People who need more energy and want to avoid stimulants that will make them edgy should consider taking supplements of carnitine or acetyl-l-carnitine, two forms of the same nutrient found naturally in protein. Carnitine works by transporting fats in cells to where they are burned for energy. By boosting the activity of the body's cellular furnaces, carnitine can energize the heart, brain, and muscles to do more. Doctors have also found carnitine and acetyl-l-carnitine helpful in treating many conditions, including heart failure, muscle weakness and failing memory. Carnitine can also enhance physical training.
Covering a wide range of popular alternative medicine and health issues, User's Guides are written by leading experts and science writers and are designed to answer the consumer's basic questions about disease, conventional and alternative therapies, and individual dietary supplements.
Release on 2004 | by James J. Gormley,Shari Lieberman
Author: James J. Gormley,Shari Lieberman
Pubpsher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
In the Users Guide to Brain-Boosting Nutrients, leading nutritionist and author of the Real Vitamin and Mineral Book Shari Lieberman teams up with top nutrition writer and former editor of Better Nutrition magazine James Gormley to describe the best brain-boosting dietary supplements including vitamin E, ginkgo, amino acids, huperzine A, and acetyl-L-carnitine and how to use them safely and effectively to achieve optimum brain power.
Release on 2005-12 | by Ron Hunninghake,Melissa Lynn Block
Discover the Best Supplements for Safely Enhancing Your Energy Levels
Author: Ron Hunninghake,Melissa Lynn Block
Pubpsher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Anyone who feels more tired than they should and winds up feeling fuzzy headed from eating so-called energy foods, will likely benefit from the several supplements that boost energy levels, which are discussed in this User's Guide. Coenzyme Q10, alpha-lipoic acid, and carnitine are vitamin-like nutrients, not stimulants. They work by helping the body burn the foods consumed for sustained energy. This User's Guide also offers eating tips to help readers maintain high energy levels and to avoid feeling tired after meals.
Covering 400 herbs and supplements, Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Guide: An Evidence-Based Reference provides the high-quality, up-to-date, unbiased information you need to advise your patients. No other book can match its expertise and attention to evidence! Each monograph is concise and easy to read, and includes uses, dosage information, safety considerations, and interactions with drugs and other herbs and supplements. At-a-glance research summaries and an alphabetical organization allow for quick lookup in busy settings! Monographs for the 400 most commonly used and prescribed herbs and supplements — such as arnica, ginseng, lavender, glucosamine, and blue cohosh — provide the information you need for effective clinical decision-making. A unique, evidence-based A-F grading scale evaluates the efficacy of each herb and supplement. Unique! Rating scales show at a glance the quality of available evidence. Updates are peer-reviewed, and include new scientific evidence, dosage recommendations, and more. Dosing information includes dosages for adults and children, and methods for administering. Coverage of allergies, side effects/warnings, and pregnancy/breast-feeding promotes safety by indicating when specific herbs and supplements should not be used, or when caution is required. A review of evidence includes detailed explanations of clinical trials cited and conclusions drawn, especially as they relate to specific diseases and conditions. Evidence tables summarize clinical trial data and provide a quick reference for clinical decision-making. Unique! Cross-referencing by condition and scientific evidence grade provides a convenient decision support tool, making it easy to find the herbs and supplements that may be used for the treatment of particular conditions.
Release on 2011-01-28 | by Vicki Kotsirilos,Luis Vitetta,Avni Sali
Author: Vicki Kotsirilos,Luis Vitetta,Avni Sali
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The must-have integrative and complementary medicine reference from experts in the field This exhaustive textbook is ideal for anyone with an interest in integrative and complementary medicine in Australia; including General Practitioners, medical students, integrative clinicians and health practitioners. A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine presents non-pharmacologic treatments for common medical practice complaints – all supported by current scientific evidence. These include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), asthma, insomnia, anxiety, depression and many more. This practical health resource profiles myriad approaches in integrative and complementary medicine, such as mind-body medicine, stress management techniques, dietary guidelines, exercise and sleep advice, acupuncture, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, and advice for managing lifestyle and behavioural factors. It also looks at complementary medicines that may impact the treatment of disease. A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine contains only proven therapies from current research, particularly Cochrane reviews, systematic reviews, randomised control trials, published cohort studies and case studies. • easy access to evidence-based clinical data on non-pharmacological treatments – including complementary medicines – for common diseases and conditions • instant advice on disease prevention, health promotion and lifestyle issues • chapter summaries based on scientific evidence using the NHMRC guidelines grading system • printable patient summary sheets at chapter end to facilitate discussion of clinical management • conveniently organised by common medical presentations
Release on 2009-03-17 | by Marc A. Goldstein, MD,Myrna Chandler Goldstein, MA,Larry Credit, OMD
From Conventional and Complementary Medicine--Expert-Endorsed Therapeutic Solutions to Relieve Symptoms and Speed Healing
Author: Marc A. Goldstein, MD,Myrna Chandler Goldstein, MA,Larry Credit, OMD
Pubpsher: Rodale Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Integrative medicine—the practice of combining remedies from various therapeutic disciplines to optimize relief and speed healing—is transforming both how health professionals treat disease and how patients manage their own care. Your Best Medicine introduces the reader to this new world of healing options for everyday ailments like dry skin, fatigue, and indigestion as well as more serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. All of the treatments and techniques in Your Best Medicine have been handpicked by two practitioners—one a conventionally trained MD, the other a specialist in complementary therapies—based on established therapeutic protocols, research evidence, and clinical experience. Conventional and complementary remedies appear side by side so readers can evaluate at a glance the remedies' relative effectiveness, safety, and ease of use. Every entry in Your Best Medicine also provides important information on risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostic techniques, as well as preventive measures. Armed with this knowledge, readers can make decisions wisely and confidently at every stage of their care.
Release on 2012-02-20 | by Richard P. Brown,Patricia L. Gerbarg,Philip R. Muskin
Author: Richard P. Brown,Patricia L. Gerbarg,Philip R. Muskin
Pubpsher: W. W. Norton & Company
All you need to know about herbs, nutrients, and yoga for enhancing mental health. Many physicians and therapists agree that herbs and mind-body practices enhance health, but many more are reluctant to integrate them into their clinical work because of a lack of training or, given how long it takes to master the use of hundreds of different herbs, a lack of time. But the trend is clear: clients and consumers alike want control over their health care choices, making the time ripe for a practical resource that guides both the clinician and the consumer on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This book answers that call. Three noted experts in integrative medicine, Drs. Brown, Gerbarg, and Muskin, demystify the complexities of alternative mental health care, giving readers a comprehensive yet accessible guidebook to the best treatment options out there. From mood, memory, and anxiety disorders to ADD, sexual enhancement issues, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse, every chapter covers a major diagnostic category. The authors then present a range of complementary and alternative treatments-including the use of herbs, nutrients, vitamins, nootropics, hormones, and mind-body practices- that they have found to be beneficial for various conditions within each category. For example, B complex vitamins and folate have been shown to help with depression; omega-3 fatty acids can offer relief for bipolar sufferers; coherent and resonant breathing techniques-used by Buddhist monks-induce healthy alpha rhythms in the brain to relieve anxiety; the elderly can boost their memory by taking the ancient medicinal herb Rhodiola rosea; and those with chronic fatigue syndrome can find comfort in acupuncture and yoga. Focusing on evidence-based approaches, the research, the authors' clinical experience, and the potential risks and benefits of each treatment are carefully examined. Brown, Gerbarg, and Muskin have distilled an otherwise daunting field of treatment down to its basics: their overriding approach is to present the CAM methods that are most practical in a clinical setting, easy to administer, and low in side effects. With helpful summary tables at the end of each chapter, clinical pearls, and case vignettes interspersed throughout, this is a must-have resource for all clinicians and consumers who want the best that alternative medicine has to offer.
Release on 2010-06-24 | by Lesley Braun,Marc Cohen
An Evidence-Based Guide
Author: Lesley Braun,Marc Cohen
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A must-have health companion for herbalists, naturopaths, complementary medicine practitioners and students Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide presents evidence-based information on the 130 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements used across Australia and New Zealand. This exhaustive textbook is organised alphabetically by each herb or nutrient’s common name. Herbs and nutrients are then accompanied by critical information such as daily intake, main actions and indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy and more. This new edition of Herbs and Natural Supplements has been expanded with new chapters on pregnancy and wellness. It also features 10 new monographs for Arginine, Dunaliella, Elde, Goji, Pelargonium, Prebiotics, Red Yeast Rice, Rhodioloa, Shatavari and Taurine. • provides current, evidence-based information on herbal, nutritional and food supplements used in Australia and New Zealand • is user-friendly and easily organised by easy-to-find A-Z herbal monographs • appendices offering important additional information for the safe use of herbal and nutritional supplements, including a list of poison information centres, associations, manufacturers and more • offers clear, comprehensive tables including herb/natural supplement - drug interactions • lists the pharmacological actions of all herbs and natural supplements • a glossary of terms relevant to herbs and natural supplements • two comprehensive new chapters: Herbs and Natural Supplements in Pregnancy and Introduction to Wellness • all chapters completely updated and expanded • ten new monographs taking the total to 130 • now also available as an eBook! A code inside Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material
Release on 1999 | by Angelo DePalma,Steven Bratman
Author: Angelo DePalma,Steven Bratman
Pubpsher: Prima Lifestyles
Discover What Vitamins and Supplements Can Do for You Did you know that scientific evidence suggests that many vitamins and supplements may be effective treatments for several of today's most common ailments? It's true. Millions are discovering the power of natural remedies. With this book, so can you. Inside you'll learn which vitamins or supplements may reduce the severity of cold symptoms, help prevent osteoporosis, improve sports performance, help relieve PMS symptoms, help osteoarthritis, and much more! Includes an A–Z guide to supplements, including: ·Vitamin C ·Zinc ·Creatine ·Glucosamine ·Lycopene ·Selenium ·Carnitine ·Coenzyme Q10 ·5-HTP ·Iron ·Folic Acid ·Calcium ·And much more It's all here in simple, straightforward language. You'll find yourself turning to this helpful, trusted companion again and again.