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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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Don't bother if you're Paleo

If you subscribe to an ancestral way of eating then this is definitely not for you. Save your credit.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

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amazing

definitely informative and better then most health books out I would recommend to everyone willing to learn more

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I've enjoyed this informative audiobook!

I've listened to this while driving and while at work. Roberta has a pleasant delivery style and is a very well qualified professional. I'm so glad I found a source for nutrition information I can trust! I will repeat this presentation over again until I know the material well. I've gained so much including a renewed enthusiasm for healthy eating.

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Excellent information on nutrients and how your body uses them

This was a super introduction to the major good categories (carbs, fats, proteins, etc) and how your body uses/processes then as well as effects it too little if too much. This extends to all the major vitamins and minerals (as well as a lot of minor ones), where you also learn about complications due to overuse or deficiencies. A lengthy but fascinating lecture series. I listened straight through, repeating some sections and still listen to a section of two each week.

Highly recommend if your interested in the topic if in improving your nutritional profile.

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Good Info

Really good information. Easy to understand. Worth listening to more than once and I plan to!

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Clear and balanced

I was looking for some good nutritional information and was afraid this might include fad diets and nutritional supplements and bogus claims about antioxidants, vitamins and other "nutritional supplements". I was pleasantly surprised by the speakers knowledge and sticking to what is known through scientific study. She gives great explanations and the course should be understandable regardless of your previous health care background or lack of.

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Perfect book for beginners nutrition

Easy read and to the point. Massive amount of info. Great read. Well done great courses.

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Great content but no guidebook

A lot - and I mean a lot of information in these lectures. She references the guidebook which you get when you purchase the Great Courses programs but is not found here. I will be buying the guidebook- even if I have to get the whole package so I can fully dive in to changin

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Excellent Listen

I found this audiobook to be really informative, as well as enjoyable to listen to.

Has information on everything from bmi and weight loss to vitamins and minerals.

Sometimes lectures can be monotonous and hard to get through, and this one held my attention. The way she explains the course content is so... matter-of-fact; and I appreciate that.

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Entertaining and great information

Great buy! This book has a lot of information. A book you can go back to as much as you want or need to. Well organized so if you do want to go back you can skip over the parts that don't pertain to you. Also very entertaining. I'd recommend this book.