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The Omega Principle

Author : Paul Greenberg
ISBN : 9780698183469
Genre : Nature
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By the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids, the "miracle compound" whose story is intertwined with human health and the future of our planet Omega-3 fatty acids have long been celebrated by doctors and dieticians as key to a healthy heart and a sharper brain. In the last few decades, that promise has been encapsulated in one of America's most popular dietary supplements. Omega-3s are today a multi-billion dollar business, and sales are still growing apace--even as recent medical studies caution that the promise of omega-3s may not be what it first appeared. But a closer look at the omega-3 sensation reveals something much deeper and more troubling. The miracle pill is only the latest product of the reduction industry, a vast, global endeavor that over the last century has boiled down trillions of pounds of marine life into animal feed, fertilizer, margarine, and dietary supplements. The creatures that are the victims of that industry seem insignificant to the untrained eye, but turn out to be essential to the survival of whales, penguins, and fish of all kinds, including many that we love to eat. Behind these tiny molecules is a big story: of the push-and-pull of science and business; of the fate of our oceans in a human-dominated age; of the explosion of land food at the expense of healthier and more sustainable seafood; of the human quest for health and long life at all costs. James Beard Award-winning author Paul Greenberg probes the rich and surprising history of omega-3s--from the dawn of complex life, when these compounds were first formed; to human prehistory, when the discovery of seafood may have produced major cognitive leaps for our species; and on to the modern era, when omega-3s may point the way to a bold new direction for our food system. With wit and boundless curiosity, Greenberg brings us along on his travels--from Peru to Antarctica, from the Canary Islands to the Amalfi Coast--to reveal firsthand the practice and repercussions of our unbalanced way of eating. Rigorously reported and winningly told, The Omega Principle is a powerful argument for a more deliberate and forward-thinking relationship to the food we eat and the oceans that sustain us.
Category: Nature

The Value Of Emotions For Knowledge

Author : Laura Candiotto
ISBN : 9783030156671
Genre : Philosophy
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This innovative new volume analyses the role of emotions in knowledge acquisition. It focuses on the field of philosophy of emotions at the exciting intersection between epistemology and philosophy of mind and cognitive science to bring us an in-depth analysis of the epistemological value of emotions in reasoning. With twelve chapters by leading and up-and-coming academics, this edited collection shows that emotions do count for our epistemic enterprise. Against scepticism about the possible positive role emotions play in knowledge, the authors highlight the how and the why of this potential, lucidly exploring the key aspects of the functionality of emotions. This is explored in relation to: specific kinds of knowledge such as self-understanding, group-knowledge and wisdom; specific functions played by certain emotions in these cases, such as disorientation in enquiry and contempt in practical reason; the affective experience of the epistemic subjects and communities.
Category: Philosophy

The Mind Of Christ

Author : T. W. Hunt
ISBN : 9781433675119
Genre : Religion
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Thousands of grateful readers have shared T.W. Hunt's interest and benefited from his insights. With this new edition of The Mind of Christ, still others will find themselves embarking on the never-ending quest to become more like Jesus.
Category: Religion

Omega 3 Fatty Acids And The Dha Principle

Author : Raymond C. Valentine
ISBN : 9781439813003
Genre : Medical
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The physical-chemical properties of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) enable it to facilitate rapid biochemical processes in the membrane. This effect has numerous benefits, including those involved in the growth of bacteria, rapid energy generation, human vision, brain impulse, and photosynthesis, to name a few. Yet DHA also carries risks that can lead to cellular death and disease. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and the DHA Principle explores the roles of omega-3 fatty acids in cellular membranes ranging from human neurons and swimming sperm to deep sea bacteria, and develops a principle by which to assess their benefits and risks. The DHA Principle states that the blending of lipids to form cellular membranes is evolutionarily-honed to maximize benefit while minimizing risk, and that a complex blending code involving conformational dynamics, energy stress, energy yield, and chemical stability underlies all cellular membranes. This book lays the groundwork to understanding this code. It examines the evolution of DHA and the membrane and explores the general properties of omega-3s and other membrane lipids. It then focuses on cellular biology before shifting to a practical discussion on applications. The authors discuss the DHA Principle as applied to petroleum degradation, winemaking, global warming, molecular farming, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and the prevention of colon cancer. Reflecting the increased public interest that has emerged over the years, this volume uses an integrative approach to explain the complex roles of omega-3s in the membrane. Incorporating principles from chemistry, cellular biology, evolution, and ecology, this work gives researchers in a variety of fields the building blocks to stimulate further study.
Category: Medical

The Schwarzbein Principle Ii Transition

Author : Diana Schwarzbein
ISBN : 9780757395420
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In her very successful book, The Schwarzbein Principle, renowned endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein introduced her scientifically proven conclusion that degenerative diseases are not genetic, but acquired. Many studies have supported this, proving that life expectancy is 75 to 90 percent due to habits and only 10 to 25 percent due to genetics. This means that someone who is genetically destined to die at age 100 may not live past age 60 because of poor habits and lifestyle choices that cause accelerated aging and premature death. Conversely, a person can live to 100 and be functionally healthy. In this highly anticipated follow-up, Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., goes beyond the diet she introduced in her first book—which literally helped thousands of people lose weight—and offers a personalized anti-aging program for readers to heal their metabolisms and stop advanced aging in its tracks. Weaving in groundbreaking research and provocative case studies—including her own regeneration and that of her clients—she leads readers through a series of eye-opening questionnaires, which identify where they are on their path to either accelerated or healthy aging. Based on readers’ answers, she leads them to the “how-to” sections, which explain, in easy-to-follow and personalized detail, the steps they need to take to restore healthy functioning. For each unique situation, she covers five areas: Nutrition , Hormone Replacement Therapy (if needed), Tapering Off Toxic Chemicals or Avoiding Them Completely , Cross-Training Exercises and Stress Management. The Schwarzbein Principle II is sure to follow the success of the first book and will help people live a more healthful lifestyle by embracing a regeneration process to prevent and reverse accelerated aging.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Dawn Horse Testament

Author : Adi Da Samraj
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010510837
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Genesis Of The Cosmos

Author : Paul A. LaViolette
ISBN : 1591430348
Genre : Science
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Paul LaViolette reveals astonishing parallels between cutting edge scientific thought and early creation myths, and how these myths encode a theory of cosmology in which matter is continually growing from seeds of order that emerge spontaneously from chaos. Exposing the contradictions of the Big Bang theory, LaViolette leads us beyond the restrictive metaphors of modern science and into a new science for the 21st century.
Category: Science

The Schwarzbein Principle Program

Author : Diana Schwarzbein
ISBN : 9780757395024
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In The Schwarzbein Principle, which has sold more than 250,000 copies, Dr. Diana Schwarzbein laid out her revolutionary secret to long-term health and weight control: balance your metabolism to re-energize your immune system. Her optimal health program included steps to: Balance a low-carb/low-fat diet Reduce stress through calming exercises Taper off chemical dependency to tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine Eliminate cardio exercise in favor of resistance training and stretching Now, for the first time, Dr. Schwarzbein gives readers what they have been asking for: week-by-week steps they can use to implement this system into their lives. The pay-off for making the switch? A renewed metabolic system that creates long-term health, vitality, energy, slower aging, and the ideal body. While other diet programs promise little more than a temporary crash weight loss regimen, Dr. Schwarzbein’s plan offers something much better: a permanent body change and an end to yo-yo dieting. "For any of you who have read any of my books on Somersizing, you know what an important role Dr. Schwarzbein plays in my life. She is an awesome doctor." Suzanne Somers, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sexy Years "Don’t count calories. Fix your metabolism instead." Fortune Small Business Key Features Thousands of followers of The Schwarzbein Principle have been asking for this book—the perfect complement to her breakthrough program. A perfect model for today that incorporates both the low-carb and low-fat approaches. The anti-aging component is a hot-button for the baby boomer generation. The workbook format offers questions and fill-in spaces that make it user friendly.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Dawn Horse Testament Of The Ruchira Avatar

Author : Adi Da Samraj
ISBN : UVA:X030595758
Genre : Philosophy
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7" x10", hardcover in embossed slipcase, 1410 pages Adi Da Samraj's paramount "Source-Text", this Great Divine Testament is unparalleled in its magnitude and depth. It represents the fruit of Adi Da Samraj's Immense Work of Teaching and Revelation over more than three decades. An extraordinary Scripture, containing Adi Da Samraj's detailed Revelation of every aspect of the process culminating in Divine Enlightenment. Includes: * Adi Da Samraj's Divine Self-Confession * The nature of His Life and Work * His fundamental Teaching-Arguments * The True Nature of God * The characteristic philosophical faults of East and West * The three basic human personality types * How sexuality relates to Spiritual practice * What actually happens in the process of death and reincarnation * The nature of the ego and how it is utterly transcended * Detailed descriptions of all the practices Adi Da Samraj Gives to His devotees * What Divine Enlightenment really is, and how It is Realized
Category: Philosophy

The Wizard Of Us

Author : Michel Labrèche
ISBN : 2980380318
Genre : Life
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Category: Life