The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition and Optimal Help

The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition and Optimal Help

by Robert Wildman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789014785

ISBN-13: 9780789014788

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Use this valuable book to make better food/diet/nutrition supplement choices for your clients (and yourself)!

The Nutritionist provides an overview of the basic concepts involved in nourishing the human body in an organized and progressive first-person question-and-answer format. Its eminently readable style and easy-to-understand graphics will enhance your

Overview

Use this valuable book to make better food/diet/nutrition supplement choices for your clients (and yourself)!

The Nutritionist provides an overview of the basic concepts involved in nourishing the human body in an organized and progressive first-person question-and-answer format. Its eminently readable style and easy-to-understand graphics will enhance your comprehension of applied nutrition topics such as energy nutrients, vitamins, and minerals as well as energy metabolism and body composition, exercise, heart disease, and cancers.

Healthcare professionals, personal trainers, nutritionists, and lay readers will all find valuable, easily understood information in The Nutritionist. The book lays the foundation with a review of the basic concepts of body composition and related scientific concepts, which are invaluable in understanding the nutrition information that follows. It examines molecules, chemical reactions, energy, acids and bases (pH), free radicals and oxidation, and water solubility. With this foundation, concepts such as lipoproteins (LDL, HDL, blood cholesterol), antioxidants, energy, metabolism, body composition, exercise, heart disease, and cancer are easily understandable.

This unique book’s first-person, question-and-answer style brings you quick access to current information about nutrition and:

  • energy metabolism
  • energy nutrients
  • weight control
  • body composition
  • exercise
  • vitamins and minerals
  • nutrition supplements
  • osteoporosis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • heart disease
  • cancer
  • and more!

    The Nutritionist provides straightforward answers to basic questions about the body and how to nourish it. Use it to make better choices for your clients and to help them reach the performance and health goals they set.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789014788
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Nutrition, Exercise, Sports, and Health Series
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter 1.The Very Basics of Humans and the World We Inhabit1
Our Most Basic Objectives1
Atoms and Molecules Make the Human, Not Clothes2
Energy Is Everything10
Water Solubility Determines How Chemicals Are Treated in Our Body13
Acids and Bases Contribute to the Chemistry Lab of Our Body16
Free Radicals Are Biological Bullies; Antioxidants Are Cellular Superheroes17
Chapter 2.How Our Body Works21
Cells Are Life21
We Hang Our Body on the Bony Skeleton31
Nervous Tissue Is Electrical and Excitable34
Skeletal Muscle Allows Us to Move39
The Heart and Circulation Are a Fantastic Delivery System43
Our Kidneys Are Filtering Systems49
Digestion Makes Nutrients Available to Our Body50
Hormones Are Messengers Traveling in Our Blood54
Chapter 3.The Nature of Food57
Nutrients Nourish Our Body57
Nutrition Supplements Are a Multibillion-Dollar Industry68
Chapter 4.Carbohydrates Are Our Most Basic Fuel Source77
Carbohydrates Power Our Body77
Carbohydrates Are Absorbed As Monosaccharides80
The Level of Circulating Blood Glucose Is Tightly Regulated88
Fiber Is an Important Nutraceutical Family97
Chapter 5.Fats and Cholesterol Are Not All Bad101
The Basics of Fats and Cholesterol101
Fatty Acids Can Vary in Length, Degree, and Type of Saturation109
Fat Is Our Most Significant Means of Storing Energy117
Fat and Cholesterol Need Special Help to Get Around in Our Body123
Chapter 6.Proteins Are Our Structural and Functional Basis129
Proteins Are Combinations of Amino Acids129
Protein Is Found in All Natural Foods and Enters Our Body As Amino Acids133
Some Amino Acids Are Essential Components of Our Diet137
Body Protein Is a Fuel Reserve Similar to Glycogen and Fat, but Not Exactly140
Interest in Specific Amino Acids Is Growing144
Chapter 7.We Are All Wet147
Water Is the Basis of Our Body147
Our Body Loses Water149
Water Is an Essential Nutrient153
Chapter 8.Energy Metabolism and Body Composition157
Human Composition157
Supply and Demand Economics of Body Weight159
Metabolism Equals Energy Expenditure166
Obesity Has Become a Modern-Day Nutrition Epidemic in Some Countries175
Pinching, Dunking, and Electricity Are All Used to Assess Body Fat183
Food and Activity Are the Sculptors of Our Body Composition185
Smart Weight Loss Employs Smart Planning and Execution192
Chapter 9.We Need Vitamins for Vitality199
Vitamins Are Vital Molecules in Our Food199
Water-Soluble Vitamins Are Vitamin C and the B-Complex Vitamins201
Vitamins A, D, E, and K Are Vital Lipids225
Chapter 10.The Minerals of Our Body241
The Major Minerals Include Calcium, Phosphorus, and Electrolytes241
Minor Minerals Function As Components of Proteins and Other Molecules261
Chapter 11.Exercise and Sports Nutrition285
The Intensity and Duration of Exercise Determines the Adaptation285
Muscle Is Fueled by Carbohydrates, Fatty Acids, and a Small Amount of Protein287
Muscle Cells Are Not All the Same289
Resistance Training Is Hard Work but Well Worth the Effort295
Nutrition Supplements Marketed to Enhance Muscle Mass Abound300
Aerobic or Cardiovascular Training Is Good for Your Heart and Metabolism307
Sport Drinks Are Liquid Performance314
Many Programs and Products Are Touted to Improve Endurance Performance316
Chapter 12.Nutrition Throughout Life323
Making a Baby Is Complicated323
Babies Work Their Way Up to People Food328
Kids Grow Fast334
Adults Are Faced with a New Set of Nutrition Concerns338
Osteoporosis Is Bones with Holes341
Chapter 13.Nutrition and the Major Killers of Humans349
Heart Disease Is a Matter of Bad Plumbing350
Hypertension Hurts the Heart and Blood Vessels371
Cancer Is When Good Cells Go Bad375
Appendix APeriodic Table of Elements385
Appendix BCDC Growth Charts, United States389
Suggested Readings401
Index403

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