Healing with Vitamins: Straight from Nature, Backed by Science-The Best Nutrients to Slow, Stop, and R everse Disease

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May 282018

Vitamins and minerals are the very essence of human existence. Getting enough of these essential nutrients could be one’s best insurance against illness.

What’s more, a large and growing body of nutrition research suggests that in therapeutic dosages, certain vitamins and minerals may slow and perhaps reverse the disease process. The trick is getting the right nutrients in the right amounts—too little won’t have any effect, and too much could do more harm than good. Healing with Vitamins offers complete nutrient prescriptions for 90 common health concerns, including allergies, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insomnia, and migraines. It also includes:

• important information on controversial supplements such as beta carotene and vitamin E
• helpful guidelines for choosing the most effective supplements
• the lowdown on medications that can deplete key vitamins and minerals
• condition-specific food remedies that can support the healing process
• in-depth instructions for using supplements safely

Every recommendation draws on the very latest findings from the front lines of nutrition science, plus the knowledge and insight of preeminent physicians, dietitians, and nutrition experts. Healing with Vitamins cuts through the overwhelming choices of supplements and tells readers what to take, in what amount, and how, for optimal therapeutic benefit.





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The Gut Microbiome: Exploring the Connection Between Microbes, Diet, and Health

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May 282018

This accessibly written, comprehensive summary of research findings on the gut microbiome and its implications for health and disease—a topic of growing interest and concern—serves as an essential resource for teachers and students.

• Presents the most recent gut microbiome research in a way that is accessible to students interested in biological sciences and nutrition studies

• Includes engaging sidebars and case studies that serve to better illustrate the connections between gut microbiota, human physiology, and chronic disease

• Provides insight into the role of nutrition in shaping the gut microbiota and suggestions for improving human health





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2-Week Turnaround Diet Cookbook: Jump-Start Weight Loss with More Than 150 Meals

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May 282018

With Prevention’s 2-Week Turnaround Diet Cookbook, you can eat your favorite foods, lose weight, have more energy and feel great!

To jump-start your weight loss and maximize your overall results, just follow the targeted exercises included in the 2-Week Turnaround Diet Cookbook. These exercises will help you burn fat faster than ever … tighten and firm up trouble spots … tone up your muscles for a firm, sexy look … and help your clothes fit looser and more comfortably.

By eating great foods like Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa, Chicken and Green Bean Shepherd’s Pie, Frozen Cinnamon Latte, and following targeted exercises, you can lose weight FAST–just as thousands of people have already done on Prevention’s 2-Week Total Body Turnaround program.





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The Hidden Cause of Acne: How Toxic Water Is Affecting Your Health and What You Can Do about It, 2nd Edition

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May 202018

An investigation into the root cause of the modern acne epidemic–fluoride–and how to remove it from your diet and lifestyle for clear, healthy skin

• Chronicles the existing acne research to reveal fluoride was behind the rise of teenage acne in the mid-20th century and the dramatic increase in adult acne today
• Details how to avoid fluoridated foods and beverages as well as other common sources of fluoride, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and household products
• Explains how to displace fluoride stored in your bones and other tissues through nutrition and the careful use of iodine

According to a recent study, over 20 percent of men and 35 percent of women experience acne after the age of 30. At the same time, remote indigenous societies–such as the Inuit before they “moved to town” in the 1960s–experience no acne at all, even among their teenagers. Many things have been cited as causing acne, from sugar, chocolate, or pizza to dirty pillowcases, hormones, or genetics, but none of these “causes” have been able to explain the majority of acne cases, nor why chronic acne is on the rise.





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Discovering Nutrition, 5th edition

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May 192018

Written for non-majors, Discovering Nutrition, Fifth Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition with an engaging and personalized approach. The text focuses on teaching behavioral change, personal decision making, and up-to-date scientific concepts in a number of innovative ways. Students will learn practical consumer-based nutrition information using the robust, interactive learning tools and study aids highlighted throughout the text. The Fifth Edition incorporates a new feature, Culture Corner, which introduces individuals within a variety of cultures, and discusses their nutritional customs and behaviors. It also examines the latest discoveries and dietary guidelines and empahsises how our nutritional behaviors influence lifelong personal health and wellness.
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Healthy Eating: The Big Mistake

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May 182018

This book is an investment in your life-long health. Dr Verner Wheelock brings the food scientist’s eagle eye to the conflicting nutritional messages you receive from governments, doctors, dietitians and the media. This book: – Dissects the original scientific evidence upon which official dietary guidelines are based; – Busts accepted myths about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol; – Demonstrates that low-fat, high-carb diets have actually compounded the obesity crisis; – Examines the effect that big industry, bad science and arrogance have had on the nation’s health; – Shows how the widely-accepted dietary advice for diabetes, cholesterol, cancer, Alzheimer’s and obesity is just plain wrong. Dr Wheelock’s exposé will make you think twice about accepting official dietary recommendations at face value. His review of recent research has shown that taking an alternative approach can have a positive effect on health and wellbeing – the results speak for themselves!
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Feeding the Bump: Nutrition and Recipes for Pregnancy

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May 172018

Divided chronologically into pre-conception, first, second, and third trimesters and post-partum/breast feeding, Feeding the Bump provides women with all the information they need about their own and their unborn child’s nutritional requirements and the best way to fulfill them. It is packed with useful information and nutrition tips, including tried and true remedies for common complaints such as morning sickness and heartburn, along with more than 100 easy-to-follow and absolutely delicious recipes. This is a must-have resource for all women wanting to maximize their unborn child’s health, and their own, through what they eat.





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Medical Nutrition Therapy Simulations

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May 162018

Through a combination of simulated medical records and online decision-tree modules, Medical Nutrition Therapy Simulations guides students through clinical experiences that allow them to practice their critical thinking skills. These simulations acclimate students to the routine and rigors of the average clinical rotation in which they’re expected to do all of the following:

– Conduct a complete nutrition assessment of a patient
– Collect, analyze, and interpret data
– Set priorities for nutrition care plans
– Document conclusions about complex problems

The 10 simulation scenarios included in this text outline the details of cases relating to congestive heart failure, diabetes, liver disease, and other critical conditions. These simulations can be used in role-play activities with preceptors or with actors, as well as with high- or low-fidelity simulation robots.

Each new copy of this text also includes access to 10 online decision-tree modules that are focused on the same topics as the in-text simulation scenarios. In these decision-tree modules, each decision the student makes impacts the outcome of the patient’s treatment, encouraging the student to improve their ability to make decisions effectively and reliably.

A comprehensive resource unlike anything currently available, Medical Nutrition Therapy Simulations provides a perfect environment to practice and prepare for clinical rotations.

Each new copy of Medical Nutrition Therapy Simulations is accompanied by an access code that unlocks 10 decision-tree modules that cover the following topics:

– Celiac disease
– Congestive heart failure
– Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
– Type 1 diabetes mellitus
– Type 2 diabetes mellitus
– Liver disease
– Lung cancer
– Pancreatitis
– Renal failure
– Wound care

These modules mimic real-life clinical situations in which choices or outcomes of treatment are uncertain and are determined by the choices made by the practitioner. Each module features three decision points that determine the final outcome for the patient.





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Extraskeletal Effects of Vitamin D: A Clinical Guide

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May 142018

While the skeletal effects of vitamin D are well-documented, the role and importance of vitamin D outside of bone health has not been well-established. Vitamin D receptors are located in nearly every tissue of the body, and low levels of vitamin D are associated with a range of various diseases.
This book provides an in-depth examination of these extraskeletal effects of vitamin D and the associations between vitamin D deficiency and various disease states. Beginning with a review of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamin D, subsequent chapters investigate its relationship to autoimmune and infectious diseases, various forms of cancer, endocrine issues such as diabetes, obesity and reproductive function, cardiovascular disease and muscle weakness. Concluding chapters discuss the role of vitamin D in neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease, and cognitive function.
Focusing on extraskeletal effects only across a range of conditions, Extraskeletal Effects of Vitamin D will be an important resource for clinical endocrinologists and primary care physicians.







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Encyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances

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May 112018

Organized into chapters covering such topics as “Foods,” “Herbs,” “Vitamins, Minerals, and Related Nutrients,” “Hormones,” and “Essential Oils,” the entries cover a wide scope from foods of relative safety like honey or seaweed to synthetic drugs and additives associated with much greater risk. Within the chapters, the more than 400 entries are arranged by each substance’s popular name and provide alternate names, food sources (if relevant), and information on effects, precautions, and dosage. Length ranges from a few lines to several pages for Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The effect on the human brain, not the body, is the focus. For example, although Horsemint, described as a possible aid in minimizing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, is an entry, its in-store shelf-mate horse chestnut, a natural extract that may enhance circulation, is not. The encyclopedia does, however, describe the effects on the body that many of these substances can have. The peppermint taken to alleviate headaches can, in overdose, cause heart problems; the germanium found in aloe, barley, and ginseng and taken to improve brain function can cause kidney failure; and the wormwood ingested as a sedative can be a powerful poison.





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