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Designed as an introductory textbook to teach the basic principles of nutrition and their applications, this hefty volume brings together a wealth of information for the serious reader. Part 1 analyzes the building blocks of nutrition; Part 2 evaluates foods and diets; Part 3 discusses building a healthy diet; and Part 4 explains nutritional applications. But this book also examines topics not usually found in textbooks--herbal supplements, homeopathic medicines, environmental aspects of nutrition, and detoxification and healing programs, to name just a few. Although this exhaustive study is accurate and up to date, it's formidable length (over 1000 pages!) will greatly limit its appeal. Most readers concerned about healthy eating will prefer Jane Brody's Nutrition Book ( LJ 5/1/81) and/or Jean Carper's Total Nutrition Guide ( LJ 3/15/87).
- Linda Chopra, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.
Great ! So much better then my last fundamentals of nutrition book ! Easy and pleasant to readPublished 10 months ago by natalie
I have been reading bits and pieces of this book since it arrived. I sat in on a holistic nutrition class and they were using this book for reference, I made the purchase the next... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tanya
I purchased this book for my daughter for college. It was a requirement for one of her classes. She loves it and we also use it at home.Published on Feb. 19 2013 by Jodi Burkholder
This book is a true masterpiece. It is abundant with everything and anything having to do with nutrition. It has become an active tool in my Holistic Health Practice. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2008 by Agnes Fehlau
I keep picking this book up and referring to it for information I need about health, diet, supplements, etc. It's big alright, but eventually I've been to all the sections. Read morePublished on April 19 2001 by B. A. Saunders