The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition and Optimal Help

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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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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The Very Basics of Humans and the World We Inhabit 1
Ch. 2 How Our Body Works 21
Ch. 3 The Nature of Food 57
Ch. 4 Carbohydrates Are Our Most Basic Fuel Source 77
Ch. 5 Fats and Cholesterol Are Not All Bad 101
Ch. 6 Proteins Are Our Structural and Functional Basis 129
Ch. 7 We Are All Wet 147
Ch. 8 Energy Metabolism and Body Composition 157
Ch. 9 We Need Vitamins for Vitality 199
Ch. 10 The Minerals of Our Body 241
Ch. 11 Exercise and Sports Nutrition 285
Ch. 12 Nutrition Throughout Life 323
Ch. 13 Nutrition and the Major Killers of Humans 349
App. A Periodic Table of Elements 385
App. B CDC Growth Charts, United States 389
Suggested Readings 401
Index 403
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