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The New Optimum Nutrition Bible Paperback – August 1, 2005
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In one section, the author discusses information related to exercise physiology and the expenditure of energy during activity. There are several fundamental errors in his information, and this makes me question whether some or much of the other info in this book (other than the exercise physiology info) is also erroneous.
I will share two specific examples of errors in this author's information. First, he states that the fitter you are the more calories you will burn to complete a given task. This is actually the opposite of what is true. Sure, a fitter person likely has a faster resting metabolic rate which means s/he'll burn more calories throughout the day, but to perform a specific task for a specific period of time (as stated in the author's example) the fitter you are the more efficiently your body will perform that task, and the less energy you'll expend to complete it. His basic premise is absolutely wrong, and thus the nutritional advice that he provides stemming out of that info is flawed.
The second specific example of a blatant error is when the author states that running a mile burns 300 calories. While I suppose this is potentially true for a few individuals, most exercise physiology experts agree that most people will burn approximately 100 calories to run a mile.Read more ›
The Optimum Nutrition Bible was just that. It explained the causes of a number of various physical conditions that my family, my friends and I were experiencing, and then gave easy-to-implement nutritional guidelines for overcoming these problems.
The data is presented in layman's terms - you don't need a medical degree to understand what he's talking about - and the indexing is good when you need to find something in a hurry.
If your health is important to you, and could be better than it is, this book might be just the thing you need to set you on the road to recovery through the simple advice and nutritional guidelines presented.
This book explains how antioxidants work together, how to lower your homocysteine levels, how to reduce cancer risk, the safe limits of each vitamin and mineral (even if the numbers given are quite conservative and so perhaps not very useful) and which foods they are in, plus has sections on detoxing and digestion, lots of information on diet, and lists which foods are highest in antioxidants and much more.
Most information is aimed more at maintaining health rather than treating serious disease, so this book is mostly for well people that want to stay well.
But even so, this book is still very useful for educating yourself about how the body works in many ways as part of a wider health reading program.
The sections on diet are poor and the author recommends a diet still too carb heavy for many of us, and too low in healthy fats and which excludes many very important traditional foods probably due to a vegetarian bias. Yes vegetables and fruit are important but what about how important meat is, or eggs, or raw cultured vegetables, or kefir, or homemade 24 hour yogurt made with unprocessed milk, or organ meats? Vegetables are not the only important health foods!
This book is best combined with really excellent books on diet such as Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats and books on reducing your total load and detoxification and so on such as 'Detoxify or Die' by Dr Sherry Rogers and the book on sauna use by Dr Lawrence Wilson as well as Dr Atkin's Vita-Nutrient Solution book.
(As with almost all health books what he says about 'CFS' (and even M.E.Read more ›
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Wouldn't it be nice if we taught this in schools to benefit the well being of the human and the world!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very comprehensive book that gave me the right overview and motivated me to pursue a Nutrition training program. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Regis
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I was very disappointed with the quality of information. I can understand having opposing views about topics, but this book did not list them in such a way. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gigi Sings