Nutrition and Global Health

(Revised First Edition)
Edited by Zuzana Bic
Paperback, 502 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62131-317-5 ©2014
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    When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
    —Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

    The Public Health Collection Series on Nutrition and Global Health informs students of recent global trends in nutrition, and investigates the eating patterns of other cultures as they relate to the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases. After reading the material students will be able to evaluate nutritional risk factors associated with the development of disease, and evaluate and identify eating habits connected to culture and nutritional medicine. They will also know how to use tools like food diaries to track and analyze personal nutrition intake and compare it to recommended guidelines, and design nutritional profiles with recommendations for particular populations.

    Specific topics include:
    • Anti-inflammatories
    • Vegetarian diets
    • Antioxidants
    • Herbs and plant extracts
    • The role of nutrition in mental health
    • Functional foods

    Each chapter has clearly stated objectives to help focus learning, and study questions to encourage discussion and critical thinking.

    Nutrition and Global Health can be used in courses on public health, diet and nutrition and alternative medicine.

    Zuzana Bic, Dr.P.H. (Loma Linda University), MUDr. (King Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) is the Director of Public Health Practice Activities in the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at University of California, Irvine. She is a Lecturer and co-author of several books, including No More Headaches, No More Migraines; Educating instead of Medicating in Public Health; and Nutrition and Global Health. Dr. Bic appeared on several radio and television shows to discuss headaches and migraines, in addition to being recognized as Lecturer of the Year (2008) and Outstanding Professor (2009, 2010, and 2011) at University of California, Irvine. Her research interests includes the study of the impact and application of lifestyle medicine on slowing the process of aging and developing other chronic degenerative diseases.
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