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Earl Mindell's Supplement Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to Hundreds of NEW Natural Products that Will Help You Live Longer, Look Better, Stay Heathier, ... and Much More! (Better Health for 2003) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Series: Better Health for 2003 (Book 12)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743226615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743226615
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.1 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #846,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

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.

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Customer Reviews

Face the facts ... prescriptions have become more than just expensive, they have become hazardous to your health!
Shalene Holmes
I've been "researching" supplements for a long time, too, but I've come away with a different interpretation of whether or not they will work as advertised.
BookGuy
I have been ordering my vitamins and nutritional supplements from these folks, because, like Mindell, there is solid documentation given for their various products.
Suzanne Chonok

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Frank de Monbrun (im_frank@surfline.ne.jp) on July 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
Dr. Mindell's treatment of the subject of supplements is not just a blanket endorsement of each item you'll find on the shelves of your local health-food store. He walks you through an explanation of the supplement, providing examples and references to germane research (if there is any published), reviews the myth and hype surrounding its use, and then delivers a level-headed recommendation for its use or a well-reasoned arguement for abstaining. After doing extensive research on my own to try to find the "truth" about supplements, finding Dr. Mindell's book is like finding a nugget of gold in the information wasteland. Read and enjoy!
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By BookGuy on July 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
It's an okay source of information, but it seems Mindell hasn't met a supplement he won't endorse in some manner or other, even if it is with a caveat or two. I've been "researching" supplements for a long time, too, but I've come away with a different interpretation of whether or not they will work as advertised. I wouldn't go so far as to say this is a "bible". Read the "Physicians' Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplements" if you want to read the real "bible" on supplements. The PDR doesn't trim the facts to suit a lifestyle. Don't get me wrong; Mindell isn't out to mislead, but his medicine cabinet must just be STUFFED with bottles of herbs, vitamins, and other things, and brother, you just don't need all that stuff to live a healthy life. One or half-dozen supplements...okay, but not every supplement under the sun, trying to be slimmer, smarter, sexier, etc. They can't all be good for you, and there are other research claims out there that say some aren't, and may be more harmful than benign. Overall, Mindell's book is for the supplement choir. If you're not a member of the choir yet, reach for the above mentioned PDR before you jump in.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Schryer on September 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
Earl Mindell is justly famous for his best-selling book Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible (Currently available as Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century). Thousands -- perhaps even millions -- of people have strengthened their health and even extended their lives with the information contained in Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible. Now Dr. Mindell has written an equally well-written and authoritive book which discusses dozens of nutritional supplements which are not normally covered in books on vitamins. Many of the supplements discussed in this new book -- including Coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, and DHA, to name a few -- are every bit as important to human health as vitamins are. If you are seriously interested in learning about the broad scope of nutritional supplements which are currently available you will not want to be without this book.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Chonok on August 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
Earl Mindell has been around for so long, (no insult intented, Earl :-) ) and it was so long ago that I bought his Vitamin Bible that I was surprised to see this new book out on the market. What a wonderful testimony to his own healthy lifestyle for him to write this supplement to his Vitamin Bible on nutritional supplements, which can be such a daunting realm. Much of his work is corroborated at a site that I am quite familiar with, PapaNature. I have been ordering my vitamins and nutritional supplements from these folks, because, like Mindell, there is solid documentation given for their various products. I suspect they have their own copies of Mindell's books.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME on May 7, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The introduction to these scriptures explains exactly how vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, RDAs are defined and provides thorough background information about supplements and we need to take them.

Then follows the Hot Hundred nutritional supplements from Alpha Carotene to Zeaxanthin. Each entry provides the potential benefits and interactions of these substances, plus the food sources in which they are found. These are verily the 100 golden talents for good health, if not the 100 commendments.

The chapter Hot News About Old Favorites discusses aged garlic, capsaicin, reishi mushroom, GLA, Ginseng, Omega fatty acids, magnesium, selenium and many other well-known substances that for a very long time have been known to promote health.

In the chapter Fat Burners and Sports Supplements, stuff like androstenedione, CoQ10, creatine, pyruvate, amino acids and other supplements are investigated, whilst Mood Enhancing Supplements deals with inter alia SAMe, 5-HTP, St John's Wort and Tyrosine and contains a section Stress Busters with information on Kava Kava, DHEA and flower essences.

The other chapters are titled Supplements For Your Sex Life, A Brief Guide To Homeopathy, Hot Supplements From Around The World (including those from the Ayurvedic and Chinese traditions, and from the rain forests), Supplements For Sensational Skin and Get Smarter With Supplements (including discussions on Grape Seed Extract, Lipoic Acid, Vitamin E, DMAE, Ginkgo Biloba, Pregnenolone, Phophatidylserine and other major discoveries).

This excellent guide to what is hot on the supplement scene concludes with a bibliography and concordance.
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