Item description for Vitamins for Dummies by Hobbs & Haas...
Overview A guide to vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements explains how to create a personalized supplement program and use nutrition to treat specific conditions
Publishers Description "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 good advice. But everybody's needs are different. Age, lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, diet, and habits all play a role in determining which vitamins and minerals you need more or less of in your diet. Like traffic lights, vitamins help regulate your body' most basic functions at the cellular level. And just like those red, green and amber beacons, they must be synchronized--not too many or too few--to get you through your life's journey in good shape. Now "Vitamins For Dummies" shows you how to have green lights all the way.
Confused by vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Can't tell the difference between gingko and ginseng? In this straight-talking guide, two experts cut through the confusion and help you: Get a handle on what each vitamin mineral and supplement doesCreate a personalized supplement programUnderstand the fine print on the labelsCombat or prevent specific ailmentsEnhance memory, mood, and energySlow the aging progress
Drawing upon their years of experience in clinical practice as well as the latest scientific research into nutritional supplements, Chris Hobbs and Elson Haas, MD, tell you, in plain English, what you need to know to make informed decisions about which supplements you take. They cover: The ABCs of vitaminsAll about mineralsAmino acids and proteins--the body's building blocksThe importance of fats and oilsCommon supplements for digestionSuper-foods and other great supplementsThe top 40 herbal supplements
As an added bonus, "Vitamins For Dummies" features a quick-reference, A-to-Z guide to treatments for 90 common complaints. From acne to motion sickness to varicose veins, the authors describe complete healing programs that include vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and lifestyle changes.
Your complete A-to-Zinc guide to vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements, "Vitamins For Dummies" is your ticket to good health and long life.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 16, 1999
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764551795 ISBN13 9780764551796 UPC 785555005501
Availability 0 units.
More About Hobbs & Haas
Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is an holistic health expert whose many books include Herbal Remedies For Dummies . Elson Haas, M.D., is the author of Staying Healthy with the Seasons and The Detox Diet.
Reviews - What do customers think about Vitamins for Dummies?
Valuable! Jun 18, 2007
This easy-to-read gem is a great little book to have handy in your navigation of the health food stores and on-line vitamin/supplement web sites. It reveals the importance of all the vitamins and what one can expect a certain vitamin to do, as well as its limitations. As always, you should listen to your doctor, but this book renders a silent indictment against the medical field, not because of any thing it says specifically, but because of the broad range of diseases it lists, which can be treated or at least contained by all of the vitamins and herbs it mentions, whether in foods, or in supplements. If the ailments this book says are treatable by vitamins, in fact can be treated by such vitamins, then why are the medical fields and the pharmaceutical companies shoving so many expensive drugs at us, which merely treat symptoms? Hmmm, what's REALLY going on?
Great Reference for Any Home May 8, 2007
This is a must have for any home, I love the quick reference for different conditions at the back of the book and the format it great for quick reference if you have friends that have questions about vitamins. You can not go wrong with this book!
very good... Feb 11, 2005
This book explains why you need vitamins, what there for and what they can do for you. personally I am a big believer in being healthy in this area. Honestly a multi-vitamin just isn't enough. If you want to know more about vitamins and you are a beginner then this is a good place to start.
Vitamins For Dummies Dec 10, 2002
Great book if you know little or nothing about vitamins and want to become more informed. Simple to understand. Great reference section on healing programs for ailments. Only thing negative I could say is they could possibly add more detail to touch on any limits for length of time taken and drug interatctions if any etc... Basically reassurance on the safety could be a bit more detailed. But overall, I love the book. Written easy to understand and reference.
Very informative resource Nov 22, 2002
I have a friend who is very much into the "science" of vitamin, mineral and herb supplements and who has been trying to get me to take some form of supplement. I came across this book and was impressed at the amount of information contained in it. Chapters devoted to various vitamins, what they do, and what foods they can be found in. Also there is information about various minerals and herbs, as well as a part of the book devoted to various common illnesses and disorders that can be helped with the use of vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
Of course, this book is not the same as talking with your doctor about any health issue you may have and should be not be used in that manner. However, this book does give lots of tips and ideas about ways to improve your health through the use of supplements.