The Supplement Handbook: A Trusted Expert's Guide to What Works & What's Worthless for More Than 100 Conditions
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Nearly half of Americans use supplements―and many more are curious about them―yet questions abound. Will feverfew help my migraines? Are there any vitamins that will keep my skin clear? Does lysine really prevent cold sores? Are there herbs I can take to boost my mood? Are any of these things safe?
Mark Moyad, MD, MPH is the only physician in the United States who has an endowed position to study vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements. For the past 25 years, he's been researching supplements, using them in his practice, and traveling the country giving lectures to laypeople and physicians about what works and what's worthless in the world of drugs and supplements.
Based on the latest research as well as Dr. Moyad's clinical experience, The Supplement Handbook guide you through the proven (or debunked) treatment options for more than 100 common conditions―everything from arthritis, heartburn, and high cholesterol to fibromyalgia, migraines, and psoriasis. Dr. Moyad provides clear guidelines, sifting through conflicting information for a definitive answer you can use today. He does not hesitate to point out which remedies are overhyped, useless, and even harmful. He even ranks the most effective options so you know which remedies to try first, and he's honest about when over-the-counter or prescription drugs are the better option.
More than an overview, The Supplement Handbook delivers prescriptive, reliable advice. Whether you're an alternative medicine convert or an interested-but-confused supplement novice, this comprehensive, evidence-based guide is sure to become a must-have reference in your home.
in the ear. Seventy percent of cases are due to trauma (working around loud machines or going to a loud concert) or aging, but the remaining 30 percent can be traced to any of 20 different factors, from ear problems, like infection or excess wax, to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), to more systemic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and diabetes. More than 200 drugs (including pain killers, antibiotics, and diuretics) can cause it as well! Tinnitus affects men and women
as one of several ingredients haven’t performed better than a placebo. Also, it can cause contact dermatitis or allergic reaction in rare cases, as well as swelling, nausea, and other gastrointestinal side effects. And tyramine, another compound in butcher’s broom, can negatively interact with prescription medicines, such as MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors (a type of antidepressant). I’m not saying it’s worthless; I just don’t think it’s worth it. (I love the name butcher’s broom, though; it
WORKS 1. (tie) Folic acid 400 micrograms a day for all women of reproductive age for prevention; 800 micrograms a day if you’re trying to conceive Folic acid is an essential vitamin, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy, because it’s involved in the formation of major organ systems, including the brain and spinal cord. Fifty percent of pregnancies are unplanned, which is why folic acid should be on every woman’s nutrient list if she’s of childbearing age. Preliminary research from
month, both groups were experiencing a reduction in cancer-related fatigue. After about 2 months, twice as many ginseng patients reported a decrease in fatigue. Side effects were similar to a placebo. After further analysis, patients receiving radiation or chemotherapy had significantly better results at 4 and 8 weeks with the ginseng compared to the placebo. People who were just starting conventional treatment—and perhaps didn’t have as much fatigue yet— responded better than those who were
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