The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book

The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book

The Definitive Guide to Designing your Personal Supplement Program

Book - 2007
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With more than 300,000 copies in print, The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book is a trusted resource for people seeking to make sense of the plethora of information about nutritional supplements. Now in its fourth edition, this book provides up-to-date scientific validation for the use of dietary supplementation in both the treatment and prevention of disease and for overall optimum health-the very facts that are not made available to consumers when they purchase supplements.

In this fully revised and updated fourth edition, readers will find:

- complete usage and dosage recommendations for the twenty-eight basic vitamins and minerals that every person needs to promote health and to slow aging;
- advanced recommendations for special conditions that may require additional supplementation; and
- quick-reference charts and tables for easily updating supplement regimens.

With clear, understandable explanations, the most current scientifically documented nutrient guidelines, and easy-to-follow charts, The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book is concise and to the point-the only resource readers will need.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, c2007.
Edition: Fourth edition
ISBN: 9781583332740
Branch Call Number: 613.286 Lie 2007 3701wo 1
Characteristics: xx, 424 pages
Additional Contributors: Bruning, Nancy


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Nov 12, 2013

I wanted to buy this book but I changed my mind. This is what I found on reviews and I thought I might share it here: "I bought this book to round out my knowledge of supplements. I have been taking supplements for 15 years based on the advice of my dietician and have purchased many books on the topic in the interim (my favourite that of Phyllis Balch's). This book frightened me. The author did not inform the readers in her book about the side effects of the supplements. I found this irresponsible. For example, I was surprised that she did not mention that too much vitamin A causes overt psychosis, liver damage and even death (the reason that the Inuit who traditionally ate bear meat never ate its liver, a fact corroborated decades ago by science), that too much vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia, that D-Ribose, a substance extracted from mastic, spurs action from the ovaries (Yemenite jews traditionally used it for women's fertility) and should be used with caution by women taking conventional fertility treatments and menopausal women and patients in hospital have gone into toxic shock when mistakenly overdosed with magnesium through the magnesium pump. The assertion that any side effects caused by over-supplementation are reversible by just ceasing supplementation is ludicrous and dangerous! There are just too many examples of lack of full disclosure of side effects to list. I wanted a book that would round out my knowledge but this book to me felt like a big push to buy, buy, buy supplements. Although Shari Lieberman advocated cancer prevention and treatment through supplementation in this book, she herself died of cancer at age 51. Beware! "

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