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Health claims surrounding nutritional supplements regularly make headlines. This comprehensive guide features up-to-date research on vitamins, minerals and supplements, and teaches the health conscious to assess their needs. Important information on the basic functions, benefits, and risks of today's hottest supplements are discussed so that readers learn to live healthier, safely. Quick and easy strategies show readers how to purchase and store vitamins properly as well as understand which drugs, foods, and other items can block the body's absorption of vitamins.. Expert advice cautions readers about myths, false "cures, " and other quackery. Alan H. Pressman is thea Diplomate and past president of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition. He is host of Dr. Pressman On Health, a nationally syndicated radio show that is heard by milions and aired live four mornings a week on WEVD AM in New York City. Dr. Pressman is the author of The GSH Phenomenon. He is a board-certified dietician and nutritionist practicing in New York. Sheila Buff is a freelance writer specializing in popular medicine. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.