Fortify Your Life
Fortify Your Life
Health-conscious consumers read nutritional labels, but it's nearly impossible to get the nutrients we need with diet alone. To get the USDA-recommended daily quota of vitamin D, for example, you need to eat 15 eggs or 26 sardines; of iron, 414 almonds or 15 cups of broccoli. So we rely on nutritional supplements -- vitamins and minerals, probiotics and enzymes -- but the variety of pills, products, and elixirs on the market today is overwhelming. And, as we have seen in recent news, some of these products are downright fakes. Trusted natural health physician and bestselling author Tiearaona Low Dog, M.D. provides a personalized approach to using nutritional supplements for your specific health needs, helping you navigate the complex and often confusing landscape of vitamins, minerals, and more.
Dr. Low Dog explains the basics about every essential nutritional supplement and guides the reader in creating a personalized supplement plan, tailored to individual genetics, age, gender, and lifestyle. Low Dog evaluates current research, explains the relationship between food and supplements, describes how medications cause chemical imbalances in the body, and advises on how to judge brands and read labels.
Low Dog engages and encourages readers to take charge of their own health and provides guidance to find the right combination of nutritional supplements to improve mood, strength, energy, and well-being.
- 336 pages
- 6" x 9"
- © 2016
Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., is a personality author who eagerly represents her own work and is broadening her reach to the general public. She is a frequent guest on Dr. Oz and NPR's The People's Pharmacy as well as authoring a regular column for Prevention health magazine. A highly sought-after speaker in the arena of alternative and integrative health care, she has published 40 peer-reviewed articles and 20 chapters for medical textbooks, teaches at Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine, and is the elected chair of the U.S. Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements Admission Evaluation Committee. She is the author of National Geographic's Life is Your Best Medicine and Healthy at Home and coauthor of National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs.