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Authors: Michael T. Murray
ISBN-13: 9780761504108, ISBN-10: 0761504109
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Date Published: July 1996
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Michael T. Murray

Michael T. Murray, N.D. is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He is a graduate, faculty member, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Murray is the co-author of A Textbook of Natural Medicine, the definitive textbook on naturopathic medicine for physicians, as well as the consumer version - Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. He has also written over 20 other books including The Healing Power of Herbs and The Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements.
As a consultant to the health food industry, Dr. Murray has been instrumental in bringing many effective natural products to North America, including:
·Glucosamine sulfate
·St. John's wort extract
·Ginkgo biloba extract
·Enteric coated peppermint oil
·Saw palmetto berry extract For the past twenty years, Dr. Murray has been compiling a massive database of original scientific studies from the medical literature. He has personally collected over 50,000 articles from the scientific literature which provide strong evidence on the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals, glandular extracts, herbs, and other natural measures in the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. It is from this constantly expanding database that Dr. Murray provides the answers on health and healing. According to Dr. Murray: "One of the great myths about natural medicines is that they are not scientific. The fact of the matter is that for most common illnesses there is greater support in the medical literature for a natural approach than there is for drugs or surgery."
Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the natural approach that can put them on the road to lifelong health. Michael T. Murray, N.D. has dedicated his life to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of nature. In addition to his books, which have cumulative sales of over two million copies, Dr. Murray has written thousands of articles, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.

Book Synopsis

People of the nineties want empowerment over illness. And they've got it—if they know the facts!
In his new book, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, naturopathic physician Michael T. Murray guides readers through the often complex, conflicting information regarding nutritional supplements. Each chapter profiles major vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, nutrients, and glandular extracts, including information on the following:
·deficiency signs / symptoms
·recommended dietary allowance
·beneficial effects
·available forms
·principal uses
·dosage ranges
·safety issues
·interactions Based on extensive scientific research, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements empowers readers to make educated decisions about which supplements to take for health conditions including cancer, arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, allergies, heart disease and more.

Library Journal

The companion volume to the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (see above) offers detailed profiles of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and other nutritional supplements. What sets this guide apart from similar works is the impressive list of references for each entry (55 pages in total). An excellent buy. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments

Part I: Introduction to Nutritional Supplements
Terminology Chapter Organization

1. The Emerging Role of Nutritional Supplementation in Medicine

What Exactly Is Science?
Science and Natural Medicine The Emerging Philosophy of Medicine Functions of Vitamins and Minerals The Growing Popularity of Nutritional Supplementation RDA Is Not Enough Accessory Nutrients An Important Caveat

Some Practical Recommendations

Recommendation 1—Take a High-Quality Multiple Vitamin and Mineral Formula Recommendation 2—Take Extra Antiozidants Recommendation 3—Take One Tablespoon of Flaxseed Oil Daily

Part II: Vitamins
Fat-Soluble Vitamins Water-Soluble Vitamins Unofficial B Vitamins

3. Vitamin A and Carotenes
4. Vitamin D
5. Vitamin E
6. Vitamin K
7. Vitamin C
8. Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
9. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
10. Niacin (Vitamin B3)
11. Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
12. Biotin
13. Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) and Pantethine
14. Folic Acid
15. Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
16. Choline
17. Inositol
Part III: Minerals
18. Calcium
19. Magnesium
20. Potassium
21. Zinc
22. Boron
23. Chromium
24. Copper
25. Iodine
26. Iron
27. Manganese
28. Molybdenum
29. Selenium
30. Silicon
31. Vanadium
Part IV: Essential Fatty Acids
32. Understanding Fats and Oils
33. Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation
Part V: Accessory Nutrients
34. Carnitine
35. Coenxyme Q10
36. Fiber Supplements
37. Flavonoids
38. Gamma-oryzanol 2
39. Glucosamine
40. Lipoic Acid
41. Medium-Chain Triglycerides
42. Melatonin
43. Phosphatidylserine
44. Probiotics
45. S-adenosylmethionine (SAM)
Part VI: Glandular Products
46. Adrenal Extracts
47. Aortic Glycosaminoglycans
48. Liver Extracts
49. Pancreatic Signs and Symptoms
50. Spleen Extracts
51. Thymus Extracts
52. Thyroid Extracts
Part VII: Quick Reference Guide for Specific Health Conditions
Acne Age Spots AIDS and HIV Infection Alcoholism Alzheimer's Disease, Senility, and Dementia Anemia Angina Anxiety Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Bladder Infections Boils Bronchitis and Pneumonia Bruises Cancer Candidiasis Canker Sores Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cataracts Cerebrovascular Insufficiency Cholesterol, Elevated Blood Levels Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cold Sores Common Cold Constipation Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Depression Dzabetes Ear Infections and Chronic Otitis Media Eczema Fibroid (Uterine)
Fibrocystic Breast Disease Food Allergy Gallstones Glaucoma Gout Hay Fever Hemorrhoids Hepatitis Herpes High Blood Pressure Hives Hypoglycemia Impotence Indigestion Inkctions Infertility (Female)
Inkrtility (Male)
Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Kidney Stones Lupus Lyme Disease Macular Degeneration Menopause Migraine Headache Multiple Sclerosis Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Parkinson's Disease Premenstrual Syndrome Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
Prostatitis Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis Rosacea Scleroderma Sinus Infection Surgery Preparation and Recovery Ulcer Varicose Veins

References Index