Naked Calories: Discover How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 03/22/2012
Publication: Name: Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association Publisher: American Psychotherapy Association Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Psychology and mental health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 American Psychotherapy Association ISSN: 1535-4075
Issue: Date: Spring, 2012 Source Volume: 15 Source Issue: 1
Topic: NamedWork: Naked Calories: Discover How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Calton, Mira; Cahon, Jayson
Accession Number: 282741118
Full Text: Naked Calories: Discover How Micronutrients Can Maximize Weight Loss, Prevent Disease and Enhance Your Life

by Mira Calton, CN, and Jayson Cahon, PhD

* 294 pages

* ISBN 978-0984304721

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A diet filled with fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and a daily multivitamin should translate into good health, but some , of our most entrenched beliefs, including the nutritional benefits of the produce and other foods we consume, are turned upside down in this ground-breaking new book, Naked Calories (January 2012, Changing Lives Press). Despite out of control obesity rates, the authors contend that we are in the midst of a hunger crisis; our bodies are actually starving for the vitamins and minerals needed for them to function properly and that the resulting micronutrient deficiency (malnutrition) is an international epidemic and is at the heart of many of today's most common and life-threatening health conditions, including obesity, heart disease, and cancer. The authors urge consumers to become nutrivore; a new way of eating that requires us to seek out rich foods over poor ones and to recognize that micronutrient sufficiency is the basis of good health, regardless of whether you are a vegan, a carnivore, or a locavore. This exhaustively researched book, including a 6-year, 100 country global research expedition to study the diet and lifestyle habits of people all over the world by husband and wife nutrition team, Mira Calton, CN, and Jayson Calton, PhD, offers profound insight into the correlation between the foods we eat and modern health conditions. Naked Calories is the ultimate guidebook-beginning with an easy personal assessment quiz (p. 25) to help readers determine their own micronutrient sufficiency and/or deficiency levels while convincingly building a case for the importance of increasing micronutrient intake with whole foods, better lifestyle habits, and proper supplementation.
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