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Featured Nutrition Books


The handy nutrition answer book
by Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L; Svarney, Thomas E

9781578594849Patricia Barnes-Svarney; Thomas E. SvarneyThe Handy Nutrition Answer BookYour fitness, health, and well-being depend on food and proper nutrition. Yet, knowing what is in the foods we eat, understanding the differences between good and bad fat, learning which foods are good sources of vitamins, keeping up on the latest scientific discoveries, or discerning the effectiveness of different diets can be challenging. To help answer these questions there's The Handy Nutrition Answer Book . Additionally, the book scrutinizes the pros, cons, and effectiveness of the biggest, most popular, and trendiest diets on the market today. This handy reference examines, explains, and traces the basics of nutrition, the value of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, the science behind food-processing and the modern food industry. It traces nutrition--and nutritional misconceptions--throughout history. It explains how to read food labels and what to watch for in food additives. From the newsworthy to the practical and from the medical to the historical, this entertaining and informative book brings the complexity of food and healthy nutrition into focus through the well-researched answers to nearly 900 common questions, such as ... How do our muscles obtain energy? What is a calorie in terms of nutrition? How are calories measured? Why do vegetarians need to know about complementary proteins? How does a person interpret how much fat to eat based on the daily calories they want to consume? What is omega-9? How have trans fats in foods changed in the past--and how might they change in the future? Can dense carbohydrates that are high in fat and calories affect our sleep? What are some "healthier" natural sweeteners? What recent study indicated that red wine and dark chocolate are not as healthy as we think? What are some of the worst ways to cook vegetables that destroy nutrients? What is the Maillard reaction? What recent study showed how beer can help grilled foods? How does human taste work? Does the percent of water in our system change as we age? What's the difference between gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, and wheat intolerance? What "sugar" can act like a laxative? What did the ancient Roman soldiers eat? Why did so many men die from starvation during the American Civil War? What does the word "natural" mean on a label? Why will food labels change in the near future? What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Is there a controversy concerning farmed fish versus wild-caught fish? What is irradiation of food? Why is high fructose corn syrup so controversial? How can diet help with premenopausal symptoms in women? Can soy products lower my cholesterol? Why do some people seem to eat whatever they want--and still lose or maintain their weight? - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - TX355 .B365 2015
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - TX355 .B365 2015
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Modern nutrition in health and disease
by Ross, A. Catharine

9781605474618Shils; Katherine L. Tucker; Benjamin Caballero; Robert J. Cousins; A. Catharine Ross; Thomas R. ZieglerModern Nutrition in Health and DiseaseThis widely acclaimed book is a complete, authoritative reference on nutrition and its role in contemporary medicine, dietetics, nursing, public health, and public policy. Distinguished international experts provide in-depth information on historical landmarks in nutrition, specific dietary components, nutrition in integrated biologic systems, nutritional assessment through the life cycle, nutrition in various clinical disorders, and public health and policy issues. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease , 11th Edition, offers coverage of nutrition's role in disease prevention, international nutrition issues, public health concerns, the role of obesity in a variety of chronic illnesses, genetics as it applies to nutrition, and areas of major scientific progress relating nutrition to disease. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - QP141 .M64 2014
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Nutritional supplements in sport, exercise and health: an A-Z guide
by Castell, Linda M; Stear, Samantha J; Burke, Louise

9781138777644Linda M. Castellitto (Editor); Samantha J. Stear (Editor); Louise M. Burke (Editor)Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health: An a-Z GuideNutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to dietary supplements, ergogenic aids and sports nutrition foods currently available. Consisting of over 140 evidence-based review articles written by world-leading research scientists and practitioners, the book aims to dispel the misinformation that surrounds supplements and supplementation, offering a useful, balanced and unbiased resource. The reviews are set out in an A-Z format and include: definitions alongside related products; applicable food sources; where appropriate, practical recommendations such as dosage and timing, possible nutrient interactions requiring the avoidance of other nutrients, and any known potential side effects; and full research citations. The volume as a whole addresses the key issues of efficacy, safety, legality and ethics, and includes additional reviews on the WADA code, inadvertent doping, and stacking. Combining the most up-to-date scientific evidence with consideration of practical issues, this book is an essential reference for any healthcare professional working in sport and exercise, any student or researcher working in sport and exercise science, sports medicine, health science or nutrition, and for all coaches and support teams working with athletes. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - REF - RM301 .N88 2015
Glendale CC North Library - REF - RM301 .N88 2015
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Eat, drink, and be wary: how unsafe is our food?
by Duncan, Charles

9781442238398Charles M. DuncanEat, Drink, and Be Wary: How Unsafe Is Our Food?Food safety has fast become one of the nation's top issues. Three thousand people die each year in the U.S. from foodborne illnesses. Another 48 million are sickened annually and our government fails to protect us. Many foods and additives that we eat every day have been banned for years in other countries. Our government food safety agencies move in reverse--cutting back on inspections, allowing food producers to inspect themselves, and permitting the vast majority of potentially adulterated foods to enter this country without benefit of any testing or inspection. How, in a country so advanced in most areas, could we have descended to this alarming state of food safety? One answer: Budget cuts and bureaucrats. Eat, Drink, and Be Wary examines the multitude of dangers in food production, transportation, storing, and preparation that result in this shocking number of preventable illnesses and deaths. It takes a broad and detailed look, in all food groups, at the problems and potential solutions in food safety practices, inspections, and enforcements. This book answers the questions and concerns of millions of Americans who have reached new levels of serious doubts about the safety of our food. Charles Duncan points readers to the dangers to look for in deli foods, raw milk, seafood, poultry, eggs, beef, and others. For consumers who care about the food they eat, this book details the dangers, offers direction for choosing safe foods, and provides a critique of our current system that suggests ways it can be fixed, or at least improved. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - RA601.5 .D86 2015
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Eat like a champion: performance nutrition for your young athlete
by Castle, Jill

9780814436233Jill CastleEat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young AthleteKids have their own nutritional needs--especially athletic kids. Yet most young athletes aren't eating properly to compete. Even if they're on a "healthy" diet, it's often supplemented by convenient but empty calories that are actually slowing them down.Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. Eat Like a Champion will help their parents: Tailor diets for training, competition, and even off-seasonFind the best food options, whether at home or on the goAddress counterproductive or unhealthy eating patternsUnderstand where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do--and don't--fit inAnd moreIt took a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition to write a book as focused and informative as this--complete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win. It's a must-read for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - TX361.A8 C38 2015
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The China study: the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health
by Campbell, T. Colin; Campbell, Thomas M., II

9781932100662T. Colin Campbell; Thomas M. Campbell; John Robbins (Foreword by); Howard Lyman (Preface by)The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term HealthEven today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an "adult" disease, at an alarming rate. If we're obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago? In The China Study , Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" and the "most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease." The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging. [This book is also available in Spanish, El Estudio de China .] - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - RA784 .C235 2006
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - RA784 .C235 2006
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The Paleo diet
by Cordain, Loren

9780470913024Loren CordainThe Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to EatEat for better health and weight loss the Paleo way with this revised edition of the bestselling guide-over 100,000 copies sold to date! Healthy, delicious, and simple, the Paleo Diet is the diet we were designed to eat. If you want to lose weight-up to 75 pounds in six months-or if you want to attain optimal health, The Paleo Diet will work wonders. Dr. Loren Cordain demonstrates how, by eating your fill of satisfying and delicious lean meats and fish, fresh fruits, snacks, and non-starchy vegetables, you can lose weight and prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and many other illnesses. Breakthrough nutrition program based on eating the foods we were genetically designed to eat-lean meats and fish and other foods that made up the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors This revised edition features new weight-loss material and recipes plus the latest information drawn from breaking Paleolithic research Six weeks of Paleo meal plans to jumpstart a healthy and enjoyable new way of eating as well as dozens of recipes This bestselling guide written by the world's leading expert on Paleolithic eating has been adopted as a bible of the CrossFit movement The Paleo Diet is the only diet proven by nature to fight disease, provide maximum energy, and keep you naturally thin, strong, and active-while enjoying every satisfying and delicious bite. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - RM237.65 .C67 2011
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - RM237.65 .C67 2011
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Featured Fitness Books


ACSM's introduction to exercise science
by Potteiger, Jeffrey Aaron

9781451176728American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) StaffACSM's Introduction to Exercise ScienceDeveloped by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this engaging and authoritative book provides an overview of exercise science and related areas, such as athletic training and sports medicine, to help readers develop an understanding of the basics of exercise science and the range of career paths in the field. Now in striking full color, this Second Edition reflects the most current trends and theories in the field and is enhanced by dynamic new videos that showcase different careers in exercise science. Demonstrating how exercise science principles are applied in real world settings, the book covers all the core disciplines of exercise science, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor control and learning, nutrition, and sports injury. An ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) publication, this book reflects the standards for quality and excellence set by the leading exercise science organization in the world. Gain insight into what it takes to prepare for a successful career in the field through fascinating interviews with prominent exercise science professionals--now enhanced by NEW video clips. Enhance your understanding of a wide range of exercise science careers through NEW Video Fieldtrips that explore different real world settings. Master key concepts through chapter objectives, key terms and definitions, chapter summaries, review questions , and Thinking Critically boxes that pose questions to stimulate further thought. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - QP301 .P637 2014
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ACSM's resource manual for Guidelines for exercise testing and prescription
by Swain, David P

9781609139568American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) StaffACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription was created as a complement to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs and the major position stands of the ACSM. The 7th edition provides information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth in the new edition of Guidelines, and explains the science behind the exercise testing and prescription. ACSM's Resource Manual is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fitness and clinical exercise fields, as well as those in academic training. Highlights include: #65533; An expanded behavior change section with the tools needed to motivate people to begin exercise and then adhere to a program #65533; Content reflects the most recent research findings in the field as well as ACSM position stands - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - RM725 .R42 2014
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Careers in sport, fitness, and exercise

9780736095662American Kinesiology Association StaffCareers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is your guide to landing your dream job in one of today's most exciting, popular, and fastest-growing industries Produced by the American Kinesiology Association, this hands-on guide includes detailed job descriptions, information on working conditions, salary ranges, responsibilities, key skills, and required certifications for 36 careers in sport and fitness: - Aquatic therapist - Athletic trainer (college or university sport team) - Athletic trainer (high school sport team) - Athletic trainer (as physician extender) - Athletic trainer (clinical) - Personal trainer - Group exercise instructor - Strength and conditioning coach - Fitness center owner or manager - Fitness leader in gerontology settings - Health promotion specialist - Fitness specialist - Physical education teacher - Sport instructor - Coach - Sport official - Sport psychologist - Sport administrator - Sport marketer - Media and public relations specialist - Professional scout - Sport event manager - Sport journalist - Sport facility operations manager - Clinical exercise physiologist - Certified clinical exercise specialist - Sport dietitian - Sports medicine clinic director - Physical therapist - Occupational therapist - Medical and osteopathic physicians - Chiropractor - Physician assistant - Kinesiology professor - Kinesiology researcher - Kinesiology department administrator If you are ready to pursue a job in the sport, fitness, or exercise industry, Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is one resource you can't be without. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - CARCOLL - GV734.3 .C39 2011
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - GV734.3 .C39 2011
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The student's anatomy of exercise manual
by Ashwell, Ken W. S

9781438001135Ken AshwellThe Student's Anatomy of Exercise Manual: A Hands-on Learning Tool for Anatomy Students and Medical PractitionersHealth and fitness trainers, students of sports science, and men and women intent on getting into better physical shape will recognize and value this manual as a key guidebook and information resource. Its contents include-- 50 essential exercises, described and illustrated, and including stretching, weightlifting, and cardiovascular routines 200 anatomical color illustrations showing the active and stabilizer muscles used in each exercise A glossary of anatomical terms A 30-page workbook section with line illustrations of the muscular system Health and fitness students are advised to use the workbook by shading the various parts of the muscular system with colored pencils as an aid to memorizing locations of muscles. Visualizing and understanding which muscles are activated during exercise helps to improve the effectiveness of workout and rehabilitation routines. Full-color illustrations throughout. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - QP301 .A84 2012
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ACSM's resources for the personal trainer
by Bushman, Barbara Ann; Battista, Rebecca

9781451108590American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) StaffACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer provides a broad introduction to the field of personal training, covering both basic science topics and practical application. It was originally designed to help people prepare for the ACSM Personal Training Certification Exam. It continues to serve that function, but the market for it has expanded to practitioners in the field looking for an additional resource, as well as in an academic setting where the book is a core text for personal training programs. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - GV428.7 .A47 2014
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - GV428.7 .A47 2014
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