Nutrition Almanac, Fifth Edition

Nutrition Almanac, Fifth Edition

  • Publish Date: 2001-07-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Lavon J. Dunne
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Take a bite out of a bestseller!Trusted by health-conscious people for over 30 years, McGraw-Hill's "Nutrition Almanac" - the oldest healthy eating and supplementation guide around - supplies accurate, up-to-date, and impartial information.That's why over 2.5 million copies have been sold! The new Fifth Edition contains the latest material on the nutrition/disease front: solid information on the latest supplementation, herbs, and vitamins; additional exercise/nutrition benefits and interactions; and much more.This book examines the connections between nutrition and disease; clarifies the role of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals; details the optimal supplementation dosages for individual needs; and presents the latest scientific data on health and eating. This book is invaluable to: physicians; nurses; dieticians; scientists; researchers; physical therapists; physician's assistants; chiropractors; sports trainers; and individuals who want reliable, complete, sensible information on the food they eat, the supplements they take, and the effect these have on their bodies. If you eat it, you'll find information on it here. This 2001 fifth edition of the popular Nutrition Almanac includes updated nutritional composition of close to 1,000 foods, including 35 different cheeses, 25 legumes, 71 fruits and fruit juices, and 17 cuts of chicken. (Prepared foods are not included.) The tables are in bigger, bolder print than the fourth edition, a great improvement for those of us with aging eyes.

Despite the title, this is not strictly a nutrition resource. Author Lavon Dunne also includes brief overviews of 15 alternative therapies, whether or not they're related to nutrition, with resources for more information. However, Dunne does not list the Web sites for any of the resources--a defect surprising in a 2001 edition. When Nutrition Almanac's first edition appeared in 1973, little was known about the connection between nutrition and disease. In this edition, Dunne lists 68 health conditions, from abscess to vaginitis, and explains how you can prevent or treat the condition through food choices and alternative therapies such as herbs, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, bodywork, and mind-body therapy. --Joan Price

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