Synopses & Reviews
Imagine there was an easy way you could keep your heart strong, your mind sharp, and your body youthful. Imagine this program could keep you young, improve your sex life, prevent cancer and heart disease, and keep your skin supple and wrinkle-free. And perhaps best of all, imagine this was something readily available at your local drugstore or natural food store. These and other benefits are the miraculous results of antioxidants. Lester Packer is the world's foremost authority on these natural healers. In The Antioxidant Miracle, he explains for the first time exactly how you can design a practical, personalized antioxidant program for disease prevention and optimal wellness.
The Antioxidant Miracle is the first popular book to reveal the full range of healing benefits of lipoic acid, the most versatile and powerful antioxidant and nature's secret weapon in treating heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and liver disease. This breakthrough book also unveils the astonishing strength of the antioxidant network, the combination of vitamin E, vitamin C, lipoic acid, Co Q10, and glutathione that-when taken together in the proper amounts-battles disease and aging far more aggressively than supplements taken individually.
After an accessible explanation of the science behind antioxidants, Packer and bestselling health writer Carol Colman show you how to develop your own state-of-the-art supplement regimen designed to keep your body strong, your brain at full speed, and your antioxidant network working at its peak. They include specialized supplement programs for smokers, diabetics, people with a family history of cancer or heart disease, menopausal women, athletes, and picky eaters. You'll find out how to incorporate antioxidant-rich foods easily into your diet and develop your own plan for smooth, healthy, young looking skin. And you'll discover the benefits of "booster" antioxidants-bioflavonoids like ginkgo biloba and Pycnogenol-and others like beta carotene and selenium.
The Antioxidant Miracle can enhance and extend your life. Make the antioxidant miracle work for you!
Advance acclaim for The Antioxidant Miracle
* "Finally, a book by a renowned and active researcher that proves the value of nutritional supplements. The Antioxidant Miracle provides a shield protecting us from disease and ensuring health. The information in this book could save your life!"Julian Whitaker, M.D., Founder, Whitaker Wellness Institute and
* Editor of Health and Healing.
"Life is like a candle flame, and antioxidants make it burn brighter and longer. Lester Packer is the keeper of the flame. For those of us seeking to combat the debility and diseases of aging, The Antioxidant Miracle is an essential tool.-William Regelson, M.D., Coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, The Melatonin Miracle
"Any health-conscious person will want to read The Antioxidant Miracle. It makes the understanding of these miracle nutrients easy to comprehend and utilize in his or her everyday life.-Earl Mindell. Author of The Herb Bible, The Vitamin Bible, and The Supplement Bible.
Finally, a book by a renowned and active researcher that proves the value of nutritional supplements. The Antioxidant Miracle provides a shield protecting us from disease and ensuring health. The information in this book could save your life!-Julian Whitaker, M.D. founder, Whitaker Wellness Institute; editor, Health and Healing
"For those of us seeking to combat the debility and diseases of aging, The Antioxidant Miracle is an essential tool."-William Regelson, M.D.coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, The Melatonin Miracle
An internationally known scientist joins the bestselling coauthor of "The Melatonin Miracle" to introduce the healing power of the antioxidant network--the different antioxidants that work together with much more strength than they do individually.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-248) and index.
About the Author
LESTER PACKER, Ph.D., is regarded as the world's foremost antioxidant research scientist. Head of the Packer Lab at the University of California at Berkeley, he is a senior scientist at the prestigious Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Carol Colman is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Melatonin Miracle and Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks, among other successful books.
Table of Contents
THE ANTIOXIDANT ADVANTAGE.
The Antioxidant Miracle.
The Antioxidant Network in Action: Vitamins C and E, Co Q10, Lipoic Acid, Glutathione.
Free Radicals: Both Enemy and Friend.
THE MIRACLE WITHIN-NATURE'S SUPER ANTIOXIDANT DEFENSE NETWORK.
Lipoic Acid: The Universal Antioxidant.
Vitamin E: An Extraordinary Antioxidant.
Vitamin C: The Hub of the Network.
Coenzyme Q10: The Heart-Healthy Antioxidant.
Glutathione: Nature's Master Antioxidant.
The Flavonoids: The Healing Power of Plants-Ginkgo Biloba and Pycnogenol.
The Controversial Carotenoids: Alpha Carotene, Beta Carotene, Cryptoxanthin, Lutein, Lycopene, and Zeaxanthin.
The Selenium Surprise.
Fulfilling The Antioxidant Miracle: Achieving Optimal Health.
THE PACKER PLAN-MAKING THE ANTIOXIDANT MIRACLE WORK FOR YOU.
An Antioxidant Feast: Food Is Powerful Medicine-From Apples to Winter Squash.
The Packer Plan: Your Supplement Regimen.
The Packer Plan: Antioxidants for Healthy, Beautiful Skin.
Afterword: Toward a New Understanding of Health.