1st Edition

Internet Guide to Medical Diets and Nutrition

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ISBN 9780789023599
Published June 14, 2006 by CRC Press
158 Pages

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Book Description

Don’t waste you time with health and diet Web sites that don’t work

The Internet provides unlimited resources that make it easy to learn about various diets, weight-loss programs, and weight-reduction procedures. But with so many sources, which ones can you trust for information that’s safe, accurate, and up-to-date? The Internet Guide to Medical Diets and Nutrition saves you time, trouble, and effort in your search for Web sites that offer the facts about diet programs and nutrition philosophies that meet your health, medical, or religious needs.

The Internet Guide to Medical Diets and Nutrition helps you filter out Web sites that offer little, if any, real help in maintaining special diets that address specific diseases (low protein, high calcium, low gluten, hypoallergenic, diabetes, cancer, anemia, etc.), religious or philosophical mandates (Hindu, kosher, vegan, Muslim, macrobiotic, etc.), or commercial regimens (Atkins™, Weight Watchers®, NutriSystem®, etc.), or provide answers to questions about bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, stomach stapling, etc.). This invaluable reference resource teaches you how locate Web sites recommended to you, how to evaluate the information you find there, how to research a particular diet or health concern, how to choose and use the right search engine, the significance of domains in Web addresses, and how to observe proper etiquette when participating in Internet discussion groups.

Topics examined in the Internet Guide to Medical Diets and Nutrition include:

  • general diet and nutrition Web sites
  • Web calculators (Body Mass Index, exercise, calories, weight-maintenance, healthy weight)
  • the nutrient content of foods
  • food labels
  • non-surgical weight-loss Web sites
  • caloric restrictions
  • hypnosis
  • weight-loss centers and workshops
  • weight-loss surgery Web sites
  • Web sites for specific medical conditions
  • vegetarianism
  • recipes
  • online discussion groups
  • and much more!
The Internet Guide to Medical Diets and Nutrition also includes a glossary of terms and screen captures of important Web sites. The book is a must-have as an everyday resource for consumers with diet and health interests and concerns, and as a reference tool for medical and public libraries.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Hunting for Information
  • Search Engines
  • Are You the Master of Your Domain?
  • Too Good to Be True: How to Pick the Best Web Sites
  • Chapter 3. The Internet or the World Wide Web: What’s the Difference?
  • Discussion Groups: Chat Rooms, Mailing Lists, and Newsgroups
  • Some Advice from Cyber-Aunt: Is Your Life an Open Book (or Internet Site)?
  • Practice Good Netiquette
  • Chapter 4. General Diet and Nutrition Web Sites
  • Chapter 5. Health Assessment Web Sites
  • Online Calculators and Assessment Tools
  • Understanding Food Labels
  • Chapter 6. Weight Loss (Nonsurgical) Web Sites
  • Chapter 7. Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Web Sites
  • Chapter 8. Diet, Nutrition, and Recipe Web Sites for Medical Problems and Conditions
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis or High Cholesterol
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Cancer (Including Chemotherapy, Cancer Prevention, Postradiation Recovery)
  • Celiac/Coeliac Disease, Nontropical Sprue, Gluten Intolerance, Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy
  • Chewing/Swallowing Disorders
  • Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Colostomy
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gout/Low-Purine Diet
  • Headache/Migraine Elimination Diet
  • Heart Disease/Congestive Heart Failure (Including Treatment and Prevention)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • High-Calcium Diet
  • High-Fiber Diet
  • High-Potassium Diet
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Hypoallergenic Diets
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Jet Lag
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Kidney Disease/Dialysis
  • Lactose-Free Diet
  • Leukemia
  • Low-Carbohydrate Diets
  • Low-Cholesterol Diet
  • Low-Fat Diet
  • Low-Fiber Diet
  • Low-Potassium Diet
  • Low-Purine Diet
  • Low-Residue Diet
  • Low-Sodium Diet
  • Malabsorption Syndrome
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI) Diet
  • Migraine Headaches
  • MSG-Free Diet
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Pregnancy, Lactation, Breast-Feeding
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Raw-Foods Diet
  • Reflux Esophagitis/GERD/Heartburn
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Special Diets, Miscellaneous
  • Substance Abuse (Alcoholism, Illicit Drugs, Prescription Drugs)
  • Tyramine-Free Diet
  • Wheat-Free Diet
  • Chapter 9. Web Sites for Diets Reflecting Religious or Philosophical Beliefs or Lifestyles
  • Halal
  • Hindu
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Kosher
  • Macrobiotic
  • Organic Diets
  • Vegetarian Diets (All Variations)
  • Chapter 10. Weight Loss Spas and Residential Diet Programs
  • Chapter 11. Recipe and Discussion Group Web Sites
  • Chapter 12. Careers in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Chapter 13. Happy Endings: Eat Something—You’ll Feel Better!
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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