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.
|Index of Diseases|
PART - I
|Vitamin A - Retinol: For Better Eyesight||22|
|Vitamin B1 - Thiamine: For Calm Nerves||28|
|Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: The 'Beauty' Vitamin||34|
|Vitamin B3 - Niacin: Relieves Skin Eruptions||39|
|Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid: The Anti-Stress Factor||44|
|Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine: The 'Versatile' Vitamin||48|
|Vitamin B8 - Biotin: Strengthens Immunity||53|
|Vitamin B9 - Folic Acid: Prevents Anaemia||56|
|Vitamin B12 - Cyanocobalamin: Stimulates Growth of Red Blood Cells||61|
|Vitamin Choline: For a Healthy Liver||65|
|Vitamin Inositol: Prevents Hair Loss||69|
|Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid: The 'Antibiotic' Vitamin||71|
|Vitamin D - The 'Sunshine' Vitamin||78|
|Vitamin E - Tocopherol: The Anti-Ageing Factor||82|
|Vitamin K - Prevents Haemorrhages||87|
Minerals Your Body Needs
|Boron: Prevents Tumours and Cysts||98|
|Calcium: For Strong Bones||99|
|Chlorine: The Natural Disinfectant||105|
|Chromium: Promotes Glucose Tolerance||108|
|Copper: Converts Iron into Haemoglobin||111|
|Fluorine: For Healthy Teeth||115|
|Iodine: Prevents Goitre||118|
|Iron: Purifies the Blood||122|
|Magnesium: The Alcoholic's Balm||126|
|Molybdenum: For General well-Being||134|
|Phosphorus: The Body Energiser||137|
|Potassium: To Prevent Acidosis||141|
|Selenium: A Special Friend to Women||146|
|Silicon: The 'Beauty' Mineral||148|
|Sodium: Indispensible for Life||150|
|Sulphur: For Glowing Hair and Skin||154|
|Vanadium: Good for the Heart||156|
|Zinc: Hastens Healing||158|
PART - III
|Arginine: Increases Male Sexual Vitality||169|
|Histidine: For Tissue Growth and Repair||171|
|Isoleucine: Stimulates Essential Hormones||173|
|Leucine: Boosts Energy Levels||174|
|Lysine: The Anti-Virus Factor||175|
|Methionine: Protects the Liver||177|
|Phenylalanine: For Weight Control||179|
|Threonine: Therapy for Mental Illness||181|
|Tryptophan: Sleep Inducing||182|
|Valine: Prevents Nervous Disorders||185|
|Non-Essential Amino Acids||186|
|Glossary of Terms||196|
|Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid Supplements||198|
|Names of Foods in Indian Languages||205|
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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