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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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    "informative"

    This was very good. I feel so much more relaxed about nutrition now and no longer subject to what I read in magazine articles. And I thought I already knew a lot about nutrition before I read this.

    I also disagree with reviews that said this was just a bunch of tables. I didn't notice that issue at all.

    And I don't understand why people don't like the narrator. I thought she was pretty good.

    Whenever I find a narrator dull, I turn the speed up to 1.25 and it usually takes care of the problem. But I thought this narrator was fine without any tinkering.

    I finished this book quickly and looked forward to it.

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    annette e McLean, VA 09-25-16
    annette e McLean, VA 09-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Read Me ... The missing PDF guidebook is there!"
    Any additional comments?

    It took me a long time to find the PDF that the author repeatedly refers to and some people said was available with your audible purchase. Note - you cannot find the PDF from your phone! The PDF is not in the phone app but it is on the actual Audible website (but you STILL cannot see this from the Internet on your phone!) However, you can find this via an iPad or computer. You have to go into the actual audible website on the Internet … Audible.com ... from your computer or from an iPad. When you log into your account, you will see a list of all of the books that you have on Audible. The PDF is listed beneath your book details on that page. I saved mine to iBooks so that I can view it when I want. Tip - to save to iBooks - quickly select the " view in iBooks" pop up in the top right corner of your screen when you first open the PDF and it will save the guidebook to iBooks on your iPad or Mac computer. Hope this helps you!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 05-19-16
    Sara 05-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Out of date"

    In particular, the author spends a bunch of time talking about how diabetes is the biggest risk factor for heart disease, and then says to reduce fat intake to avoid heart disease. If the risk factor is diabetes, then the most likely culprit is sugar, not fat. Recent science and doctors are now suggesting that fat does not cause heart disease and that sugar does.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Tammi 06-23-16
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    "Absolute Garbage!"
    What would have made Nutrition Made Clear better?

    Not using outdated flawed science


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

    No


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

    Anger


    Any additional comments?

    I am so unbelievably disappointed by this book! I generally love the Great Courses lectures but I am just shocked that she is actually preaching such outdated info. She actually suggested eating margarine?! And she says that we should go to our doctor's with our nutritional needs...our doctors?!?! 75% of which never receive a single nutrition class. The other 25% receive on average one single class!! I am literally angry. Maybe the book gets better but after hearing these two things in the first few minutes I'm just done.

    22 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    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.

    10 of 12 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 2016
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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.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Patrizio Barbuto 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.

    13 of 16 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.


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    "Lots of Outdated Information"

    She seems to stick closely to the standard government recommended diet. Her presentation is pretty much awful. One I started counting the number of times she used the word "certainly" I couldn't stop.

    Depending on your baseline level of nutrition knowledge, you might get some useful nuggets from this series. However, for those who already very informed, this probably isn't worth listening to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 01-04-17
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 01-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Everyone should listen to this"

    Dr. Anding provides very valuable information in this lecture series. There’s a lot of it and at first it feels a bit overwhelming. But it is in fact a cleaned-up and more digestible version of the science of nutrition (pun intended).

    With this in mind, I recommend you listen to all of it carefully, but listen especially closely to the material that is relevant to you and yours.

    It may sound corny, but I found some of the information life-altering. My family and I have changed our eating habits accordingly and I’m grateful to Dr. Anding for pointing us in the right direction.

    Do yourself a big favour and listen to this excellent lecture series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Andrei Bolkonski
    10/30/17
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    "Excellent cursory overview of nutrition"

    There might be some things being discussed here with which you disagree or have researched in greater detail than the lectures go into, but as a general review of nutritional principles and guidelines this collection of guidance and knowledge is hard to beat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cb
    10/23/17
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    "Aimed at overweight Americans but still contains lots of useful info"

    This course is mainly addressed to the part of the American society that is overweight and generally uneducated on nutrition and exercise. That said, it contains a lot of useful information. I wish it were 50% shorter and dedicated more time to actual nutrition information, rather than to making a sensible and sustainable plan to lose 80 pounds of the 120 lbs one needs to lose. I understand there is a need for the latter, but a) then the title of the course is misleading and b) the people who need a weight-loss plan the most are less likely to listen to a course on "nutrition" than to a "weight management" course. Anyway, there are good bits (I just wish the author hadn't rushed through them) and you can skip the chapters that you find too basic or boring.

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  • Marwan
    10/17/17
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    "very good informaton on the subject"

    very useful and changed my prespective on nutrition recommend for anyone who wants to understand how nutrition works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    YORK, United Kingdom
    8/19/17
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    "Useful for the basics but seems dated in places"

    Interesting summary of nutrition as of, I believe, 2005 presented in a clear and engaging way. As the author says herself nutrition is still a young science and new discoveries can be expected to overturn current dogma.

    Where I found this pertinant was in the confidence that the 'right' diet is the SAD (Standard American Diet) and in such discussions as how low carb (keto) is bad, muscle training should be done by individual groups of muscle and no mention of the benefits of fasting.

    Worth a listen for a summary of nutrition but balance with the current info being shred by people like dom d'agostino.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart Neil McMillan
    7/20/17
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    "everyone should listen to this without fail"

    everyone should listen to this without fail
    the best way to understanding what you need to have a healthy balanced diet

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/18/17
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    "clear and concise"

    im doing my level 3 personal training and this has been a great aid to my course work and general knowledge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roberts
    5/3/17
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    "interesting and beneficial read"

    Took my time with this, as it can be a dry subject. on the whole really interesting and something that everyone should know more about!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    4/7/17
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    "Fact packed guide to nutrition"

    Roberta Anding enthusiastically delivers a very interesting set of lectures on nutrition. All the information provided is evidence-based, and this can be little uncomfortable at times as the Author is old school when it comes to counting calories and exercise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trish
    Co. Tipperary
    2/25/17
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    "Excellent lectures so to the point"

    This is a great book for anyone who instrested in nutrition I have learned so much from this than I have learned from the class room..
    Very well spoken and easy to understand and every section

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tasha Leonard
    10/18/16
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    "Worthwhile book"

    Wealth of knowledge on a vast range of nutritional topics. Easy to listen to. Would def recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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