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From Publishers Weekly
South Dakota-based Strand, a general practitioner for nearly a quarter century, turned his attention to nutrition in the mid-90s when traditional medical approaches failed to help his wife's chronic fatigue. In his authorial debut, Strand preaches vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and other nutritional supplements with the zeal of a new convert. His opponents are formidable: the government, food suppliers and the medical establishment who, Strand says, disregard evidence that the RDA recommendations are inadequate to supply us with the weapons to fight chronic diseases. Chapters cover "Oxidative Stress and Your Eyes," "Cellular Nutrition" and "Homocysteine: New Kid on the Block," among other ailments and panaceas. Despite the alarmist title, those who suffer from or are at risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, auto-immune disorders and lung disease may want to weigh the evidence for themselves; Stand's book is designed to provide an alternative perspective that aids in doing so, though it also includes various supplemental regimens he has devised. His message, after all, is fundamentally a simple one: let's protect and care for our bodies, Strand says, and "may we all live until we die."
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
When Dr. Ray Strand found himself in a losing battle, unable to successfully treat his wife who had suffered chronically with pain and fatigue, he agreed to try the regimen of nutritional supplements that a neighbor suggested. Much to his surprise, his wife’s condition began to improve almost immediately. That amazing turn of events led him to dedicate himself to researching alternative therapies in medicine, particularly in the arena of nutritional supplements.
Dr. Strand's illumination of the body's silent enemy-oxidative stress-will astound you. But, more importantly, his research will equip you to protect or reclaim your nutritional health, possibly reversing disease and preventing illness.
Outstanding health book for the 21st Century, October 24, 2003
Reviewer: A reader
Dr Ray Strand's book is one of the first I've read that explains the underlying reason so many people in the world are suffering from chronic degenerative diseases -- oxidative stress. He clearly shows how the right diet and the right vitamin, mineral and antioxidant supplements plus essential fatty acids can help bring folks suffering from serious diseases back to health. I've been on the program he recommends for several months and have almost completely recovered from long-standing chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia. His informative web site, bionutrition.org. has an excellent article on oxidative stress. Thank you, Dr. Strand.
Eye Opener, August 21, 2003
Reviewer: A reader
This is a fantastic book!
I have been taking high quality nutritional supplements for over 3 years now and have noticed the incredible improvement in my body. However, when I tried to describe the increase in energy, overall health, decrease in joint pain and headaches to others, the message didn't always translate. Plus, if I would "promote" a certain type of vitamin/supplement - say Gingko Biloba, for example, people would purchase cheaper and less effective brands - not believing that you get what you pay for and you really should invest in your health and buy the best out there.
Dr. Strand was able to say in layman's terms, but with a lot more credibility, what I have been trying to communicate for years to family and friends.
This is a fantastic read and I wasn't discouraged afterwards; rather, I was encouraged since I knew I was on the right track...and you can be too!
Empowering Information!!, July 8, 2003
Reviewer: Julie Smiley (Indiana, USA) - See all my reviews
Everyone will be able to see themselves or someone they love in this book! This book is absolutely fascinating and empowering. We can help maintain our health just by having the right information and acting on it. I did more research into Dr. Strand and learned what supplements he actually recommends. My mother-in-law has seen her blood pressure drop dramatically in the last 3 months by taking these supplements and following Dr. Strand's advice. I am so sold that I became a distributor for this company. ...
Could Not Put This Book Down, May 18, 2003
Reviewer: Jim Brown (Slidell, LA United States) - See all my reviews
You have heard people say that before. It has happened to me about 3 times in my reading life thus far and this is one of them. I was fascinated about the true life stories of how nutritional supplements helped people live healther and longer lives in spite of the fact they were facing life-threatening illnesses. As we get older, I assure you that we can relate to a lot of the case histories given in the book but until now, I had no idea of how nutritional supplements to your diet could not only help eliminate what ails you, they can also help you achieve more from your life. I would strongly suggest that you consider reading a very good companion book entitled "Food, Mood and Money" that discusses the same subject but adds considerably to it.