I have been following the works of Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. for the past several years. She was a collaborator on the (at the time new) concept at the Princess Fairmont Willow Stream Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. I was intrigued by this physician of Native American decent who has the attention of Dr Andrew Weil and the tony spa I love to visit. One of her relevant works was a book in the spa store called Life is Your Medicine.
Now her newest title was sitting in my mailbox a couple of months ago and I am just beginning to read it called Fortify Your Life Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More. It’s published once again from National Geographic Books. I highly recommend this book; this astute MD is highly credentialed and very holistically orientated. Here is their synopsis:
Health-conscious consumers read nutritional labels, but it’s nearly impossible to get the nutrients we need with diet alone. To get the USDA-recommended daily quota of vitamin D, for example, you need to eat 15 eggs or 26 sardines; of iron, 414 almonds or 15 cups of broccoli. So we rely on nutritional supplements—vitamins and minerals, probiotics and enzymes—but the variety of pills, products, and elixirs on the market today is overwhelming. And, as we have seen in recent news, some of these products are downright fakes. Trusted natural health physician and bestselling author Tiearaona Low Dog, M.D. provides a personalized approach to using nutritional supplements for your specific health needs, helping you navigate the complex and often confusing landscape of vitamins, minerals, and more.
Dr. Low Dog explains the basics about every essential nutritional supplement and guides the reader in creating a personalized supplement plan, tailored to individual genetics, age, gender, and lifestyle. Low Dog evaluates current research, explains the relationship between food and supplements, describes how medications cause chemical imbalances in the body, and advises on how to judge brands and read labels.
Low Dog engages and encourages readers to take charge of their own health and provides guidance to find the right combination of nutritional supplements to improve mood, strength, energy, and well-being.