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Nutrition Made Clear | [The Great Courses]

Nutrition Made Clear

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.
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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.

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.

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

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    Patrick Michael Beardsley Midlothian, Virginia United States 10-04-13
    Patrick Michael Beardsley Midlothian, Virginia United States 10-04-13 Listener Since 2001
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola Kenthurst, Australia 09-18-13
    Nicola Kenthurst, Australia 09-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I actually used this course to help me study for my nutrition exam. The Lecturer uses practical examples to explain the complexity of the human body and what we need to know about fuelling and restoring it correctly.Very easy to listen to and follow.Highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in knowing the basics of nutrition and how our bodies work.


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    S. Alexander San Francisco, CA 09-07-13
    S. Alexander San Francisco, CA 09-07-13 Member Since 2013

    I have NO time to read so Audible is perfect! I listen while commuting and even at the gym. My interests vary from month to month.

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    "A perfect size piece of the nutrition pie"

    I loved this book. She was easy to listen too. Explained well without too much detail or being confusing. I am just a normal person not anyone working in the industry who needed this course. I wanted to understand this subject better and now I definitely do!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    patrick h sullivan 07-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    Would you try another book from The Great Courses and/or Professor Roberta H. Anding?

    Yes, but I would never purchase one with anything but a credit, they aren't worth full price since the accompanying materials for the courses are never provided.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This wasn't a story and this isn't a good review system at all, I am not given the freedom to review.


    Have you listened to any of Professor Roberta H. Anding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't, but I found her easy enough to listen to compared to other lecturers.


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

    It's a good resource for anybody looking to round at their knowledge about proper nutrition.


    Any additional comments?

    Only receives a 2 of 5 stars from me due to heavy reliance on materials which haven't been provided with the course.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeon 07-23-14
    Jeon 07-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Guide book?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the information in these lectures but there is a guide book that keeps being referred to that I can't seem to find anywhere. So having something that seems to come with this 85$ product would be nice.


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    Karen A Yackiel Centreville, VA United States 07-18-14
    Karen A Yackiel Centreville, VA United States 07-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very informative"
    What did you love best about Nutrition Made Clear?

    The book was very detailed and informative but not boring. The author is not just "pushing" supplements or a special diet, the purpose is to provide the information for the listener to make his own decisions.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie Lithonia, GA, United States 06-03-14
    Jackie Lithonia, GA, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2005
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    "A must Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes in deed, this book answers so many questions regarding the food we eat and it's travels through our digestive system.


    What other book might you compare Nutrition Made Clear to and why?

    I don't have any comparative books because this is the best I have listen/read, period.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the chapters.


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

    I started looking at how I ate as a child and compared it to how I eat now and I can say I have lost some of those habits instilled in me from my parents, you know chew (100 times) your food slowly, sit at the table with no TV present, fruit/veggies at every meal, only water on the table (no sugar drinks) and the big one small plates. The fast food crave was not around even when we would buy a burger we had to wait for our individual order to be cooked nothing was ready for you under a heat lamp.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to be in your top 10...to be revisited and discussed yearly. I would like to purchased the guide that comes along with the book...disadvantage when purchased as an audible.

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    J. Parlette 04-22-14
    J. Parlette 04-22-14

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    "Clearly explains what the body with your food"
    What did you love best about Nutrition Made Clear?

    Dr Anding does an excellent job of breaking the humongous and complicated topic of Nutrition down into easily understood chunks that are just the right amount in length. Her explinations of how the body processes and makes use of the food we eat makes it real clear that it's more about how Nutrient Dense a food is and NOT simply a matter of amount of calories. She also helps in explaining portion size and how the perfect plate should look vs what we see in restaurants and what's marketed to us everyday.


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    M. Johnson Colorado 04-17-14
    M. Johnson Colorado 04-17-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Amazing Class"
    What made the experience of listening to Nutrition Made Clear the most enjoyable?

    Learn everything you need to know to get a better understanding of Nutrition as a whole. There are a lots of simple and complicated topics that are covered and Professor Anding does an amazing job of covering all those topics.


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    Melanie Cobbs Creek, VA, United States 04-13-14
    Melanie Cobbs Creek, VA, United States 04-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    I will be listening to this one again. Some things are not in accord with recent breakthroughs but that's to be expected and it's good to hear a professional dietitian's viewpoint. After all, if we only wanted to hear our own prejudiced ideas, we need only listen to ourselves. Lots of valuable information here and it's worth keeping an open mind while listening.

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