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Fortify Your Life : Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More
by M.D. Tieraona Low Dog


Overview - Health-conscious consumers read nutritional labels, but it's nearly impossible to get the nutrients we need with diet alone. To get the USDA-recommended daily quota of vitamin D, for example, you need to eat 15 eggs or 26 sardines; of iron, 414 almonds or 15 cups of broccoli.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Health-conscious consumers read nutritional labels, but it's nearly impossible to get the nutrients we need with diet alone. To get the USDA-recommended daily quota of vitamin D, for example, you need to eat 15 eggs or 26 sardines; of iron, 414 almonds or 15 cups of broccoli. So we rely on nutritional supplements vitamins and minerals, probiotics and enzymes but the variety of pills, products, and elixirs on the market today is overwhelming. And, as we have seen in recent news, some of these products are downright fakes. Trusted natural health physician and bestselling author Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. provides a personalized approach to using nutritional supplements for your specific health needs, helping you navigate the complex and often confusing landscape of vitamins, minerals, and more.
Dr. Low Dog explains the basics about every essential nutritional supplement and guides the reader in creating a personalized supplement plan, tailored to individual genetics, age, gender, and lifestyle. Low Dog evaluates current research, explains the relationship between food and supplements, describes how medications cause chemical imbalances in the body, and advises on how to judge brands and read labels.
Low Dog engages and encourages readers to take charge of their own health and provides guidance to find the right combination of nutritional supplements to improve mood, strength, energy, and well-being."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781426216688
  • ISBN-10: 1426216688
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 336


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Books > Health & Fitness > Diet & Nutrition - Nutrition
Books > Health & Fitness > Diet & Nutrition - Vitamins
Books > Medical > Holistic Medicine

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Physician Low Dog (Healthy at Home) focuses on foundational supplements (vitamins and minerals) as well as a handful of her favorite nutraceuticals (probiotics, melatonin, etc.) in this useful resource. Readers expecting a dry read will be pleasantly surprised; Low Dog interweaves historical nuggets (e.g. beriberi, caused by thiamine deficiency, was discovered by Chinese physicians more than 1,300 years ago) into pertinent information about the vitamins and minerals that keep the body running smoothly. The author observes that many Americans do not eat healthfully (she learned from her patients food journals that many rely on carbs, especially sugar, and caffeine); she notes that the nutritional value of produce has declined and the use of pesticides and presence of environmental toxins has risen, writing that more than ever, our cells need protection from the damaging effects of environmental pollutants. In addition, she writes, heavy use of medications can lead to nutritional deficiencies (as explained in an appendix). Through this comprehensive guide to nutrition and supplements, readers will gain an understanding of the crucial role of vitamins and minerals and precisely how, when, and why supplements are beneficial. (Feb.)

 
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