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Why Am I Always So Tired? Discover How Correcting Your Body's Copper Imbalance Can * Keep Your Body from Giving Out Before Your Mind Does *Free You from Those Midday Slumps * Give You the Energy Breakthrough You've Been Looking For

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ISBN-10: 0062515942

ISBN-13: 9780062515940

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ann Louise Gittleman, Melissa D. Smith, Ann L. Gittleman

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"This may well be a seminal book--a courageous eye-opener that could fundamentally alter our approach to the treatment of chronic fatigue." -- From the foreword by Michael Rosenbaum, M.D. Answering the question on the minds of 75 percent of Americans, Why Am I Always So Tired?, leading nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman shows us how we canbe more alert and active by eliminating excess copper in our diets and increasing our zinc intake. The time-tested formula points out which culprits steal energyfrom us--namely trendy, low-fat diets--that make otherwise healthy people feel drained. This revolutionary book offers Gittleman's insights into how we can modify our diets and lifestyles to…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.19" wide x 5.00" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Ann Louis Gittleman is a leading nutritionist and author of numerous books including Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar in Any Diet and Get the Salt Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Salt Out of Any Diet. In these books, she explains the importance of sugar and salt in a balanced diet, but also the dangers of using them to excess. The book provides valuable tips on how to cut your sugar and salt intake. In Guess What Came to Dinner: Parasites and Your Health, she explains that an amazing one out of six people suffer from internal parasites. A common, but often unknown, danger, parasites are often present in our food. She details the symptoms that people suffering from…    

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Searching for Answers To Fatigue
Uncovering the Copper Connection to Fatigue
When Treating Hypothyroidism Didn't Boost Energy: Jennifer
When Treating Anemia Didn't Boost Energy: Ellen
When No Medical Cause for Fatigue Could Be Found: Joyce
Seeing the Consistent Pattern
Trying to Make Sense of the Pattern
Basics of Copper and Copper Overload
The Importance of Copper-Zinc Balance
The Many Ways Copper-Zinc Imbalance Can Cause Fatigue
Copper Overload: The Traditional View
Copper Overload: The Enlightened View
Similarities Between Copper and Iron
Unsuspected Dietary Factors Behind Fatigue
Anna, the Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Advocate
The Trouble with Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Diets
Celeste, the Natural-Food Enthusiast
The Trouble with Many Natural-Food Diets
Penny, the Lacto-Vegetarian
The Trouble with Lacto-Vegetarian Diets
Dee, the Vegan
The Trouble with Vegan Diets
Jan, the Overdieter
The Trouble with Overdieting
The Growing Problem of Zinc Deficiency
Food for Thought about "Light" Diets
Copper Culprits and Environmental Factors That Can Contribute to Fatigue
A Survey of Environmental Copper
Commonly Used Drugs as Copper Culprits
Heredity as a Factor in Copper Overload
When Our Copper Load Is Too Great
Jane
Stress, Burnout, and Blood Sugar Imbalance
The Stress Connection to High Copper and Low Zinc
The Adrenal Connection to Copper Imbalance
The Misunderstood Condition of Adrenal Burnout
The Blood Sugar Blues
Linda
More Than Fatigue: The Copper Connection to Various Health Problems
My Story
Anxiety, Racing Mind, Panic Attacks, and Insomnia
Roller-Coaster Emotions
Skin Problems
Yeast Overgrowth
Premenstrual Syndrome
Immune System Disorders
Melissa's Story
Treating Your Fatigue at the Source: Reversing Copper Overload
Testing for the Copper Connection to Your Fatigue
Blood Tests
Urinalysis
Tissue Mineral Analysis
Hidden Copper Overload
The Importance of Assessing Symptoms and Indicators
Copper Overload Questionnaire
Understanding the Indicators
Trusting Your Intuition
Basics of the Energy-Revitalizing Diet
Protein
Carbohydrates
Fats
Seasonings
Cookware
Flavored Beverages
Water
Following the Energy-Revitalizing Diet
Brief List of Foods to Avoid and Emphasize
One-Week Sample Menu Plan
Zinc-Rich Recipes
Tips for Following the Energy-Revitalizing Diet at Home
Tips for Following the Energy-Revitalizing Diet When Eating Out
Personalizing the Energy-Revitalizing Diet
The Complete Program for Conquering Copper Overload and Rebuilding Energy
The Four-Part Approach to Reversing Copper Overload
Putting Your Supplement Program Together
Copper Dumps: Potholes on the Road to Recovery
A Final Word on Getting Well
Maintaining High Energy and Preventing Future Copper Overload
Fine-Tuning Your Savvy
Monitoring Your Status with Periodic Checkups
Maintaining Good Reserves of Nutrients
Developing a Flexible Wellness Program
Afterword
Examples of Copper Levels on Tissue Mineral Analysis Charts
Testing Your Water with a Home Water-Testing Kit
Recommended Amounts of Nutrients in a Copper-Free Multiple
Recommended Daily Allowances for Copper and Zinc
Amounts of Copper and Zinc in Various Common Foods
Resources
Selected References