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've only been able to stomach about 2 hours of this book. The Author spends the first hour ripping all things holistic and natural while promoting how wonderful our government, medicines and doctors are at providing us with the only true source of good health and information. To be fair there is a lot of crap out there, but not all consumers are idiots like this Author portrays.
Maybe, I still plan on listening to the rest of this book in hopes of some unbiased material to learn from.
I'm pretty sure the author is bought off by big pharma, so not a chance in hell.
To be fair, I have only listened to the first two hours. I'm sure there are good things in the book later on. With 15 plus hours of material, it better get better.
People aren't all idiots and natural health does have a strong place in our society when performed correctly.
Contrary to one other review, I found the narrator/author did a fantastic job. Energetic, enthusiastic and has a pleasant sounding assuredness in her voice. She certainly appears to know her stuff and with credentials to fill a phone book, looks like she covers all the angles. When somebody writes without appearing to sell me something I tend to believe them. Though her endorsement of the CDC, Heart Association, etc. makes me a little skeptical. I would like to hear more about how the "guidelines" from these associations has changed in the past 20 years. Guidelines that seem to benefit Big Pharma.
I am trying to find the guide that goes with this book and the actual book itself for that matter without paying more than I have already paid to Audible.
The title is apt and I know I will re-listen.
Go to "Library", in the "Title" column there is a link entitled "PDF". Click, download, enjoy.
I'm only in lecture three of this course, so far so good. However, I choose to post this review because all of the negative reviews I read were in reference to the course guidebook not being available. Not sure if it's newly available, but it is available.
Self-Help Author & Happiness Engineer, Huffington Post contributor
In medical school, one of the topics with woefully inadequate coverage was nutrition. This is of course bizarre, because major causes of morbidity and mortality like cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes are all diet-related -- it should be at the forefront of the curriculum! So I was thrilled to find Prof Anding's course to fill in this yawning gap in my knowledge.
And it did not disappoint! Amazing stuff. Prof Anding is meticulous about cutting through the hype, trends, and misinformation to provide the latest evidence-based guidelines for nutrition. I love that she cuts no corners, covering everything from the major (caloric requirements, protein, fiber, weight loss, diabetes) to the seemingly minor but still very important (all vitamins and trace elements, how to read a food label, fine distinctions between organic vs conventional produce). This is essential education for every man, woman and child who eats every day, so unless you're on a hunger strike, that means you. For a healthier life, listen to this course many times and take its recommendations to heed.
-- Ali Binazir, M.D., M.Phil., Happiness Engineer and personal growth author
Lots of good information about nutrition and practical advice on how to implement changes for sustainable improvements.
The lecturer is a bit repetitive with a few key phrases, such as 'and again' among others. If you can tune that part out then it's decent.
Wonderful information, easy to understand, pleasant instructor. Well worth the time and money. Much enjoyed.
I learned a ton. The vitamins and mineral discussions were to detailed for me right now, but the micronutrient portions really cut through a lot of confusion for me that I had found on the, ahem... Internet.
Author/narrator gives a repetitious, rambling presentation, lacking in concise elucidation of the subject matter, unlike the articulate and information-packed lectures of Prof Satterfield on Mind and Body
"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.
"Nutrition made VERY clear"
Really good book and would recommend to anyone who wants to know about nutrition. Very happy with the content.
"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.
this is a great audiobook it is very informative, wonderful lecturer. I highly recommend this title.
"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.
Changed My Life
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.
"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.
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