This book helps to set the record straight about minerals and their affect on health, an important yet frequently overlooked part of well-being. -The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)Dr. Hawkins's book will convince Americans to cut back on processed foods loaded with salt and eat more natural foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that can restore a proper electrolyte balance in the body and go a long way toward reversing many of the most common health problems that plague so many Americans today. -James J. Kenney, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.C.N., Nutrition Research Specialist, Pritikin Longevity Center[P]rovides an accurate summary of important scientific studies and their impact on reversing illnesses that may be diet-related. -Neal D. Barnard, M.D., President, Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicineSodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are the primary electrolytes that regulate and preserve the health of body systems. Since those electrolytes come from our food as nutrient minerals, diet is the key mediator of electrolyte balance for the body.In this important, well-researched book, W. Rex Hawkins, M.D., presents persuasive evidence that the standard American diet does not provide an appropriate balance of electrolytes. The consequences are serious health problems such as hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, kidney stones, Crohn's disease, and more.With a clear, straightforward style Dr. Hawkins reviews the nutritional research that documents the harmful effects of excessive sodium usage and of potassium, magnesium, and calcium neglect. He castigates our two-trillion-dollar food industry for the deliberate and well-camouflaged addition of sodium to foods and for their neglect of low-sodium alternatives.Writing from the perspective of a chemical engineer and vitreal-retinal ophthalmic specialist, Dr. Hawkins helps the reader sort out the conflicting claims of fad diets such as that of Atkins and Suzanne Somers vs. traditional food-pyramid recommendations. Full of essential information not readily available elsewhere, Eat Right-Electrolyte gives the consumer the knowledge to choose foods wisely and obtain optimal health by focusing on electrolyte content.W. Rex Hawkins, M.D., in private practice with Retina Vitreous Associates, is an active staff surgeon at Methodist and Park Plaza Hospitals in Houston and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Retina Society.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
Presents articles dealing with two hundred and eighty diseases and disorders, from acne and brain tumor to tobacco-related diseases and yellow fever.
Triathletes spend a lot of time and money making sure they have the right gear, optimizing their training plans, and selecting their races. And part of that preparation for big race days is taking care of diet to be sure the body is properly fed to maximize athletic performance. Enter The Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes, a thorough nutritional guidebook tailored specifically for the three-sport athlete to reach his triathlon goals and to cross the finish line with the best nutrition plan possible. Dr. Jamie A. Cooper brings to the book her expert knowledge about nutrition and exercise combined with her extensive experience as an active triathlete. The book covers each essential nutrient, offers up tailored nutritional plans for Sprint, Olympic, and Ironman races, and troubleshoots nutrition-related issues specifically concerning the triathlete.
One factor they may contribute to a person's success in SEAL training is nutritional interventions. Covers: micronutrients: vitamins & minerals; carbohydrate, fat & proteins: the energy-providing macronutrients; vitamin & mineral supplements; fiber & health; fluid replacement: water & other beverages; healthy snacking; restaurants, fast foods & eating out; nutritional considerations for endurance activities, strength training, mission performance, mission recovery, & adverse conditions; & ergogenic agents. Extensive appendices.
Relief is here – in the all-new guide to eating right that relieves abdominal stress and puts you back in control of your life. Leading nutritional specialist Dr James Scala has completely revised and updated his classic handbook, Eating Right for a Bad Gut, to include the latest breakthroughs in treating ileitis, colitis, Crohn's disease, nervous stomach, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). By following Dr Scala's drug free diet and nutrition program, millions of sufferers will find relief from the pain and embarrassment of living with these 'bad gut' diseases. In this accessible guide, he offers reassuring, step-by-step guidance on: •Developing a personal testing program to identify foods that cause, aggravate, or relieve flare-ups •Keeping a food and lifestyle diary •How food allergies affect IBD •Vitamin and mineral supplements – and their recommended dosages •Techniques for stress reduction and overall fitness •Specific cooking methods that can prevent flare-ups •IBD and children ...and much more.
The new edition of the ADA's flagship food and nutrition guide—updated based on the very latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans With over 200,000 copies sold in all editions, this award-winning resource from the world's leading authority on food and nutrition is packed with the latest healthy eating advice for those at every age and stage of life. In this completely revised and updated new edition, you'll find up-to-date, evidence-based, practical answers for your many food and nutrition questions. This cornerstone guide from the American Dietetic Association, written by nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and registered dietitian Roberta Duyff, covers the basics on nutrition, managing weight, and healthy eating. It also provides easy steps and how-tos for selecting, preparing, and storing foods safely to get the most nutrition and flavor for your dollar, and more. Comprehensive, accessible, and easy-to-use, this valuable reference shows how to make healthy food choices to fit any lifestyle. How to put the the very latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans on food choices and physical activity into action Latest guidance to prevent and manage today's health concerns, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, food allergies, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, and many others Simple, practical tips and flexible food and nutrition skills that suit your needs and lifestyle with ways to apply advice from USDA's MyPlate Advice for healthy nutrition, eating, and cooking across the lifespan Covers vegetarian eating, healthy restaurant options, culinary nutrition and skills, healthy weight, nutrition supplements, and more Interactive self-checks and websites to help you assess your own food choices and take steps to healthy eating
Engaging, practical, and filled with quick tips, this is a must read for the busy parent trying to navigate the challenging world of kids and food.
Nutrition for Health and Health Care
Author: Ellie Whitney, Linda Kelly DeBruyne, Kathryn Pinna, Sharon Rady Rolfes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Current, practical information in a real-world context for future nurses and health care professionals. NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE is a trusted text that demonstrates the important role of nutrition to future nurses and health care professionals in their future careers. The text begins by covering basic nutrition concepts and followed by clinical topics organized by organ systems, linking nutrition to different disease states, such as diabetes, renal disease, and liver disorders. Each chapter includes practical information, current research, and clinical practice guidelines for addressing nutrition concerns and incorporating nutrition into care plans. Use all of the valuable resources that accompany NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE to prepare and manage your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Nutrition in Kidney Disease
Author: Laura D. Byham-Gray, Jerrilynn D. Burrowes, Glenn M. Chertow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Nutrition in Kidney Disease, Second Edition addresses the relationships between nutrition and (1) normal kidney function and disease, (2) the progressiveness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and strategies to prevent further compromise, and (3) the treatment and management of kidney failure especially during medical crises, such as acute kidney injury and its consequent nutritional therapies (e.g., enteral and parenteral nutrition). Demographic patterns, trends and outcomes in the current health care systems are explored in the United States and abroad. Disease prevention and management are presented over the entire lifespan, beginning with pregnancy, followed by infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, concluding with the elder years. Foundations for clinical practice are established by devoting a complete section towards conducting a comprehensive nutritional assessment, comprising of anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, physical parameters and psychosocial concerns unique to the kidney disease population. Nutritional therapy is also discussed across the spectrum of kidney disease, and pertinent aspects critical to successful management of disorders and conditions, such as bone disease, obesity, and nephrotic syndrome are explored. Nutrition in Kidney Disease, Second edition highlights cutting edge research in regards to exercise and functional outcomes, malnutrition and the inflammatory response, experimental therapies, and the use of complementary and alternative medicine, with a special emphasis on relevant preventative strategies.
Nutritive value of foods
Author: Susan E. Gebhardt, Ruth H. Matthews, Catherine F. Adams, United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Human Nutrition Information Service
Publisher: Not Avail
The media extols the health benefits of good nutrition and physical activity. Since exercise and sport is becoming a bigger concern to the general public and not just elite athletes, the interest in research in this field is growing. Macroelements, Water and Electrolytes in Sport Nutrition addresses the relationship of macroelement needs and interactions to sports and exercise. Research indicates that work capacity and other measures of physical performance are influenced by the intake of water as well as several of the macroelements, including electrolytes. This book examines the convincing, and the not so convincing, evidence about the connection between exercise and sports activities and the nutrient status of individuals. Written by individuals from various academic disciplines, the book is a comprehensive, indispensable resource for scientists and practitioners with an interest in sports nutrition. It provides a review of topics related to water, macroelements, and exercise as well as identifies gaps in our knowledge, encouraging researchers to build upon the existing knowledge and advance our understanding of sport nutrition.
The Vitamin Book
Author: Harold M. Silverman, Joseph Romano, Gary Elmer
America's Most Reliable Vitamin Guide...Completely Updated! We've all heard about the miraculous curative and preventive powers of vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies. Now the new, revised The Vitamin Book, compiled by pharmacological experts, cuts through the confusion so you learn what to take and why. Here is authoritative and up-to-date scientific information on exactly what vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies can do for you. You'll find: Detailed descriptions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and electrolytes, including daily requirements, dosages, therapeutic uses, and more The latest research on St. John's wort, echinacea, CoQ10, DHEA, and other popular herbal and dietary supplements An essential guide to brand-name multivitamins found in your supermarket or health food store Specific recommendations for children, athletes, seniors, and pregnant or postmenopausal women Guidelines for safe supplement use, including megadosing and critical drug interactions The nutrient content of hundreds of common foods, including popular fast foods How computer programs can monitor your vitamin and mineral intake And much, much more From the Paperback edition.