Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life

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Mar 222018

Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere.

After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about brain health and performance. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of leading scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s best neurology departments—all in the hopes of understanding his mother’s condition.

Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood.

Weaving together pioneering research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry, Lugavere distills groundbreaking science into actionable lifestyle changes. He shares invaluable insights into how to improve your brain power, including

• the nutrients that can boost your memory and improve mental clarity (and where to find them);
• the foods and tactics that can energize and rejuvenate your brain, no matter your age;
• a brain-boosting fat-loss method so powerful it has been called “biochemical liposuction”; and
• the foods that can improve your happiness, both now and for the long term.

With Genius Foods, Lugavere offers a cutting-edge yet practical road map to eliminating brain fog and optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.




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Your Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Family Guide for Caregiving (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book), 2nd Edition

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Mar 202018

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common condition in children and adolescents. Parents and other family members typically have many questions about the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments associated with various forms of IBD including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis. In this book, medical experts explain all you need to know about IBD and answer important questions

• What are inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis?
• Is there a cure for IBD?
• How is IBD going to affect my child’s daily life?
• Will my child’s diet change?
• Can my child still play sports?
• Will my child need surgery?
• What are the side effects of commonly prescribed medications?
• What challenges may my child face at school and socially, especially as he or she grows older?

This new edition has been thoroughly revised with updated scientific evidence. The chapters on medical therapies have been expanded to include robust discussions of emerging biologic medications and forms of nutrition used for treating IBD. A new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies expands on this topic




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DASH Diet for Renal Health: A Customized Program to Improve Your Kidney Function based on America’s Top Rated Diet

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Mar 172018

Eat Your Way to Better Kidney Function

If you have kidney disease, you’ve learned to live with a restricted diet in order to stay healthy. With this book, you can unleash the power of the scientifically proven DASH diet to improve renal function while enjoying a wide variety of delicious foods.

The easy-to-follow meal plans, shopping tips and healthy swaps outlined in DASH Diet for Renal Health will help you create a bounty of tasty low-potassium and low-phosphorus recipes, including:
• Beef Barley Soup
• Lemon Rosemary Chicken Skillet
• Vegetable Green Curry
• Spicy Baked Fish
• Pasta Primavera




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Handbook of Nutrition in Heart Health

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Mar 152018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality remains the primary cause of death worldwide, despite the decline in developed countries. CVD includes a variety of heart and vascular conditions: hypertensive heart disease, stroke, and ischemic heart disease. Some risk factors such as age, gender, and family history cannot be changed. Other causes, including diet, tobacco, drugs of abuse, alcohol, and lack of exercise, can be altered. In this book, experts review the validity of various dietary approaches in prevention and treatment of CVD for promotion of heart health. In summary, nutrients, nutraceuticals, macronutrients, and gastrointestinal microbes modified by prebiotics and probiotics play important roles in heart health and disease.The five sections in the book give an overview of the role of vitamins and minerals, nutrition and nutrition counselling, dietary supplements, herbs and foods, protein and energy, and microbes. A useful part of the chapters in this book are the key facts and summary points.
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Nutritional Antioxidant Therapies: Treatments and Perspectives

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Mar 132018

This book offers a collection of expert reviews on the use of plant-based antioxidant therapies in disease prevention and treatment. Topics discussed include the uses of plant and nutritional antioxidants in the contexts of reproductive health and prenatal development, healthcare and aging, noncommunicable chronic diseases, and environmental pollution. The text is complemented by a wealth of color figures and summary tables.




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Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare

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Mar 112018

You know your diet should be rich in plants for optimal health. So shouldn’t the products you apply to your skin, which are absorbed into your body, also be filled with plants?

If you’ve ever looked at the back of your so-called “natural” facial moisturizer or body cream and seen a list of complicated additives you couldn’t recognize or pronounce, then you know firsthand that mass-produced synthetic beauty products can be something of a mystery.

With Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes), harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain your natural beauty and let your skin glow like never before. Natural beauty experts Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault show readers how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredients lists, make informed choices about the products they use—and, most important, better understand how their skin works.

At the heart of Plant-Powered Beauty, you will find more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make your own plant-based skincare and beauty products, such as:
• Almond Milk Facial Cleanser
• Anti-aging Facial Scrub
• Blemish Gel
• Choc-o-Mint Lip Balm
• Coconut Whip Makeup Remover
• Vitamin-Rich Hair Health Serum
• Quick and Fresh Cucumber-Thyme Body Scrub
• Moisturizing Body Oil for Super-Dry Skin
• Natural Mouthwash

Plant-Powered Beauty unlocks sought-after wisdom for all aspects of plant-based personal skincare and celebrates the shift in beauty trends, bringing us back to natural beauty and reconnecting us with plants and healthy choices.




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Glow15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life

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Mar 092018

Have you put on weight in recent years that you can’t lose? Do you crave more energy and stamina in your day? Is your skin drier than it used to be? Has your hair started to feel dry and look limp?

If you said yes to one or more of these questions, then Glow15 is your answer. Based on the breakthrough Nobel Prize-winning science of autophagy—the process by which cells remove toxins, recycle parts, and repair their own damage—Glow15 is a lifestyle plan that will make you look and feel younger. In just 15 days, you’ll begin to harness the power of autophagy to drop pounds, get glowing skin, and restore your energy through

• DIET Discover IFPC: a combination of intermittent fasting and protein cycling to lose weight—and wrinkles.
• ENERGY Drink an autophagy-activating ketogenic tea to boost your metabolism.
• EXERCISE Do less to get more out of your workouts.
• SLEEP Identify your sleep type and create a customized routine for your best rest yet.
• BEAUTY Find the newest ingredients and cutting-edge treatments to get glowing.

Naomi Whittel travels from spice markets in Bangalore, India, to farms in Okinawa, Japan, to vineyards in Bordeaux, France, with one mission: to discover the purest health-promoting ingredients that can help women transform their lives. Her travels give her unprecedented access to renowned scientists around the world, and in Glow15 she shares the research and advice she’s learned from these experts, who include MDs, dermatologists, sleep doctors, nutritionists, and fitness physiologists.

Get step-by-step guidelines from America’s best-loved “wellness explorer” for each part of this easy-to-follow program, including more than 50 delicious autophagy-boosting recipes, as well as illustrated exercises you can do at home. Plus, find out what this 44-year-old CEO and mother of four does to defy aging—from her personal autophagy hacks, to youth-boosting “Powerphenols,” to how to get glowing.




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Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

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Mar 082018

Nutrition plays a key role in prevention of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet influences a broad spectrum of cardiometabolic risk factors, notably a cluster including excess adiposity, dyslipidemia, impaired glucose metabolism and high blood pressure. In the face of the rapidly increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes, maintaining cardiometabolic health through adoption of a healthy lifestyle is a top public health priority.

In this book, Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health, international experts present state-of-the-art scholarly reviews of dietary and lifestyle effects on metabolic systems associated with cardiovascular health and disease. It covers a broad range of topics including biological and behavioral processes regulating food intake; lifestyle and surgical approaches to weight loss; nutritional considerations for optimal cardiometabolic health across the lifespan; the relationship of macronutrients, whole foods and dietary patterns to diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and diet as a modulator of gene expression, epigenetics and the gut microbiome and the relationship of these traits to disorders of metabolism. This book provides its readers with an authoritative view of the present state of knowledge of dietary effects on cardiometabolic health and will be of interest to nutrition and healthcare professionals alike.


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Handbook for Nutritional Assessment Through Life Cycle

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Mar 072018

Nutritional assessment has been considered as a cornerstone of nutritional diagnosis, management, intervention and dietary planning. Specific criteria, methods and procedures should be used for different age groups through a person’s life cycle based on the requirements of each age group. Use of precise and accurate nutritional assessment tools and procedure to detect those who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition will help dietitians to create an accurate dietary plan and intervention, which may help in quality of life improvement.
This handbook includes the details of each assessment method for different age groups, from pregnancy to old age. It will be used as a quick, practical guide and reference for clinical dietitians. It includes dietary, anthropometric, biochemical and clinical assessments


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Edible Films and Coatings

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Mar 052018

This books opens with a review of the latest advances in edible film composition, including the use of macromolecules in the structural matrix, bioactive compounds, diffusion, and application in food systems. Continuing, the authors investigate edible coatings based on natural polymers (soy protein-SPI and potato starch) considering the effect of process variables such as drying temperature and time. Kinetic modeling was used to study the drying behavior of potatoes after applying the coating. The Fick equation was considered to calculate the mass diffusivity. The following chapter describes cases of application of edible coatings, based on hydrocolloids, in different types of food and evaluates their impact in the shelf life of those food products. A study is presented wherein edible films were developed from cassava starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerol as plasticizer, and the antimicrobial potassium sorbate. Oregano powder was added in order to obtain composite films. A mechanical test was performed until rupture and the parameters elastic modulus, stress, and strain at rupture were obtained. The potential application of WPC-based edible coatings with Origanum virens essential oils, as antimicrobial and antioxidant agent, is presented as a case study in two traditional Portuguese sausages. WPC-based edible films were prepared by heat-induced gelation using the conventional solvent casting method. The effect of glycerol as plasticizer and the addition of plant extracts or essential oils to the films is addressed to assess their effect on the film properties. Afterwards, the authors describe the hydrocolloids and essential oils that can be used in the production of active packages, as well as their benefits. The use of essential oils in biofilms has inhibited the growth of several microorganisms, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes, and Lactobacillus plantarum. In the final presented study, vegetable foods were prepared from blanched Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poiret and enriched with probiotics, particularly Lactobacillus casei or enriched with probiotics and fortified with iron (Fe). In order to extend the shelf life of the product, it was tested with the application of edible coatings combined, and not combined, with a drying process.

Series: Food Science and Technology




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