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The Optimum Nutrition Bible Paperback – September 1, 2004
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Do you want more energy, emotional balance, health, mental sharpness, resistance to disease, and a longer, productive life? You can achieve this by changing your eating habits to achieve the ideal balance of essential nutrients, asserts Patrick Holford, a leading British nutritional author and founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London.
While it may sound simple, this isn't an easy task--Holford identifies 50 essential nutrients, and each person's need for each nutrient may be different--so you'll need a healthful diet plus supplementation. In its simplest terms, Holford recommends a diet that is 70 percent carbohydrates (whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruit, avoiding sugar and refined foods), 15 percent protein (mostly vegetable protein from beans, lentils, quinoa, soy, and legumes), and 15 percent fat (Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils), supplemented with a high-strength vitamin and mineral preparation and 1,000 mg of vitamin C a day. This book goes much deeper than these recommendations, with discussions of antioxidants, phytochemicals, heart health, immune boosters, hormonal balance, bone health, infection fighting, and much more. Questionnaires help you pinpoint your individual need for dietary change and supplementation. Holford also includes the nutrient needs and dietary advice for specific diseases. A valuable resource. --Joan Price
If you care about your mind, your moods or even your mental alertness, OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR THE MIND will change your attitudes to the foods you eat- for the better! This comprehensive work will provide you with food for thought. An excellent book. * Dr Chris Steele, ITV's This Morning * This is the breakthrough we've been waiting for. * Professor Andre Tylee, Institute of Psychiatry, London * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Following the author's suggestions, I lost the morning puffiness under my eyes, improved my mental acuity, (no more tip-of-the-tougne syndrome)and lost weight. These are all concrete differences not subjuct to conjecture.
What more could anyone ask?