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Health Nutrient Bible: The Complete Encyclopedia of Food as Medicine
     

Health Nutrient Bible: The Complete Encyclopedia of Food as Medicine

by Lynn Sonberg, Maureen Callahan (Editor)
 
This easy-to-use, two-books-in-one volume presents the most up-to-date information on diet strategies for all stages of life. The Health Nutrient Bible covers how nutrition influences medical concerns, from anemia to weight control, and is combined with a comprehensive nutrition counter. The Nutrition Counter features over 9,000 different brand-name and basic

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This easy-to-use, two-books-in-one volume presents the most up-to-date information on diet strategies for all stages of life. The Health Nutrient Bible covers how nutrition influences medical concerns, from anemia to weight control, and is combined with a comprehensive nutrition counter. The Nutrition Counter features over 9,000 different brand-name and basic food and contains, in one chart, 20 nutrients from vitamin A to zinc, including calorie, fat, cholesterol, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, sodium, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and vitamin B12.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
With the assistance of consulting editor Maureen Callahan, M.S., R.D., Sonberg (The Complete Nutrition Guide, Berkeley Pub., 1993, and other mass-market nutrition books) offers this two-part guide to basic foods as medicine. Part 1 consists of 207 pages of discussions, arranged alphabetically, 29 health conditions or concerns and foods that aid in their prevention or amelioration. Part 2 includes 340 pages of nutrient composition tables, based on Department of Agriculture (USDA) food tables and manufacturers' information for 8000 foods, including fast and processed foods. In general, the information presented is accurate; however, an occasional misleading statement does occur, e.g., hemorrhoids are described as a "bulging of the muscles inside and outside the rectum" (veins, not muscles are involved). There is a glossary, but chapter bibliographical references are uneven in their currency. (The index was not seen.) While the concept here is a sound one, the book is more akin to a basic nutrition text than a compendium of foods and their pharmaceutical properties. Readers looking for books on that specific subject would find more informative Jean Carper's Food-Your Miracle Medicine: How Food Can Prevent and Cure over 100 Symptoms and Problems (HarperCollins, 1994) and The Food Pharmacy (Bantam, 1989). Recommended for general stacks in collections weak in basic nutrition texts.-Cynthia D. Bertelsen, Blacksburg, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684810713
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
12/13/1995
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,249,801
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

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