The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition and Optimal Help

The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition and Optimal Help

by Robert Wildman
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789014795
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Nutrition, Exercise, Sports, and Health Series
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Very Basics of Humans and the World We Inhabit1
Ch. 2How Our Body Works21
Ch. 3The Nature of Food57
Ch. 4Carbohydrates Are Our Most Basic Fuel Source77
Ch. 5Fats and Cholesterol Are Not All Bad101
Ch. 6Proteins Are Our Structural and Functional Basis129
Ch. 7We Are All Wet147
Ch. 8Energy Metabolism and Body Composition157
Ch. 9We Need Vitamins for Vitality199
Ch. 10The Minerals of Our Body241
Ch. 11Exercise and Sports Nutrition285
Ch. 12Nutrition Throughout Life323
Ch. 13Nutrition and the Major Killers of Humans349
App. APeriodic Table of Elements385
App. BCDC Growth Charts, United States389
Suggested Readings401
Index403

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