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Read the Labels on Food

It is definitely in your interest to know what goes into the food that you eat. This chapter looks at one of the really important things you should be doing every time you walk around the supermarket to do your weekly shopping. That is if you really want to not just lose weight but improve […] Read more

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Antioxidants and Cancer

Antioxidants are compounds that have the potential to block the activity of other chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals that have the potential to harm cells. The damage done to the cells, particularly to the DNA of the cells, may play a role in the development of cancer and other diseases […] Read more

Nutrition in Pulmonary Stress

Nutrition in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Pulmonary stress initiates a hypermetabolic, catabolic state. Even when overweight with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), weight loss should be prevented (AND, 2015a). A secondary goal of nutrition therapy is to prevent overfeeding, which leads to excessive CO2 production that further depresses respiratory function. Protein needs in ARDS and […] Read more

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Weight Loss Goals

Set Realistic Goals Setting goals is a part of moving forward and improving our lives. This chapter takes a look at the goals you set for losing weight and how by setting realistic ones, you vastly improve your chances of achieving them as well as making it far more certain that you will not feel […] Read more