The first book to identify the eating disorder orthorexia nervosa-an obsession with eating healthfully-and offer expert advice on how to treat it. As Americans become better informed about health, more and more people have turned to diet as a way to lose weight and keep themselves in peak condition. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-disorders in which the sufferer focuses on the quantity of food eaten-have been highly documented over the past decade. But as Dr. Steven Bratman asserts in this breakthrough book, for many people, eating ´´correctly? has become an equally harmful obsession, one that causes them to adopt progressively more rigid diets that not only eliminate crucial nutrients and food groups, but ultimately cost them their overall health, personal relationships, and emotional well-being. Health Food Junkies is the first book to identify this new eating disorder, orthorexia nervosa, and to offer detailed, practical advice on how to cope with and overcome it. Orthorexia nervosa occurs when the victim becomes obsessed, not with the quantity of food eaten, but the quality of the food. What starts as a devotion to healthy eating can evolve into a pattern of incredibly strict diets; victims become so focused on eating a ´´pure? diet (usually raw vegetables and grains) that the planning and preparation of food come to play the dominant role in their lives. Health Food Junkies provides an expert analysis of some of today´s most popular diets-from The Zone to macrobiotics, raw-foodism to food allergy elimination-and shows not only how they can lead to orthorexia, but how they are often built on faulty logic rather than sound medical advice. Offering expert insight gleaned from his work with orthorexia patients, Dr. Bratman outlines the symptoms of orthorexia, describes its progression, and shows readers how to diagnose the condition. Finally, Dr. Bratman offers practical suggestions for intervention and treatment, giving readers the tools they need to conquer this painful disorder, rediscover the joys of eating, and reclaim their lives. From the Hardcover edition.
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By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Johnston explores the themes of empowerment and self-discovery that help women overcome food obsessions.
Adulteration can be defined as ´´the process by which the quality or the nature of a given substance is reduced through the addition of a foreign or an inferior substance´´. The most obvious and simplest reason for adulteration is to increase profit. Food adulteration can be defined as the inclusion of constituents in food items, whose presence is prohibited by regulation, custom and practice or ´´making impure by adding inferior, alien or less desirable materials or elements.´´ The adulteration of spices can have serious implications. In most instances of adulteration, spices are adulterated with material that is not highly toxic or carcinogenic, and therefore it does not present a significant, immediate public health risk. Adulteration in food, oil and fuel cannot be identified manually. So the customers and consumers are easily cheated. To overcome all these human impacts on adulteration and defect identification, automated equipment with good accuracy and speed is needed. The objective of this Book is to detect the adulteration in food using Digital Image Processing (DIP) Techniques and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Technology, to make the consumers aware of the adulterati
A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.
Most of us are really, really good at devising reasons to indulge in foods that derail our diets and healthy eating plans. Who among us hasn´t thought, ´´I had a stressful day, so I deserve this chocolate,´´ or, ´´Buttery popcorn would go so well with this movie!´´ When we view food as a reward, emotional eating can be difficult to overcome. Most fad diets tell you to ´´control´´ your eating, use willpower, ignore your cravings, or just stop eating. Recall for a moment where this got you in the past. Feeling frustrated or hopeless? Maybe it led you to make more excuses? Perhaps you´re thinking I need to get control. This is a sign that the diet mentality may be deeply ingrained in you. Rest assured that there are alternatives to fad dieting and trying to ´´control´´ your body. In But I Deserve This Chocolate!, psychologist Susan Albers takes aim at the fifty most common self-sabotaging thoughts and excuses that keep you from eating right and looking great. This guide dismantles each excuse and offers a mindfulness exercise to help reroute your thoughts so you can meet your health goals. Whether you´re a man or woman, teen or adult, this book is for you if you are trying to eat more mindfully, manage your weight, lose weight, or take charge of your eating habits. Forget the chocolate and unwrap some truly nourishing habits you can feel good about?your body will thank you!
Max Moreton is a rising culinary star and his Newmarket restaurant, The Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim and a widening circle of admirers. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen is shuttered and his reputation takes a hit. Scrambling to meet his next obligation, an exclusive luncheon for forty in the glass-fronted private boxes at the Two Thousand Guineas, Max must overcome the previous evening´s disaster and provide the new American sponsors of the year´s first classic race with a day to remember. Then a bomb blast rips through the private boxes, killing some of Max´s trusted staff as well as many of the guests. As survivors are rushed to the hospital, Max is left to survey the ruins of the grandstand-and of his career. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name-and himself- before it´s too late.
´´It is my expectation that respect for the critical importance of seed sovereignty will in due course be recognised by member states of the United Nations to be as critical to global peace and security as the UN Charter demands in respect of State sovereign equality, justice, human rights and economic and social wellbeing for all peoples.´´ -Denis J. Halliday, UN Assistant Secretary-General 1994-98 ´´A constructive contribution to our understanding of what is going wrong and what can go right in the complex area of seed sovereignty.´´ -Dervla Murphy, renowned travel writer and adventurer ´´Keeping seed diversity alive is the secret ingredient, not just for the good, nutrient-dense food that every cook, gardener and farmer/producer needs, but for strengthening our resilience in the face of multiple environmental threats. This compelling and timely book helps us to understand what we are up against and how we can overcome it.´´ - Darina Allen, internationally renowned cook, founder of Ballymaloe Cookery school and President of the East Cork Convivium of Slow Food This book studies the relationship between globalisation and seed sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comparative case studies of the most recent Kenyan and Ethiopian seed laws, as well as a study of seed sovereignty ´on the ground´ in a locality within Ethiopia. Based on extensive fieldwork, it identifies the interests and motivations of transnational seed corporations, global philanthropic organisations, state actors, and local farmers. It finds significant differences in the wording of seed laws and the exercise of seed sovereignty, applying theories of globalisation to help us better understand these varied outcomes. It shows that seed sovereignty has the potential to be shared between local, national, regional, and global authorities, but in different ways in different countries and localities. In the face of what might sometimes appear to be unstoppable global forces, these findings suggest that the exercise of seed sovereignty can be transformed even in a highly globalised world.
This project is part of the global trend in functional food research and focuses on forming links between two important medicinal natural products for human health; medicinal plants and honey. The principal objective of this project was to produce a novel bioactive honey from medicinal plants using both conventional and alternative honey production methods under highly controlled conditions. The end result of the study is a novel medicinal scientifically-validated honey, produced from a medicinal plant with high bioactivities. This product could, potentially, add value to the therapeutic properties of both, the honey and medicinal plant industries. The value of honey may be increased if it is a scientifically-validated bioactive commodity. Medicinal plant growers will acquire a second income from the same plants. The pollen substitute developed by this project provides a complex mixture which includes proteins, minerals, carbohydrates, and other nutrients to provide sufficient amounts of the requirements to enhance multiple generations of bees, which may help to overcome the serious issue of the dramatic decrease in numbers of bees worldwide.