Staying Healthy with Nutrition, rev: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine Paperback – Sep 1 2006
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From Library Journal
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.
About the Author
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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This book is over 1,100 pages and it's just jam packed with more information than you will think you need, but then you'll be surprised to find how many sections you'll flip to for info that pertains to you and your family.
I have a huge library of nutrition books and references that are really useful and well-written, but I'd toss them all just to have this one. If you are hesitant about the price or the size of the book, don't be. You will find it to be incredibly useful, easy to understand and beneficial when applied to your own daily life. I know I did.
This is far and away THE best nutrition book out there, I can't see how anyone could top this, unless he releases it with more information one day (and I can't see how there could be more.)
He also includes a very helpful section on "the Environmental Aspects of Nutrition." Possible pollutants and common food additives are discussed. He lists "88 Survival Suggestions."
Over 100 pages are dedicated to a Seasonal Cookbook. The foods are healthy, but possibly difficult for the average reader to obtain. It is possible with a little work however. There is a section on "Nutritional Application," which has special diets and suggestions for people with cancer, heart disease, yeast syndrome, and other disorders. He also includes suggestions for executives, adults, children, alcoholics, and adolescents. Overall the Nutritional Application section is very complete.
Finally he includes around 80 pages of health questionnaires that test health knowledge and actually intend to estimate one's health level. I use this whenever I have general or specific health questions. I recommend it highly.
This is not a book, however, for those looking for a quick, capsule synopsis of a dietary approach. Those people might be better served with Patrick Holford's "Optimum Nutrition Bible" which provides much of the same information in a condensed form. Rather this book is ideal for those looking to make an informed decision based on their own choices.
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Amazing info every person should have. A bit out of date in some areas but most info is spot on. Def recommended!Published 2 months ago by don english
An amazing book, that has everything you need to know about nutrition. A great reference on your daily lifePublished 3 months ago by Elisa M.
Great ! So much better then my last fundamentals of nutrition book ! Easy and pleasant to readPublished 14 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 21 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