An expert explains the effects of drugs on nutritional needs and gives advice on which foods to eat, and to avoid, when taking drags. The author, a professor of nutrition in New York City, is concerned with a subject many people may be unaware of, or ignore--the complex relationship between the drugs they take and the foods they eat. Along with a list of more than 300 prescription and over-the-counter drugs, he specifies which foods, or drinks keep the drugs from doing their jobs, and how to prevent any nutritional deficiencies the drugs may cause. Paragraphs and often pages (as for the antibiotic, tetracycline) are devoted to an in-depth discussion of nutritional interactions and side effects. Recommended foods appear in familiar nutrition tables that specify serving sizes, nutrients and why they are important. Also included are tables of the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements. The nutritional information, with an especially good section on fats and cholesterol, reflects the latest reliable studies and accepted theories. While many of the facts here may be found in other sources, the way in which drugs and nutrition are linked gives this book its special value as a helpful home guide.