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Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements: The Essential Guide for Improving Your Health Naturally [Paperback]

Michael T. Murray
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Book Description

July 24 1996
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.

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From 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 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

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
·Silymarin
·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.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Literally saved my life... Oct. 21 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I found this book online after purchasing the author's excellent book on Hypoglycemia. After having low blood pressure all my life, I was suddenly diagnosed with severe hypertension (165/105) and before I knew it I was leaving the doctor's office with a prescription in hand and dire warnings about strokes and heart attacks (at 29 years old). The pharmacist was very worried about someone so young taking the medicine and kept telling me that it would cause a potassium deficiency and suggested a supplement. The next day I took the prescribed medicine (Hydrochlorothiazide) at breakfast. Within an hour I had the most blinding headache of my life (I have migraines, and this was worst than a migraine, which I had not thought possible), my eyes would not focus, I was dizzy, light headed and nauseated. I spent the next several hours being violently ill until my stomach was quite empty. Finally, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, I went to bed completely exhausted. The next day, I pulled out this book and read about hypertension/high blood pressure. I had most (though not all) of the recommended supplements on hand. I called the doctor's office to let them know I was unable to take the medication, and scheduled the next earliest appointment - 6 days in the future. I then began the recommended supplement program (what I had of it already), with the rest on order. I also began walking 20 minutes a day. I altered and supplemented my diet as suggested as well. Upon my return to the doctor 6 days later my blood pressure was 138/90. She took it 5 times over the next hour (both arms, and with several different pressure cuffs) to make sure it was not a fluke of some sort. I explained to her what I had been doing, and she could find no fault in the advice, given the results. Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements Sept. 27 2001
By audrey
Format:Paperback
(See my review on the PDR for Nutritional Supplements.) This has much of the same information as "The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs" by Nicola Reavley (1998 - a newer book). I used these books to look up a list of herbal remedies for a weight loss program, and sadly could not find at least one third of these drugs. The reading is easy and to the point, and well-referenced to articles from medical journals. The first 13 pages consist of an introduction to nutritional supplements. Pages 15 - 413 list drugs under their separate categories with discussion on symptoms of deficiencies, recommended dosages, risks and benefits. Pages 413-489 briefly discuss medical conditions and recommendations for treatment, and then come References (56 pages) and the index (20 pages). I am still looking for a more updated and comprehensive source of information to use in my clinic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A handy reference to nutritional supplements March 5 2001
Format:Paperback
This book is well organized, making it easy to find information. There's a short introduction to nutritional supplements and lengthy sections on vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, accessory nutrients and glandular products, as well as a quick reference guide to a number of specific health conditions.
The book traces many of its health claims to medical journal articles in a list of references at the back of the book. Its index is good too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A handy reference to nutritional supplements March 5 2001
Format:Paperback
This book is well organized, making it easy to find information. There's a short introduction to nutritional supplements and lengthy sections on vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, accessory nutrients and glandular products, as well as a quick reference guide to a number of specific health conditions.
The book traces many of its health claims to medical journal articles in a list of references at the back of the book. Its index is good too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Understandable Oct. 15 1997
Format:Paperback
One of the few books I have found that did not make me feel as though I was do something wrong if I did not follow the author's regimen. Nor does the author dismiss physicians in the fashion that other non-traditional authors seem wont to do. Very comprehensive in its approach to treatment of symptoms and descriptions of vitamins, minerals, et al. And best of all, the author actually includes recommended dosages. A great resource.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Late praise but great nonetheless. Aug. 4 2000
Format:Paperback
I have been intending to get around to writing a review of this great book, but, alas, life is soooo busy. However, I have turned to this book time and again over the past couple of years and each time find it informative and dependable. Dr. Murray does consider the consumer's pocketbook, yet doesn't skimp on clear, intelligent information. We have to face the fact that in order to keep healthy longer in this fast paced life, we can't get by with just food. We need to add nutritional supplements to our daily regeime. About the same time I discovered Dr. Murray's book, a friend told me about a site, PapaNature, that carries a whole array of supplements - even several brands and/or dosages of the same supplement. Each is offered with documentation, and often links to great books such as this Encyclopedia are included. Even though I don't give credit where credit is due in a timely manner, I have successfully used an array of products from PapaNature that Murray recommends and feel healthier than I did five years ago! Buy the book. Try the recommendations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Encyclopedia of Nutrional supplements
There again this author is very complete ans détailed in his books. Very intersting and helpful. Goes into depths to explain the suppléments. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Danielle Boisvert
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Info
Great Book, The author Michael T. Murray always does a great job at taken a ton of info and giving to the reader with ease. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Badassnrocknroll
2.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect and outdated in parts
This book is a mixed bag. Some of the information is good, some is incorrect and wrong and some is quite outdated. Read more
Published on April 7 2012 by Jodi-Hummingbird
5.0 out of 5 stars great resource
My uncle, who has been taking vitamins for years, recommended this book to me when I asked him for a single reference that would tell me about vitamins, minerals,EFAs, as well as... Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2003 by merrymousies
1.0 out of 5 stars Lots of hype - little evidence
Lots of hype but little scientific evidence. Mostly based on opinion and conjecture. Better to look elsewhere......Bratman's Natural Health Bible is excellent with references. Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Biased review of nutritional supplements
Michel Murray shows a distinct lack of knowledge of pathophysiology (alteration of body function due to disease). Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2002 by William R Joppa
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on Supplements ever written!
The book is the foundation of my Nutritional Supplement program. Murray's information is extremely reliable. He supports most of his comments with references. Read more
Published on March 24 2000 by "johnhgohde"
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on Supplements ever written!
The book is the foundation of my Nutritional Supplement program. Murray's information is extremely reliable. He supports most of his comments with references. Read more
Published on March 24 2000 by "johnhgohde"
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