Author(s): Delores C.S. James
Where can scholars in well being magnificence and normal readers flip for correct, loyal, fad-free knowledge? This two-volume reference examines the connection between meals and well being on a ancient, nationwide and private degree. It analyzes how diet has affected high quality of existence, well being and health in quite a lot of international locations at other instances in historical past. The paintings appears on the connections between nutrition and such illnesses as beriberi and scurvy, and the function diet performs in stipulations equivalent to weight and peak will increase, diabetes, and weight problems. Historical in addition to fresh strategies of remedy are introduced from a world standpoint. Dietary tendencies inside of quite a lot of cultures also are lined, starting from the intake conduct of Asian-Americans to these of Central Europe to these normal of Pacific Islanders. The set is wealthy in biographies of influential figures within the fields of diet and drugs equivalent to McDonalds founder Ray Kroc Sylvester Graham, the writer of the now-famous Graham cracker and William Stark, a pioneer in early analysis into balanced diets. Profiles of main organizations equivalent to UNICEF, the National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization entire this global information to well being and diet.