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The Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Tova Navarra, B.A., R.N.; Foreword by Wendy Shankin-Cohen
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081604998X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4998-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2004
  • Dewey Number: 612.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 384

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:

"A solid reference guide to nutritional options..."—School Library Journal

"A good, interesting book packed with information."—Library Journal

Since the first edition of this book was published nearly a decade ago, the dietary supplement market has skyrocketed to a $6 billion industry and the government has established an Office of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health. A good deal of new research has emerged and new discoveries and developments have occurred. The Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, Second Edition provides a current, fresh look at vitamins, minerals, and supplements and how they work in the human body. This layperson's guide to the nutritional options and substances that improve health helps readers make informed decisions about maintaining and strengthening their bodies.

Containing more than 900 up-to-date, A-to-Z entries, of which approximately 100 are new to this edition, The Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, Second Edition explains myths surrounding these substances, how they should be used safely, their effect on nutrition, how they might be used as treatment for various health issues, and much more. All entries are concise, readable, and reliable, presenting the most recent information on the subject. A new foreword has been added, and appendixes offer fast access to many useful resources.

Appendixes include a glossary, further nutritional information, the food pyramid, a statement from the American Dietetic Association, and other supplementary items.

Specifications

Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Tova Navarra, B.A., R.N. is a registered nurse certified in therapeutic touch and has been writing about alternative medicine and other health topics for more than 20 years. She is a Reiki master and an experienced journalist with more than 20 books in print and hundreds of articles to her credit. For Facts On File she has co-written The Encyclopedia of Allergies, Second Edition and the The Encyclopedia of Asthma and Respiratory Disorders. A health columnist/feature writer for the Copley News Service, she has worked as a reporter for the Asbury Park Press and a lifestyles editor for The Two River Times. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Nursing Spectrum, and RN, among other publications.

Foreword author Wendy Shankin-Cohen is the author of Feeling Light: The Holistic Solution to Permanent Weight Loss and the director of Holistic Health Consultants in Red Bank, NJ.

Reviews and Awards

"...an interesting and informative source for sound information on these options for supplementing nutrition...an easy-to-use reference for consumers of all ages."
American Reference Books Annual

"...a valuable starting point for consumers...provide[s] reliable health information..."
Reference Reviews

"...recommended, for high-school, public, and community college libraries."
Booklist

"...[a] jargon-free, ready-reference book...Recommended."
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