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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
This is a course that is a must read (lesson). Help to live better, a clue to possibly some medical problems that doctors miss. And most of all could mean $$$$ savings and wasted time buying vitamins, supplements, and wasted time exercises get ineffectively.
I found this book to be highly informative and professional. There was so much information that I found directly applicable to my own diet. I was surprised at how many incorrect things I had been doing. This book will be used as as reference and reread several times.
pretty good but...
one class doesn't have all of the answers
The professor says that you can only get vitamin b-12 from animal products but I have found through some research that it is also in nutritional yeast. Also there is a good amount of calcium in black strap molasses.
This audiobook ranks very high among the nonfiction audiobooks I've listened to.
The nutrition secret
Lots of valuable information, it's not intended to be a one time listen or a listen from cover to cover in one sitting. But you will find your patience well rewarded with usable information provided in an entertaining & easy to understand manner.
I recommend this to anyone I know that has an interest, but lacks a grounded understanding of nutrition.
This course really altered the direction of my life--- it was an eye-opening experience. Mrs. Anding is so well-balanced in her views and understanding of nutrition. I'll never go back to treating my body so horribly again. This course made me aware of my health and what I was putting into my body. As someone who has always looked for shortcuts in dieting, and "weird tricks" to beat the system, I've completely reversed course and am so excited about all the wonderful nutrition I've introduced to my life. I'm excited about a constant 1-2 lb/week weight loss. Before I went through this course, I would have given up the first week that I didn't lose at least 5 lbs. I've also stopped depending on supplements for my vitamin/mineral needs and started looking for real food sources to meet these needs.
Thank you Audible and the Great Courses for offering this. It contains so much information and is perfectly balanced. I really hope more of these health-based courses are made available to us.
As a health conscious person I have done a fair amount of personal research about good nutrition but am always frustrated by not knowing whether the sources I am reading are reliable or subject to industry/political/personal bias. This course was an excellent way to synthesize the patchy areas of my knowledge about nutrition and give me a reliable, useful overview of nutrition science. The professor was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to, if not riveting. I would recommend this course to others interested in their overall health.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Nutrition made VERY clear"
Really good book and would recommend to anyone who wants to know about nutrition. Very happy with the content.
"Very informative, too much for the layperson?"
Some friends, yes.
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.
Have listened twice as there is a lot of information to process.
No nonsense delivery, facual with enough science to keep me interested. A really comprehensive introduction to nutrition.
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
"Great help in clarifying how nutrition and fitness work"
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.
The clarity and simplicity, the match with everyday real-life situations; and the adequate amount of data - not too much, not too little.
The human touch - her voice conveys that she's actually been there and done it, both personally and professionally.
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.
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.
The lecturer is truly knowledgable. This course is for everyone as we all eat food. One of the best courses so far.
"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.
"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.
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