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Nutrition Made Clear Lecture

Nutrition Made Clear

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Publisher's Summary

Nutrition is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet a world of misconceptions and promises of easy results too often stands in our way - and can even be harmful to our overall health.

The key is to cut through the noise and find the medically backed, statistically proven information about healthy eating and living. These 36 in-depth lectures explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and offer a practical guide for applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle.The power of nutrition lies not just in grasping the concepts behind it, but also in applying those concepts to daily living. This means learning where to find authoritative nutrition information, mastering the science behind nutrients and the body, recognizing what your personal daily requirements of each nutrient should be, building a distinct exercise regimen, and more.

A dietitian and award-winning lecturer, Professor Anding gives you a wealth of invaluable tips you can easily apply to your own eating habits. You'll learn how to calculate your own dietary needs, how to create your own nutrition and exercise plans, how to recognize when a product or service is really a health fraud, and more.

Crafted with the needs of individual people in mind, this course is both a fascinating learning experience and the perfect investment in your personal health - one that will educate you, motivate you, and reward you for the rest of your life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2009 The Great Courses

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    Christian darwen, United Kingdom 31/12/2013
    Christian darwen, United Kingdom 31/12/2013
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    "Nutrition made VERY clear"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Really good book and would recommend to anyone who wants to know about nutrition. Very happy with the content.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jules P Kent 14/06/2016
    Jules P Kent 14/06/2016
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    "Good information - rather too American"

    This provides a very thorough grounding on general nutrition. I liked the narrator, very clear and obviously knows what she is talking about. But it is aimed at an American audience and all the references are to American websites, research etc. Still interesting, but I would prefer an English version.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Annika Sweden 14/01/2014
    Annika Sweden 14/01/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Quite good and comprehensive"

    A quite good and comprehensive 'mainstream' introduction to nutrition, based on solid scientific evidence as available at the time. The format is the usual Great Courses format, i e separate lectures with an introductory snippet of Bach music, and audience applause at the end - not distracting at all, but feels quite natural. The lecturer is heard perfectly clearly throughout, and delivers the text in an engaging style.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Michael W. 11/07/2014
    Michael W. 11/07/2014
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    "Cannot recommend it highly enough."
    If you could sum up Nutrition Made Clear in three words, what would they be?

    Clear. Comprehensive. Credible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good practical advice for every day healthy living. Not bound to some fluffy vegan lifestyle or something like that.


    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Dan YORK, United Kingdom 19/08/2017
    Dan YORK, United Kingdom 19/08/2017
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    "Useful for the basics but seems dated in places"

    Interesting summary of nutrition as of, I believe, 2005 presented in a clear and engaging way. As the author says herself nutrition is still a young science and new discoveries can be expected to overturn current dogma.

    Where I found this pertinant was in the confidence that the 'right' diet is the SAD (Standard American Diet) and in such discussions as how low carb (keto) is bad, muscle training should be done by individual groups of muscle and no mention of the benefits of fasting.

    Worth a listen for a summary of nutrition but balance with the current info being shred by people like dom d'agostino.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 20/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "everyone should listen to this without fail"

    everyone should listen to this without fail
    the best way to understanding what you need to have a healthy balanced diet

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 18/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "clear and concise"

    im doing my level 3 personal training and this has been a great aid to my course work and general knowledge.

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    Roberts 03/05/2017
    Roberts 03/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "interesting and beneficial read"

    Took my time with this, as it can be a dry subject. on the whole really interesting and something that everyone should know more about!

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    David 07/04/2017
    David 07/04/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Fact packed guide to nutrition"

    Roberta Anding enthusiastically delivers a very interesting set of lectures on nutrition. All the information provided is evidence-based, and this can be little uncomfortable at times as the Author is old school when it comes to counting calories and exercise.

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    Trish 25/02/2017
    Trish 25/02/2017 Member Since 2016

    Have a love for true life books,

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    "Excellent lectures so to the point"

    This is a great book for anyone who instrested in nutrition I have learned so much from this than I have learned from the class room..
    Very well spoken and easy to understand and every section

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  • Angela
    Playa del Aguila, Spain
    26/08/13
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    "Needs a side book"
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    The information in the book is great, but Prof. Anding is mentioning the booknotes that come with the audio, and that booknotes, at least in this Audible version, don't exist.
    I'd love to have those references, I hope Audible and TGC agree on some kind of downloadable material available for paying customers.
    If you bought the book and agree with me, please agree with my review, that way it will have more chances to be read by someone with influence. Thank you.

    845 of 864 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
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    24/11/15
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    "Be wary of other Reviewers"
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    Other reviewers have stated that the accompanying essential PDF was not included. I don't know if this is an issue that was present in the past and was resolved but I definitely have the accompanying PDF. I personally haven’t been able to find the accompanying PDFs in the audible phone application yet and have quite a few audio books that had them. That said if you go onto the website and browse your library the PDFs are underneath the title of your book.

    38 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • janine
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    18/07/13
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    "Great Information hope audible does more."
    If you could sum up Nutrition Made Clear in three words, what would they be?

    Made me think.


    What did you like best about this story?

    She gave references.


    What about Professor Roberta H. Anding’s performance did you like?

    She speaks well and knows her material. Made the course interesting with her stories.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she spoke on about misinformation.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to know how to get reference materials she spoke of.

    104 of 107 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Jenks, OK, United States
    14/10/13
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    "Comes up short..."
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    Very well done. Informative. I've listened to it twice so far! Only wish it one include a pdf that the author frequently refers to. Come on Great Courses. Why put out an inferior product? It would cost nothing to include the file for the interested learner. And isn't that what it's all about?

    204 of 212 people found this review helpful
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    Hayden, ID, United States
    02/08/13
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    "Good lecture series, needs extra book referred to"
    What did you like best about Nutrition Made Clear? What did you like least?

    Well presented, factual.
    missing tables and formulas referred to in lectures


    Any additional comments?

    Other lecture series have pdf files available for course outline and reference materials.

    232 of 243 people found this review helpful
  • Shannon
    Austin, TX
    13/09/15
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    "YES, there IS a guidebook that comes with it (PDF)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nutrition Made Clear to be better than the print version?

    (Other reviews are incorrect. A Course Guidebook IS available on Audible as a PDF, there is a guide for each chapter/lecture as well as supplemental material and references to many other sources.) I like being able to listen while in the car or on a walk, so I prefer just the audio most of the time. Some of the things in the guidebook enhance the lecture material, and it's great to review after listening to a lecture or to further knowledge on a particular subject. .


    What other book might you compare Nutrition Made Clear to and why?

    It's more like sitting in a college nutrition class than it is like reading a book.


    Which character – as performed by Professor Roberta H. Anding – was your favorite?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. The roughly 30 minute chapters are perfectly broken up to be able to listen to 1-2 per day.


    Any additional comments?

    Great source for learning basic, fundamental facts of nutrition without having to wade through sales of fad diets and magic pills.

    58 of 60 people found this review helpful
  • Bree
    Santa Fe, NM, United States
    23/07/13
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    "WOW!!!! A must listen for EVERY AMERICAN!!!!"

    This series was absolutely eye-opening and amazing! This series takes a scientific approach (the best type) to the entire world of nutrition. It is very easy to follow and understand. Prof. Andling is compelling and her attitude is very open and realistic. I have recently become a strict vegetarian on an entirely plant-based vegan diet (no eggs, cheese, milk, animal products). This series even helped me to better understand how our body works, how food is digested, why getting your vitamins and minerals from whole foods is better than supplements, as well as how to create complete proteins, very essential for a plant-based diet. My Husband is a meat eater and I learned why it is so important to use meat as a side dish in a sea of whole foods and have implemented that in his diet as well. This book also discusses many diseases and other dietary issues that you may experience including real life examples and it will definitely make you assess what types of meds, vitamins, supplements, etc. that you are currently on. It also discussing "dieting" and how our body responds. Towards the end there is an assessment to help you reach your goals or better understand your future nutrition. I am listening to it again! I am also ordering the DVD to send to my inlaws and will keep it handy for the future as each section may apply to your life in different stages or for different people you support. The only downside is she talks about a reference book throughout that we would normally have a copy of, I tried to find that book on Amazon with no luck thus far. I would love to have this entire series in a textbook form. I must say, science has changed so much in the last 10-20 years and I am sure that many things we believe are healthful may indeed drastically change in the future thanks to the progression of science and studies. So I look forward to the updated version one day! P.S. thanks to this course I have a newfound interest in doing more research, as nutrition and fitness which she does talk in great detail about as well, is really our only insurance! Health = Wealth!!!!!

    126 of 135 people found this review helpful
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    TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States
    11/10/13
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    "Lifesaving detailed information"

    This is an excellent course about nutrition. I already knew the basics of this topic, but I learned a lot that will help me improve my immunity and prevent disease - I even learned that I was eating something that was making me sick (sugar alcohols).

    This course goes beyond the usual nutrition advice that you get in health books - "Just eat plant-based foods and exercise" - to give you in-depth knowledge of every aspect of nutrition science. It explores the basics of diet and excercise, but it also addresses vitamins and minerals, supplements, fads, real-world problems (like getting hungry at night), specific diseases (diabetes and celiac), the psychology of nutrition, genetics research, what is happening in your body with cells, molecules, and bacteria in different situations (such as dealing with high cholesterol levels), and how to incorporate small changes in your life to make a big difference.

    There was some really interesting material about the history of nutrition legislation, but refreshingly, politics were left out of it. Not everything in the book is without bias, but at least, when a bias is presented, it is accomanied with researched evidence and analysis supporting it. For the most part, the course was put together with a minimal amount of judgementalism and fussiness.

    I especially liked the frequently asked questions portion in the last chapter. I would recommend listening to that first, but the entire course is valuable, and that's rare for me to say about such a long course.

    The narrator, Dr. Roberta Anding, does a good job, but her voice can become flat and repetitive in its intonation and rhythm. She doesn't really excite you about the topic, but she does a decent job of presenting the material. Essentially, she sounds like any ordinary doctor giving a lecture - scientific and methodical, but somewhat flat.

    This was well worth a credit, and it's something that I will refer to when I need a refresher about nutrition. I can say that it actually improved my health. If I had to, I would purchase it all over again.



    36 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • TKay
    Virginia
    16/07/13
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    "No reference book available....."

    Excellent audiobook. Professor Anding explains the science of nutrition very well. She is a captivating educator. But she continually references a "workbook" that the listener should be referring back to. There is no workbook available for Audible listeners.

    Audible customer support was nothing short of dazed and confused when I called about this situation. It is so frustrating to try and explain a situation to a representative that not only does not understand the audible product line, but is also struggling with the english language.

    95 of 103 people found this review helpful
  • Janie
    Michigan
    22/08/13
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    "Excellent course, terrific presentation"

    Professor Anding is terrific. She is extremely knowledgeable and interesting and I found this course very educational. I have listened to it twice already. She has a couple of sayings that she overuses a lot, but, other than that minor quirk, I loved the course.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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