The Healing Power of Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs

The Healing Power of Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs

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Reader 's Digest


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The A-Z guide to enhancing your health and treating illness with nutritional supplements


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Published by Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Limited

26-32 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

First Australian and New Zealand edition 2000, reprinted 2001

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The Healing Power of Vitam ins, M inerals & Herbs was created by

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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication data:

The healing power of vi tamins, minerals and herbs

Includes index.

ISBN 1 876689 00 5

1. Vitam in therapy. 2. Minerals - Therapeutic use . 3. Herbs - Therapeutic use . I. Reader's Digest (Aus t ralia). 615.328 Colour separations by Colourscan Overseas Co Pte Ltd, Singapore Printed and bound by Everbest Printing Co Ltd, China

Note to readers The information in this book should not be substituted for medical therapy, or used to alter it, without your doctor's advice. For a specific health problem, consult your doctor for guidance.





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Commissioning editor, Australian and New Zealand edition: Annette Carter Editors : David Diefendorf, janet Healey, Wayne Kalyn Designers : Susanne Geppert, Donna Heldon Design Assistant: Yvette Stanton Researchers: Sylvia Taylor, Alistair McDermott Indexer: Fran ~oise Toman Production controller: Bruce Holden Photographers : Lisa Koenig, Andre Martin Stylist: Barbara Smith

Medical Board of Advisers

Chief Consultant: David Edelberg, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College, Ch icago Chairman and Founder, Am erican WholeHealth, Inc. Consultants

READER'S DIGEST GENERAL BOOKS Editorial Director Carol Natsis Art Director Phillip Bush Managing Editor Elaine Russell

Keith Berndtson, MD Roy R. Hall, MD Tony V. Lu , MD Mark M ic haud , MD Consultant, Australian and New Zealand edition

Karen Bridgman, ND, DB M, MAppSci (Social Ecology), MSc (Hons)

Writers : Leslie Anders, Robert A. Barnett, jeanine Barone, Patrice Benneward, Gloria Berlin sky, Colette Bouchez, Lori Bernstein Davis, Edward Edelson, Rowann Gilman, Evan Hansen, Richard Holland, joan Lippert, Wendy Meyeroff, Natasha Raymond, Sylvia Taylo r, Gayle Turim, Carol Weeg

Acknowledgment The publishers acknowledge w ith thanks the assistance of

Disord ers; Val johanson, Complementary Health Care

the following persons and organisations in preparing the

Council, Canberra; Ron Law, New Zealand Nutritional

Australian and New Zealand edition of this book:

Foods Association; janine Lewis, Australia New Zealand

Elizabeth Aitken, Australia New Zea land Food