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Nutrition Made Clear Lecture
Nutrition Made Clear
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The Great Courses
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Professor Roberta H. Anding
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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    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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    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.

    7 of 8 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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    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 8 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.

    5 of 6 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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    Caroline Chicago, IL, US 02-25-16
    Caroline Chicago, IL, US 02-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic nutrition advice that needs revision"

    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.

    1 of 1 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.

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    Scott 11-20-14
    Scott 11-20-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Informative yet annoying."
    Is there anything you would change about this 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.


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    bardon 01-16-14
    bardon 01-16-14
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    "Excellent Nutrition book to listen to"
    Would you listen to Nutrition Made Clear again? Why?

    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.


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

    I am able to listen to this course over and over again while walking.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Florentino Quintero
    Monterrey, Mexico
    6/25/15
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    "Amazing"

    The lecturer is truly knowledgable. This course is for everyone as we all eat food. One of the best courses so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N. D. Holt
    Perthshire, United Kingdom
    5/17/15
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    "Excellent information! and Thank you Audible!"

    I found this an excellent audiobook ... Professor Roberta H. Anding has presented a great deal of information in a very accessible way ... I really enjoyed this lecture series.

    I came to this series with a general interest, but with so much information, I know I will come back to this again to really sit down and study the material and get the most out of it. Even without that though, there is a lot of helpful information easily absorbed, and applied, if you are so inclined.

    As an aside: When I first got this Audiobook, the additional study material was deemed "non-essential" and not supplied, and as I went through the course, I felt that was wrong, lodged a complaint with Audible, and raised it as a negative in my previous review.

    I am sure that lots of people must have raised similar concerns, but I would like to commend Audible for listening to its customers and arranging the supply of the additional material, it really enhances the course, and makes the learning possibility far more effective.

    For those of us with more than 1 "The Great Courses" course, it is worth noting that ALL the course seem to have now benefitted from this progress.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick
    7/10/14
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    "GreaT!! but needs to include the coursework!"
    Would you listen to Nutrition Made Clear again? Why?

    For reference


    Any additional comments?

    Add the course note in PDF form. Its maybe better to download direct from the great courses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • janet.lewis1@btinternet.com
    England
    6/20/14
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    "missing guidebook"
    What did you like most about Nutrition Made Clear?

    well presented and well explained


    Any additional comments?

    disappointed that guidebook mentioned in lecture was not available
    written for the American audience

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    5/6/14
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    "Factual, Interesting and informative"
    Where does Nutrition Made Clear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!


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

    Glad it was over, but wanting more.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was clear and to the point.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 7rym
    Oslo, Norway
    1/3/14
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    "A sad piece of "knowledge""
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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


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

    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.


    What didn’t you like about Professor Roberta H. Anding’s performance?

    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!


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa Cooper
    6/13/16
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    "Food, what can it do for us."

    The professor takes us through a few of the vitamins and minerals and in what amounts we really need to be healthy. She gives examples of how going out of this recommended allowance can effect the human body. The only thing that I could pick is that it's all based on American units, but I knew that it would be so I can't really complain about that. A good read that can be listed to in small chunks by using the chapters or just wander through at your own pace.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zia
    UK
    5/10/16
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    "Most content is about economic social and people"

    I was expecting an actual book reading 'book'. Actually it is 7 hours worth of lectures. Most of the discussion is about people their experiences also the economic view of nutrition. It discuss is social environments poverty but not based on a book. so I found 20 percent of it to be useful information on actual nutrition. If I had known this I probably would not have bought it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adrienne Thompson
    6/16/15
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    "I wish I had heard this years ago"

    I loved the way that Roberta referred to science but made it easy to understand and practical. What she talks about can be implemented in to daily life easily. The supplement and diet industry would hate it if we all followed the sensible advice in this series. I have lost 7lbs in 4 weeks without any real effort and feel the healthiest I have ever been.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Axel
    London, United Kingdom
    3/31/15
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    "some annoying habits"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would hesitate to recommend it in the audio version because not because of the content but because the way the lecture is given


    What didn’t you like about Professor Roberta H. Anding’s performance?

    Every lecturer will have some habits in the way they speak and that is quite natural. Unfortunately, noone in the recording team let Professor Anding know that she uses 'and so again'''yet again' 'and again' as well as 'so keep in mind' 100s if not 1000s of times...I was determined not to get disturbed by it, but after a while it really got annoying ...sorry


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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