Jun 202017
 

Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes


A guide to the extraction, isolation and purification of bioactive compounds from agricultural wastes, and their applications

Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes offers a guide to the many uses of agricultural wastes from the production of major food types including tea, coffee, cacao, cashew, fruit and vegetables, wine, edible oils, sugar, starch and more. Written by a noted expert in the field, the text explores the various methods for extraction, isolation and purification of bioactive compounds from agricultural wastes. The author also makes recommendations concerning the most effective applications of bioactive compounds and discusses the economics and market for recovered bioactive compounds.

Recent studies reveal that bioactive compounds have been directly linked to biological activity such as antioxidant, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-cardiovascular capacities, etc.  In particular, agricultural wastes are considered as potential and inexpensive sources of bioactive compounds. Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes fills a gap in the literature by providing a text that explores this important topic and examines the:

  • Sustainability of waste management and shows how to extract, isolate and purify bioactive compounds from agricultural wastes, and their most effective application
  • Wide range of agricultural food produce that can be processed and the special techniques used for recovering the bioactive compounds from these sources
  • Health applications of bioactive compounds that have been directly linked to pharmacological activities including antioxidant, anticancer, and more 

Designed for use by researchers and producers in the agriculture, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes contains the knowledge, history and definition, classification and synthesis, and extraction techniques of bioactive compounds.

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Jun 172017
 

Sustainable Diets: How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System


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By (author): Pamela Mason, Tim Lang

How can huge populations be fed healthily, equitably and affordably while maintaining the ecosystems on which life depends? The evidence of diet’s impact on public health and the environment has grown in recent decades, yet changing food supply, consumer habits and economic aspirations proves hard.

This book explores what is meant by sustainable diets and why this has to be the goal for the Anthropocene, the current era in which human activities are driving the mismatch of humans and the planet. Food production and consumption are key drivers of transitions already underway, yet policy makers hesitate to reshape public eating habits and tackle the unsustainability of the global food system.

The authors propose a multi-criteria approach to sustainable diets, giving equal weight to nutrition and public health, the environment, socio-cultural issues, food quality, economics and governance. This six-pronged approach to sustainable diets brings order and rationality to what either is seen as too complex to handle or is addressed simplistically and ineffectually. The book provides a major overview of this vibrant issue of interdisciplinary and public interest. It outlines the reasons for concern and how actors throughout the food system (governments, producers, civil society and consumers) must engage with (un)sustainable diets.

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Jun 162017
 

Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Men: Remedies and Recipes for Circulation Support, Heart Health, Vitality, Prostate Health, Anxiety Relief, Longevity, Virility, Energy, and Endurance


By (author): Rosemary Gladstar

Best-selling author Rosemary Gladstar, long known for her outstanding recipes, now customizes her expertise for men. Dozens of delicious and simple formulas address men’s most common health concerns — including sexual vitality, prostate well-being, and heart health. An A-to-Z compendium of these ailments details how to effectively treat them using a variety of safe and easy natural remedies. In-depth profiles of 29 herbs explain how men will benefit from each and suggest uses and accessible preparation tips. This handy guidebook for men — and the women who love them — provides a helpful introduction to this crucial, but often-overlooked, aspect of natural wellness.
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Jun 152017
 

Nurturing Children and Families: Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton


This volume celebrates the work and influence of T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world’s foremost pediatricians, by bringing together contributions from researchers and clinicians whose own pioneering work has been inspired by Brazelton’s foundations in the field of child development.

  • Includes contributions from experts influenced by the work of Brazelton  from a wide range of fields, including pediatrics, psychology, nursing, early childhood education, occupational therapy, and public policy
  • Provides an overview of the field of child development, from the explosion of infant research in the 1960s to contemporary studies
  • Outlines the achievements and influence of T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world’s foremost pediatricians, and his lasting influence in continuing research, practice, and public policy
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Jun 142017
 

Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, Qigong and Meditation for Total Health (Health essentials)


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By (author): Tom Williams

Addressing an ever-growing need for accurate, authoritative information about alternative health therapies, the Health Essentials series provides readers with a clear understanding of popular complementary health subjects. In CHINESE MEDICINE, author Tom Williams covers acupuncture, herbal remedies, nutrition, qigong, meditation for total health, and more.
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Jun 122017
 

Nutrition in the Childbearing Years


By (author): Emma Derbyshire

In a field saturated with complex and conflicting information, this exciting new book covers information about nutrition before, during and after pregnancy in a clear and user friendly style. The author addresses all the major aspects of the subject, moving from fertility and preparing the body for pregnancy, through to nutrient metabolism, diet and pregnancy outcome, weight gain, special needs, and postpartum changes and nutrition.

This guide’s evidence based approach will appeal to nutritionists and dietitians, and to many other health professionals who work with women in their childbearing years, including midwives, nurses and family practioners. Each chapter includes a useful set of appendices covering dietary requirements, nutritional composition of key foods and weight gain guidelines, as well as application in practice sections and a summary of key points.

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Jun 042017
 

Perinatal Growth and Nutrition


Preterm infants grow poorly after birth and very commonly develop ex utero growth restriction (EUGR). However, the risks and benefits of catch-up growth in preterm infants must be weighed, and evidence addressing this warrants examination. Perinatal Growth and Nutrition explores the reasons for EUGR and the long-term effects on developmental outcome and on metabolic risks. It provides clear information on the risks and benefits of faster post-natal growth and catch-up growth in preterm infants and offers tools for better assessment of growth and earlier identification of faltering growth.

This book is divided into three sections. The first section covers advances in preterm infant growth standards, diagnosis and causes of EUGR, and assessments of preterm infant diets. The second section considers the extensive human literature on the effects of in utero and ex utero growth restriction and catch-up growth on long-term metabolic outcomes?such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and cardiac disease?and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes including cognition. It also examines evidence for the effect of growth on these outcomes in term and preterm infants.

The final section of the book considers ways to reduce the incidence of EUGR in preterm infants and when EUGR does occur, to optimize catch-up growth. Topics include assessment of dietary requirements of the diverse population of preterm infants, examination of tools for prescribing nutrition to neonatal intensive care unit patients, consideration of whether to customize or generalize nutrient intake, and fortification of human milk. In addition, the last chapter proposes using a Z-score growth chart for improved interpretation of growth data.

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Jun 032017
 

Nutrition and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Diseases


Certain nutrients and physical activity can significantly alter immune function and inflammation. Targeted interventions may be an effective and inexpensive means to improve the inflammation and immune dysfunction associated with chronic diseases. This book defines the relevant underlying biological mechanisms and strengthens our understanding of how nutrients and physical activity impact inflammatory diseases. A useful reference for researchers and students of nutrition, physiology and sports science, it explores the unique aspects of inflammation induced by nutritional deficiencies or activity levels, and their interrelationship.
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Jun 032017
 

Nutritional and Analytical Approaches of Gluten-Free Diet in Celiac Disease (SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition)


By (author): Edurne Simón, Idoia Larretxi, Itziar Churruca, Arrate Lasa, María Ángeles Bustamante, Virginia Navarro, María del Pilar Fernández-Gil, Jonatan Miranda

This study by the University of Basque Country Gluten Analysis Laboratory analyzes the gluten free diet from different perspectives. The authors provide background information on gluten, celiac disease, and other pathologies related to gluten intake. Later chapters cover topics such as techniques for gluten detection in foodstuffs and additives, as well as techniques used in complex matrices.
Given that the only effective treatment for celiac disease is a strict, lifelong, gluten-free diet, and that the ingestion of small amounts of gluten can cause major symptoms in gluten intolerants, in recent years there has been an increasing interest in gluten free foodstuffs. In fact, the gluten-free product market has become one of the most prosperous in the field of food and beverages. The book provides a detailed analysis of the nutritional composition of gluten-free foodstuffs and a comparison with their gluten containing analogues.
While targeted towards clinicians and science professionals, such as those working to develop gluten-free foods, it also discusses the energy and nutrient content of a gluten-free diet and offers different nutritional education strategies to improve the eating habits and nutritional status of those living with celiac disease.
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Jun 022017
 

Taxing Soda for Public Health: A Canadian Perspective


By (author): Yann Le Bodo, Marie-Claude Paquette, Philippe De Wals

This timely reference analyzes the rationale, impact, and feasibility of taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a public health measure to contribute curbing obesity and diabetes rates, specifically in Canada. It presents the pros and cons of taxing soda, with the latest data on adverse health effects of its consumption, plus the various business and political issues surrounding the contentious proposition. Reviewed research is multidisciplinary, spanning health and medicine to ethics, economics, and law. Conclusions and caveats are clear and presented at a comfort level for the general reader. The result is a blueprint for analyzing the relevancy of taxes on sweetened soft drinks or other low-nutrition food products, plus a trove of valuable insights into aspects of government decision-making and consumer food behavior.

Included in the coverage:

· Reasons for specifically targeting SSBs

· SSB taxation as a public health policy instrument

· Effects of SSB taxation on energy intakes and population health

· Potential undesirable effects relating to SSB taxation

· Social and political acceptability of SSB taxation

· Evaluability of SSB taxation

Taxing Soda for Public Health will interest policymakers, public health professionals, advocacy groups, and researchers at the Canadian and international levels (e.g., in areas such as public health, nutrition, food and health policies, health economics, and evaluation), as well as students and all other parties interested in nutrition policies.

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