If you're looking for this information, this is the place. Clear.. matter of fact information delivered in such a way that it's easy to understand and remember!! highly recommended
Dietition's view point.
It was made clear that Buyer Be Ware. Definitely look at the nutrition labels of products, be aware of how many servings in a container, and how many colories/fat per serving.
The performance of Professor Roberta H. Anding was exceptional.
It was interesting to learn that vitamines and supplements are not regulated by FDA and some could be harmful to your health, and that they may have more of an ingredient (or less) than what they advertise or have on the nutrition label.
Every chapter begins with a classical music score. That made it hard to move around the book to get to a specific topic unless you remember which track contains which topic. I knocked Performance down a couple of stars because of that. There was a time when I wanted to review to a previous topic and I didn't remember where it was. So, it took listening through the music in the beginning of each track before getting to what the title is.
If Audible supplied the companion guide that is intended to accompany this recording.
She is an excellent and clear lecturer who knows how to vocally emphasize important take-home points.
Don't believe Audible when it states: "Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase." The companion guide IS ESSENTIAL to truly put to practice what is suggested. You only get half the product by buying this recording from Audible. I was very excited when Audible made "The Great Courses" available. "Nutrition Made Clear" was the first and last of this series I will buy unless companion texts are made available. Audible must have made some cheap deal with the publisher when it promised not to supply the companion text. I have purchased other lecture-based audible recordings from Audible in which the companion texts were made available as PDFs. Why not "The Great Courses" series? 4.5 stars for the book; -3.5 stars for Audible and its peddling half of a product and charging for a whole product.
Prof Anding makes frequent references to the "guidebook which came with your course". This is apparently more than simply a list of the lectures (which, in itself, would have been very useful) but actually includes some worksheets to help you figure out, for example, how many calories you need to maintain your weight.
I also agree with the other reviewer who mentionned that he found the classical music introducing each chapter very irritating and unnecessary particularly since it made it take longer to get to the chapter title. Of course, if we had the guidebook for the lecture series, that would not have mattered - as much.
I did write Audible Tech Support and was told the Tech Support person would look for an audible version of the guidebook ... not exactly what is required, here. I looked on the Great Courses website for supplemental materials but it was not available there, either.
C'mon Audible/Amazon ... fix this.
Again, keep in mind, and again, keep in mind, an again, keep in mind, low and behold, this lady lecturer needs a speech coach ! Low and behold her lazy diction just might drive you out of your mind. Despite this her lectures are rather informative and easy to comprehend. She comes across as somewhat open minded while her knowledge remains quite mainstream. I did find her support of artificial sweeteners and statin drugs unappetizing and out of date.
I've only been able to stomach about 2 hours of this book. The Author spends the first hour ripping all things holistic and natural while promoting how wonderful our government, medicines and doctors are at providing us with the only true source of good health and information. To be fair there is a lot of crap out there, but not all consumers are idiots like this Author portrays.
Maybe, I still plan on listening to the rest of this book in hopes of some unbiased material to learn from.
I'm pretty sure the author is bought off by big pharma, so not a chance in hell.
To be fair, I have only listened to the first two hours. I'm sure there are good things in the book later on. With 15 plus hours of material, it better get better.
People aren't all idiots and natural health does have a strong place in our society when performed correctly.
Yes, I have listened to this book multiple times and will again. She made nutrition so very easy to understand and only wish she created more courses on tape or books of reference.
I am able to listen to this course over and over again while walking.
Timeless information-- you can tell that she understands every bit of what she's saying. I really did feel like I was back in college in a lecture.
Definitely-- I used it in conjunction with other books borrowed from the library for a concise understanding of nutrition/health. There was a lot of information that made perfect sense once heard, but that I had no idea about.
Didn't laugh or cry, but along with other information/books I reviewed, it caused me to make a positive life change and understand HOW TO TO IT and WHY IT WAS IMPORTANT.
Sensible explanations that are easy to understand. Professor Anding has a very good narrating voice, is easy to understand and listen too. I learned something new at each lecture.
None come to mind
What food does for you.
It would be valuable to have some written material to go with this but not essential.
This is a great overview of basic foundations in nutrition. The lecturer presents a wide range of sensible information that sparks further interest in the topic. She shares her knowledge with passion and clarity, resulting in a lecture that is both easy to follow and enjoyable to listen to.