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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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.
Yes in deed, this book answers so many questions regarding the food we eat and it's travels through our digestive system.
I don't have any comparative books because this is the best I have listen/read, period.
All the chapters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 40 years ago I took a Nutrition course as part of the required curriculum for my nursing degree. I remember next to nothing from it and not just because it was so long ago. It was boring. I am now teaching nursing and a general consensus among faculty is that a nutrition course is no longer needed. Valid or not, this one is not to miss! This course is full of current research, relevant information for making choices, and presented in an excellent manner. It is long but worth every minute. A huge disappointment is that the Guidebook referred to frequently is not available. That would be so nice for reviewing.
As someone whose job success is dependent on my physical performance, this series gave me essential information that I was missing regarding how to feed myself for optimal performance. Professor Anding is a great speaker and backs up her claims with evidence as well as interesting stories and examples that she has seen in her own practice. I recommend this series to anyone who cares about their body - from seasoned athletes to individuals who lead a more sedentary lifestyle. She emphasizes a realistic, whole food approach and incorporates the importance of exercise in order to lead a truly healthy life.
I enjoyed some of the book, but some was very biased. I think the workbook is essential in making sense of some of this information. Could it not be available as a pdf? If not, then i think I will go to Great Courses to purchase the CD/workbook instead.
This series of lectures provided a broad overview from a science-based perspective. It was great to hear myths debunked, hear the nuanced ideas that are clearly coming from a point of "getting it correct" rather than a goal to "buy into my diet strategy", and frankly cover the span of nutrition information from food groups, nutrients, and supplements to diets, common health issues, and exercise.
Informative, Unbiased, Fascinating
She was lively, interesting, and sounded very natural.
Wonderful. I will listen to this series multiple times.
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