The Super Anti-Oxidants: Why They Will Change the Face of Healthcare in the 21st Century

by James F. Balch (Author)

Editorial Reviews

By now you've probably heard that antioxidants are good for you, but a growing
number of researchers are beginning to believe that adequate or even
more-than-adequate amounts are absolutely vital to our health and well-being.
This book by James F. Balch, M.D., author of the bestselling Prescription for
Nutritional Healing, describes a wide range of antioxidant substances in food
and extracted into supplements that can help prevent or conquer illness and even
slow the aging process itself. As Balch points out, when our bodies turn oxygen
into energy the reaction creates damaging byproducts known as free radicals,
which "eat away" at us almost as rust does metal. Antioxidants help keep free
radicals from forming and eliminate those already in the body, putting the
brakes on at least some of this long-term damage. But while many people are
aware of the antioxidant value of vitamins such as C and E, there are also
powerful free-radical-scavenging substances in a wide variety of products--
including fish oils, tree barks, herbs, wine, and tea, as well as colorful
fruits and vegetables. Because antioxidants may be more effective in
combination, Balch makes a good case for taking concentrated antioxidant
supplements as well as eating a diverse diet. A few of the substances he
mentions are controversial (and he's careful to provide brief cautions), but it
wouldn't be surprising if many of the antioxidants he recommends eventually
become mainstream tonics.

Product Description
This book provides detailed information about various illnesses and how they can
be prevented or cured through the use of anti-oxidants.

Product Details

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: M. Evans and Company, Inc. (September 25, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0871318946



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