, The Supplement Handbook delivers prescriptive, reliable advice. Both the alternative medicine convert and the novice interested in supplements but confused about what to take, will learn surprising and useful information from Dr. Moyad's expertise and put themselves on the road to better health, naturally. "--Provided by publisher.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781623360351
Format :
Book

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Nearly half of Americans use supplements--and many more are curious about them--yet questions abound. Will feverfew help my migraines? Are there any vitamins that will keep my skin clear? Does lysine really prevent cold sores? Are there herbs I can take to boost my mood? Are any of these things safe ?
Mark Moyad, MD, MPH is the only physician in the United States who has an endowed position to study vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements. For the past 25 years, he's been researching supplements, using them in his practice, and traveling the country giving lectures to laypeople and physicians about what works and what's worthless in the world of drugs and supplements.
Based on the latest research as well as Dr. Moyad's clinical experience, The Supplement Handbook guide you through the proven (or debunked) treatment options for more than 100 common conditions--everything from arthritis, heartburn, and high cholesterol to fibromyalgia, migraines, and psoriasis. Dr. Moyad provides clear guidelines, sifting through conflicting information for a definitive answer you can use today . He does not hesitate to point out which remedies are overhyped, useless, and even harmful. He even ranks the most effective options so you know which remedies to try first, and he's honest about when over-the-counter or prescription drugs are the better option.
More than an overview, The Supplement Handbook delivers prescriptive, reliable advice. Whether you're an alternative medicine convert or an interested-but-confused supplement novice, this comprehensive, evidence-based guide is sure to become a must-have reference in your home.


Author Notes

MARK A. MOYAD, MD, MPH, is the Jenkins/Pokemper director of complementary and alternative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He is the primary author of more than 130 medical journal articles on the subjects of lifestyle changes and supplements (more than any other expert) and has given more than 5,000 medical lectures to consumers and health care professionals. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

JANET LEE, LAc , has been writing about fitness, health, and nutrition for the last 20 years. She is also a licensed acupuncturist with a private practice in Los Angeles.


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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Americans spend a great deal of money on supplements, hoping that they will make them younger, healthier, and happier. Do they really work? There is little research to support the often exaggerated claims. Moyad, a physician at the University of Michigan Medical Center, has devoted his career to studying supplements. This book explains what supplements are, what they can and can't do, and when to use them. It also tells readers how to evaluate the information that is available about supplements.The bulk of the book discusses specific medical conditions, with recommendations for supplements based on evidence from research. The book identifies which supplements work, which ones are useless, and when lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise) would be better. (In fact, Moyad and Lee take care to point out that lifestyle changes are usually the most important route to good health.) A 70-point Research Checklist, available in the appendix, is an excellent tool for evaluating any study or news story dealing with science, health, or medicine. This is an excellent book for all health collections, as the information is reliable and very accessible.--Bibel, Barbara Copyright 2015 Booklist


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