An A-Z of Superfoods, Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
Author: Michael Sharon
With processed foods and commercially farmed produce offering less essential nutrition, and food industry labels exaggerating the benefits of their product, people need straight-talking advice. Now fully updated, this invaluable A Z reference explains the active benefits of various foods, herbs, vitamins, and minerals so you can take control of your health to promote well-being, fight illness, and cope with everyday stress."
Drawing on the latest scientific research, a practical manual brings together the most up-to-date health and nutrition information available in the thoroughly revised twenty-first-century edition of this comprehensive guide to good health. Original.
Release on 2001-06-06 | by Hope Warshaw,Nancy Hughes
A Complete Guide to Planning, Shopping, Cooking, and Eating
Author: Hope Warshaw,Nancy Hughes
Pubpsher: American Diabetes Association
Category: Health & Fitness
Introducing the American Diabetes Association's first all-in-one food book, a combination of nutrition guideline, menu planner, and cookbook. Readers will learn how to shop, plan nutritious meals, and cook low-fat and healthy foods. The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible is divided into three sections: Meal Planning, Healthy Shopping (for fruits, vegetables, protein, etc.), and Recipes (using the ingredients from the previous section). Helpful sidebars throughout the text will offer helpful cooking and nutrition tips.
Exploring the connection between nutrition and mental wellness so therapists can provide more effective, integrated treatment. Diet is an essential component of a client’s clinical profile. Few therapists, however, have any nutritional training, and many don’t know where to begin. In Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, Leslie Korn provides clinicians with a practical guide to the complex relationship between what we eat and the way we think, feel, and interact with the world. Where there is mental illness there is frequently a history of digestive and nutritional problems. Digestive problems in turn exacerbate mental distress, all of which can be improved by nutritional changes. It’s not unusual for a deficit or excess of certain nutrients to disguise itself as a mood disorder. Indeed, nutritional deficiencies factor into most mental illness—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and PTSD—and dietary changes can work alongside or even replace medications to alleviate symptoms and support mental wellness. Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health offers the mental health clinician the principles and practices necessary to provide clients with nutritional counseling to improve mood and mental health. Integrating clinical evidence with the author’s extensive clinical experience, it takes clinicians step-by-step through the essentials for integrating nutritional therapies into mental health treatment. Throughout, brief clinical vignettes illustrate commonly encountered obstacles and how to overcome them. Readers will learn: • Why nutrition matters in mental health • The role of various nutrients in nourishing both the brain and the gut, the “second brain” • Typical nutritional culprits that underlie or exacerbate specific mental disorders • Assessment techniques for evaluating a client’s unique nutritional needs, and counseling methods for the challenging but rewarding process of nutritional change. • Leading-edge protocols for the use of various macro- and micronutrients, vitamins, and supplements to improve mental health • Considerations for food allergies, sensitivities, and other special diets • The effects of foods and nutrients on DSM-5 categories of illness, and alternatives to pharmaceuticals for treatment • Comprehensive, stage-based approaches to coaching clients about dietary plans, nutritional supplements, and other resources • Ideas for practical, affordable, and individualized diets, along with optimal cooking methods and recipes • Nutritional strategies to help with withdrawal from drugs, alcohol and pharmaceuticals And much more. With this resource in hand, clinicians can enhance the efficacy of all their methods and be prepared to support clients’ mental health with more effective, integrated treatment.
The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine
Author: Elson Haas,Buck Levin
Pubpsher: Celestial Arts
Category: Health & Fitness
The 21st-century edition of this groundbreaking work by Dr. Elson Haas with Dr. Buck Levin presents the most current health and nutrition information available in an easy-to-use format with a friendly, engaging tone. Decades of practical experience and scientific research are compiled into one encyclopedic volume that features newly expanded chapters on special supplements, lifestage programs, and breakthrough medical treatment protocals for conditions including fatigue, viral illnesses, weight management, and mental and mood disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression.PART ONE gives a detailed analysis of The Building Blocks of nutrition: water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.PART TWO evaluates Foods and Diets, discussing every food group and most diets around the world. A special chapter on the environment and nutrition raises awareness and offers guidance about food additives, industrial chemicals, food irradiation, electropollution, and other health and ecological issues.PART THREE brings all of this nutritional information together, showing readers how to make wise and commonsense choices while Building a Healthy Diet. A personalized eating plan for the year, The Ideal Diet is both seasonally and naturally based, and a healthy lifelong diet.PART FOUR contains specific nutritional and lifestyle therapies for enhancing all stages of life and suggests treatments for common conditions and diseases such as aging, menopause, bone loss, weight loss, and cancer by focusing on Nutritional Applications: 32 Special Diet and Supplement Programs.Anyone interested in enhancing wellness, eating right, treating illness naturally, and living in harmony with nature will find Staying Healthy with Nutrition to be the ultimate handbook for optimal health and vitality.“For more than thirty years my colleague Dr. Elson Haas has contributed to the field of nutritional education to the benefit of both the public and health practitioners. This new edition of his classic guide is user friendly and filled with current scientific studies, making it possible for everyone to be up to date in this most important are of knowledge about health. In my opinion, Staying Healthy with Nutrition is an excellent guide for those wishing to make smarter dietary choices.”—Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Healthy Aging“The comprehensiveness of Dr. Haas's Staying Healthy with Nutrition makes it a great desk reference for physicians and other healthcare practitioners or professionals. The more controversial topics are handled with considerable fairness and insight.”—T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and author of The China Study
Juicing is more than a fad—it’s an investment in your health “Be Prepared” might sound a little cheesy, but it’s one of the best pieces of advice you’ll ever hear. You can never go wrong when you take a little time to prepare yourself for the future. Whether it’s bringing an umbrella with you on a cloudy day, keeping a pack of water bottles in your car or setting up a retirement plan, we all try to “be prepared” for the future in different ways. But what are you doing to prepare for the future of your health? This one is a little less obvious, since we can’t always predict how our bodies will change over time. Thankfully, juicing makes it easy to invest in your own future by ensuring that you eat a balanced diet full of all the essential nutrients for a long, happy life. The information inside Liquid Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Juicing for Good Healthexplains why fruits and vegetables are so important, and how eat the right amount by juicing them. It’s a simple process that doesn’t require spending a ton of money or following complicated instructions, so you can start eating more healthfully in no time. Creating a balanced diet is about more than just eating more vegetables and cutting down on processed foods. It’s about ensuring that you eat a variety of foods in the right quantities so that you get the perfect amount of nutrients for your body. A huge—and often overlooked—part of this is making sure you don’t eat too much of any food or get too much of any nutrient. Every day that you replenish the minerals and electrolytes lost during activity, you add another one onto your life. Juicing helps you introduce powerful antioxidants that can reduce the signs of aging, improve your immune system, and even lower your cholesterol. After just a few days of drinking fruit and vegetable juice, you’ll already feel healthier, stronger, and ready for whatever the future has in store.
Release on 2018-11-15 | by American College of Sports Medicine,Barbara A. Bushman
Author: American College of Sports Medicine,Barbara A. Bushman
Pubpsher: Human Kinetics
Category: Health & Fitness
Here is the ultimate resource for maximizing your exercise and nutrition efforts. In this new edition of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, you have an authoritative reference that allows you to apply research-based guidance to your unique health and fitness needs. With a focus across the life span, this resource shows you how to pursue optimal health and fitness now and throughout the years to come. The American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most respected sport science and medicine organization in the world, has created this book to bridge the gap between science and the practice of making personal lifestyle choices that promote health. This new edition contains age-specific advice within the framework of the latest research, thus helping you to avoid the lure of fads, unfounded myths, and misinformation. You will learn these strategies: • Incorporate the latest guidelines for physical activity and nutrition into your daily routine to improve your fitness and overall health. • Optimize your weight and increase strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness, and functional fitness. • Improve health and manage conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, pregnancy, and Alzheimer’s disease through exercise and nutrition. • Monitor, evaluate, and tailor your exercise program for optimal results. Featuring step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for the most effective exercises, sample workouts, practical advice, age-specific physical activity and dietary guidelines, and strategies for incorporating exercise and healthy nutrition choices into even the busiest of lifestyles, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health is a resource that belongs in every fitness enthusiast’s library.