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Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough: The Superb Antioxidant That May Slow Aging, Repair Liver Damage, and Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes Paperback – September 9, 1998
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Are you looking for an effective way to fight the effects of aging and free radical damage? Would you like to reach and maintain your body's optimal health? There may be no stronger way than with antioxidants--and there may be no stronger antioxidant than alpha lipoic acid. This remarkable coenzyme, which occurs naturally in younger bodies but gradually diminishes with age, may very well be one of our best defenses against disease and aging. In this balanced and informative book, Burt Berkson, M.D., shows you how supplementing your diet with alpha lipoic acid might help:
-Protect against heart disease
-Prevent or treat complications of diabetes
-Prevent the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
-Protect against cancer and strokes
-Fight chronic liver disease
-Combat the aging process
-And much more!
Revealing the science behind this amazing antioxidant, "Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough provides a plan of action for improving your health starting now!
Top Customer Reviews
Not only does Dr. Berkson come across as a very competent and compassionate physician, especially in regards to lipoic acid, on which he is America's leading expert, he is also an outspoken critic of what he correctly sees as problems in modern American medicine. In the first chapter, he describes how he almost ended his career when he saved the life of a dying patient against the wishes of his boss, and how he would do it again. No insurance policy and few doctor's visits can provide the benefits of his invaluable candor, which serves to immunize his readers with a large and healthy level of cynicism about medicine as it is practiced in the United States today.
One thing that this book does not contain is advice on what dosage of lipoic acid to ingest. This may be a sign of great wisdom; in Germany, where Dr. Berkson worked at the Max Planck Institute, and where lipoic acid has been on the market for decades, neurologists who look into whether their patients suffer from a heavy metal poisoning are not regarded with the sort of wonderment and bafflement that mermaids and unicorns otherwise garner. Those with such a heavy metal problem can suffer some extremely unwelcome and perhaps permanent side-effects if they take the sort of dosages that others easily tolerate. By not giving any advice on this subject, Dr. Berkson certainly isn't giving any bad advice on this subject.
I heartily recommend this book.
understand. I had hepititis and recovered, but suffered from minor
liver malfunctions which triggered constipation and poor digestion of
fats. Merely the addition of Alpha Lipoic Acid has helped restore my
liver function and aleviated my problems. I've gained much usable
information from his book about preventing heart disease, a family
problem....I am thankful that I have finally found a supplement that
has helped me with those continuing liver related problems.
Perhaps the best review I can give is the comment my physician made during my last visit. "What have you been doing for your liver, your test results show a significant improvement in liver function?"
research and findings into terms that all can understand. I had
hepititis and recovered, but suffered from minor liver malfunctions
which triggered constipation and poor digestion of fats. The Alpha
Lipoic Acid has helped restore my liver function and aleviated my
problems. I've gained much usable information from his book....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must read, GREAT, Berkson has saved many people "medicine" has given up on.Published 3 months ago by Gary Aksland
Great book! Alpha Lipoic acid may decrease with age as liver/cells make less. Alpha lipoic acid is needed to get glucose into the mitochondria. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shasha
Great data that is not shared openly. Many livers could be saved with this simple supplementPublished 4 months ago by Leslie K. Gray