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A proven formula for boosting the immune system identifies the "nutraceuticals" that enhance the human immune response in order to both prevent and treat infection and illness, without harmful side effects, and introduces the four-part Immunotics Program. Reprint.
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A firm belief in their readers' intelligence guides coauthors Robert Rountree, M.D. (coauthor of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child and A Parent's Guide to Medical Emergencies) and Carol Colman (coauthor of Stop Depression Now and The Antioxidant Miracle) through this clearly written guide, beginning with an eye-opening chapter on antibiotics and their consequences. As a result of their frequent misuse, due to doctors misprescribing them and patients not taking their full prescriptions, tougher bacteria are on the rise and weakened immune systems are increasingly common. While Rountree (the primary voice here) advocates the use of antibiotics and applauds their lifesaving abilities, he warns of their dark side. Rountree urges patients to take proactive steps toward better health by combining proper nutrition, vitamin supplements, a positive attitude, and an "immune friendly environment." He calls this powerful combination immunotics and builds a strong case for its implementation. Following a quick refresher on the human immune system, Rountree neatly describes recommended vitamins and herbs--from aloe vera and antioxidants to uva ursi and Western larch. His basic immunotics program outlines vitamin dose ranges for everyday use and answers questions regarding brands and drug interaction. He offers specialized programs for the elderly, parents with school-age children, those who deal with chronic asthma or gastrointestinal problems, and individuals at risk for cancer or heart disease. The chapters on the immunotic benefits of optimism and a safe environment never dig too deep; rather, they offer a smattering of intelligent reminders and a few helpful resources (including Dr. Martin Seligman's book, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life). --Liane ThomasAbout the Author:
Robert Rountree, M.D., is a board-certified practitioner of family medicine who has done extensive postgraduate work in nutritional and herbal pharmacology. His practice incorporates traditional family medicine, nutrition, herbology, and mind-body therapy. Dr. Rountree is also a certified master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming.
Carol Colman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Curves.
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Book Description Perigee Trade, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0399527060
Book Description Perigee Trade, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0399527060