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Old Wed, Jun-29-05, 07:26
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Question Where to get nutritional info. you trust?

I become overwhelmed when I start searching for information on nutrition and nutritional supplements. Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out whose recommendations to trust- although there are certainly no lack of "experts" out on the internet! Do any of you have any sites you really like to go to? I do have Dr. Atkin's vitanutrient book, but would like some additional sources, especially to keep current with any new information.

Thanks!
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 05:10
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The Atkins Vita nutrients is a great book. The only problem is that it is copyrighted in 1998 -- 7 years ago. A lot has changed in 7 years.

A better book from Dr Atkins might be

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

this book seems to put it all together

Websites include:

http://www.vitacost.com/science/index.html

http://www.worldhealth.net/p/anti-a...-reference.html

as far as books

My favorite low carb book
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

Nice overview of all the low carb diets and low carb dieting

I would recommend Dr Ray Strand's books
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

why eating a variety of foods, instead of supplements, is NOT a good idea

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

Why you need to get off (and avoid) prescription drugs and do the low carb diet, exercise, and supplements

Earl Mindell's Supplement Bible
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

Earl writes a new book every month (or so it seems) so you might want to consider his newer books which I do not have

The companion book for the www.Worldhealth.Net link I gave you above.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

For type 2 diabetes / Syndrome X, Metabloic Syndrome, etc:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...4849176-6072656

Then there are the Omega 3 books

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

Sears, B. The Omega Rx Zone. Regan Books (HarperCollins). New York, NY (2002)
(can't find ISBN number)

Then there are the Testosterone (men's health) books
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...072656?v=glance

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...072656?v=glance

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...072656?v=glance

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=books&n=507846

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

Finally, there is my favorite emerging doctor:
http://www.alsearsmd.com/
he has several books or sale that I highly recommend. Dr Al Sears also puts it all together - low carb, supplements, and exercise.

Have fun!

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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 06:50
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Wow!!!!! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to site all of those resources for me!!!!!!!! I REALLY appreciate it! Hopefully some others will check out this thread and get to benefit from your post. I'm especially glad you gave some book recommendations along with the websites, since I'm a real "book person" and like have lots of in depth information available.


Thanks again!!!!
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 07:04
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I apologize for posting men's stuff. I guess I saw the word "Daniel" and assumed. You know what happens when one assumes ...

The hormone stuff is very interesting. I am not sure what to recommend for the ladies -- since I have not studied that. I should say, I have studied the ladies but not ladies hormones .

But hormones play a very powerful role in our bodies. Since insulin is a very powerful hormone in people like us -- it is important to understand the effect it plays and how to rebalance our body's hormones. Since in our bodies insulin is way too high, and then other powerful hormones start kicking in because of too much insulin, many of our other hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen are thrown way out of balance.

For example, many men that feel "middle aged" may have more estrogen in their bodies then women that feel "middle aged".

But the first step is the low carb diet which cuts insulin, which cuts cortisol and other hormones. Then through supplements you can rebuild the other hormones to their proper states. I feel 20 years younger.

But if insulin remains high -- most likely the other hormones will remain messed up.

Good luck!
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 08:51
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I like to go look on Pubmed and look up studies on various supplements. That way I can see all the stuff they aren't telling you because they're trying to sell you stuff.
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 09:03
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Mary Eades (co-author of "Protein Power" has a Vitamin and Mineral book which is pretty comprehensive;
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=books&n=507846

There are also the Weston Price site and Life extension site which are also useful;

http://www.westonaprice.org/healthi...upplements.html
http://www.lef.org/

Cheers,

Malcolm
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 18:23
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Here is what I was trying to remember:

I won't mention the obvious -- Dr Atkins books on low carbing but I will mention his other books. Many people are surprised to find out that Dr Atkins was as adamant about taking supplements as he was about consuming a low carb diet. BTW, if you don't want to pay the $10 per book, look in the top right corner for used. You often can get the books for $1 plus shipping.

One of his first books outside low carbing was

Dr. Atkins Vita Nutrient Solution. ISBN 0-684-84488-5. Excellent book but getting a little bit dated. This is one of the things I will miss most about Dr Atkins -- he won't get to update this book. The way that his "posse" has gone so politically correct -- I don't want their updates.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books


One of Dr Atkins last great books is Dr Atkins Age Defying Diet ISBN 0-312-97701-8. This book should be required reading.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...2013862-5170207

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One of the best books that compares and contrasts the most popular low carb diets and is the deepest understanding of how it works and what to expect is "The Secret to Low Carb Success" by Laura Richard ISBN 0-7582-0623-2

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...2013862-5170207

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If you want to have a deeper understanding of what is going on with your body - check out

"Syndrome X" by Jack Challem ISBN 0-471-39858-6

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...2013862-5170207

"What your doctor doesn't know about nutritional medicine may be killing you" by Dr. Ray Strand ISBN 0-7852-6486-8

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...2013862-5170207

To understand why I am so sarcastic on this forum about prescription drugs please read Death By prescription by Dr Strand ISBN 0785264841

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

I have not read this book yet, but it comes very highly rated by another poster on this board.
Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution ISBN 0-316-09906-6

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=glance&s=books

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Vitamin and Supplements books:

Earl Mindell's Supplement Bible ISBN 0-7432-2661-5

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...2013862-5170207

Anti aging revolution ISBN 1-59120-069-5

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...2013862-5170207
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Omega 3 books

If there is any question about how important Omega 3s are to your overall health -- you should check out these books

The Omega 3 Connection by Dr Stoll ISBN 0-684-87139-4

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

The Omega RX Zone by Dr Barry Sears ISBN 0-06-098919-X

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

The Perricone Prescription by Dr Perricone ISBN 0-06-093435-2

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

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Hormone Books (applies to men & women)

The Testosterone Advantage Plan ISBN 0-7432-3791-9

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

The Testosterone Syndrome ISBN 0-87131-858-X

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

Super T ISBN 0-684-86335-9

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

Hormone Revolution Weight-Loss Plan ISBN 1-58333-175-1

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...1218351-6835224

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online references. Hopefully one day we will finally reach the point that books are a novelty -- everything will be on-line

http://www.wholehealthmd.com/

http://www.worldhealth.net/p/90.html

http://www.vitacost.com/science/physguide.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Nutritional information

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/flg-7a.html

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/index.html
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 19:15
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Excellent article on LEF.org on male hormones:

http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-130.shtml
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 20:05
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This is all such great info.!!! I wonder of there is any way to eventually get this thread info attached to the "supplement information resources" sticky, or maybe it could be a sticky on its own, since there is info. on more than just supplements. (I'm not sure how that happens) There are lots of great resources here to check out. Thanks for taking the time to post all of this!!!!!!
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Old Fri, Jul-01-05, 20:16
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What supplements one should take is a very individualist concern. There are numerous studies/opinions that contradict each other. I have settled upon taking a multivitamin/mineral pill and some omega 3 capsules. There is no absolute authority on what is needed or what will solve any particular problem. Read what the 'authorities' have to say and make your own decision based upon you personal goals and who you believe.
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This is all such great info.!!! I wonder of there is any way to eventually get this thread info attached to the "supplement information resources" sticky, or maybe it could be a sticky on its own, since there is info. on more than just supplements. (I'm not sure how that happens) There are lots of great resources here to check out. Thanks for taking the time to post all of this!!!!!!

The deed is done! This is excellent information, and will help many readers I'm sure


Doreen
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Old Mon, Aug-15-05, 20:29
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I've tried just about every herb, vitamin + mineral on the planet and have come to the following list of stuff which DOES make a big difference to me mentally:

fish oil- depression. Even if it doesn't work on its own, it seems to make everything else work much better.
GLA - pmt/eczema
magnesium- sleep/depression/anxiety (da bomb imo)
vit C- cortisol/adrenaline control
ginseng - (expensive extract only) - calm energy
passiflora - much better than valerian for calmness
5htp - small doses only - depression/anxiety

Valerian has the opposite effect on me - it makes me hyper. I know several people who have this experience.

Loops
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Perhaps a healthy diet is really all that is necessary.

Sally Squires’ article seems rational.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...6052201426.html
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Sally Squires and the world rational shouldn't be used in the same sentence.
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