The Nutritional Ages of Women: A Lifetime Guide to Eating Right for Health, Beauty, and Well-Being

Patricia J. Long, Author Macmillan $0 (339p) ISBN 978-0-02-574760-9
In light of the current hoopla over eating sensibly, dressing attractively and keeping fit, this well-researched nutrition guide is quite welcome. Persuasive, effectively reasoned and not without common sense, the book explores women's nutritional (and emotional, in an abbreviated fashion) development from the onset of puberty through old age. An editor of the Journal of Nutritional Education, Long discusses hormonal needs and changes, the body's nutritional requirements and particular aspects of each life cycle (i.e., premenstrual syndrome is included in the chapter on young adulthood). The book also covers weight control, fitness and beauty (including eating disorders); disease prevention (cancer, diabetes, etc.); and lifestyle (eating on the run, at work or in a restaurant when dieting). Long provides more than mere tips in the careful and succinct information about foodstuffsnutritional needs, use (or not) of vitamins, and foods to eat or avoid for stress, headaches and other maladies. The appendixes include helpful charts and healthful recipes. First serial to Health Magazine; BOMC, Prevention Book Club, Nurse's Book Society and Troll Book Club alternates. (June 10)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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