The boom in nutritional supplements has been bewildering to most health-conscious people. One camp, made up mostly of traditional scientists and nutritionists, says that supplements are unnecessary, that you can get all the nutrients you need from a well-balanced diet. Then there's the group that says a normal diet can't supply all the super-duper stuff that researchers of varying degrees of credibility discover on a regular basis. Which set is right? Earl Mindell, for one, is solidly in the latter, recommending virtually everything you'll find on the shelves of your neighborhood nutrition store. He answers questions you might have about supplements you've heard of but don't understand, and he explains what all the excitement (if any) is about. From DHEA to cat's claw, bovine tracheal cartilage to chromium picolinate, he endorses all.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., is the bestselling author of Earl Mindell's New Herb Bible, Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century, Earl Mindell's Peak Performance Bible, Earl Mindell's Food as Medicine, Earl Mindell's Secret Remedies, Earl Mindell's Anti-Aging Bible, and Earl Mindell's Soy Miracle. He is a registered pharmacist, a master herbalist, and a professor of nutrition at Pacific Western University in Los Angeles; he also conducts nutrition seminars around the world.