Posted 26 May 2000 - 01:16 PM
About This Book... Description: The Ultimate Nutrient Glutamine (Judy Shabert, MD,RD and Nancy Ehrlich) Paperback Edition, 146 Pages Published by Avery Publishing Group, New York Researchers from around the world are discovering the many important therapeutic values of glutamine, a substance once considered to be a nonessential amino acid. Because of these breakthrough discoveries, many scientists today are reclassifying glutamine as a "conditionally essential" amino acid, that is, essential when you are ill or under stress. The most abundant amino acid found in the human body, glutamine has been shown to build up the immune systems of burn victims and AIDS patients, as well as those of people suffering from autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and lupus. It has been proven to heal stomach ulcers and to relieve other disorders of the digestive system, including Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis. It has also been shown to help heal and support the liver and to combat the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer. It can ease the effects of various degenerative diseases associated with aging and may assist in the struggle against such emotional problems as depression, fatigue, and anger. And it is particularly helpful in protecting the body from the numerous effects of stress. Using easy-to-understand language, The Ultimate Nutrient: Glutamine details all the cutting-edge research showing the enormous benefits derived from this essential nonessential amino acid. It explains how glutamine can be used to make you healthier and stronger, and details how you can incorporate it into your life. Sources and doses of glutamine are included.