Staying Healthy with Nutrition, rev: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Nov 20, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 944 pages
The 21st-century edition of this groundbreaking work by Dr. Elson Haas with Dr. Buck Levin presents the most current health and nutrition information available in an easy-to-use format with a friendly, engaging tone. Decades of practical experience and scientific research are compiled into one encyclopedic volume that features newly expanded chapters on special supplements, lifestage programs, and breakthrough medical treatment protocals for conditions including fatigue, viral illnesses, weight management, and mental and mood disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression.PART ONE gives a detailed analysis of The Building Blocks of nutrition: water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.PART TWO evaluates Foods and Diets, discussing every food group and most diets around the world. A special chapter on the environment and nutrition raises awareness and offers guidance about food additives, industrial chemicals, food irradiation, electropollution, and other health and ecological issues.PART THREE brings all of this nutritional information together, showing readers how to make wise and commonsense choices while Building a Healthy Diet. A personalized eating plan for the year, The Ideal Diet is both seasonally and naturally based, and a healthy lifelong diet.PART FOUR contains specific nutritional and lifestyle therapies for enhancing all stages of life and suggests treatments for common conditions and diseases such as aging, menopause, bone loss, weight loss, and cancer by focusing on Nutritional Applications: 32 Special Diet and Supplement Programs.Anyone interested in enhancing wellness, eating right, treating illness naturally, and living in harmony with nature will find Staying Healthy with Nutrition to be the ultimate handbook for optimal health and vitality.“For more than thirty years my colleague Dr. Elson Haas has contributed to the field of nutritional education to the benefit of both the public and health practitioners. This new edition of his classic guide is user friendly and filled with current scientific studies, making it possible for everyone to be up to date in this most important are of knowledge about health. In my opinion, Staying Healthy with Nutrition is an excellent guide for those wishing to make smarter dietary choices.”—Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Healthy Aging“The comprehensiveness of Dr. Haas's Staying Healthy with Nutrition makes it a great desk reference for physicians and other healthcare practitioners or professionals. The more controversial topics are handled with considerable fairness and insight.”—T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and author of The China Study
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
water Requirements
26
Fiber
34
Proteins
40
Digestion and Metabolism
58
LipidsFats and Oils
64
Digestion and Metabolism
73
588
286
Other Nutritional Supplement Tems
583
The Future of Elders
586
Skin Enhancement
608
Executives and Healthy Travel
620
Environmental Pollution and Radiation
628
Cancer prevention
635
Minerals
665
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
666

Seasonings
364
668
366
Types of Diets
371
Western and Eastern European Diets
377
Tropical Diets
383
Habits to Change
391
How ToStay
402
Vitamins
461
BUILDING A HEALTHY DIET
488
698
498
The Ideal Diet
507
Changing Your Diet
515
Dietary Reference Intakes DRIs
518
spring Menu Plan
521
Summer Menu Plan
541
Recipe Glossary
548
Infancy
551
The Macrominerals
673
Weight Loss
684
Yeast Syndrome
698
Allergies
704
Detoxification
740
Survival Vitality
783
Immortality and Beyond
790
Laboratories and Clinical
802
Nutritional Tests
813
Nutrition Educational
825
Bibliography
833
Special Supplements
857
Antibiotics
875
Index
892
Antiinflammatories
894
Detoxifiers
922
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Elson M. Haas, MD, is an integrative family medicine practitioner with 40 years of healthcare experience. He is the founder and director of Preventive Medical Center of Marin, a multidisciplinary clinic in San Rafael, California. Dr. Haas is the author of ten popular books on health, nutrition, and detoxification, including Staying Healthy with the Seasons, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, and The Detox Diet, 3rd Edition (June 2012), updated for people of various ages, including a new chapter on teens and detox. He has also written The False Fat Diet about food reactions and weight issues, plus More Vegetables, Please!, a family cookbook with chef Patty James. Dr. Haas, as Dr. Sun, has also created entertaining health education products for children and families, including The Anatomix Comix CD and Songbook and Count Broccula. Visit www.haashealthonline.com, www.pmcmarin.com, and www.seasonsstudios.com. 

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