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The Nutritionist

Food, Nutrition, and Optimal Health, 2nd Edition, 1st Edition

By Robert E.C. Wildman


376 pages | 71 B/W Illus.

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Now in an updated and expanded new edition, The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition, and Optimal Health, 2nd Edition, provides readers with vital information about how to simply but radically improve their daily lives with the science of nutrition, balance their diets to achieve more energy, and improve health and longevity.

Complete with many informative and easy-to-read tables and charts, The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition, and Optimal Health, 2nd Edition, utilizes the findings of the latest biological and medical studies to give experts and non-experts alike a comprehensive account of the needs of our bodies and the ways that healthy eating can improve performance in day-to-day activities.

Author Dr. Robert Wildman, renowned nutrition expert, debunks myths about carbohydrates, fat, and cholesterol, elucidates the role of water in nutrition, and clearly explains the facts of human anatomy and physiognomy, the process of digestion, and vitamin supplements. Complete with a practical and comprehensive guide to the nutrition information printed on the packaging of most food items, The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition, and Optimal Health, 2nd Edition is a necessary and extremely useful nutrition resource for anyone interested in the science and practical benefits of good nutrition.

Table of Contents

1. The Very Basics of Our Existence. 2. How Our Body Works. 3. The Nature of Food. 4. Carbohydrate is Fuel for Our Body. 5. Fat and Cholesterol aren’t all Bad! 6. Protein Provides Structure and Function to Our Body. 7. Water is Our Very Basis. 8. The Composition of Our Body, Energy Metabolism and Managing Our Weight. 9. Vitamins Are Vital Molecules in our Food. 10. The Minerals of Man. 11. Exercise and Exercise Nutrition. 12. Nutrition Throughout Our Lifespan. 13. Nutrition and the Major Killers of Man.

About the Author

Dr. Robert E.C. Wildman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, The Florida State University, and The Ohio State University, and is currently on the faculty at Kansas State University. Dr. Wildman is also the author of Sport & Fitness Nutrition (2002) and editor of The Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (Taylor & Francis, second edition, 2007).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery