Supplement your diet-and improve your life! You're no idiot, of course. You know that vitamins and minerals are essential to your health and well-being. And you've heard that they can be used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and arthritis. But to tell the truth, you don't know zinc from zucchini. Don't be vitamin deficient! The Complete Idiot's GuideR to Vitamins and Minerals, Second Edition, gives you the lowdown on all the hottest supplements. In this Complete Idiot's GuideR, you get: * Foolproof strategies for figuring out if you're lacking a particular vitamin or mineral. * Invaluable pointers for finding natural pain relief for migraines and arthritis. * A comprehensive list of "smart" supplements that improve mental functioning and cognition. You can take ... * Vitamin A to preserve your eyesight. * Vitamin B to promote heart health. * Vitamin C to prevent the common cold. * Thiamin to heal canker sores and control diabetes. * Riboflavin to prevent migraines. * Niacin to lower your cholesterol. * Pyridoxine to ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and PMS. * Folic acid to prevent colon cancer.Pressman, Alan H. is the author of 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Vitamins and Minerals', published 0015 under ISBN 9780028639642 and ISBN 0028639642.