Monday, February 01, 2016

Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More By Dr. Tieraona Low Dog Review



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.

You can purchase on Amazon.

I received a complimentary copy.



Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., is a clinician, educator, and internationally recognized expert on dietary supplements and integrative medicine. She served on the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine under the Clinton Administration, as well as the scientific advisory council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

 She has chaired numerous dietary supplement expert panels at the United States Pharmacopeia. Her latest book, Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More; will be published by National Geographic in February 2016. Dr. Low Dog currently serves as fellowship director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, where she leads the nation’s first interprofessional graduate level training program in integrative medicine.

Cassandra's Review- I loved this book, it is packed with really helpful information.  Just about everything you need to know about certain vitamins, minerals and more is included.  If you have an interest in learning how different vitamins interact with one another or what you may be missing in your diet, this is a must read.  My older children found an interest as well and it was great being able to read this outloud.

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