365 Health Topics
Practical Ways to Feel Better
and Live Longer

Don R. Powell, Ph.D.
and the American Institute for Preventive Medicine

Foreword by Richard N. Matzen, M.D., Chairman
Department of Preventive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Richard S. Lang, M.D., Head
Section of Occupational Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic





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Copyright C 1990, 1993, 1998 by Don R. Powell, Ph.D

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This book is not intended as a comprehensive guide to health care, nor should you substitute the information it contains for expert medical advice or treatment. If you have or suspect you have a medical condition, or if you are on a special diet or taking medication, we encourage you to consult a doctor before making any changes in your diet, treatment, or living habits. Also, there are several places in the book where taking aspirin is recommended. It should be noted that aspirin or any medication containing salicylates should not be given to anyone 19 years of age or younger unless directed by a physician, due to the association with Reye's Syndrome, a potentially fatal condition.


To my parents, Bob and Yvette Powell, for all the love and encouragement they have provided and continue to provide. To my sons, Jordan and Brett, two bundles of joy who make me want to be the healthiest I can be. And to my wife, Nancy, for her understanding and support.

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