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“Christopher Hobbs and Elson Haas...take a complicated fieldand...make sense of it.”
—Ron Lawrence, MD, PhD, Director, Council on NaturalNutrition

Don’t forget to take your vitamins! It’s goodadvice. But everybody’s needs are different. Age, lifestyle,gender, ethnicity, diet, and habits all play a role in determiningwhich vitamins and minerals you need more or less of in your diet.Like traffic lights, vitamins help regulate your body’ mostbasic functions at the cellular level. And just like those red,green and amber beacons, they must be synchronized—not toomany or too few—to get you through your life’s journeyin good shape. Now Vitamins For Dummies shows you how tohave green lights all the way.

Confused by vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Can’t tellthe difference between gingko and ginseng? In this straight-talkingguide, two experts cut through the confusion and help you:

  • Get a handle on what each vitamin mineral and supplementdoes
  • Create a personalized supplement program
  • Understand the fine print on the labels
  • Combat or prevent specific ailments
  • Enhance memory, mood, and energy
  • Slow the aging progress

Drawing upon their years of experience in clinical practice aswell as the latest scientific research into nutritionalsupplements, Chris Hobbs and Elson Haas, MD, tell you, in plainEnglish, what you need to know to make informed decisions aboutwhich supplements you take. They cover:

  • The ABCs of vitamins
  • All about minerals
  • Amino acids and proteins—the body’s buildingblocks
  • The importance of fats and oils
  • Common supplements for digestion
  • Super-foods and other great supplements
  • The top 40 herbal supplements

As an added bonus, Vitamins For Dummies features aquick-reference, A-to-Z guide to treatments for 90 commoncomplaints. From acne to motion sickness to varicose veins, theauthors describe complete healing programs that include vitamin,mineral and herbal supplements and lifestyle changes.

Your complete A-to-Zinc guide to vitamins, minerals, herbs andother nutritional supplements, Vitamins For Dummies is yourticket to good health and long life.

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