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The quest for lasting youth, vigor, and sexual potency has reached a new frontier, and this fact-filled investigation, The Anti-Aging Hormones (Crown, 1997) discusses the latest results in clinical testing of hormones. Drawing on the most current research by the National Institute of Aging, nationally known health expert Ruth Winter investigates the uses and misuses of testosterone, melatonin, estrogen, and other manufactured hormones. Her book tackles the most challenging medical questions in a field that has captured the imagination of millions of aging baby boomers.The Anti-Aging Hormones explores these questions and more:Which hormones can elevate mood and increase brain activity?Will growth hormones restore vigor and muscles in men?Is melatonin the time keeper that determines how fast we age and how long we live?How effective are thymus gland hormones in immunizing us from infections and cancer?Can estrogen prevent Alzheimer's in both men and women?
The fifth edition of this classic guide, first published in 1978, continues the tradition of being the most up-to-date, complete, and trusted reference for taking the guesswork out of choosing safe and effective cosmetics and toiletries. The more than 6,000 entries include 1,400 newly developed chemicals (along with hundreds more whose names have been changed by the manufacturers since the last edition of this book was published in 1994). Virtually every chemical found in toiletries and cosmetics, from body and face creams to toothpaste, hand lotion, shaving cream, shampoo, soap, perfume, and makeup, is evaluated, including those ingredients marketed as being all natural, for children, and for people of color. The book's alphabetical arrangement makes it easy to look up the ingredients in the products you use. With more substances than ever in products we use every day--and with the continuing deregulation of the cosmetics industry--this book is more indispensable than ever.
A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients: Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients Found in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticalsby Ruth Winter
Everything you need to know about the safety and efficacy of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. Is it a cosmetic? A drug? A nutrient? It's becoming more and more difficult to tell the difference with the cosmetic companies combining the three. And unlike with food additives, the FDA has little control over what goes into the products that claim to make you look more beautiful-even though cosmeceuticals (cosmetics that purport to have druglike benefits) have skyrocketed into a multibillion-dollar industry. So before you slather on that "wrinkle-reducing" cream or swallow a "skin-rejuvenating"vitamin, find out what's in your health and beauty products with A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. This updated and expanded edition gives you the facts you need to protect yourself and your family from possible irritants, confusing chemical names, and the exaggerated claims of gimmicky additives. With 800 new ingredients found in toiletries, cosmetics, and cosmeceuticals-everything ranging from shampoo to shaving cream, bath lotions to Botox-this alphabetically organized guide evaluates them all, and includes targeted information for children and for people of color.A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients is more indispensable than ever to anyone who cares about the health of themselves and their loved ones.From the Trade Paperback edition.
An Essential Household Reference...Revised and Updated With our culture's growing interest in organic foods and healthy eating, it is important to understand what food labels mean and to learn how to read between the lines. This completely revised and updated edition of A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives gives you the facts about the safety and side effects of more than 12,000 ingredients-such as preservatives, food-tainting pesticides, and animal drugs-that end up in food as a result of processing and curing. It tells you what's safe and what you should leave on the grocery-store shelves.In addition to updated entries that cover the latest medical and scientific research on substances such as food enhancers and preservatives, this must-have guide includes more than 650 new chemicals now commonly used in food. You'll also find information on modern food-production technologies such as bovine growth hormone and genetically engineered vegetables.Alphabetically organized, cross-referenced, and written in everyday language, this is a precise tool for understanding food labels and knowing which products are best to bring home to your family.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This classic Crown book is back with all of Ruth Winter's original, thorough research about dangerous foods and what consumers can do to protect themselves.
The latest scientific reports show vitamin E as an effective shield against heart disease, cancer, and problems associated with aging. In this important new book, Ruth Winter presents the fascinating history and current scientific excitement about this inexpensive, vital, and formerly unappreciated vitamin. -How the antioxidant effects of vitamin E work to protect the body against disease and aging-How vitamin E helps to build muscle and strengthen the heart-The beneficial effects of vitamin E on the skin-The documented effects of vitamin E for preventing impotence and maintaining fertility-The best ways to incorporate vitamin E into your diet Here is everything you need to know about vitamin E and how medical science has documented its use for maintaining health and vitality.
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