Clinical nutrition is a moving target -- this course is a good for the fundamentals of understanding nutritional concepts but some of the current research is lacking -- also I was particularly amazed at her lack of understanding of a vegetarian and vegan diet considering the ADA position on it. I was glad to here the focus on whole foods.
Large part is dedicated to vitamins and minerals but the takeaway points are a little obscure. Very large part is on obesity, diabetes, etc. This lecture series seems better for those with poor nutrition and lifestyle trying to understand and ease into good nutrition. If you're looking for a deep scientific review of nutrition, thats not here. Many different studies are mentioned, but almost all seem inconclusive.
Learned a lot from this course and found it helpful. I would recommend it if you're interested in the science surrounding nutrition.
For those who complained about the course not offering the PDF guide book... it's there. Go to the Audible website and login, then go to "Library" click "My Books". Expand the Nutrition Made Clear section, using the small arrow on the left hand side of the book cover image. You will find the PDF Guide and any other supplemental materials.
Ms. Anding did a great job of communication science, myths, and the benefits of nutrition and how it impacts our health, mind, and day to day living.
Science has moved along way down the road in this area. Time for an updated version.
No she is a horrible lecturer so self important and pompous.
The lecturer kept talking about how she works with these NFL players and how she helped them. I don't care the class is about Nutrition not about how you have a high profile job.
Roberta H. Anding
I love the Great Courses, but this one is so disappointing. I was really looking forward to learning more about nutrition, but she is so snooty and self-important. I couldn't listen to one more minute of it!!!
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 I did find her support of artificial sweeteners and statin drugs unappetizing and out of date.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.
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.