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Catherine

Catherine TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States Member Since 2013
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  • "Lifesaving detailed information"

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    This is an excellent course about nutrition. I already knew the basics of this topic, but I learned a lot that will help me improve my immunity and prevent disease - I even learned that I was eating something that was making me sick (sugar alcohols).

    This course goes beyond the usual nutrition advice that you get in health books - "Just eat plant-based foods and exercise" - to give you in-depth knowledge of every aspect of nutrition science. It explores the basics of diet and excercise, but it also addresses vitamins and minerals, supplements, fads, real-world problems (like getting hungry at night), specific diseases (diabetes and celiac), the psychology of nutrition, genetics research, what is happening in your body with cells, molecules, and bacteria in different situations (such as dealing with high cholesterol levels), and how to incorporate small changes in your life to make a big difference.

    There was some really interesting material about the history of nutrition legislation, but refreshingly, politics were left out of it. Not everything in the book is without bias, but at least, when a bias is presented, it is accomanied with researched evidence and analysis supporting it. For the most part, the course was put together with a minimal amount of judgementalism and fussiness.

    I especially liked the frequently asked questions portion in the last chapter. I would recommend listening to that first, but the entire course is valuable, and that's rare for me to say about such a long course.

    The narrator, Dr. Roberta Anding, does a good job, but her voice can become flat and repetitive in its intonation and rhythm. She doesn't really excite you about the topic, but she does a decent job of presenting the material. Essentially, she sounds like any ordinary doctor giving a lecture - scientific and methodical, but somewhat flat.

    This was well worth a credit, and it's something that I will refer to when I need a refresher about nutrition. I can say that it actually improved my health. If I had to, I would purchase it all over again.



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    Nutrition Made Clear

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roberta H. Anding
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    Nutrition is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet a world of misconceptions and promises of easy results too often stands in our way-and can even be harmful to our overall health. The key is to cut through the noise and find the medically backed, statistically proven information about healthy eating and living. These 36 in-depth lectures explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and offer a practical guide for applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle.

    Angela says: "Needs a side book"
  • "Not a bad primer for understanding ..."

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    I had just finished Robert Sapolsky's "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" when I started this. Honestly, after the zebra book, I would have skipped this one had I not already purchased it. However, this one turned out to be quite a bit better. There is a lot more attention given to the brain and brain processes in response to stress, and there is more meat and less fluff in this one. I will, however, reiterate what I said about the zebra book. DON'T READ THIS IF YOU'RE STRESSED!. Once again, the author, himself, cautions, after he's read most of the book, that if you aren't stressed by that point, you haven't been listening. And once again, there isn't that much about stress relief.

    The author was a decent narrator, but not stellar. I listened to it at 2x or 3x. The material was interesting and logical in its presentation, but I thought it went on about certain points for too long.

    Overall, this is a good primer about what happens when you get stressed, and there some material here for dealing with it. I could recommend this for someone with a scientific interest in stress or psychology, but there are better books about stress relief and coping methods.

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    Stress and Your Body

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    Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

    Catherine says: "Not a bad primer for understanding stress"
  • "One family's struggle to grow their..."

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    Barbara Kingsolver and her family embarked on an experiment to grow their own food - both plant and animal - for a year and eat locally grown, seasonally-available produce. I applaud their effort and I do not stand in judgment for anything they did or didn't do in their quest. Kingsolver and her family narrated and didn't do a terrible job although I had to speed it up to 1.5 and 2x in parts because they read very slowly.

    This wasn't a bad book. It actually contains a lot of useful information for anyone interested in raising poultry. It just got too preachy in certain areas, it contained too many weird thrown-in references to various religions, and it didn't contain the information I was hoping for in the way of gardening techniques for growing vegetables. Perhaps that last part was unjustified given that I have recently read The Edible Garden by Alys Fowler, which I consider to be the magnum opus of vegetable gardening books. Kingsolver's agenda was very different from Fowler's in that she sought to document her family's year-long quest and not to provide a step-by-step guide.

    I have to say that I thought the best part of the book to be the interview with Kingsolver at the end in which she describes the process of writing the book and how she approached it stylistically (which information she decided to include and why). I consider that interview to be one of the best explanations of the ethics and dynamics of the writing process that I've ever heard.

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is more of a story than a guide, and maybe that's why I didn't like it more; I wanted a guide. The story is well-documented, although I thought it could have used a little less description and a little more information. Kingsolver and her family have calming voices and they all read very slowly. It took me a couple of months to finish because the book drags in places and the overall pace of the book is so slow that it didn't maintain my attention.

    The main point of the book seemed to me to be that there is a moral point to be made about overconsumption and that small, individual efforts against gluttony and overuse of resources add up to big changes. This would be an invaluable reference for anyone who wants to raise their own poultry or for anyone who wants some basic ideas about how to grow or raise their own food. If you're looking for more of a guide to gardening, however; read The Edible Garden by Alys Fowler. Something else - you may not want to listen to this one while driving. It's not exactly caffeine for the mind and it drags in places, but it's a great listen around bedtime or while doing something else around the house.

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    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

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    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
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    When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

    Sydney says: "Eye opening"
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  • The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

    "Too Much About "Her" and Too Much Anger!"

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    The Author, Lierre Keith, share her personal experience of being a vegan for over 20 years of her adult life and how it brought havoc upon her personal health and made her life so miserable. She does offer up some good points and information (which I enjoyed learning about!), but she's ready to "throw the baby out with the bathwater" in this book because the vegan lifestyle didn't work for her and she's bitter and has become an alarmist about it.

    I myself, have been a vegetarian for over 25 years (of course, my vegan friends don't think that's good enough!) and was a top flight athlete, and continue to train and exercise everyday, along with a sensible vegetarian diet (a moderation of animal products, but no animal meats) and lifestyle, and that all works for me. Vegetarianism has worked tremendously well for me, but I am not extreme about it by any means.

    The Vegetarian Myth, as the author writes about, is (in a nutshell) that too many people become vegetarians/vegans in hopes of saving the animals from exploitation, saving the environment, for their health reasons, and a variety of other things. Being vegetarian/vegan in itself isn't going to accomplish those things, but it can perhaps help in that direction.

    The author obviously is upset that the vegan lifestyle didn't work for her and that she suffered and was miserable for 20 years and her health suffered. She also points out several times about how women are being exploited around the world, and while that's true, it seems to be a little out of context for this book.

    My personal take is "all things in moderation", and if you're going to do something to an extreme, then you'd better really know what you're doing (it may just not be for you) and monitor yourself every step of the way. Good sensible diets, exercise and your own personal philosophy on life, plus "being the best you can be" is probably "just the ticket!".




  • The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony

    "Great Book and A Wonderful Way to Live!!!"

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    I've been a Vegetarian for over 25 years and this wonderful book shed light on additional steps that I can take to make the world a better place and enhance my overall quality of life.

    I loved it and thought that it is well written and thought – provoking, while at the same time, not disparaging those who “don’t get it” but hopefully enlightening them.

    I’d highly recommend reading “The World Peace Diet” and wish that it was recommended reading in nutritional classes and schools throughout.

    I’m going to be going Vegan at least 1 – 2 days a week for the rest of the year and start moving in that direction.

  • Treating Arthritis: The Drug Free Way

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    This book offers a really good look at the treatment of arthritis, the natural way. Includes a lot of great recipes, recommendations on nutritional supplementation, and basic everyday methods to alleviate pain of arthritis.

    I thought this book was excellent, and I downloaded it onto my computer for future references from time to time.

    As an athlete throughout most of my adult life, I feel like I'm in pretty good tune with the way my body feels and performs on a daily basis. I've already been implementing most of the suggestions from this book throughout the years, so this book gives me even further confidence that I'm doing the right thing. So far, so good!

    I highly recommend this book, not only for high-performing athletes, but for everyday living just as well!

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  • "Finally--- the end of yo-yo dieting!"

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    I'm a 26 year old woman who has struggled with my weight since I was in single digits. I'm addicted to food, and I've been yo-yo dieting--my weight on a non-stop rollercoaster--- for YEARS.

    This book is the first one I've found (and there have been many I've tried) that I feel has given me a tangible, sustainable and LOGICAL life approach to END the seemingly endless cycle of diets and setbacks, and get me back to a state of health and well-being... and best of all, repair my relationship with food.

    While I first dismissed the concept of mindful eating and meditation as seeming a bit hokey... having put a variety of her strategies into practice has created a shocking difference in my approach to food and eating in a very short amount of time.

    Read or listen to this book!! Though, for those of us with crippling impatience, note that she doesn't get into actionable steps until about Chapter 4 or 5... she explains a lot of the science behind it first.

    In my first week of following the strategies outlined in this book, I lost a lot of the mindless stuffing-junkfood-in-my-face behaviour that has defined my relationship with food, and have naturally and easily started to lose weight!

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    The Thin Woman's Brain: Re-wiring the Brain for Permanent Weight Loss

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    Why are certain women able to stay thin and never, ever diet? What is different between these naturally thin women and those that can only struggle to thinness through obsessive diet-like behaviors? The book explains the significant body of science which finally reveals the differences between the brains of thin and overweight women. It details the alterations in the brain that occur from years of overeating and dieting - and how to reverse them.

    Jessica says: "Finally--- the end of yo-yo dieting!"

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    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
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    Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (






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    Sydney says: "Eye opening"
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    Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and 70 pounds of sugar (about 22 teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

    Michael says: "This is all too real, and YOU are the victim."
  • Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers (






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    Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers

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    Grace says: "Family history of Alzheimers? Read this!"
  • Nutrition Made Clear  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Roberta H. Anding

    Nutrition Made Clear

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    Nutrition is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet a world of misconceptions and promises of easy results too often stands in our way-and can even be harmful to our overall health. The key is to cut through the noise and find the medically backed, statistically proven information about healthy eating and living. These 36 in-depth lectures explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and offer a practical guide for applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle.

    Angela says: "Needs a side book"
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    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

    Stacey says: "The program works, but the listen is technical"
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    Is it possible to Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Yes, and much more.

    Neal says: "Buy the Book - not Abridged"
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  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (






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    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
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    Brian says: "Good follow-up to Taubes"
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    Gina says: "Even better than I expected!"
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  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (






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    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

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    Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and 70 pounds of sugar (about 22 teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

    Michael says: "This is all too real, and YOU are the victim."
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    Robert says: "The best fitness book I've ever read"
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    Virginia L Ketner says: "Turned my life around"
  • The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health (






ABRIDGED) by T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

    The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    The China Study offers conclusive evidence that a change of diet can dramatically reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The book is based on the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted, a 20-year joint project between Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. The study surveyed the eating habits of 6,500 adults from all over China and Taiwan and found a direct correlation between diet and disease.

    James says: "Deserves a second listen"
  • The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (






UNABRIDGED) by Nina Teicholz Narrated by Erin Bennett

    The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nina Teicholz
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
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    Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

    Brian says: "Good follow-up to Taubes"
  • The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas N. Graham Narrated by Brett Barry

    The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Douglas N. Graham
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
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    After more than 5 years of intensive work the definitive guide to the 80/10/10 Diet is here! Get your hands on the latest audiobook by Dr. Douglas Graham, The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time. If you have struggled with staying raw, would like to lose weight, or change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking audiobook.

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Pollan Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Taubes Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

    Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

    Igor says: "Are you looking for an attachement for the book?"
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  • In Defense of Food (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Pollan Narrated by Scott Brick

    In Defense of Food

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.

    Kimberly says: "Good book, but read The Omnivore's Dilemma first"
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Kingsolver Narrated by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
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    When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

    Sydney says: "Eye opening"
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Moss Narrated by Scott Brick

    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Moss
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and 70 pounds of sugar (about 22 teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

    Michael says: "This is all too real, and YOU are the victim."
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