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Globesity - TEST ONLY

THIS IS FOR THE TEST ONLY. The e-book can be purchased from Cedar Fort (see link below). It is estimated that 1.4 billion adults—one in three across the globe—are overweight. Registered dietitian and health writer Clare Fleishman explores surprising new suspects contributing to our planet’s expanding girth, including air conditioning, drugs, pollution, and others which get little notice as lack of will power shoulders the blame. This important work examines how we live in a new century and why obesity has become a major killer from the American Midwest to the cities of Europe and across the deserts of Africa.

Gluten & the Brain

Discusses the role of gluten in celiac disease and non-celiac glucose sensitivity. Lists the main food sources of gluten. Identifies the neuropsychiatric components of the gut-brain link to gluten sensitivity. Describes the possible role of the microbiome in gluten sensitivity. Lists the components of a gluten-free diet. Identifies the potential disadvantages of eliminating gluten from the diet.


Discusses how blood pressure is measured and list the values used to define normal, pre-hypertension, and the two stages of hypertension. Lists the health problems associated with hypertension. Identifies the risks associated with isolated systolic hypertension and white coat hypertension. Lists the primary and secondary causes of hypertension. Describes the various risk factors related to hypertension. Identifies the options for treating hypertension with medications or lifestyle changes.


Recognizes the significance of the immune system in combating infection and disease. Distinguishes between innate and adaptive immune responses. Identifies the humoral and cellular components of the non-specific immune response. Differentiates between acute and chronic inflammation. Identifies the mechanisms of combating infection/disease. Outlines the components of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Identifies the differences between functional gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory bowel diseases. Explains the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and identifies appropriate treatment strategies. Discusses the pathophysiology of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative collitis and identify appropriate treatment strategies. Identifies psychosocial issues in chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Discusses new research on the causes of gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcer disease.

Non-traditional Approaches: Anxiety, Insomnia, & Depression

Identifies and describe cognitive behavioral therapy techniques used in treatment of insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Discusses how existing communication technology expands psychotherapeutic treatment options. Lists reasons why many people with anxiety disorders never seek medical help. Discusses how non-traditional approaches can improve patient care and outcomes.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Identifies essential fatty acids and their metabolites, including eicosanoids, and the beneficial role fatty acids play in maintaining health. Describes clinical implications of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and issues surrounding supplementation with these compounds. Discusses possible clinical benefits of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids for various conditions, including neurologic, cardiovascular and immunologic pathology. Identifies issues related to mercury contamination of food sources, including fish and other seafood, and proper dietary recommendations for various categories of patients, including pregnant women, patients with essential fatty acid deficiencies, and patients with neurologic concerns.

Pediatric Nutrition

Describes how suboptimal nutrition in utero and in early neonatal life can “program” an individual to develop health problems in the future. Outlines the factors that contribute to poor quality diets in children. Identifies which nutrients children are most likely to fall short on for their daily needs. Lists health conditions and consequences of poor nutrition in children. Describes appropriate interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Outlines ways to help children develop healthy relationships with food.