EARL MINDELL'S SHAPING UP WITH VITAMINS by Earl Mindell

EARL MINDELL'S SHAPING UP WITH VITAMINS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A reworking of Mindell's previous guides, with a slightly different focus. This time, Mindell (Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible, Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for Your Kids) organizes his information on vitamin requirements and supplementation around current hot issues of health concern. He begins with fitness--giving some minimal background on exercise programs, suggesting just which food/vitamin regimens can help to ""energize,"" and pronouncing on other popular practices. (He is firmly against the use of DMSO for treatment of injury, or of steroids to improve sports performance.) Then, Mindell addresses in turn dieting, pregnancy, grooming; and-personal-appearance, ""Feeling Great"" (encompassing ""female problems"", diabetes, and allergies, among others), emotional health, and ""sexual fitness""--in each instance offering information, speculation, and suggestions on how nutritional measures can improve health. Most of this is reasonable if largely unproven, and none of it is likely to do harm. But readers interested in taking advantage of the latest that's known about such matters will do better with Sheldon Handler's comprehensive, soundly based Mega Health; this is lightweight in comparison.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1985
Publisher: Warner