Nutritional Self-Defense: Better Health in a Polluted, Over-Processed, and Stressful World

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Anaphase II Publishing, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 344 pages
Give Yourself a Fighting Chance.with Nutritional Self-Defense! Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to combat the daily onslaught of processed fast-foods, pollution, and stress! Authoritative, up-to-date, over 50% tables for instant reference.Nutritional Self-Defense: Better Health in a Polluted, Over-Processed, and Stressful World is the up-to-the-minute instant-access nutrition information resource for today's hectic lifestyle. No more rifling through volumes of nutrition "fad" books for the straight facts. This concise, information-packed reference contains authoritative, concise, clear advice on: .Exposing and avoiding "snake oil" remedies, scams, fraud, and quacks.The Macronutrients: protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, and water.Vitamins: fat-soluble and water-soluble.Minerals: macro- and micro-minerals.Ethnic Food Analyses and Comparisons.Toxins: Natural and Environmental.Allergies and Food Sensitivities.Drug-Nutrient InteractionsPlus, the latest research on: .Unraveling the Cholesterol Mystery: is cholesterol really a villain?.Weight Management: a sane, stressless approach.Blood Sugar Regulation: the key to feeling good!.Stress and Nutrition: what doctors won't tell you, or even admit!.Alcohol and Nutrition: you can drink moderately and be healthy!.Improving Mental Performance through Nutrition.Athlete Nutrition and Body Building.Nutritional Demands of Aging, Pregnancy, and MenopauseNutritional Self-Defense contains a free extensive Nutrition Status Assessment Questionnaire to help you find out where you stand, and how you can improve your health through simple dietary strategies and supplementation. Discover what you may be lacking, how much to add to your diet, and the besttime of day to eat and supplement!
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
14
Quack Quack
29
Fnergy
36
Water
43
The Digestive System illustration
54
The Saccharides
62
Dietary Fiber
82
Protein
110
Improving Mental Performance Through Nutrition
202
Caffeine
214
Ethanol Alcohol Metabolism
220
Food Processing
229
Before Using the Tables
244
Nutrition Values of Selected Desserts
254
Vitamin A in Selected Foods
261
Periodic Table of the Elements
268

Electrolytes
129
Blood Sugar Regulators illustration
138
Weight Mangement for a Modern Age
153
Other Nutrients in Selected Foods 266
160
Stress
168
Special Dietary Needs
174
Natural Approaches
195
VITAMIN K FACT SHEET
274
VITAMIN B6 FACT SHEET
280
PABA FACT SHEET
286
IODINE FACT SHEET
292
Health Assessment Questionnaire
302
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