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Nutrition Made Clear Lecture

Nutrition Made Clear

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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2009 The Great Courses

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    Tammi 06-23-16
    Tammi 06-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolute Garbage!"
    What would have made Nutrition Made Clear better?

    Not using outdated flawed science


    Has Nutrition Made Clear turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger


    Any additional comments?

    I am so unbelievably disappointed by this book! I generally love the Great Courses lectures but I am just shocked that she is actually preaching such outdated info. She actually suggested eating margarine?! And she says that we should go to our doctor's with our nutritional needs...our doctors?!?! 75% of which never receive a single nutrition class. The other 25% receive on average one single class!! I am literally angry. Maybe the book gets better but after hearing these two things in the first few minutes I'm just done.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Escondido, CA, US 11-24-15
    Jason Escondido, CA, US 11-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Be wary of other Reviewers"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jellie 10-22-13
    Jellie 10-22-13

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    "Needs guidebook referred to"

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Michael Beardsley 10-04-13
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    "Audible is selling only half the product"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If Audible supplied the companion guide that is intended to accompany this recording.


    What does Professor Roberta H. Anding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is an excellent and clear lecturer who knows how to vocally emphasize important take-home points.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 05-19-16
    Sara 05-19-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Out of date"

    In particular, the author spends a bunch of time talking about how diabetes is the biggest risk factor for heart disease, and then says to reduce fat intake to avoid heart disease. If the risk factor is diabetes, then the most likely culprit is sugar, not fat. Recent science and doctors are now suggesting that fat does not cause heart disease and that sugar does.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Borgman ATLANTA, GA. 08-19-13
    Justin Borgman ATLANTA, GA. 08-19-13 Member Since 2011

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    "FANTASTIC IF......"
    Any additional comments?

    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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bekki AMARILLO, TX, United States 07-15-13
    Bekki AMARILLO, TX, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "user friendly!"
    What did you love best about Nutrition Made Clear?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roberta Anding


    What about Professor Roberta H. Anding’s performance did you like?

    Her speech is so clear. Packed a lot of information into these lectures. Never a wasted minute.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, it has already helped me change my thoughts about nutrition and what I buy.


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria Moreira MIAMI, FL, US 02-19-14
    Gloria Moreira MIAMI, FL, US 02-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Many Errors in Thought Process"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A lot of misconstrued information that has been updated quite a while back. Not sure if it will help anyone.


    Would you ever listen to anything by The Great Courses again?

    Yes - I have already heard some other very well presented and informative courses.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Professor Roberta H. Anding’s performances?

    No.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Nutrition Made Clear?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    RICHARD United States 08-16-13
    RICHARD United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Nutrition Made Clear"
    If you could sum up Nutrition Made Clear in three words, what would they be?

    Dietition's view point.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nutrition Made Clear?

    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.


    What aspect of Professor Roberta H. Anding’s performance would you have changed?

    The performance of Professor Roberta H. Anding was exceptional.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Game Girl St. Charles, IL 09-25-16
    Game Girl St. Charles, IL 09-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Read Me ... The missing PDF guidebook is there!"
    Any additional comments?

    It took me a long time to find the PDF that the author repeatedly refers to and some people said was available with your audible purchase. Note - you cannot find the PDF from your phone! The PDF is not in the phone app but it is on the actual Audible website (but you STILL cannot see this from the Internet on your phone!) However, you can find this via an iPad or computer. You have to go into the actual audible website on the Internet … Audible.com ... from your computer or from an iPad. When you log into your account, you will see a list of all of the books that you have on Audible. The PDF is listed beneath your book details on that page. I saved mine to iBooks so that I can view it when I want. Tip - to save to iBooks - quickly select the " view in iBooks" pop up in the top right corner of your screen when you first open the PDF and it will save the guidebook to iBooks on your iPad or Mac computer. Hope this helps you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Annika
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    1/14/14
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    "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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Michael W.
    7/11/14
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    "Cannot recommend it highly enough."
    If you could sum up Nutrition Made Clear in three words, what would they be?

    Clear. Comprehensive. Credible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good practical advice for every day healthy living. Not bound to some fluffy vegan lifestyle or something like that.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Christian
    darwen, United Kingdom
    12/31/13
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    "Nutrition made VERY clear"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Really good book and would recommend to anyone who wants to know about nutrition. Very happy with the content.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kent
    6/14/16
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    "Good information - rather too American"

    This provides a very thorough grounding on general nutrition. I liked the narrator, very clear and obviously knows what she is talking about. But it is aimed at an American audience and all the references are to American websites, research etc. Still interesting, but I would prefer an English version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ladylucklollypop
    6/23/16
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    "Excellent"

    this is a great audiobook it is very informative, wonderful lecturer. I highly recommend this title.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zishan Jiwa
    5/26/16
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    "Simple good messages."

    Good balanced health advice with some evidence quoted to back them. Good understanding of the human body. No real dramatic or particularly interesting messages here. Quite a lot of repetition as you get to the later chapters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas Boyd Crutchley
    UK
    3/8/16
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    "Nutritious Course"
    If you could sum up Nutrition Made Clear in three words, what would they be?

    Changed My Life


    Which character – as performed by Professor Roberta H. Anding – was your favourite?

    Herself


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook seems well balanced and a pleasure to listen to. A lady with rich experience guides you through the myths of diet, and takes a scientific approach which, of course, is always open to review. Well worth it, and something on which I could make positive steps in my life.

    I particularly like the integration of exercise and nutrition in the thinking- an holistic approach built on reductionist building blocks. Scientific in places, but Roberta guides you through.

    A tonic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    8/28/15
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    "Very informative, too much for the layperson?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Some friends, yes.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    n/a


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Could you see Nutrition Made Clear being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure some people would find this book fascinating, personally the book had simply far too much detail on vitamins and minerals in particular. I wanted to learn about building a healthy diet not the minutia of how many iu of every vitamin and mineral.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    8/20/15
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you listen to Nutrition Made Clear again? Why?

    Have listened twice as there is a lot of information to process.


    What about Professor Roberta H. Anding’s performance did you like?

    No nonsense delivery, facual with enough science to keep me interested. A really comprehensive introduction to nutrition.


    Any additional comments?

    Irritating that the accompanying 'work-book' referred to in the lectures is not available, It's pretty impossible to remember all the information and would be good to have reference material

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Davide
    7/22/15
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    "Great help in clarifying how nutrition and fitness work"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nutrition Made Clear to be better than the print version?

    Not sure about the printed book, however one good thing about audiobooks is that you can listen on the go, while driving or on public transportation - and it's easy to pick up exactly where you left off, and to review.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The clarity and simplicity, the match with everyday real-life situations; and the adequate amount of data - not too much, not too little.


    What does Professor Roberta H. Anding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The human touch - her voice conveys that she's actually been there and done it, both personally and professionally.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really, the topic is vast and needs to be understood and meditated over as you go; the division in chapters made a lot of sense and enabled to sediment things before moving on to the next chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is clearly US-centric, would appreciate a sequel/companion book more focused on EU nutritional habits, probably less prone to supplements and more into carbs - at least in some geographies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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