'It is rare to find a book, written by a world-class scientist, that is both informative and entertaining. Giles not only delves into the science of obesity but, with honesty and great precision, skewers many of the more foolish fad diets out there. ' DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, bestselling author of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet 'A hard-to-fault book written in a way that entertains as well as it informs ... Yeo's study of human appetite is packed with insights and revelations, incorporating up-to-date scientific thinking ... It's an anti-diet diet book you can trust' DAILY EXPRESS 'I really enjoy working with Giles - he makes so much sense, and cuts through the confusion about diet and health with refreshing directness. His excellent book Gene Eating busts myths and homes in on what you really need need to know. It's been a genuine help to me and I'm sure it will be to everyone who reads it.' HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL 'Dr Yeo is a leading scientist in the field of obesity and one of our best science communicators. Everyone worried about their weight ought to read this book to digest its message about the importance of genetics.' ROBERT PLOMIN, author of Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are 'An excellent and engaging book, but also an important one. It is about time that a serious, respected academic provided a voice of reason' Anthony Warner aka THE ANGRY CHEF 'Gene Eating is just a fantastic book exactly as you'd expect - but more so. Mainly it's very funny, packed with science and trivia and genuinely helpful weightloss and nutrition info' DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN, the BBC Why do diets fail? Why are we all getting fatter? And why are some of us just hungrier than others? We have never had more access to nutrition advice, and yet we have never been unhealthier. In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break the cycle that's killing us all? Dr Giles Yeo's myth-busting book draws on the very latest science, and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, to explore the evolution of human appetite and how our genes affect our ability to lose and gain weight. He tackles the history of the food we eat, debunks marketing nonsense and confronts both toxic diet advice and the advocates of 'clean eating'. He translates his pioneering research into an engaging must-read. Inspiring and revelatory, Gene Eating is an urgent and essential book that empowers us all with the facts we need to make informed and healthy choices about the way we eat.
This comprehensive work by nurse practitioner Pamela McDonald reveals the latest breakthrough in health and nutrition focusing on the APO E gene, which affects cholesterol levels, heart and Alzheimer’s disease, and much more. It is widely known that each genotype requires its own balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for optimal health. Within these pages, Pamela presents the latest information so that you can make appropriate diet and exercise choices relevant to your particular APO E genotype. The result will be an ideal level of health and well-being, which will reduce your likelihood of developing so many of the debilitating diseases that are prevalent in our society today. As Pamela says, "You have a choice for your health . . . backpack or bedpan?"
Release on 2013-02-11 | by Bryan Lask,Rachel Bryant-Waugh
Author: Bryan Lask,Rachel Bryant-Waugh
In the fourth edition of this accessible and comprehensive book, Bryan Lask and Rachel Bryant-Waugh build on the research and expertise of the previous three editions. First published in 1993, this was the first book of its kind to explore eating disorders in children and young adolescents, a population that is very different from those in their late teens and adulthood. The contributors’ experience and knowledge have increased and the field has moved forward over the past 20 years. This fully revised edition offers a distillation of current information relating to the younger population, and contains brand new chapters on areas of experience, research and practice including: The perspective of a young person going through an eating disorder Experiences of a parent Updated information regarding advances from neuroscience Therapeutic engagement Cognitive remediation therapy Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence offers the reader knowledge, insight and understanding into this fascinating but challenging patient group. It has both a clinical and research focus and will be an essential text for a wide range of professionals, as well as being readable for parents of children suffering from eating disorders.
The Revolutionary Eating Plan That Will Rewrite Your Genetic Destiny--And Melt Away the Pounds
Author: Floyd H. Chilton
Category: Health & Fitness
Draws on discoveries in the field of nutrigenomics to explain how basic adjustments in a diet may help influence the course of genetic predispositions, challenging popular beliefs about such topics as starvation diets, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats. 35,000 first printing.
Presents an introduction to gene therapy, discussing its scientific background, the types of disorders which it can potentially treat, the ethical, social, and religious issues surrounding its use, and the role of government regulation.
Release on 2000-01 | by Pam Mitchell,David Mitchell
The 50/50 Food Plan Cookbook
Author: Pam Mitchell,David Mitchell
Pubpsher: Wakefield Press
This collection of recipes from the authors of Taming the Dinosaur Gene presents 160 dishes designed to combat the ill effects of the genetic disorder the authors believe affects 50 percent of the world’s population. The disorder is caused when the body produces too much insulin, causing weight gain, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, high blood glucose, and low levels of the good cholesterol HDL. These easy-to-follow recipes restore nutritional well being, state of mind, spiritual balance, and overall health and energy levels.
Release on 1998-08-17 | by Hans Wijbrand Hoek,Janet Treasure,Melanie A. Katzman
Author: Hans Wijbrand Hoek,Janet Treasure,Melanie A. Katzman
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
This book describes the clinical heterogeneity and diagnosis of eating disorders. It presents advances in neurobiological research and also discusses treatments. The aim is to make accessible to clinicians the recent advances in the neurosciences and suggest how to incorporate the data in a treatment setting. The authors have also presented their concepts and ideas on the future directions in this area. The book is to be published in time for a large eating disorders meeting in New York, April 1998.
Release on 2001 | by Mervat Nasser,Melanie Katzman,Richard Allan Gordon
Edited by Mervat Nasser, Melanie A. Katzman, Richard A. Gordon
Author: Mervat Nasser,Melanie Katzman,Richard Allan Gordon
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Eating disorders: do they mark cultural transition? Eating disorders that were once viewed as exclusive to specific class and ethnic boundaries in western culture are now spreading worldwide. This issue is fully discussed in this groundbreaking volume. Eating Disorders and Cultures in Transition is written by an international group of authors to address the recent emergence of eating disorders in various areas of the world including countries in South America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. It offers an in-depth analysis of the existing socio-cultural model arguing for the need to extend both our theoretical understanding and clinical work to account properly for this global phenomenon. Eating disorders are seen as reflecting sweeping changes in the social and political status of women in the majority of societies that are now undergoing rapid cultural transition. This multidisciplinary, multinational volume reflects wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating and frequently provocative viewpoints. It promises to be of great interest to medical and mental health professionals, public policy experts and all those watching for the processes of cultural transformation and their impact on mental health.
A new edition of a highly successful, award winning textbook for trainee psychiatrists, covering in one volume all the subjects required for the new MRCPsych and similar exams. Written in a highly engaging manner, it will also prove invaluable to qualified psychiatrists who need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, as well as clinical psychologists, general practitioners, psychiatric nurses and senior medical students Concise yet comprehensive, Core Psychiatry relfects the latest developments in the curriculum plus all that is new and essential in clinical practice and the sciences that underpin it. It includes new information on the new Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act as well as enhanced sections on psychopharmacology, old age psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and rehabilitation. The book also makes refernce to the latest NICE guidelines and includes new sections on sleep medicine and trauma psychiatry. New edition of a popular MRCPsych curriculum based text Previous edition ‘Highly Commended’ (Mental Health category) in the BMA Awards 2005 Contains useful summary boxes, lists and key points to make last minute learning easy Comprehensive and authoritative resource written by contributors to ensure complete accuracy and currency of specialist information Chapters prepared by specialists working in conjunction with trainees – content totally up-to-date and jointly written by authors who have recently been in the exam situation Contains the latest findings in sleep medicine and trauma psychiatry Expanded section on psychology – including social psychology – to reflect the latest MRCPych examination format Text updated in full to reflect the new Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act Relevant chapters now contain a ‘skills and competency’ section to reflect changes in MRCPsych curriculum Updating and amendments to improve coverage of old age psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and rehabilitation Contains reference to the latest NICE guidelines in boxes and tables Enhanced discussion of the use of the best current management options, both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic, the latter including CBT, DBT, EMDR and psychodynamic group, couple and family therapy.