Healing Nutrition: Nurse as Healer Series

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Healing Nutrition is a practical guide to eating in order to optimize health. Features an updated weight control section that includes an analysis of fad diets and their effects. Compares the pros and con of living foods such as sprouted seeds, yogurt and salads, and the benefits and hazards of vegetarian diets. Examines the progression of nutritional needs over a lifetime.

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Overview

Healing Nutrition is a practical guide to eating in order to optimize health. Features an updated weight control section that includes an analysis of fad diets and their effects. Compares the pros and con of living foods such as sprouted seeds, yogurt and salads, and the benefits and hazards of vegetarian diets. Examines the progression of nutritional needs over a lifetime.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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.
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.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827368682
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Nurse as Healer Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 217
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.52 (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

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Pt. I The Importance of Healing Nutrition
Ch. 1 Why Healing Nutrition? 3
Ch. 2 The Meaning of Food 9
Ch. 3 Food and Disease 23
Pt. II Understanding the Basics
Ch. 4 Basic Nutritional Needs 43
Ch. 5 Proteins 57
Ch. 6 Fats 71
Ch. 7 Carbohydrates 85
Ch. 8 Vitamins and Minerals 95
Ch. 9 Emotions and Food 111
Ch. 10 Nutrition through the Life Span 117
Pt. III New Dimensions of Healing Foods
Ch. 11 New Food Facts 137
Ch. 12 Living Foods 149
Ch. 13 Healing Herbs 155
Ch. 14 Vegetarianism 167
Ch. 15 The Joys of Juicing 185
Ch. 16 The Healing Power of Wine 191
Ch. 17 Controversies in Nutrition 205
Pt. IV Gaining Control of Your Weight
Ch. 18 Effective Dieting 219
Index 241
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