Kroner: Vitamins and Minerals

Many patients and holistic practitioners take it upon themselves to take and prescribe, respectively, a unique concoction of supplements, disregarding all side effects and negative research. Their approach is such that supplements can do no harm and that medications are not a cure-all. This premise is of course skewed as well.

In this book, I will bring to light many of the common supplements, as they may play a significant role in helping to improve a variety of medical illnesses. I will discuss the supplements’ mechanisms of action, the research behind them, and their evidence-based risks and benefits that you have to be aware of. Simply knowing this information allows you to be more involved with your own medical care. This book is not an endorsement of supplements, but a way for you to find out the fact versus the fiction behind the popularly used supplements.

It must be brought to your attention that every single study included in this book is from prominent medical journals that your physician is expected to read on a regular basis. The excuse that there is not enough evidence in the medical literature to actually recommend certain supplements on a regular basis is wrong and is a reflection of physicians not reading the journals that are put out by the very organizations that they belong to.

We should all expect a lot from our physicians. Physicians are there for you, not instead of you. My view of a physician is one who is sincere and has a close relationship with his or her patients; one who always practices a cause-oriented approach for every medical sign and symptom; one who is not quick to give a medication or neutraceutical to cover up a problem; one who discusses a variety of medical options, both medicinal and natural alike, addressing the risks and benefits of both; and one who always uses evidence-based medicine while staying abreast of the most current and pertinent medical literature.

Unfortunately, the state of medicine today makes the physician and patient feel rushed during an office visit. Most of the 10–15 minutes of time allotted to your physician to spend with you is spent on relatively urgent medical issues, checklist preventive medicine, and of course paperwork.

Please understand, the goal of this book is definitely not to put you on a slew of supplements. It is to show you the pros and the cons of many of the commonly prescribed neutraceuticals, so that you can be knowledgeable about the decision that you and your physician make. The physician should be your vehicle for recovery, but remember that you, and only you, are the driver.
- The Authors -

  • Introduction
  • 1. 5-Hydroxy-Tryptophan (5-HTP)
  • 2. Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • 3. Beta-Sitosterol
  • 4. Biotin
  • 5. Calcium
  • 6. Chromium
  • 7. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • 8. Copper
  • 9. Creatine
  • 10. D-Ribose
  • 11. Folic Acid
  • 12. Glucosamine
  • 13. Glutathione (GSH)
  • 14. L-Carnitine
  • 15. L-Arginine
  • 16. Vitamin C
  • 17. Iodine
  • 18. Iron
  • 19. L-Glutamine
  • 20. L-Lysine
  • 21. L-Tyrosine
  • 22. Melatonin
  • 23. MSM
  • 24. N-Acetylcysteine
  • 25. Niacin (Vitamin B3)
  • 26. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • 27. Saccharomyces Boulardii
  • 28. S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe)
  • 29. Selenium
  • 30. Vitamin A
  • 31. Vitamin B12
  • 32. Vitamin D
  • 33. Vitamin E
  • 34. Vitamin K
  • 35. Zinc
  • 36. Magnesium
  • 37. Vanadyl Sulfate
  • 38. Probiotics
  • 39. Strontium Ranelate
  • Index

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (April 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313382247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313382246
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
List Price: $85.00 

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