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Amino Acids Are Essential

Amino Acids Are Essential

The Healing Nutrients Within The Healing Nutrients Within
How to use amino acids to achieve optimum health and fight cancer, Alzheimer's disease, depression, heart disease, and more

Your Personal "Miracle Drugs"

The two dozen amino acids present in the human body are now being shown to be among the most potent healing substances ever discovered.

The Famous Guide to the Best-Stocked Drugstore of All -- The Human Body

  • How to use amino acids to achieve optimum health
  • New research on their beneficial roles in cancer, Alzheimer's disease, depression, heart condition, and more

by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
with Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD,
Ken Blum, PhD & Richard Smayda, DO



448 Pages

3rd Edition
Feb 2003

Author's Site
& Clinic

This update and revision of the landmark book on amino acids cover the exciting discoveries of the last decade and shows how to use them in your personal health management program.

  • These constituents of protein are necessary to every life process
  • Research and clinical work in the past two decades have revealed a vast range of therapeutic functions for amino acids, including
    • Phenylalanine's pain-relieving powers
    • Tyrosine's energizing ability and addiction-fighting potential
    • Methionine's role in Parkinson's disease treatment and as an antiallergen
    • Homocysteine's emergence as a new and precise marker of heart disease risk

--- Table of Contents ---
(For the 2nd Revised Edition - Mar 1997)

1. Introduction

2. Aromatic Amino Acids

  • Phenylalanine: The Pain Reliever
  • Tyrosine: The Antidepressant
  • Tryptophan and Melatonin: The Sleep Promoters

3. Sulphur Amino Acids

  • Cysteine and Glutathione: The Detoxifiers
  • Taurine: Fights Seizures
  • Methionine: Allergy Fighter
  • Homocysteine: Worse Than Cholesterol

4. Urea Cycle Amino Acids

  • Arginine and Citrulline: Cholesterol Fighters
  • Ornithine: Growth Promoter

5. Glutamate Amino Acids

  • Glutamic Acid, GABA and Glutamine: The Brain's Three Musketeers
  • Proline and Hydroxyproline: Collagen Constituents
  • Aspartic Acid and Asparagine: Important Metabolic Pathways

6. Threonine Amino Acids

  • Threonine: Immunity Booster
  • Glycine: Wound Healer
  • Serine: Potentiator of Madness
  • Alanine: Help fo Hypoglycemia

7. Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's)

  • Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine: The Stress Amino Acids

8. Amino Acids with Important Metabolites

  • Lysine: The Herpes Killer
  • Carnitine: Heart Tonic
  • Histidine: Arthritis Fighter

9. Clinical Review of Multiple Amino Acid Abnormalities


  • A. The Problems of Vegetarianism
  • B. The Much Maligned Egg: The Best Amino Acid Food
  • C. Continuing Breakthroughs in Amino Acids




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