The Phytochemical Diet is the diet of the future, its primary goal is to select natural foods with high levels of biologically active components to enhance human health beyond basic nutrition. The word phytochemical is coming from the Greek word for plant Phyto. This book is dedicated to explore natural food and describes all its ingredients and their impact in our diet. Longevity and good health are no accident, even though longevity is determined by genetic influence and other factors, proper nutrition is especially an important factor for a long life and good health. Eat right and live longer is not an empty promise. Proper nutrition is the foremost therapy against premature aging and degenerative diseases. The process of getting old is a one-way street, there is no way of getting out. The only thing we can do is delay the time of arrival at the entrance. The author goes on explaining how the maintenance of our cells and immune system sustains health and prolongs life. How the risk of developing cancer and heart disease is kept to a minimum through vitamins and phytochemicals in our diet. The change to a more natural way of eating is a gradual and ongoing process, eventually the taste and desire for natural foods becomes an automatic way of life. Overweight may be looked at as a cosmetic problem among younger people, but as you get older you are definitely risking your life. When changing your diet, it is hard to break old habits, but becomes easier if the changeover is permanent. The emphasis in the new way of dieting is in the selection, combination and preparation of foods. The concept to look at food as a natural source of medicine is a recent one and is showing to gain popularity. Plant food and herbal medicine always had a common denominator, what combines them are the Phytochemicals. We are now, with the help of technology, beginning to understand how food works to prevent the onset of certain diseases and is ultimately able to restore human health, the information found so far on phytochemicals just provides another reason to eat in particular more fruits and vegetables. The fact that natural vitamins obtained from fresh fruits and vegetables are better antioxidants than synthetic vitamin supplements is easy to explain. It is not only vitamins and minerals alone which are beneficial for our health, but the combination of them with Phytochemicals that can only be found in plant food. Phytochemicals either act as cancer blockers or enter the cells and reverse the pathological mutation. Just as chemists are beginning to understand how substances in food prevent cancers from forming, other researchers are bearing down on the mechanics of malignancies. The Author deems it necessary to elaborate on the topic of cancer prevention and treatment through the natural phytochemicals in our nutrition. Heart disease is responsible for about a million or more deaths annually. Cancer strikes 635,000 persons each year and claims the lives of 335,000. Heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions lead to an early death of stroke and heart infarct. The average person in the Western World, especially the American male, is about 30 times more likely to suffer a heart attack than die in an automobile accident. Yet we display much greater constraints on our behavior in a motor vehicle than at the dining table. Phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals are not food, but they are found in food, and we can not live without them. Heart disease is not inevitable with old age and can be retarded or prevented with natural foods. The Author elaborates in a comprehensive description on heart disease. He explains the danger, risk factors and common causes. He also presents prevention and treatment avenues from nature itself in the form of a proper nutrition. A list of such valuable foods is explained in detail to create your own diet for the protectio
You Are What You Eat Herbert R. Vogt. You You are are what what you you eat eat Dr. Dr. Vogt's Vogt's Phytochemical Phytochemical Diet Diet Herbert R. Vogt, Ph.D DR. VOGT'S PHYTOCHEMICAL DIET DR. VOGT'S PHYTOCHEMICAL DIET You are.
Author: Herbert R. Vogt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Health & Fitness
Diets rich in plant polyphenols or dietary polyphenols are the subject of increasing scientific interest because of their diverse range of health benefits and medicinal uses. This book, Dietary Polyphenols in Human Diseases: Advances and Challenges in Drug Discovery, fills the gap that exists in the current knowledge by presenting the latest information in the area of polyphenol-based drug discovery research. The book focuses on the current understanding of the beneficial effects on human health of diets rich in polyphenols and/or polyphenolic compounds derived from dietary sources (plant-based foods) and their possible preventive role in the management of chronic human diseases. In addition, biochemical mechanisms involved in the antioxidative effect of dietary polyphenols along with their bioavailability, pharmacokinetic, and toxicological considerations are also discussed herein. Key Features Presents health benefits and medicinal importance of dietary polyphenols having antioxidative effects and their possible preventive role against oxidative stress (OS)-induced chronic human diseases. Summarizes the latest understanding of the biochemical mechanism(s) involved in the antioxidative action of dietary polyphenols along with their bioavailability, pharmacokinetic, and toxicological considerations. Highlights novel approaches of drug discovery from dietary polyphenols through computational screening of bioactive phytochemical components. With contributions by a global team of experts (academics, scientists, and researchers), this book is intended to be a useful resource for a wider audience, particularly those working in the area of drug discovery and development research, such as discovery scientists, pharmaceutical scientists (R&D), formulation scientists, medicinal chemists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, phytochemists, biochemists, clinicians, researchers, students, teachers, and many others.
Functional Foods – Phytochemicals and Health Promoting Potential: IntechOpen. ... Vogt, N.M., Romano, K.A., Darst, B.F., Engelman, C.D., Johnson, S.C., Carlsson, C.M., Asthana, S., Blennow, K., Zetterberg, H., Bendlin, B.B. and Rey, ...
Author: Mithun Rudrapal
Publisher: CRC Press
Written for non-majors, Discovering Nutrition, Fifth Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition with an engaging and personalized approach. The text focuses on teaching behavioral change, personal decision making, and up-to-date scientific concepts in a number of innovative ways. Students will learn practical consumer-based nutrition information using the robust, interactive learning tools and study aids highlighted throughout the text. The Fifth Edition incorporates a new feature, Culture Corner, which introduces individuals within a variety of cultures, and discusses their nutritional customs and behaviors. It also examines the latest discoveries and dietary guidelines and empahsises how our nutritional behaviors influence lifelong personal health and wellness. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Dr. Paul Insel, Don Ross, Melissa Bernstein, Kimberley McMahon ... Vogt TM, Appel LJ, Obarzanek E, et al. ... Dietary phytochemicals as potent chemotherapeutic agents against breast cancer: Inhibition of NF-κB pathway via molecular ...
Author: Paul Insel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
This is the first volume to be published under a new series agreement for Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, co-published with the Phytochemical Society of North America.
HortScience 36:746–749 Auldrige ME, McCarty DR, Klee HJ (2006) Plant carotenoid cleavage oxygenases and their apocarotenoid products. Curr Opin Plant Biol 9:315–321 von Lintig J, Vogt K (2004) Vitamin A formation in animals: molecular ...
Author: David R Gang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This resource thoroughly examines the role of nutrition, in the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Topics include: risk factor and nutrition assessment, lifestyle counseling strategies for behavior change, the role of functional foods, antioxidants and dietary supplements, preventing cardiovascular complications in diabetes, popular diets in the management of obesity, and an examination of special populations, including women, children and multicultural groups.
Rajaram S. The effect of vegetarian diet, plant foods, and phytochemicals on hemostasis and thrombosis. ... Mosca L, Appel LJ, Benjamin EJ, Berra K, Chandra-Strobos N, Fabunmi RP, Grady D, Haan CK, Hayes SN, Judelson DR, Keenan NL, ...
Author: Jo Ann S. Carson
Publisher: American Dietetic Associati
This is the second volume since the reintroduction of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry (RAP) series, an annual journal supported by the Phytochemical Society of North America. Topics appropriate for RAP include the biosynthesis of natural products and regulation of metabolism, the ecology of specialized metabolites and the evolution of their pathways, and the effects of natural products or plants on human health. Research appropriate for RAP involves genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, natural product structural determination and new technology development, medicinal chemistry and metabolic engineering, or any of the myriad of fields that are now closely associated with what may be called “traditional phytochemistry” and plant biochemistry. The advent of post-genomics-based ways of thinking, of systems biology, of synthetic biology, of comparative genomics/ proteomics/ transcriptomics/ metabolomics and especially of the introduction and establishment of a mentality that leads to support of large collaborative projects, has opened up many new doors to scientists interested and versed in the (bio)chemistry of plants. The goal of RAP is to highlight these developments. Two main types of articles are printed in RAP: Perspectives and Communications. Perspectives in RAP are expected to synthesize results from the primary literature and perhaps from new/novel results and place these in perspective relative to the broader field. These articles may be similar to review articles, but also are intended to present important ideas and hypotheses, and may present proposals for interesting directions in the field. It is the hope of the Editorial Board that these articles will be of great value to a large audience. Communications are intended to represent new advances in the field that will be of interest to a large audience. Articles of both types are typically solicited from the Society membership based on the content of the annual meeting talks, but in keeping with the title “Recent Advances in Phytochemistry” the editorial board reserves the right to solicit additional Perspectives and/or Communications from non-attendees as well (e.g., where an editorial board member has knowledge of an interesting recent advancement that would be of general interest to the society membership). All submissions to RAP go through a rigorous peer review process, overseen by the Editorial Board, which includes external review. RAP is indexed with Springer published journals. All RAP papers are available not only in the published volume form, but also electronically through Springer’s online literature services. This marks a significant change from past volumes of RAP and it is the hope of the Editorial Board that this will lead to broader dissemination of the contents of and greater interest in RAP. This 42nd volume of RAP includes a total of seven articles, many, but not all, based on talks presented at the 50th annual meeting of the PSNA. As was seen in RAP volume 41, These seven Perspectives give a very good picture of the breadth of plant (bio)chemistry research in North America, which is also indicative of the state of the field worldwide. Each of these articles describes the integration of several different approaches to ask and then answer interesting questions regarding the function of interesting plant metabolites, either in the plant itself or in interactions with the environment (natural setting or human health application). Many of these Perspectives have a strong ecological focus. McCormick et al. review the discovery of the biosynthetic pathway leading to production of trichothecene mycotoxins such as the T-2 toxin in plant pathogenic and other fungi. These compounds play very important roles in plant-pathogen interaction, and are very significant from a human health perspective. In a complementary paper, Duringer et al. describe recent technological advances in monitoring mycotoxins such as ergovaline and lysergic acid in forage crops, using state of the art and highly sensitive mass spectrometric means. Gross reviews the current understanding of how infochemicals mediate interactions between plants and insects, and highlights how such knowledge can be used to mitigate crop losses by pests. Two Perspectives discuss how recent technological advances are making an impact on our understanding of the role of plant hormones in plant growth and development. Gouthu et al. outline highly sensitive methods for measurement of plant hormones in tissues such as developing grape berry. In contrast, McDowell and Gang outline how new transcriptional profiling techniques are shedding light on old questions, such as how rhizome development is regulated by different plant growth regulators. The last two Perspectives outline the role of biotechnology in modern plant biochemistry research. Makhzoum et al. review the long history of use of hairy roots and provide perspective on future utility of this tissue type in continuing to uncover mechanisms of plant natural product biosynthesis, among other apolications. Dalton et al. outline, on the other hand, recent efforts to produce non-native polymers of human interest in plants and outline many of the challenges associated with such investigations. We hope that you will find these Perspectives to be interesting, informative, and timely. It is our goal that RAP will act not only as the voice of the PSNA, but that it will serve as an authoritative, up-to-date resource that helps to set the gold standard for thought and research in fields related to plant biochemistry.
Weeds 18:118–121 McIntyre G (1964) Influence of nitrogen nutrition on bud and rhizome development in Agropyron repens L. ... Ronan MT, Roth GT, Sarkis GJ, Simons JF, Simpson JW, Srinivasan M, Tartaro KR, Tomasz A, Vogt KA, Volkmer GA, ...
Author: David R Gang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Now in two volumes and containing more than seventy chapters, the second edition of Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry, Nutritional Value and Stability has been greatly revised and expanded. Written by hundreds of experts from across the world, the chapters cover diverse aspects of chemistry and biological functions, the influence of postharvest technologies, analysis methods and important phytochemicals in more than thirty fruits and vegetables. Providing readers with a comprehensive and cutting-edge description of the metabolism and molecular mechanisms associated with the beneficial effects of phytochemicals for human health, this is the perfect resource not only for students and teachers but also researchers, physicians and the public in general.
Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals Schiffman, S.S., Hornack, K., Reilly, D. 1979. ... American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 32:1622–1627. ... Souleyre, E.J.F., Greenwood, D.R., Friel, E.N., Karunairetnam, S., Newcomb, R.D. 2005.
Author: Elhadi M. Yahia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
A must-read book for anyone who is going through cancer treatment and the people who care about them, as well as cancer survivors and those who are interested in living a long life without cancer. It has been said that “aging is a major carcinogen!” Why is aging such a threat to you getting cancer? It’s pretty simple—the longer you live, the more errors your genes accumulate from infections and environmental carcinogens as well as a decline in your cancer-fighting immunity and frequent stress response. Over time, these mutations are duplicated repeatedly as your cells divide and it’s easy to see how it can eventually lead to cancer. If you desire to prevent cancer in your lifetime or perhaps you are currently battling cancer, you must start working on your healthy-aging program today. In Live Long, Live Strong: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care and Prevention, Dr. Mao shares his 30 plus years of experience in integrative oncology—working collaboratively with oncologists and thousands of cancer patients. Now in this groundbreaking book, with his associate Frances Lam, L.Ac. at the Tao of Wellness, they provide an overview of the latest information on the causes and mechanism behind cancer, current diagnostics as well as cutting edge treatments in conventional oncology and the collaborative model of care between Eastern and Western medicine. The authors present evidence-based treatment modalities, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, diet and nutrition, mind-body practice of qi gong and meditation that have been used effectively to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, boost energy and vitality, and restore healthy functions in patients’ immune system. Equally important, the book reveals preventive steps everyone can take to lower his or her lifetime cancer risks as well as decrease recurrence rate for cancer survivors. In addition, they share stories of some of their patients’ cancer journey in the hopes of inspiring the most important healing power within—the human spirit!
An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care and PREVENTION Dr. Mao Shing Ni, Frances Lam ... J.H., Khor, T.O., Shu, L., Su, Z.Y., Fuentes, F., Kong, A.N., Dietary phytochemicals and cancer prevention: Nrf2 signaling, epigenetics, ...
Author: Dr. Mao Shing Ni
Publisher: Tao of Wellness Press/Dr Mao Shing Ni
Category: Health & Fitness
Regulation of enzymatic activity : one possible role of dietary Bioactive phytochemicals with emphasis on dietary practices . ... Vogt Establishing the significance and optimal intake of dietary EB . ... Sands DR , et al . Nutrition ...