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. The power of nutrition lies not just in grasping the concepts behind it, but also in applying those concepts to daily living. This means learning where to find authoritative nutrition information, mastering the science behind nutrients and the body, recognizing what your personal daily requirements of each nutrient should be, building a distinct exercise regimen, and more.
A dietitian and award-winning lecturer, Professor Anding gives you a wealth of invaluable tips you can easily apply to your own eating habits. You'll learn how to calculate your own dietary needs, how to create your own nutrition and exercise plans, how to recognize when a product or service is really a health fraud, and more.
Crafted with the needs of individual people in mind, this course is both a fascinating learning experience and the perfect investment in your personal health - one that will educate you, motivate you, and reward you for the rest of your life.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Since I can't get the coursebook she refers to in each lecture, I plan to go back and listen to all the lectures and make my own notes.
It's not a story book
No scenes, either
It's great information that every living human needs. It's about longevity, good health and getting smart about what's important.
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.
"Quite good and comprehensive"
A quite good and comprehensive 'mainstream' introduction to nutrition, based on solid scientific evidence as available at the time. The format is the usual Great Courses format, i e separate lectures with an introductory snippet of Bach music, and audience applause at the end - not distracting at all, but feels quite natural. The lecturer is heard perfectly clearly throughout, and delivers the text in an engaging style.
"Nutrition made VERY clear"
Really good book and would recommend to anyone who wants to know about nutrition. Very happy with the content.
"A sad piece of "knowledge""
This could be so much better if they dropped the music stings and applause surrounding every chapter! Also, if the content and teachings here was up to date with todays science, it could actually be OK
In this genre there are many traps to fall in. I will continue to buy books about nutrition, but will stay away from this format.
She isn't the worst thing here. The production simply kills her and makes me turn it off even if I actually want to hear what she teaches!
Not many, and I'm trying to be nice. Not even that I bought it on a sale for quite cheap redeems the time I wasted on this.
I beg of all you audiobook producers, PLEASE stop inserting music and soundeffects into your products! It's annoying and I want to hear the content, not pianos and/or trumpets mixed twice as loud as the person reading/speaking.
"Cannot recommend it highly enough."
Clear. Comprehensive. Credible.
Good practical advice for every day healthy living. Not bound to some fluffy vegan lifestyle or something like that.
"GreaT!! but needs to include the coursework!"
Add the course note in PDF form. Its maybe better to download direct from the great courses.
well presented and well explained
disappointed that guidebook mentioned in lecture was not available
written for the American audience
"Factual, Interesting and informative"
The format of these lectures make it very easy to dip in and out without losing any thread. For the layman it's sometimes difficult to grasp the chemistry, but I came away with a better understanding of nutrition. Althoughl I don't tend to listen to this genre of book, it certainly has wetted my appetite!
Glad it was over, but wanting more.
The narration was clear and to the point.
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