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Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Demystified)

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Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and minerals

Need to understand how vitamins and minerals work but find dense texts difficult to absorb? Here's your panacea! Vitamins and Minerals Demystified makes it easy to digest information on everything from A to zinc.

Written by a holistic health doctor, this essential guide explains the crucial role vitamins and minerals play in nutrition and physiology. You'll find details on the type and amount required for survival and for increased disease resistance. The book outlines the food sources of different vitamins and minerals and covers the benefits and pitfalls of both natural and synthetic vitamins. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will fortify your knowledge of vitamins and minerals.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Graphs indicating the foods rich in various vitamins and minerals
  • Charts featuring U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (USRDAs)
  • Coverage of deficiency-related diseases
  • Quick summaries of each vitamin and mineral reinforce learning

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified is the perfect supplement for anyone studying or interested in this important health topic.

 

Synopsis:

Steve Blake has developed many nutritional supplements, including Advanced Nutritional System.

Synopsis:

Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and mineralsWritten by a naturopathic and holistic health doctor, this book explains the role vitamins and minerals play in physiology and the type and amount required for survival and for increased disease resistance. The book outlines the food sources for different vitamins and minerals and covers the benefits and pitfalls of synthetic and natural vitamins.

About the Author

Steve Blake is the founder and director of the Maui Holistic Health Center and Natural Life Services. He has earned doctorates in naturopathic medicine and holistic health as well as earning a master herbalist degree. He has written a dozen databases organizing alternative medical knowledge including GlobalHerb and Alternative Remedies. He has developed many nutritional supplements including Advanced Nutritional System and Childrens Chewable by Rainbow Light and the Spectrum vitamin line.

Table of Contents

Figures, Graphs, and RDA Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART ONE - THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Chapter 1: The B Vitamins--The Energy Vitamins

Quiz

Chapter 2: Vitamin C--The Citrus Antioxidant

Quiz

Test: Part One

Chapter 3: Vitamin A--The Night Sight Vitamin

Quiz

Chapter 4: Vitamin D--The Sunshine Vitamin

Quiz

Chapter 5: Vitamin E--The Fat Antioxidant

Quiz

Chapter 6: Vitamin K--The Green Leafy Vitamin

Quiz

Test: Part Two

PART THREE - THE MACRO MINERALS

Chapter 7: Water and Electrolytes

Quiz

Chapter 8: The Electrolyte Minerals--Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium

Quiz

Chapter 9: Calcium--The Bone Builder

Quiz

Chapter 10: Major Minerals--Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur

Quiz

Test: Part Three

PART FOUR - THE TRACE MINERALS

Chapter 11: Iron--The Blood Builder

Quiz

Chapter 12: Zinc--The Growth Material

Quiz

Chapter 13: Minor Trace Minerals--Iodine, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Chromium, Molybdenum, Lead, and Mercury

Quiz

Test: Part Four

Final Exam

Appendix A: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Appendix B: Weight Loss

Appendix C: Antioxidants

Appendix D: The Elderly

Appendix E: Alcoholism

Appendix F: Osteoporosis

Appendix G: Quick Summaries

Answers to Quizzes

Answers to Tests and Final Exam

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071489010
Author:
Blake, Steve
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Pharmacy
Subject:
Allied Health Services - General
Subject:
Vitamins
Subject:
Vitamins in human nutrition
Subject:
Minerals in human nutrition
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Subject:
Health and Medicine-Vitamins and Minerals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
August 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
9.20x7.36x.69 in. 1.10 lbs.

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