Essential Concepts for Healthy Living

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 698 pages
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Essential Concepts for Healthy Living provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the latest scientific and medical research in personal health. With its unique focus on critical thinking and analysis of health-related behaviors and attitudes, this text enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about the reliability of health-related information they encounter in the media.
 

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Authors not qualified to provide dietary advice that may influence the risk of contacting disease. Some of the diets promoted by doctors--that have treated and helped prevent chronic disease--are being disparaged in this textbook. The authors need to conduct more research into this area before denigrating dietary lifestyles empirically supported to promote health. 

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Pritikin and McDougall LIFESTYLE changes to better your health are not 'fad diets' they are lifestyle changes for those conscious of the dangers of animal proteins cited in The China Study. To say they are filled with boring foods and lead to hunger is just proof that you have no idea what you are talking about. It is a lifestyle of abundance actually, and most any food can be made into HCLF high carb low fat Plant Based Options. So you cant have bacon and suggest items to 'please everyone' so what... once you know what is in that crappy piece of bacon we all grew up on (SAD diet) and see that the people around you are sick and dying from a protein overdose of animal products you get that 'aha' moment of clarity where you value your time with those loved ones more than you idolize that bacon on your plate. It's not about what you will be 'missing' (besides the heart disease, diabetes, cancer, ms, gall bladder issues, gut and butt issues) it is about not wanting it to enter your body... your 'Temple' if you will. I do not recommend any 'temporary health gains' aka 'diets'. I recommend seriously looking into health care and not sick care. Let food be the medicine. I was tired of doctors shoving pills at me and telling me to find a recliner and get comfy... to what... wait in and die. I don't think so Tim!!! Do something for yourself .. no one will love you like YOU do. Not the doctor, not the fat sick dietician trained by the meat and dairy science books either.. do it for yourself and those you love looking for ANY HOPE LEFT. 

Contents

About the Authors
1
Health The Foundation for Life
3
Psychological Health
39
Stress and Its Management
71
Violence and Abuse
97
Reproductive Health
121
Relationships and Sexuality
165
Drug Use and Abuse
197
Cancer
409
Infection Immunity and Noninfectious Disease
453
Aging Dying and Death
501
Environmental Health
533
The Mission Vision and Goals of Healthy People 2020
557
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
560
Dietary Reference Intakes for Certain Nutrients
567
Food Intake Patterns Based on MyPlate Recommendations
569

Alcohol and Tobacco
231
Nutrition
271
Body Weight and Its Management
311
Physical Fitness
341
Cardiovascular Health
377
Glossary
575
Student Workbook
585
Index
686
Photo Credits
697
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