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Utilitarianism, Vegetarianism, and Human Health

It is generally assumed that the link between utilitarianism and vegetarianism is relatively straightforward. However, a familiar objection to utility-based vegetarianism maintains that, given the massive scale of animal agribusiness, any given person is causally impotent in reducing the overall number of animals raised for food and, thus, in reducing the unfathomably high quantity of disutility engendered thereby.

Carbohydrates and Dietary Fiber

Dietary carbohydrates play a central role in human nutrition because they provide the primary source for the energy we need to fuel bodily functions. Carbohydrates are classified into two basic groups: simple and complex. Most dietary fiber is composed of indigestible carbohydrates, so fiber and related compounds are discussed as well.

Diabetes and Diet: A Type 2 Patient's Successful Efforts at Control

In managing diabetes the patient holds the key. Physicians and others can explain effects and make recommendations, but as yet there is no magic pill to cure diabetes. Once diabetic patients accept responsibility for their care, however, I believe good blood glucose (BG) control is possible for many.

The Celtic Diet

Science and technology have made staggering contributions to our lives over the past five decades, such as medical break-throughs, satellite communications, computers, contact lenses, Kevlar, bank machines, domestic printers, MRI's, Walkmans, Windows, HD TV, fuel cells, space stations, You Tube . . . and the list goes on. Yet, some of the things made high tech should have left alone.

Kidney Stone Diet

Almost everyone knows someone who has had kidney stones. The kidneys filter the blood to remove excess mineral salts and other soluble (dissolvable) wastes. The kidneys also produce the urine that dissolves these wastes and excretes them through the urinary tract. Kidney stones form when the urine becomes so saturated with a certain mineral that no more of it can dissolve into the urine (like trying to dissolve too much sugar in your iced tea). The undissolved portion of the mineral forms crystals that then clump together and grow into hard stones. Kidney stones usually develop in the kidneys. However they can form anywhere in the urinary tract. This condition is medically known as urolithiasis or nephrolithiasis.

The Australian Guide to Healthy eating

A food selection guide has been described as ‘an educational and promotional tool which converts scientific knowledge of food composition and nutritional requirements for health into a practical guide for food selection’ (7). The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a tool which can be used by health and education professionals and the food industry to promote good nutrition in their work.

Dietary Fats: Total Fat and Fatty Acids

Fat is a major source of fuel energy for the body and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids. Neither an Adequate Intake (AI) nor Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)is set for total fat because there are insufficient data to determine a defined level of fat intake at which risk of inadequacy or prevention of chronic disease occurs. An Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR), however, has been estimated for total fat—it is 20 to 35 percent of energy (see Chapter 11). A Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) is not set for total fat because there is no defined intake level of fat at which an adverse effect occurs.

Ketosis and the Optimal Carbohydrate Diet

The response of 73 psychiatric outpatients to manipulation of their dietary intake of carbohydrate was studied with respect to symptoms of anxiety, depression, and dys-perception. In particular these symptoms were evaluated in three conditions: in ketosis, at the transition point from ketosis to non-ketosis, which I regard as an "Optimum Carbohydrate Level" (OCL), and at a higher carbohydrate intake, above 120 g per day. Ketosis was associated with improvement in 28 percent; the OCL was associated with improvement in 68 percent; and carbohydrate intake over 120 g per day was associated with improvement in 12 percent.

The Wonders of Vitamin D

If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, you’ve picked up the right book. Vitamin D deficiency is rampant in the United States today. It’s mind-boggling how many health problems have a D deficiency element. The very important message this book conveys is that by correcting your vitamin D deficiency and fixing the acid-base imbalance in your diet, you can get a new lease on good health once and for all!

The Alkalarian Diet

Dr. Robert O. Young, a nutritional microbiologist, is a pioneer of analyzing living blood cells. Dr. Young has spent years researching diseased and healthy cells under the microscope. He found that unhealthy cells appear dark and mis- shapen, while healthy blood cells are round and vibrant in color, practically glowing in comparison. Dr. Young set out to find what caused this “inner light.” He discovered the essence of life is derived almost exclusively through plants, and that every cell in the body needs the light derived from green plants. The greater the amount of green foods consumed in the diet, the greater the health benefits achieved.

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