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Vitamins that Heal: Natural Immunity for Better Health

Vitamins that Heal: Natural Immunity for Better Health
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From the Jacket : Your Body's Natural Protectors Vitamin A    - defends against infections... Vitamin C    - battles viruses and bacteria... Vitamin B6   - bolsters your immune system... Vitamin E    - prevents age-related decline... Potassium    - reduces the risk of stroke... Iron             - increases your blood... There are over 50 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can keep you healthy and fit. Use them! How much d...
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Your Body's Natural Protectors
Vitamin A    - defends against infections...
Vitamin C    - battles viruses and bacteria...
Vitamin B6   - bolsters your immune system...
Vitamin E    - prevents age-related decline...
Potassium    - reduces the risk of stroke...
Iron             - increases your blood...

There are over 50 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can keep you healthy and fit. Use them!

How much do you really need? Your body needs only small amounts of vitamins and minerals. But because what the body manufactures if often not enough, these must be obtained from your diet and from supplements. While most books provide limited information, this book shares complete information that you are ever likely to need about vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) tables provide expert guidance about the amount of each nutrient you need every day.

The best sources: A balanced diet is the most sensible way of getting a sufficient quantity of these nutrients. The rich and natural sources of all nutrients are listed individually to help you choose the right foods. Some popular myths have been corrected (Spinach is especially rich in iron - false. Extra vitamins lengthen your life - false) to enable you build a strong immunity system for a healthier, and a more active life.

About the Author :

H.K. Bakhru enjoys countrywide reputation as a nuturopath and popular writer. A member of the Nature Cure Practitioners' Guild, he has made extensive studies on herbs and natural methods of treating diseases. In recognition of his dedication and outstanding contribution in the fields of alternative medicine, he has been honoured with 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, Kolkata.

His well-researched books on nature curd, nutrition, and herbs include Foods That Heal, Herbs That Heal, Natural Home Remedies for Common Ailments, Health: The Natural Way, A Complete Handbook of Nature Cure, Diet Cure for Common Ailments, A Handbook of Natural Beauty, Nature Cure for Children's Diseases, and Natural Health for the Elderly. In addition, his articles on nature cure, helath, nutrition, and herbs appear regularly in newspapers and magazines.

He spends his retired life furthering the cause of nature cure and charitable activities under the auspices of D.H. Bakhru Foundation, a public charitable trust founded and funded by him. He can be contacted at Flat 602, Building 9, Indus Cooperative Housing Society, MHADA HIG Complex, Oshiwara, Andheri (W), Mumbai-400 053. Tel: 639 8779, Fax: 639 8825.

CONTENTS

Index of Diseases
Introduction

PART - I
Vitamins for Healthy Living

Vitamin A - Retinol: For Better Eyesight22
Vitamin B1 - Thiamine: For Calm Nerves28
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: The 'Beauty' Vitamin34
Vitamin B3 - Niacin: Relieves Skin Eruptions39
Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid: The Anti-Stress Factor44
Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine: The 'Versatile' Vitamin48
Vitamin B8 - Biotin: Strengthens Immunity53
Vitamin B9 - Folic Acid: Prevents Anaemia56
Vitamin B12 - Cyanocobalamin: Stimulates Growth of Red Blood Cells61
Vitamin Choline: For a Healthy Liver65
Vitamin Inositol: Prevents Hair Loss69
Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid: The 'Antibiotic' Vitamin71
Vitamin D - The 'Sunshine' Vitamin78
Vitamin E - Tocopherol: The Anti-Ageing Factor82
Vitamin K - Prevents Haemorrhages87
Bibliography
PART II
Minerals Your Body Needs
Boron: Prevents Tumours and Cysts98
Calcium: For Strong Bones99
Chlorine: The Natural Disinfectant105
Chromium: Promotes Glucose Tolerance108
Copper: Converts Iron into Haemoglobin111
Fluorine: For Healthy Teeth115
Iodine: Prevents Goitre118
Iron: Purifies the Blood122
Magnesium: The Alcoholic's Balm126
Molybdenum: For General well-Being134
Phosphorus: The Body Energiser137
Potassium: To Prevent Acidosis141
Selenium: A Special Friend to Women146
Silicon: The 'Beauty' Mineral148
Sodium: Indispensible for Life150
Sulphur: For Glowing Hair and Skin154
Vanadium: Good for the Heart156
Zinc: Hastens Healing158
Bibliography

PART - III
The Amazing Power of Amino Acids

Arginine: Increases Male Sexual Vitality169
Histidine: For Tissue Growth and Repair171
Isoleucine: Stimulates Essential Hormones173
Leucine: Boosts Energy Levels174
Lysine: The Anti-Virus Factor175
Methionine: Protects the Liver177
Phenylalanine: For Weight Control179
Threonine: Therapy for Mental Illness181
Tryptophan: Sleep Inducing182
Valine: Prevents Nervous Disorders185
Non-Essential Amino Acids186
Bibliography
Appndices
Glossary of Terms196
Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid Supplements198
Names of Foods in Indian Languages205

Item Code: IDE980 Author: H.K. Bakhru Cover: Paperback Edition: 2005 Publisher: Orient Paperbacks ISBN: 8122202241 Language: English Size: 6.0" X 4.8" Pages: 216 Other Details: 183 gms
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