The New Optimum Nutrition Bible

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Crossing Press, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 576 pages
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Since it was first published in 1997, THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION BIBLE has revolutionized health by showing more than half a million readers how to achieve a profound sense of well-being by devising the best possible intake of nutrients for their unique biochemical makeup. THE NEW OPTIMUM NUTRITION BIBLE presents the latest research from Britain'?s top nutrition expert Patrick Holford, with new chapters on stimulants, water, eating right for your blood type, detox, homocysteine, and toxic minerals. You'?ll learn to analyze your symptoms, lifestyle, and eating habits in order to formulate a personal ideal diet and vitamin regimen. Once optimum nutrition is in place, you can look forward to a consistent high level of energy, emotional balance, alertness, physical fitness, resilience against infectious diseases, and longevity.
  • A revised edition of the best-selling nutritional guide, with an A-to-Z guide to specific health problems and how to heal them with optimum nutrition.
  • Unlike modern medicine, which tends to treat diseases not people, the optimum nutrition approach considers a human being as a whole, with an interconnected mind and body designed to adapt to health if the circumstances are right.
  • Additional chapters cover boosting your immune system; preventing cancer and heart disease; how to increase your IQ, memory, and mental performance; improving skin health; and much more.
  • THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION BIBLE sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide.
  

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User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

I found this book to be well written with the information laid out in a way that you could read it straight through (as I did) or for reference only. I found the supplementation discussions to be the ... Read full review

Review: The New Optimum Nutrition Bible

User Review  - kyle - Goodreads

Patrick Holford wrote a real good book about nutrition for our people who just starts about it.I read it two year ago,and I really learned so much in this book,it tells you something that nourishments ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
What Is Optimum?
5
HealthWho Wants to Be Average?
6
Defining Optimum Nutrition
11
From Monkeys to ManNutrition and Evolution
16
You Are Unique
23
SynergyThe Whole Is Greater
27
AntinutrientsAvoiding the Vitamin Robbers
32
Improving Intelligence Memory and Mood
246
Increasing Your Energy and Resistance to Stress
255
Achieving Peak Physical Performance
265
Turning Back the Clock
269
Conquering Cancer
275
Fighting Infections Naturally
287
Unraveling Allergies
297
Detoxing Your Body
309

Defining the Perfect Diet
43
The Myth of the WellBalanced Diet
44
The Protein Controversy
52
The Fats of Life
69
SugarThe Sweet Truth
80
StimulantsAre You Addicted?
91
The Vitamin Scandal
98
Elemental Health from Calcium to Zinc
108
Toxic Minerals from Aluminium to Mercury
118
AntioxidantsThe Power of Prevention
126
HomocysteineYour Most Important Health Statistic
137
Living FoodThe Phytochemical Revolution
147
Your Body Is 66 Percent Water
163
Food CombiningFacts and Fallacies
168
Eat Right for Your Blood Type
174
The Wonderful World Within
179
You Are What You Eat
180
Improving Your Digestion
186
Secrets for a Healthy Heart
194
Boosting Your Immune System
208
Balancing Hormones Naturally
216
Bone HealthA Skeleton in the Cupboard
223
Skin HealthEat Yourself Beautiful
233
The Benefits of Optimum Nutrition
245
Breaking the Fat Barrier
316
Solving the Riddle of Eating Disorders
325
Mental HealthThe Nutrition Connection
329
Nutrition for All Ages
343
Birthrights and Wrongs
344
SuperkidsNourishing the Next Generation
354
Puberty PMS Menopause and Andropause
366
Preventing the Problems of Old Age
373
Your Personal Nutrition Program
381
Working Out Your Optimum Nutrition
382
Your Optimum Diet
387
Your Optimum Supplement Program
392
Everything You Need to Know about Supplements
404
Building Your Own Supplement Program
410
Choosing the Best Supplements
417
Vitamins and MineralsHow Much Is Safe?
426
A to Z of Nutritional Healing
438
AcneAlcoholismAllergiesAlzheimers and dementiaAnemia
477
Food Fact File
502
Which protein foods?Which fats and oils?Which carbohydrates?
527
References
542
Index
556
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PATRICK HOLFORD is one of the world's leading authorities on nutrition and mental health. He has written 30 health books and is the founder of the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. He lives in London, England.

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