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Vitamania by Catherine Price

Title Vitamania
Author Catherine Price
Publisher Penguin Books
Release Date 2016-04-12
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780143108153
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Vitamania, award-winning journalist Catherine Price takes readers on a lively journey through the past, present and future of the mysterious micronutrients known as human vitamins -- an adventure that includes poison squads and political maneuvering, irradiated sheep grease and smuggled rats. Part history, part science, part personal exploration, Price's witty and engaging book reveals how vitamins have profoundly shaped our attitudes toward eating, and investigates the emerging science of how what we eat might affect our offspring for generations to come.--AMAZON.

Vitamania by Rima Apple

Title Vitamania
Author Rima Apple
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date 1996
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 245
ISBN 0813522781
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Vitamania' tells how and why vitamins have become so important to so many Americans. Apple examines the claims and counterclaims of scientists, manufacturers, retailers, politicians, and consumers from the discovery of vitamins in the early twentieth century to the present.

Vitamania by Catherine Price

Title Vitamania
Author Catherine Price
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-02-24
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780698192218
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED* Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, we’ve become blind to the bigger picture: despite our belief that vitamins are an absolute good—and the more of them, the better—vitamins are actually small and surprisingly mysterious pieces of a much larger nutritional puzzle. In Vitamania, award-winning journalist Catherine Price offers a lucid and lively journey through our cherished yet misguided beliefs about vitamins, and reveals a straightforward, blessedly anxiety-free path to enjoyable eating and good health. When vitamins were discovered a mere century ago, they changed the destiny of the human species by preventing and curing many terrifying diseases. Yet it wasn’t long before vitamins spread from labs of scientists into the realm of food marketers and began to take on a life of their own. By the end of the Second World War, vitamins were available in forms never before seen in nature—vitamin gum, vitamin doughnuts, even vitamin beer—and their success showed food manufacturers that adding synthetic vitamins to otherwise nutritionally empty products could convince consumers that they were healthy. The era of “vitamania,” as one 1940s journalist called it, had begun. Though we’ve gained much from our embrace of vitamins, what we’ve lost is a crucial sense of perspective. Vitamins may be essential to our lives, but they are not the only important substances in food. By buying into a century of hype and advertising, we have accepted the false idea that particular dietary chemicals can be used as shortcuts to health—whether they be antioxidants or omega-3s or, yes, vitamins. And it’s our vitamin-inspired desire for effortless shortcuts that created today’s dietary supplement industry, a veritable Wild West of overpromising “miracle” substances that can be legally sold without any proof that they are effective or safe. For the countless individuals seeking to maximize their health and who consider vitamins to be the keys to well-being, Price’s Vitamania will be a game-changing look into the roots of America’s ongoing nutritional confusion. Her travels to vitamin manufacturers and food laboratories and military testing kitchens—along with her deep dive into the history of nutritional science— provide a witty and dynamic narrative arc that binds Vitamania together. The result is a page-turning exploration of the history, science, hype, and future of nutrition. And her ultimate message is both inspiring and straightforward: given all that we don’t know about vitamins and nutrition, the best way to decide what to eat is to stop obsessing and simply embrace this uncertainty head-on. By exposing our extraordinary psychological rela¬tionship with vitamins and challenging us to question our beliefs, Vitamania won’t just change the way we think about vitamins. It will change the way we think about food.

Title The Vitamania Sense And Nonsense Of Vitamins
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019
Category
Total Pages 1
ISBN OCLC:1108230150
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive intake. Almost one billion of us take a regular dietary supplement, mainly vitamin tablets. Vitamins are enthusiastically endorsed by celebrities, and vitamin-fortified foods line our supermarket shelves. But how safe are these products? Is it true that vitamins are natural and therefore can't do you any harm? How are they regulated, and how can parents make the right choices for their children's health. These surprisingly urgent questions are investigated by scientist Dr Derek Muller in Vitamania, the latest documentary made by Emmy Award-winning Australian filmmakers, Genepool Productions.

Vitamania by Catherine Price

Title Vitamania
Author Catherine Price
Publisher Scribe Publications
Release Date 2015-03-25
Category Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781925113693
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The startling story of our devotion to vitamins — and how it keeps us from good health. Health-conscious Australians seek out vitamins any way they can, whether in a morning glass of orange juice, or a daily multivitamin. We believe that vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better — and yet, despite this familiarity, few of us could explain what vitamins actually are. Instead, we outsource our questions to experts, and interpret ‘vitamin’ as shorthand for ‘health’. However, despite a century of scientific research, there is little consensus among experts around even the simplest of questions, whether it’s exactly how much we each require or what these 13 dietary chemicals actually do. The one thing that they do agree upon is that the best way to get our nutrients is in the foods that naturally contain them. But thanks to our love of processed foods (whose natural vitamins and other chemicals have often been removed or destroyed), this is exactly what most of us are not doing. Instead, we allow marketers to use the addition of synthetic vitamins to blind us to what else in food we might be missing, leading us to accept products that we might, and should, otherwise reject. From recounting the experiments of the great explorers to visiting military testing kitchens, Catherine Price reveals the surprising story of how our embrace of vitamins led to today’s Wild West of dietary supplements, and investigates the complicated psychological relationship we’ve developed with these mysterious chemicals. In so doing, she both demolishes many of our society’s most cherished myths about nutrition, and challenges us to re-evaluate our own beliefs. Vitamania won’t just change the way you think about vitamins — it will change the way you think about food. PRAISE FOR CATHERINE PRICE ‘[A] hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story … a commanding, meticulously documented, and riling exposé; rich in dramatic and absurd science and advertising history, lively profiles, and intrepid, eyebrow-raising fieldwork’ Booklist ‘Absorbing and meticulously researched history of the beginnings and causes of our obsession with vitamins and nutrition.’ The New York Times

Title Vitamania Vitamins in American Culture
Author Rima Dombrow Apple
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0813560152
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fear Of Food by Harvey Levenstein

Title Fear of Food
Author Harvey Levenstein
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2012-03-08
Category Cooking
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9780226473741
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A food historian reveals the people and interests that have created and exploited food worries over the years, questioning these "experts" in order to free Americans from the fears that cloud our food choices.

Title How to Break Up with Your Phone
Author Catherine Price
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release Date 2018-02-13
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780399581137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone. Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution. Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good. You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.

Nutritionism by Gyorgy Scrinis

Title Nutritionism
Author Gyorgy Scrinis
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2013-06-18
Category Cooking
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780231527149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Popularized by Michael Pollan in his best-selling In Defense of Food, Gyorgy Scrinis's concept of nutritionism refers to the reductive understanding of nutrients as the key indicators of healthy food—an approach that has dominated nutrition science, dietary advice, and food marketing. Scrinis argues this ideology has narrowed and in some cases distorted our appreciation of food quality, such that even highly processed foods may be perceived as healthful depending on their content of "good" or "bad" nutrients. Investigating the butter versus margarine debate, the battle between low-fat, low-carb, and other weight-loss diets, and the food industry's strategic promotion of nutritionally enhanced foods, Scrinis reveals the scientific, social, and economic factors driving our modern fascination with nutrition. Scrinis develops an original framework and terminology for analyzing the characteristics and consequences of nutritionism since the late nineteenth century. He begins with the era of quantification, in which the idea of protective nutrients, caloric reductionism, and vitamins' curative effects took shape. He follows with the era of good and bad nutritionism, which set nutricentric dietary guidelines and defined the parameters of unhealthy nutrients; and concludes with our current era of functional nutritionism, in which the focus has shifted to targeted nutrients, superfoods, and optimal diets. Scrinis's research underscores the critical role of nutrition science and dietary advice in shaping our relationship to food and our bodies and in heightening our nutritional anxieties. He ultimately shows how nutritionism has aligned the demands and perceived needs of consumers with the commercial interests of food manufacturers and corporations. Scrinis also offers an alternative paradigm for assessing the healthfulness of foods—the food quality paradigm—that privileges food production and processing quality, cultural-traditional knowledge, and sensual-practical experience, and promotes less reductive forms of nutrition research and dietary advice.

Vitamania by Rima D. Apple

Title Vitamania
Author Rima D. Apple
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007-08-01
Category
Total Pages 245
ISBN 1422366944
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The importance of vitamins to health is undisputed. But millions of Americans believe that the vitamins they get in their food are not enough. Vitamin supp. have become a multibillion-dollar industry. At the same time, many scientists, consumer advocacy groups, & the FDA doubt that most people need to take vitamin pills. Here, Apple examines the claims & counterclaims of scientists, mfrs., retailers, politicians, & consumers from the discovery of vitamins in the early 20th cent. to the present. She reveals the complicated interests -- scientific, professional, financial -- that have propelled the vitamin industry & its would-be regulators. She documents how consumers have insisted on their right to make their own decisions abut their health & their vitamins. Illustrations.

Mindfulness by Catherine Price

Title Mindfulness
Author Catherine Price
Publisher Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release Date 2016-09-06
Category
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781101905326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of How to Break Up with Your Phone, the Marie Kondo of brains [New York Times] Featuring a sleek, modern design in a toteable package, Mindfulness: A Journal provides you with a series of simple journaling prompts designed to nurture a positive, calming framework to approach the day. Each of the writing prompts gives you space to examine yourself and ponder some of the basic tenets of mindfulness. The journal can be completed at whatever pace you prefer to work at (daily, weekly, or whenever you want) and features inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout, as well as introductory material on the practice of mindfulness and a list of resources for further reading.

Natural Causes by Dan Hurley

Title Natural Causes
Author Dan Hurley
Publisher Broadway
Release Date 2006
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 324
ISBN MINN:31951D02655620K
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An expose of the dark side of the herbal and dietary supplement industry examines the dangerous side effects of popular products, citing the rise in injuries and deaths caused by supplements, as well as the lack of regulation in the industry.

Title The Great American Health Hoax
Author Raymond Francis
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-02-03
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780757318504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Described as "one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease," Raymond Francis draws deeply from his years of personal experience and professional training. A chemist and a graduate of MIT, Raymond exposes the truth about why the conventional approaches to health and disease aren't working. In The Health Hoax, Francis blends wisdom from his previous books with new information and research, then he pulls out all the stops and creates a simple roadmap to health so that you can get well, stay well and never be sick again. Francis believes that, through education, we can put an end to the epidemic of chronic disease while providing a solution to the biggest social and economic problem of this century—the costs of global aging. In The Health Hoax, Francis exposes the truth about how to stay healthy and introduces us to a way of life that can become a "highway to health", while he quite effectively demonstrates that we really don't have to be sick. Then, he reminds us that not only is there absolutely no fun in being sick, but we are going broke trying to pay the cost. Francis realizes that the only solution for individuals and society as a whole is to maintain health. But health is a solution that we must choose, and once we make that choice, we must learn how to achieve it. Fortunately, learning how to be healthy has never been easier—The Health Hoax makes it simple. Because the human organism is a magnificent self-regulating, self-repairing system, it is capable of being completely functional and in excellent health for well over 100 years of vital, productive life. We are the sum of everything that goes into our system – it is our job to support it. When we make the choice to properly care for ourselves, our bodies will reward us with the gift of good health and long life. All we need is a tool to help us master the elements of health that are the most important. This book is that tool. It will empower you to choose health and never be sick again!

Pandora S Lunchbox by Melanie Warner

Title Pandora s Lunchbox
Author Melanie Warner
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-02-26
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 267
ISBN 9781451666731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A former New York Times food industry staff reporter traces her investigative journey into national research labs, food science departments and factories to reveal disturbing facts about today's processed foods and their health implications, in a report that also shares cautionary realities about health foods.

Animal Vegetable Junk by Mark Bittman

Title Animal Vegetable Junk
Author Mark Bittman
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2021-02-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781328971623
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Epic and engrossing." —The New York Times Book Review From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and pioneering journalist, an expansive look at how history has been shaped by humanity’s appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all—and how a better future is within reach. The story of humankind is usually told as one of technological innovation and economic influence—of arrowheads and atomic bombs, settlers and stock markets. But behind it all, there is an even more fundamental driver: Food. In Animal, Vegetable, Junk, trusted food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of how the frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide—and to our current moment, wherein Big Food exacerbates climate change, plunders our planet, and sickens its people. Even still, Bittman refuses to concede that the battle is lost, pointing to activists, workers, and governments around the world who are choosing well-being over corporate greed and gluttony, and fighting to free society from Big Food’s grip. Sweeping, impassioned, and ultimately full of hope, Animal, Vegetable, Junk reveals not only how food has shaped our past, but also how we can transform it to reclaim our future.

Pandora S Lab by Paul A. Offit MD

Title Pandora s Lab
Author Paul A. Offit MD
Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date 2017-04-04
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781426217999
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating—and significant—missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. These are today's sins of science—as deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound, narrated by renowned author and speaker Paul A. Offit. Offit uses these lessons to investigate how we can separate good science from bad, using some of today's most controversial creations—e-cigarettes, GMOs, drug treatments for ADHD—as case studies. For every "Aha!" moment that should have been an "Oh no," this book is an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously—and how we can learn to use its power for good.

Hyperactive by Matthew Smith

Title Hyperactive
Author Matthew Smith
Publisher Reaktion Books
Release Date 2013-02-15
Category History
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781780230566
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Each year, doctors diagnose an average of nine percent of children between the ages of five and seventeen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. One of the most common childhood disorders, it is also one of the most controversial—since first identified in the late 1950s, everyone from medical professionals to politicians have debated its causes, its treatment, and its implications for children. Today, physicians believe it is an inherited neurological disorder best treated with stimulants. Hyperactive provides the first history of ADHD, addressing why children were first diagnosed with the disorder, why biological explanations became predominant, how powerful drugs became the preferred treatment, and why alternative explanations have failed to achieve any legitimacy. Contending that hyperactive children are also a product of their social, cultural, and educational environment, Matthew Smith demonstrates how knowledge about the history of ADHD can lead to better choices about its diagnosis and treatment. A revealing and accessible study of this controversial subject, Hyperactive is an essential book for psychologists, teachers, policymakers, and parents.

Gender And Jim Crow by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Title Gender and Jim Crow
Author Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2013-04-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 410
ISBN 9781469612454
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Glenda Gilmore recovers the rich nuances of southern political history by placing black women at its center. She explores the pivotal and interconnected roles played by gender and race in North Carolina politics from the period immediately preceding the disfranchisement of black men in 1900 to the time black and white women gained the vote in 1920. Gender and Jim Crow argues that the ideology of white supremacy embodied in the Jim Crow laws of the turn of the century profoundly reordered society and that within this environment, black women crafted an enduring tradition of political activism. According to Gilmore, a generation of educated African American women emerged in the 1890s to become, in effect, diplomats to the white community after the disfranchisement of their husbands, brothers, and fathers. Using the lives of African American women to tell the larger story, Gilmore chronicles black women's political strategies, their feminism, and their efforts to forge political ties with white women. Her analysis highlights the active role played by women of both races in the political process and in the emergence of southern progressivism. In addition, Gilmore illuminates the manipulation of concepts of gender by white supremacists and shows how this rhetoric changed once women, black and white, gained the vote.

If Our Bodies Could Talk by James Hamblin

Title If Our Bodies Could Talk
Author James Hamblin
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2016-12-27
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780385540988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." —Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away—and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: • Can I “boost” my immune system? • Does caffeine make me live longer? • Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? • How much sleep do I actually need? • Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? • Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don’t really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses.

Always Hungry by David Ludwig

Title Always Hungry
Author David Ludwig
Publisher Grand Central Life & Style
Release Date 2016-01-05
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781455533855
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Leading Harvard Medical School expert and "obesity warrior" (Time magazine) Dr. David Ludwig rewrites the rules on weight loss, diet, and health in this guide to retraining your cells and reclaiming your health for life. Forget everything you've been taught about dieting. In Always Hungry?, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great. For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn't make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat. That's because fat cells play a key role in determining how much weight you gain or lose. Low-fat diets work against you by triggering fat cells to hoard more calories for themselves, leaving too few for the rest of the body. This "hungry fat" sets off a dangerous chain reaction that leaves you feeling ravenous as your metabolism slows down. Cutting calories only makes the situation worse by creating a battle between mind and metabolism that we're destined to lose. You gain more weight even as you struggle to eat less food. Always Hungry? turns dieting on its head with a three-phase program that ignores calories and targets fat cells directly. The recipes and meal plan include luscious high-fat foods (like nuts and nut butters, full-fat dairy, avocados, and dark chocolate), savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates. The result? Fat cells release their excess calories, and you lose weight - and inches - without battling cravings and constant hunger. This is dieting without deprivation. Forget calories. Forget cravings. Forget dieting. Always hungry? reveals a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight for good.