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.
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.
A lot of misconstrued information that has been updated quite a while back. Not sure if it will help anyone.
Yes - I have already heard some other very well presented and informative courses.
Can't remember there are so many that after listening for an hour or two, I just gave up and decided this was not for me.
I am a holistic and integrative practitioner board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Found this to be full of outdated information and not as relevant as I had hoped for.
I loved, loved, loved this audiobook. She speaks so clearly and in a lay persons language. Very easy to understand and I love that she includes common confusion and helps to explain why they are so.
Her speech is so clear. Packed a lot of information into these lectures. Never a wasted minute.
Yes, it has already helped me change my thoughts about nutrition and what I buy.
I personally live by a low carbohydrate diet, but am always interested in learning about the various nutritional advice and diets out there. The audiobook is very biased against low carb and incorrectly describes how a low carb lifestyle should be. She attacks the diet as low vegetables and leaving you tired. Dark leafy greens are low carb and I get plenty. I also have the energy to long distance run and lift 5 times a week. My blood work has never been better and have low body fat. Low carb diets leave you satisfied and help you overcome sugar addictions and over eating. Needless to say I was surprised by her strong opinions against the low carb diet.
The nutrition advice covered in the audiobook is your run of the mill US government supported advice that clearly hasn't solved the rising "diabesity" epidemic. If you're interested in improving your own health or if you're a registered dietician I would highly suggest moving away from the low fat dietary guidances recommended in the audiobook. Whole grain bread, juice and margarine shouldn't be staples in any diet. I would personally recommend Gary Taubes works, Whole 30 and Grain Brain for better nutritional advice.
Other reviewers have stated that the accompanying essential PDF was not included. I don't know if this is an issue that was present in the past and was resolved but I definitely have the accompanying PDF. I personally haven’t been able to find the accompanying PDFs in the audible phone application yet and have quite a few audio books that had them. That said if you go onto the website and browse your library the PDFs are underneath the title of your book.
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.
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.