The Hacker's Diet
by John Walker
How to lose weight and hair through stress and poor nutrition: The Hacker's Diet, notwithstanding its silly subtitle, is a serious book about how to lose weight and permanently maintain whatever weight you desire. It treats dieting and weight control from an engineering and management standpoint, and provides the tools and an understanding of why they work and how to use them that permit the reader to gain control of their own weight. The book is intended primarily for busy, successful engineers, programmers, and managers who have struggled unsuccessfully in the past to lose weight and avoid re-gaining it. Computer-based tools and experiments in Microsoft Excel or the Palm Computing Platform are available, as well as an online Web application, but a computer is not necessary to use the techniques described in the book; paper and pencil alternatives are provided.
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by Michael F. Jacobson - Center for Science in the Public Interest
Examination of scientific studies finds that eating more plant foods and fewer fatty animal products can lead to extra years of healthy living. This book is a description of the links between our diet and serious environmental and health problems.
Comprehensive encyclopedia that will be of use to students researching health and food-science topics. The set examines a variety of subjects such as 'Antioxidants', 'Appetite', 'Fats', 'Malnutrition', 'Soy', and 'Organic Foods'.
by Catherine E. Woteki, Paul R. Thomas - National Academies
The subject is readily accessible to nonscientists in this friendly, easy-to-read guide. Readers will find the heart of the book in the first chapter: the Food and Nutrition Board's dietary plan to reduce the risk of diet-related chronic illness.
by Neal D. Barnard - The Cancer Project
Some diets have a preventive effect for many types of cancer. Boosting your intake of vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables strengthens your immune system and helps knock out cancer cells. It is also smart to avoid meats, dairy products, and fried foods.