By Melvyn R. Werbach

A advisor to analyze and literature at the dietary facets of ninety-two ailments; discusses how food impacts and is plagued by numerous medical conditions.

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Catechin: (T) A naturally occurring flavonoid. May help prevent ethanol-induced liver damage (World Met al. (+)-cyanidanol-3 for alcoholic liver disease: Results of a six month clinical trial. Alcohol Alcohol 19:23-9, 1984). Evening Primrose Oil: (T,W) 1/2 - 1 gram three times daily Supplementation may be beneficial. Theoretical Discussion: Alcohol blocks the conversion of linoleic acid to gamma-linolenic acid and enhances the conversion of dihommogamma-linolenic acid to prostaglandin El; the result is a deficiency in GLA which can be replaced by primrose oil.

D. WELLNESS MEDICINE Robert A. D. YOUR FAMILY TREE CONNECTION Chris M. D. and Ross S. Meillon Page iii Nutritional Influences on Illness A Sourcebook of Clinical Research Melvyn R. D. , New Canaan, Connecticut Page iv To my wife, Gail, and my sons, Kevin and Adam, for their love and support which made this book possible. Although the author has exhaustively researched all sources to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this book, we assume no responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistency herein.

Zinc: 90 - 135 mg. daily with meals (results in 1 - 3 months) May be deficient. Observational Study: Compared to controls, both male and female pts. 7% less zinc in nails. RBC zinc levels and alkaline phosphatase activity were not depressed (Pohit Jet al. Zinc status of acne vulgaris patients. J. Applied Nutr. 37(1):18-25, 1985). Observational Study: Boys with severe ache had lower serum zinc levels than controls, while both boys and girls with severe ache had lower levels of retinol-binding protein than controls (Michaelsson G.

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