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Vitamins For Dummies

Author : Christopher Hobbs
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“Christopher Hobbs and Elson Haas...take a complicated field and...make sense of it.” —Ron Lawrence, MD, PhD, Director, Council on Natural Nutrition Don’t forget to take your vitamins! It’s good advice. But everybody’s needs are different. Age, lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, diet, and habits all play a role in determining which vitamins and minerals you need more or less of in your diet. Like traffic lights, vitamins help regulate your body’ most basic functions at the cellular level. And just like those red, green and amber beacons, they must be synchronized—not too many or too few—to get you through your life’s journey in good shape. Now Vitamins For Dummies shows you how to have green lights all the way. Confused by vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Can’t tell the difference between gingko and ginseng? In this straight-talking guide, two experts cut through the confusion and help you: Get a handle on what each vitamin mineral and supplement does Create a personalized supplement program Understand the fine print on the labels Combat or prevent specific ailments Enhance memory, mood, and energy Slow the aging progress Drawing upon their years of experience in clinical practice as well as the latest scientific research into nutritional supplements, Chris Hobbs and Elson Haas, MD, tell you, in plain English, what you need to know to make informed decisions about which supplements you take. They cover: The ABCs of vitamins All about minerals Amino acids and proteins—the body’s building blocks The importance of fats and oils Common supplements for digestion Super-foods and other great supplements The top 40 herbal supplements As an added bonus, Vitamins For Dummies features a quick-reference, A-to-Z guide to treatments for 90 common complaints. From acne to motion sickness to varicose veins, the authors describe complete healing programs that include vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and lifestyle changes. Your complete A-to-Zinc guide to vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements, Vitamins For Dummies is your ticket to good health and long life.

Nutrition For Dummies

Author : Carol Ann Rinzler
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Get the straight facts on nutrition, slim down, and feel great You've been hearing it since you were a kid: "You are what you eat." And this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining healthy weight and lifelong good health—no matter how you slice it. Nutrition For Dummies, 6th Edition is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition that shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang for your buck. This book gives you the know-how to put together a shopping list, prepare healthy foods, and easily cut calories. The latest edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet—one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease. This updated edition of Nutrition For Dummies reflects the latest suggested guidelines and details in plain English so you can incorporate these recommendations for living a nutritionally sound life. You'll get updated RDAs on vitamins and nutritional supplements; find out why you should eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and other plant-based foods; understand the importance of cholesterol for brain health; get the latest information on obesity; and more. Decipher the latest nutrition facts, labels, and guidelines Understand why sugar is the most controversial subject in diet today Grasp the truth about vitamin supplements and energy drinks Make informed decisions about your own nutrition choices An apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition For Dummies, 6th Edition you can be on your way to living a happier, healthier, and longer life.

Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies

Author : Marina S. Kurian
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Your trusted guide to surgical weight-loss Sixty percent of individuals over the age of 20—or 58 million people in the U.S.—are overweight. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, many Americans are researching the benefits and complications of weight-loss surgeries. Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies, 2nd edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to understanding the impact of surgical weight-loss before, during, and after surgery. Weight-loss surgery is often an overweight person's last resort, and it comes with many risks, questions, and fears. So how do you know if it's right for you? Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies gives you expert guidance on knowing whether you qualify for the procedures, advice on choosing the best center and doctor, and trusted information on evaluating the risks involved. Plus, it helps you plan to finance the procedure, prepare for surgery, and achieve the best results as you adjust to a new diet and lifestyle post-surgery. Trusted information on choosing a weight loss surgery that's best for you Advice on what to expect before, during, and after surgery Sample recipes and information to ensure you're getting proper nutrition post-surgery If you or a loved one is considering gastric bypass surgery, Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies gives you everything you need to decide if it's the right course of action, what to expect during recovery, and how to ensure the best results through healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity.

Healing Foods For Dummies

Author : Molly Siple
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You must know by now—since you’ve heard it at least a million times since kindergarten—that eating too much junk food and other poor quality, empty-calorie foods, will make you look and feel lousy and ruin your health. And you also know that eating a balanced diet will help keep you healthy and looking good. But did you know that there are foods that actually heal? Harassed by hay fever? Try garlic or onions, or if you prefer something sweet, try papaya or pineapple. Bugged by dermatitis? Broccoli and kale can stop the itch, so can salmon and tuna. For earaches you might try ginger, walnuts, onions, or papaya. And chili peppers are great for relieving the symptoms of bronchitis. The delicious way to better health, Healing Foods For Dummies puts the “treat” back in treatment. Packed with shopping tips, cooking tricks, and more than 60 scrumptious recipes, this bountiful guide shows you how to: Harness the healing power of ordinary foods Know which foods to avoid for specific problems Help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart attack Relieve the symptoms of common ailments Fight off fatigue and improve your mood Get your family eating right Guided by crack nutritionist and bestselling author of nutritional guides and award-winning cookbooks, Molly Siple, you’ll discover hundreds of healing foods and the vitamins, minerals and therapeutic phytochemicals they contain. From alfalfa to zucchini, she describes an array of best nutritional remedies, and she supplies: Easy-to-follow instructions on how to shop for healthy, good tasting foods A Symptom Guide—simple and easy nutritional remedies for more than 80 common conditions, listed alphabetically by symptom An A-to-Z guide to 100 healing foods available at your neighborhood supermarket More than 60 recipes for easy-to-prepare healing appetizers, beverages, breads, breakfasts, condiments and seasonings, dairy foods, desserts, and more This friendly, caring, and accessible introduction to the world of healing foods medicine is a fun, fact-filled resource for anyone looking for a safe, easy-to-use alternative, or supplement, to conventional medicine, and who looks forward to a long, healthy life.

Vitamin D For Dummies

Author : Alan L. Rubin
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Your plain-English guide to the many benefits of Vitamin D Vitamin D is in the news every day, as new tests and studies reveal encouraging information about its power in maintaining good health and preventing major illnesses. No longer thought to just play a role in calcium intake and bone growth, Vitamin D has a host of other functions in the body, playing a role in prevention of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as boosting immunity, improving athletic performance, losing weight, and more. This hands-on, plain-English guide is perfect for anyone looking for helpful advice and information on the "nutrient of the decade." Coverage of how Vitamin D works, and how much is needed for disease prevention How and where to get sufficient amounts of the right kind of Vitamin D – from both your diet and nutritional supplements The best ways to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D If you're looking to learn more about the many benefits Vitamin D can have on you and your family, you'll find everything you need right here.

Biochemistry For Dummies

Author : John T. Moore
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Are you baffled by biochemistry? You’re not the first, and you won’t be the last. Here’s the good news — you don’t have to stay baffled! Biochemistry For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to get a handle on biochemistry, apply the science, raise your grades, and prepare yourself to ace any standardized test. This friendly, unintimidating guide presents an overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course and makes biochemistry basics easy to understand. It explains all the topics and practical applications in plain English. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, you’ll identify biochemical structures and reactions, send your grades soaring, and start looking forward to your next class, instead of dreading it. Discover how to: Master biochemistry basics Work through biochemistry problems Prepare for standardized tests Grasp amino acid and protein structures Nail down enzyme terminology Get a grip on the Michaelis-Menton equation Load up on carbo knowledge Crack the nucleic acid code Learn to love lipids — but not too much Master the ABCs of vitamins Apply biochem in everyday life Explore a career in the field From water chemistry to protein synthesis Biochemistry For Dummies gives you the vital information, clear explanations, and important insights you need to increase your understanding and improve your performance on any biochemistry test.

DASH Diet For Dummies

Author : Sarah Samaan
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Lower your blood pressure in just two weeks with the #1 rateddiet When high blood pressure becomes chronic, it's calledhypertension—a condition that affects 970 million peopleworldwide, and is classified by the World Health Organization as aleading cause of premature death. While medications can help,nothing beats dietary and lifestyle modifications in the fightagainst high blood pressure, and the DASH diet is a powerful toolin your arsenal. Focusing on lowering sodium intake and increasingfiber, vitamins, and minerals can help lower your blood pressure inas little as two weeks. It's no wonder that the DASH Diet is rankedas the number 1 diet for three years in a row and is endorsed bythe American Heart Association, The National Heart, Blood, and LungInstitute, and The Mayo Clinic. DASH Diet for Dummies is your ultimate guide to takingcontrol of your body once and for all. Originally conceived toalleviate hypertension, the DASH Diet has been proven effectiveagainst a number of conditions including Type 2 diabetes, metabolicsyndrome, PCOS, weight loss, and more. DASH Diet for Dummiescontains all the information you need to put the diet intopractice, including: Over 40 DASH-approved recipes, including meals, snacks, anddesserts 100+ DASH-approved foods, including meats, seafood, sweets, andmore Tips for navigating the grocery store and choosing healthierfare A 14-day Menu Planner to help you get started today The DASH Diet is built upon the principles of healthy eating andgetting the most nutritional bang for your buck. Doctors evenrecommend DASH to their healthy patients as an easy, stress-freeway to adopt the food habits that will serve them for life. DASHDiet for Dummies is your roadmap on the journey to good health,so get ready to start feeling better every day.

Dog Training For Dummies

Author : Jack Volhard
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Make training fun and effective This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend. Concentrate on canines — discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy's arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining Put your best paw forward — teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking Take training to the next level — get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more Open the book and find: Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands Helpful advice on crate training Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young Health issues that can interfere with training Experts to turn to for training help Learn to: Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool Select the gear you need for training success Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down Eliminate unwanted behavior

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Author : Audrey Pavia
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Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!

Fertility and Infertility For Dummies

Author : Dr. Gillian Lockwood
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This friendly guide combines professional and personal advice on every aspect of fertility and infertility. From deciding when to seek help and what help to seek, to the emotional, fi nancial, and medical considerations of fertility treatments, you'll be reassured every step of the way with all the support and specialist advice you need to increase your chances of a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Cancer Nutrition and Recipes For Dummies

Author : Christina T. Loguidice
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Fight cancer from the inside out Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can be as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutritional advice is usually not part of the program. Yet eating the right foods can actually help lessen the strength of some of the most powerful symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment, allowing the patient to better fight the disease. Now, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies is your trusted, informative guide to fighting cancer from the inside out. Designed for cancer patients and their families, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies focuses on foods best tolerated during—and that can ease side effects of—cancer treatment. It also offers advice for menu planning, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges, and much more. Serves as a guide for cancer nutrition before, during, and after treatment Gives you a wealth of easy, immediate steps to speed up the healing process through diet Offers advice on treatment as well as solutions to common side effects like dehydration, fatigue, and nausea Enables cancer patients to put their strongest foot forward when starting treatment Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies targets those dealing with cancer and the loved ones who take care of them, aiding both parties in alleviating some of the side effects of the cancer treatment through change in diet.

Pregnancy For Dummies

Author : Joanne Stone
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The reassuring guide to a happy, healthy pregnancy This new edition offers soon-to-be moms and dads detailed, friendly information on preparing and planning for pregnancy. You'll find guidance on the basics, as well as special considerations like age, multiple births, complications, illness, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and everything in between. Now in a portable, handy trim size that makes it easy to keep with you on the go, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition is your go-to guide on everything you'll encounter during the first, second, and third trimesters—and beyond. Packed with new information and the latest developments in medical technology, it puts your mind at ease by offering straightforward answers to all the questions you may have about pregnancy, including health risks during pregnancy, fertility problems and solutions, "on demand" cesarean sections, weight gain during pregnancy, the correlation between mercury and autism, ways to stay emotionally and physically healthy during pregnancy, and much more. Includes a complete guide to pregnancy, through all three trimesters and beyond, including a week-by-week account of what to expect during pregnancy Covers the latest information related to healthcare and pregnancy, including the latest on vaccinations, fertility problems, and prenatal diagnoses Offers advice on picking a doctor, planning prenatal visits, and designing a birthing plan Explains the stages of labor and how to care for yourself and your newborn after childbirth If you're an expectant parent, Pregnancy For Dummies, 4th Edition covers everything mom and baby experience before, during, and after childbirth.

Hypoglycemia For Dummies

Author : Cheryl Chow
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If you’re hypoglycemic, you know that you don’t have to go to an amusement park to experience the roller coaster effect: your ups and downs are frequent and interfere with your quality of life. Your colleagues, family, and friends may be tired of your moods, your chronic fatigue, and your various aches and illnesses—none of which seem to have a clear cause. You get the jitters, you’re nervous, and you can get edgy and irritable at the drop of a hat, especially if you haven’t eaten in a while. Now there’s a book to give you a better understanding of hypoglycemia and an easy-to-follow program for recovery. Hypoglycemia For Dummies sorts through the confusion surrounding this condition, presenting expert information on diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment options for anyone who suffers from this disease—or knows someone who does. You’ll discover the different types of hypoglycemia, the most common symptoms, and the link between hypoglycemia and diabetes. This p lain-English guide shows you how to: Diagnose low blood sugar Choose the best form of treatment for your condition Create a practical, healthy, doable diet Develop a enjoyable exercise regimen Deal with depression and anxiety Achieve and maintain your ideal weight You’ll find step-by-step guidelines to help you get your blood sugar under control, as well as advice on finding the right doctor and setting up a support network. Hypoglycemia For Dummies also covers: Overlapping syndromes, such as fibromyalgia and candidasis Glucose tolerance tests Easy ways to keep your diet in balance Easing symptoms and energizing with aerobics, yoga, and weights Vitamins and supplements Dealing with hypoglycemia in the workplace and in relationships Stress-reduction through breathing exercises, meditating, and self-hypnosis Featuring delicious, healthy recipes that will ease your symptoms, tips for tackling temptation, and a list of helpful resources, Hypoglycemia For Dummies provides the information you need to get a handle on the disease, make changes in your lifestyle, and improve your well-being.

Triathlon Training For Dummies

Author : Deirdre Pitney
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Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level Get into your best possible shape Select the right equipment and sportswear Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon Fuel your body and prevent injuries Prepare for training sessions Maintain energy and recover quickly Set training schedules for every triathlon event Treat common training and racing injuries Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.

Living Vegan For Dummies

Author : Alexandra Jamieson
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The fun and easy way® to live a vegan lifestyle Are you thinking about becoming a vegan? Already a practicing vegan? More than 3 million Americans currently live a vegan lifestyle, and that number is growing. Living Vegan For Dummies is your one-stop resource for understanding vegan practices, sharing them with your friends and loved ones, and maintaining a vegan way of life. This friendly, practical guide explains the types of products that vegans abstain from eating and consuming, and provides healthy and animal-free options. You'll see how to create a balanced, nutritious vegan diet; read food and product labels to determine animal-derived product content; and stock a vegan pantry. You'll also get 40 great-tasting recipes to expand your cooking repertoire. Features expert guidance in living a vegan lifestyle and explaining it to friends and family Includes proper dietary guidelines so you can get the nutrition you need Gives you several action plans for making the switch to veganism Provides parents with everything they need to understand and support their children's choices With the tips and advice in Living Vegan For Dummies, you can truly live and enjoy a vegan way of life!

Nutrition For Canadians For Dummies

Author : Carol Ann Rinzler
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Contains the latest information from Canada's Food Guide Get the facts on good nutrition, slim down, and feel great Good nutrition is the key to a healthy weight and lifelong good health. But with more and more food choices available in today's grocery stores and restaurants, how do you make sure you and your family are eating right? With information from the latest guidelines and research, this friendly guide is just what you need to make the right food choices every day. Discover how to: Interpret nutrition labels Prepare delicious, healthy meals Keep portion sizes under control Eat smart when eating out Evaluate natural health supplements

Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies

Author : Carol Ann Rinzler
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Need to get your cholesterol in check? You’ll find the latest information about cholesterol, including treatments, drug information, and dietary advice, in Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2nd Edition, an easy-to-understand guide to cholesterol control. You’ll learn how to lower your numbers and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. You’ll also find out how to eat and exercise properly, use vitamins and supplements, and quit unhealthy habits. You’ll find out cholesterol’s positive functions and why too much can be a bad thing. You can also assess your cholesterol risk by taking your age, sex, ethnicity, and family history into consideration. Find out what you need to ask your doctor about stress tests, ECBT, and angiograms to check for plaque buildup. Design a cholesterol-crushing diet and understand which foods can help you lower your numbers. Find out how smoking, alcohol, exercise, excess weight, supplements, and prescription medications affect your cholesterol levels. Find out how to: Assess your cholesterol risk Understand the benefits and risks associated with cholesterol Design and adhere to a cholesterol-lowering diet Avoid dangerous drugs Reduce your risk of heart attack Choose fats and fibers correctly Check for plaque buildup Complete with lists of ten important cholesterol websites, ten nutrition websites, ten cholesterol myths, ten landmarks in cholesterol history, ten foods that raise your cholesterol, and ten foods that lower your cholesterol, Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help keep your cholesterol levels under control for good!

Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies

Author : Jennie Kramer
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Control binge eating and get on the path to recovery Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies provides trusted information, resources, tools, and activities to help you and your loved ones understand your binge eating — and gain control over it. Written with compassion and authority, it uses stories and examples from the authors' work with clients they've helped to overcome this complicated disorder. In Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, you'll find information and insight on identifying the symptoms of binge eating disorder, overcoming eating as an addiction, ways to overcome the urge to binge, how to institute a healthy eating pattern, ways to deal with anxiety and emotional eating, and much more. Provides professional resources for seeking additional help for binge eating Includes advice on talking with loved ones about binge eating Offers tips and guidance to establish a safe and healthy recovery plan Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies is for those currently suffering or recovering from BED, as well as families and friends looking for a comprehensive and expert resource to this widespread but largely misunderstood disorder.

Boston Terriers For Dummies

Author : Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
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Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you’re thinking about adding one of these “American Gentlemen” to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent! Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You’ll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier is the right dog for you and your family. From feeding and grooming to basic training, you get all the tips any Boston owner needs to make their dog feel welcome, loved, and well-cared for. You’ll discover how to: Understand the breed’s origin and history Choose the right Boston Terrier for you Puppy-proof your home and yard Teach your Boston basic commands Housetrain and socialize your puppy Correct Boston behavior gone bad Handle breed-specific health concerns Enhance your dog’s quality of life Travel with your Boston—or find a reputable sitter Care for the senior dog Complete with sections on nutrition, first aid, and exercise and play, Boston Terriers For Dummies is the only guide you need to raise a happy, healthy dog!

Plant Based Diet For Dummies

Author : Marni Wasserman
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Get healthy, lose weight, and feel great on a plant-baseddiet The benefits of a plant-based diet have been publicized far andwide, and you can no longer deny it—you're fully ready toexperience the health benefits of this lifestyle. Plant-BasedDiet For Dummies has been created to help even the moststubborn carnivores adapt to and even learn to find joy in aplant-based diet. Besides providing useful tips, delicious recipes,and meal ideas, this lively resource discusses all you have to gainfrom adopting healthier eating habits, including a decreased riskfor cancer, a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, a lowercholesterol count and blood pressure, and a lower risk, andprevention, of diabetes. A meat-free lifestyle has many benefitsfor your body, and author Marni Wasserman takes you on a journey ofdiscovery into the exciting world of fruits, vegetables, and othernutrient-rich foods. A plant-based diet, while similar to vegetarian and vegan diets,is different in that it allows an individual to experience thebenefits of vegetarianism without focusing on the politics of ameat-free lifestyle. This book takes the mystery out of adoptingbetter food habits and making better meal choices. It shows you howto stock your kitchen, cook fantastic meals, and discover thewealth of delicious ingredients at your fingertips. Discusses how to improve energy, lower cholesterol, and protectthe body's cells, all through better diet options Includes more than 40 mouthwatering recipes and sample menuplans Gives specific advice and instructions for athletes, thosebattling illnesses, expectant parents, seniors, and children Covers which plant foods are good sources of fat, protein,complex carbohydrates, and fiber Get healthy, lose weight, and feel great on a plant-baseddiet.