Overview

Learn the fundamentals of good nutrition from a trusted medical professional and explore how to apply this knowledge to improve your own health.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: Why We Eat What We Do
  • 2: Sources of Nutrition Fact and Fiction
  • 3: Our Underappreciated Digestive Tract
  • 4: It's All about the Calories!
  • 5: Hydration-You Are What You Drink
  • 6: Not All Carbohydrates Are Created Equal
  • 7: Facts on Fiber
  • 8: Protein-An Indispensable Nutrient
  • 9: Fat, Fat Everywhere!
  • 10: Vitamins-Spotlight on C
  • 11: Vitamins A and K-Multitaskers
  • 12: Vitamin E-Fallen Hero; Vitamin D-Rising Star
  • 13: B Vitamin Basics
  • 14: The Major Minerals
  • 15: The Highs and Lows of Sodium and Potassium
  • 16: Iron, Zinc, Selenium-Balance Is Everything
  • 17: Cardiovascular Disease-What Are the Risks?
  • 18: A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
  • 19: The DASH Diet-A Lifesaver
  • 20: Obesity-Public Health Enemy Number One
  • 21: Healthy Weight Management
  • 22: Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
  • 23: Dietary Approaches to Weight Management
  • 24: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
  • 25: Nutrition and Digestive Health
  • 26: Prebiotics and Probiotics in Your Diet
  • 27: Food Safety-It's in Your Hands
  • 28: Demystifying Food Labels
  • 29: Facts on Functional Foods
  • 30: A Look at Herbal Therapy
  • 31: Organic or Conventional-Your Choice
  • 32: Fake or Real-Sugars and Fats
  • 33: Creating Your Own Personal Nutrition Plan
  • 34: Exercise and Nutrition-Partners for Life
  • 35: The Future of Nutrition-Science and Trends
  • 36: Nutrition Facts and FAQs