Healing Nutrition / Edition 2

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Overview

Healing Nutrition provides practical information about how our dietary choices can optimize health. Discusses nutrition throughout the lifespan and the best food for each age group. Contains current information, both pro and con, on living foods such as sprouted seeds, yogurt and salads, and features an informational section on the benefits and possible hazards of vegetarian diets. Completely updated weight control section includes an analysis of fad diets and their effect on health.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Pam B. Koob
This new nutrition book addresses the role of the nurse as healer in recognizing potential or actual nutritional problems. Topics include the importance of healing nutrition, the meaning of food, food and disease, basic nutritional needs, emotions and food, nutrition through the lifespan, new food facts, living foods, healing herbs, vegetarianism, juices and wines, controversies in nutrition, and effective dieting. The purpose is to provide useful and practical information about healing nutrition and teach nurses methods to prevent disease and maximize a productive life for themselves and their clients. The target audience includes practicing nurses, students nurses, and their clients. Other individuals interested in nutrition would benefit from reading this book as well. The book is well written, with several useful illustrations and many case studies. The author writes clearly and succinctly, making the book easy to read and understand. This book on healing nutrition is a very good resource on nutrition for practicing nurses and student nurses. The overall layout and design of the book is easy to read and understand. Many case study examples demonstrate real-life issues and concerns, tying in the importance of food in each of our everyday lives. Each topic is rather briefly addressed, yet succinctly covered. The material in this book can be easily applied to nursing practice in counseling clients with potential or actual nutritional problems. This book is an asset to the nursing profession in the practice of holistic nursing.
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Reviewer:Pam B. Koob, PhD, RN, CCRN(University of Southern Indiana)
Description:This new nutrition book addresses the role of the nurse as healer in recognizing potential or actual nutritional problems. Topics include the importance of healing nutrition, the meaning of food, food and disease, basic nutritional needs, emotions and food, nutrition through the lifespan, new food facts, living foods, healing herbs, vegetarianism, juices and wines, controversies in nutrition, and effective dieting.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide useful and practical information about healing nutrition and teach nurses methods to prevent disease and maximize a productive life for themselves and their clients.
Audience:The target audience includes practicing nurses, students nurses, and their clients. Other individuals interested in nutrition would benefit from reading this book as well.
Features:The book is well written, with several useful illustrations and many case studies. The author writes clearly and succinctly, making the book easy to read and understand.
Assessment:This book on healing nutrition is a very good resource on nutrition for practicing nurses and student nurses. The overall layout and design of the book is easy to read and understand. Many case study examples demonstrate real-life issues and concerns, tying in the importance of food in each of our everyday lives. Each topic is rather briefly addressed, yet succinctly covered. The material in this book can be easily applied to nursing practice in counseling clients with potential or actual nutritional problems. This book is an asset to the nursing profession in the practice of holistic nursing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766825710
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/7/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, is an internationally recognized author, seminar-leader and nurse educator. She is the Director of Bodymind Systems, a health care consulting agency. She has served as a nursing faculty member of three major universities and currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate nursing students at two different schools in Texas.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Importance of Healing Nutrition. Chapter 1: Why healing Nutrition? Chapter 2: The Meaning of Food. Chapter 3: Food and Disease. Part 2: Understanding the Basics. Chapter 4: Basic Nutritional Needs. Chapter 5: Proteins. Chapter 6: Fats. Chapter 7: Carbohydrates. Chapter 8: Vitamins and Minerals. Chapter 9: Emotions and Food. Chapter 10: Nutrition Through the Lifespan. Part 3: New Dimensions of Healing Foods. Chapter 11: New Food Facts. Chapter 12: Living Foods. Chapter 13: Healing Herbs. Chapter 14: Vegetarianism. Chapter 15: The Joys of Juicing. Chapter 16: The Healing Powers of Wine. Chapter 17: Controversies in Nutrition. Part 4: Gaining Control of Your Weight. Chapter 18: Effective Dieting.

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