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The Best Supplements For Your Health

Robert Abel, Donald P. Goldberg, Arnold Gitomer

ISBN 0758202199
Publish Date 10/1/2002
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Twin Streams, Traditional
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Should I take extra vitamin E to protect my heart if it's already in my multivitamin? Is one type of Vitamin E better than another?

What supplements have been shown to alleviate arthritic pain? To prevent macular degeneration? To retard hair loss?

Is there a difference in quality between herbal products? What are the differences between liquid extracts and capsules?

How much folic acid do I need when I'm pregnant?

Today's health practitioners agree that taking supplements offers tremendous benefits. But with thousands of nutritional supplements on the market today, it's easy to become confused about the correct types, dosages, and combinations of nutrients to take.

In The Best Supplements For Your Health, pharmacists Donald Goldberg, and Arnold Gitomer with Dr. Robert Abel, Jr. combine their knowledge and years of experience to help you make informed choices about which vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and herbs are right for you. You'll learn:

  • What each supplement is, what it does, and how it differs from other supplements

  • Which supplements to take for a variety of disorders and why

  • The difference between supplementing to prevent deficiencies and to attain and maintain optimal health

  • The meanings and relevance of terms such as RDA, USDA, and percent daily value

  • The benefits and drawbacks of one-a-day vs. two and three-a-day dosages

  • The fillers used in supplements and how they affect your health

  • And more

A comprehensive encyclopedia of practical information, this authoritative reference guide is an important resource for promoting the long-term health and well-being of you and your family.

Donald Goldberg, R.Ph., is a pharmacist with more than 34 years of experience in quality control, manufacturing, marketing, and product development in the nutritional supplement industry. He has served as Director of Quality Control for Ingram Pharmaceutical Company, Boericke & Runyon, and Shaklee. He was Technical Director for Arkopharma, Vice President of Operations for Faraday Labs, and President of Vitamix, Inc., and Nutriceutics, Inc. He has lectured on herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition to doctors throughout the United States and Canada and served as publisher for the newsletters Phytofacts and Nutriceutics News. He was a Contributing Editor, Nutrition, for The Chiropractic Journal and is Assistant Sysop on Compuserve's Natural Medicine Forum. In 1992, Mr. Goldberg purchased Willner Chemists, a Nutritional Pharmacy, in partnership with Arnold Gitomer. Currently, he is cohost and producer of The Willner Window Radio Program on WOR in New York City.

Arnold Gitomer, R.Ph., is a graduate of the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy. He has served as Chief Pharmacist for West-Ward, Inc., and Production Manager for Columbia Pharmaceutical Company. He has also taught toxicology at the New York Chiropractic College. In 1972, he co-founded Lewis-Gitomer Labs where he began to work closely with alternative health professionals. As a distributor of Nutri-Dyn Products, he became familiar with the requirements of holistic practitioners and the use of nutritional, glandular, and homeopathic products. In 1992, he purchased Wilner Chemists, a Nutritional Pharmacy, in partnership with Donald Goldberg. He is the lead host of The Wilner Window Radio Program on WOR in New York City.

Robert Abel, Jr., M.D., is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Jefferson Medical College. An ophthalmologist, he performed his ophthalmology training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and a cornea-transplant fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Abel co-founded the alternative medicine curriculum at Thomas Jefferson University where he is a clinical professor of ophthalmology. A recipient of the senior honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he has helped found eye banks, assisted with the translation of ancient Ayurvedic eye therapies, and holds patents on artificial corneas. Dr. Abel has long been a nationally renowned teacher of conventional eye therapy and is the author of The Eye Care Revolution. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, three children, and dog.

About Robert Abel:

Dr. Robert Abel earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in 1969, completed his ophthalmology residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital and was a Cornea Fellow at the University of Florida. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Abel is on the staff of the Christiana Care Health System. He is a former Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He founded and has been Medical Director of the Medical Eye Bank of Delaware since 1981. He teaches locally and internationally on numerous subjects, including cornea, cataract and nutrition. He instructs the Cornea Microsurgery Workshops at the Academy of Ophthalmology meetings annually and has been on the Academy's Committee of International Ophthalmology.

Dr. Abel has done active research on corneal transplants, corneal pathology, contact lenses and drugs as they relate to the eye. He holds two patents on artificial corneas and has received the AAO Honor Award and the Senior Honor Award. Other inquiries concerning eye care can also be found on his website at He was voted a Top Doctor by the readers of Delaware Today magazine in 2011. His interests include practicing Tai-Chi and studying alternative medicine systems.

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