ON SALE TIL DEC 29: Nutrition Made Clear

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    Dec 27, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    Nutrition Made Clear

    Course No. 1950 (36 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture)

    Taught by Roberta H. Anding
    Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital
    M.S., Louisiana State University


    Excerpt:
    As scientific knowledge and technology have rapidly advanced, we now know that everything you eat and drink has an effect on your mind and body. The essential elements and nutrients contained in food help you in a host of ways, including

    strengthening your immune system,
    optimizing the function of your brain,
    protecting you from illness and disease, and much more.

    Because of this invaluable knowledge, you now have the ability to achieve lasting personal health and wellness—more so than at any point in history. By eating right, increasing your physical activity, reducing the risk of chronic illness through wise personal choices, and more, you can stay healthy and active throughout the majority of your life.

    Nutrition is an applied science, which means that its power lies not just in grasping the concepts behind it, but in applying those concepts to daily living. In the organized lectures of Nutrition Made Clear, you

    discover the relatively recent history of nutrition science;
    learn where to find authoritative—and how to avoid unsafe—nutrition information;
    master the science behind digestion, protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, calories, fiber, and other concepts;
    uncover where you can find nutrients in the foods you eat and the distinct role they play in good health;
    recognize what your personal daily requirements of each nutrient should be;
    examine what happens when you get too little—or too much—of a nutrient in your diet; and
    find out how smarter nutritional choices can radically reduce your risk of developing serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, and digestive disorders.

    Professor Anding also brings nutrition into your own life and home, with lectures that teach you how to make wise eating choices a daily part of your life and how to ensure lasting health. You learn

    how to correctly read a food label to make sure you're getting the nutrients you need,
    how to build your own distinct exercise regimen,
    how to safely integrate herbal therapies and remedies into your diet, and
    how to recognize when you should eat organic foods instead of conventional foods.

    Nutrition on a Personal Level

    Every lecture of Nutrition Made Clear starts with one of Professor Anding's personal anecdotes from more than 25 years of experience as a practicing dietitian. After detailing the science behind the particular topic, she concludes each lecture with a brief Frequently Asked Questions section, in which she addresses practical questions with important bearings on your everyday life, such as:

    Is drinking tea in the morning better for you than drinking coffee?
    Which fiber-rich foods can you choose when you're eating in a restaurant?
    Does taking a Vitamin C supplement affect other medications or supplements you might be taking?
    Do herbal therapies used to treat medical issues actually work?

    Similarly, the course concludes with an entire lecture devoted to answering questions about good nutrition you've always wanted to know but didn't know where to find the answers. Or whom to ask.



    Course Lecture Titles

    1. Why We Eat What We Do
    2. Sources of Nutrition Fact and Fiction
    3. Our Underappreciated Digestive Tract
    4. It's All about the Calories!
    5. Hydration—You Are What You Drink
    6. Not All Carbohydrates Are Created Equal
    7. Facts on Fiber
    8. Protein—An Indispensable Nutrient
    9. Fat, Fat Everywhere!
    10. Vitamins—Spotlight on C
    11. Vitamins A and K—Multitaskers
    12. Vitamin E—Fallen Hero; Vitamin D—Rising Star
    13. B Vitamin Basics
    14. The Major Minerals
    15. The Highs and Lows of Sodium and Potassium
    16. Iron, Zinc, Selenium—Balance Is Everything
    17. Cardiovascular Disease—What Are the Risks?
    18. A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
    19. The DASH Diet—A Lifesaver
    20. Obesity—Public Health Enemy Number One
    21. Healthy Weight Management
    22. Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
    23. Dietary Approaches to Weight Management
    24. Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
    25. Nutrition and Digestive Health
    26. Prebiotics and Probiotics in Your Diet
    27. Food Safety—It's in Your Hands
    28. Demystifying Food Labels
    29. Facts on Functional Foods
    30. A Look at Herbal Therapy
    31. Organic or Conventional—Your Choice
    32. Fake or Real—Sugars and Fats
    33. Creating Your Own Personal Nutrition Plan
    34. Exercise and Nutrition—Partners for Life
    35. The Future of Nutrition—Science and Trends
    36. Nutrition Facts and FAQs

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    Dec 28, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    Dec 29th is my birthday icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 28, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    waxon saidDec 29th is my birthday icon_smile.gif

    Oh good, order yourself a copy. I am sure it would be helpful.
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    Dec 28, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    Vey good info here...
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    wow, so cool
    wish i had time to take the class and wish it was in my neck of the woods

    meanwhile, i wonder if i might take a closer look at that DVD for sale

    thanks caslon!

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    Dec 28, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    RPMSoccer saidwow, so cool
    wish i had time to take the class and wish it was in my neck of the woods

    meanwhile, i wonder if i might take a closer look at that DVD for sale

    thanks caslon!


    The DVDs (or whatever format you choose) is the class. This isnt a college course or something. Altho the lectures are at college level.

    I own a number of their courses in science, literature, music, linguistics, and history.
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    Wow awesome, thanks for sharing that man!
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    THANKS Caslon!!! This looks AWESOME!
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    Dec 29, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    I didnt realize that the instructor is:

    director of sports nutrition in the Adolescent Medicine an Sports Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine

    seves as the dietitian for the Houston Texans NFL


    I just got my copy of the course. I have watched the intro lesson. I like her emphasis on presenting the science behind the nutrition. I dont want no nutritional fade mumble-jumble.