Delve into the world of herbal supplements to understand the pros and cons of adding them to your health-care regimen. Get a handle on why no herbal supplement is necessarily good" or "bad," and learn why it is so important to use supplements responsibly, with your doctor's input and guidance."
Investigate the fundamental paradigm of Western medicine—its strength in the treatment of symptoms and its relative deemphasis on illness prevention and long-term health concerns. In contrast, consider an approach to healthcare focusing on the whole human being, integrating the elements of your environment, genes, lifestyle, nutrition, and mental/psychological makeup.
Nutrition Made Clear is an invitation to a journey to wellness—an inspirational, practical, hands-on guide to understanding the science of nutrition and how what we eat and drink affects our bodies and our lives.
We begin with a revealing study of why we eat what we do and how we gather information about nutrition. We then take an in-depth look at the core of our body—our digestive tract. We continue with a detailed review of the essential building blocks of diet and nutrition—protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals—learning about their critical roles in a healthy diet.