Author: T. Colin Campbell, Howard Jacobson
Publisher: BenBella Books
An analysis of cutting-edge thinking on nutrition answers why a whole-food, plant-based diet provides optimal nutrition and demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten off track.
The Low-Carb Fraud
Author: T. Colin Campbell
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
By now, the low-carb diet’s refrain is a familiar one: Bread is bad for you. Fat doesn’t matter. Carbs are the real reason you can’t lose weight. The low-carb universe Dr. Atkins brought into being continues to expand. Low-carb diets, from South Beach to the Zone and beyond, are still the go-to method for weight-loss for millions. These diets’ marketing may differ, but they all share two crucial components: the condemnation of “carbs” and an emphasis on meat and fat for calories. Even the latest diet trend, the Paleo diet, is—despite its increased focus on (some) whole foods—just another variation on the same carbohydrate fears. In The Low-Carb Fraud, longtime leader in the nutritional science field T. Colin Campbell (author of The China Study and Whole) outlines where (and how) the low-carb proponents get it wrong: where the belief that carbohydrates are bad came from, and why it persists despite all the evidence to the contrary. The foods we misleadingly refer to as “carbs” aren’t all created equal—and treating them that way has major consequences for our nutritional well-being. If you’re considering a low-carb diet, read this e-book first. It will change the way you think about what you eat—and how you should be eating, to lose weight and optimize your health, now and for the long term.
In Zeiten fortschreitender Globalisierung und schnellen technologischen Wandels müssen Organisationen sich und ihre Produkte fortlaufend verbessern und nicht selten komplett neu erfinden. Doch statt Innovationen herrschen häufig eingefahrene Routinen vor. Die Autoren zeigen, wie sich der Weg zu einer innovationsförderlichen Kultur gestalten und die Kompetenz wichtiger Innovatoren gezielt ausbauen lässt. Dazu werden ausgewählte Maßnahmen der Personalentwicklung vorgestellt, die innovationsrelevante Ressourcen der Mitarbeiter und Führungskräfte erschließen. Durch die Implementierung abgestimmter Rahmenkonzepte sowie die Betrachtung von Innovationsprozessen in einem Gesamtzusammenhang wird es der psychologischen Innovationsförderung möglich, einen entscheidenden Beitrag zur Erfüllung unternehmerischer Ziele und Strategien zu leisten.
Author: Geoffrey Abbott
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank," as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything you ever wanted to know about the ultimate penalty---and a lot you never thought to ask. It includes such hair-raising categories as: · Cave of Roses: A rare Swedish method of execution in which the victim was confined to a cave full of snakes and poisonous reptiles. · Bastinado: Involved the victim being caned gently and rhythmically with a lightweight stick on the soles of the feet until the mental collapse and eventual death of the victim. · Sewn in an Animal's Belly: A living person is sewn into the belly of an animal and left to die. · The Spanish Donkey: This method of torture consisted of seating a victim on top of a wall that resembled an inverted "v" with weights attached to the ankles, the weights slowly increased until the victim's body split in two. · Iron Chair: The victim is tied to an iron armchair and pushed nearer and nearer to a blazing fire. · Sawn in Half: Victims are secured in a standing position, pinned between two wide boards fixed between a stake driven deep into the ground while two executioners (one on each side) would wield a long, two-handled saw downwards through the boards. Execution is a unique fascinating look at the grim and gritty history of sanctioned death.
Author: Garth Davis, M.D., Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Harper Collins
An acclaimed surgeon specializing in weight loss delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the diet and health industry’s focus on protein, explaining why it is detrimental to our health, and can prevent us from losing weight. Whether you are seeing a doctor, nutritionist, or a trainer, all of them advise to eat more protein. Foods, drinks, and supplements are loaded with extra protein. Many people use protein for weight control, to gain or lose pounds, while others believe it gives them more energy and is essential for a longer, healthier life. Now, Dr. Garth Davis, an expert in weight loss asks, “Is all this protein making us healthier?” The answer, he emphatically argues, is NO. Too much protein is actually making us sick, fat, and tired, according to Dr. Davis. If you are getting adequate calories in your diet, there is no such thing as protein deficiency. The healthiest countries in the world eat far less protein than we do and yet we have an entire nation on a protein binge getting sicker by the day. As a surgeon treating obese patients, Dr. Davis was frustrated by the ever-increasing number of sick and overweight patients, but it wasn't until his own health scare that he realized he could do something about it. Combining cutting-edge research, with his hands-on patient experience and his years dedicated to analyzing studies of the world’s longest-lived populations, this explosive, groundbreaking book reveals the truth about the dangers of protein and shares a proven approach to weight loss, health, and longevity.
Author: Sissela Bok
Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality.
Federalism and the Welfare State
Author: Herbert Obinger, Stephan Leibfried, Francis G. Castles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume, first published in 2005, focuses on more than a century of interaction between political institutions and social policy outcomes.
Easy-to-read and fast support at the point of care - EBM Guidelines: Summarises the best available evidence - Cochrane reviews - DARE abstracts - Clinical Evidence topics - original articles in medical journals - abstracts in the Health Technology Assessment Database - NHS Economic Evaluation Evaluates and grades the strength of all.
Dialogue The Mixed Game
Author: Edda Weigand
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
The ‘Mixed Game Model’ represents a holistic theory of dialogue which starts from human beings’ competence-in-performance and describes how language is integrated in a general theory of human action and behaviour. Human beings are able to adapt to changing conditions and to pursue their interests by the integrated use of various communicative means, mainly verbal, perceptual and cognitive. The core unit is the dialogic action game or ‘the mixed game’ with human beings at the centre acting and reacting in cultural surroundings. The key to opening up the complex whole is human beings’ nature. The Mixed Game Model demonstrates how the different disciplines of the natural and social sciences and the humanities are mutually interconnected. After a detailed overview of the state of the art, the fundamentals of the theory are laid down. They include a typology of action games which ranges from minimal games to complex institutional games. The description is illustrated by analyses of authentic games.
Basics of Acupuncture
Author: Gabriel Stux, Bruce Pomeranz
Publisher: Springer Verlag
In dem seit 1986 unter dem Titel "Grundlagen der Akupunktur" bestens eingeführten Taschenbuch gibt der Autor eine Einführung in die Akupunktur. Der aktuelle Stand der wissenschaftlichen Akupunkturforschung sowie der Stellenwert der Akupunktur im Rahmen der heutigen Medizin werden beschrieben. Nach einer Abhandlung des philosophischen und theoretischen Hintergrunds der chinesischen Medizin werden die Meridiane und wichtigsten Akupunkturpunkte didaktisch klar dargestellt. Die Techniken der Akupunktur, Moxibustion und Akupressur, die therapeutischen Prinzipien sowie die Punktauswahl bei der Akupunkturtherapie für 95 Krankheitsbilder werden beschrieben. Die vorliegende vierte Auflage zeichnet sich vor allem durch die Aktualisierung der wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen aus.
The story of worker sport
Author: Arnd Krüger, James Riordan
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Although sport historians and sociologists have researched the worldwide economic and political impact of sport, there is a vital part of the history of sport that`s never been completely told. . .until now! >The Story of Worker Sport> is the first book published in English to cover, in-depth, the history of the worker sport movement.Worker sport became prominent during the years between WWI and WWII, fostered by the development of communism and socialism. In >The Story of Worker Sport,> sport and labor history experts from 10 countries discuss the development, fall, and economic effects of worker sport in their own countries. Here are some of the worker countries:--Germany. Dominated by both worker and bourgeouis Turner movements, which believed in creating well-prepared, well-rounded athletes until outlawed by Hitler before WWII.-France. Worker isolation and fragmentation kept worker sport from the success of other economically-advanced countries.-The former Soviet Union. Early experiments in creating a new proletarian sports system and the involvement of the Communist International and Red Sport International organizations affected attitudes of workers to sport and politics between the world wars.-Finland. The creation of and conflict between the Finnish Gymnastics and Sports Federation (SVUL) and the Finnish Worker Sport Federation (TUL) from 1906 until today.-Austria. Movement based on the cultural concept of Austro-Marxism, which is unique in all worker sport. After WWII, the organization was used to integrate workers into existing society rather than to further political aims and it remains today the strongest organization of the Austrian labor movement.-Israel. Hapoel, formed in 1926, is the largest and strongest sport organization in Israel and the only worker sport organization actually controlling its country`s sport despite a continuing debate over the organization`s ideals.Because these and other worker sport movements affected most economically-developed countries, the book also briefly surveys 18 other countries and their experiences with worker sport. It also includes over 100 photos and facsimilies of original documents to help illustrate the worker sport movement`s vital role in the history of sport.
There are few sectors where Šgetting things done sustainably� is as important as it is for the water sector. From drinking water and sanitation to water use in agriculture, industry, and ecosystems, Rafael Ziegler and his co-authors investigate the con
Cancer and Nutrition
Author: Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater, David Kritchevsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The role of nutrition in neoplasia has been of longstanding concern. The subject was addressed by investigators in the first decade of this century, but was dropped. Vigorous attention was paid to this area of oncology in the 1940s, primarily due to the efforts of Dr. A. Tannenbaum at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and the group at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. However, interest waned again until the 1970s when the question of diet and cancer was addressed and it has since been at the forefront of cancer research. The present volume (7) of Human Nutrition: A Comprehensive Treatise summarizes current knowledge in the area of nutrition and cancer. The first chapter is an overview written by John Higginson, whose contribution to understanding of cancer and nutrition spans several decades. The next essays cover epidemiology and physiology. The ensuing chapters address, in tum, those dietary factors relating to nutrition and cancer, namely, carbohydrates, protein, fat, cholesterol, calories, lipotropics, fiber, fruits and vegetables, vitamins, and alcohol. In a field moving as rapidly as this one is now, we can expect to miss a few late-breaking developments, but generally, the literature has been well covered through some time in 1988. Work relating to the effects of diet on oncogenes is in its very early development and has not been addressed as an entity per se.
Environmental Information Systems in Industry and Public Administration provides an overview of worldwide research and development of environmental information systems (ENVIS). This book is the only topical documentation of the highly innovative approach of information systems for environmental protection. Issues are covered from the global and multinational level to industrial solutions for enterprises. In particular, the book deals with protection of air, water and soil, urban and landscape developments, prevention of environmental hazards and waste management.