Walter Kempner and the Rice Diet

Author: Barbara Newborg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594608858
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1934, a brilliant young scientist, Walter Kempner (1903-1997), was brought as a refugee from Nazi Germany to join the faculty of Duke Hospital's department of medicine. The first AMA presentation, in 1944, of his unconventional research in the origins and treatment of metabolic diseases provoked wide attention and considerable controversy, but the results of his strict diet regimen were undeniable. Patients flocking to Durham for the famous Rice Diet found their diabetes, kidney and cardiovascular diseases—once considered fatal—cured or greatly improved. The headline-grabbing success of Dr. Kempner's diet contributed significantly over the years to Durham's economic growth and Duke's transformation into a world-famous center for medical research and care. From his arrival at Duke, Kempner worked to help friends get out of Germany. For several who had been scholars in pre-war Germany he found positions here. They and a few others associated with the Rice Diet became a close-knit community in exile around the central figure of Dr. Kempner. One, author Barbara Newborg, worked with him for 40 years, much of that time as his chief medical associate. This first-hand account of Kempner's life and of his work comprises two dramatic interrelated narratives. The story of a charismatic but always controversial personality and his circle of accomplished followers, and their wartime experience as refugees and exiles, will interest general readers, including thousands of “Ricers.” For medical professionals and scholars, the book documents historic research that elucidated underlying principles of kidney, diabetic and cardiovascular disorders, and their successful treatment without drugs. The book includes many rare personal photographs (which Kempner suppressed during his life) and clinical images including graphs, x-rays, eye-grounds, and photos.

The Gluten Lie

Author: Alan Levinovitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1941393780
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An incendiary work of science journalism debunking the myths that dominate the American diet and showing readers how to stop feeling guilty and start loving their food again—sure to ignite controversy over our obsession with what it means to eat right. FREE YOURSELF FROM ANXIETY ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT Gluten. Salt. Sugar. Fat. These are the villains of the American diet—or so a host of doctors and nutritionists would have you believe. But the science is far from settled and we are racing to eliminate wheat and corn syrup from our diets because we’ve been lied to. The truth is that almost all of us can put the buns back on our burgers and be just fine. Remember when butter was the enemy? Now it’s good for you. You may have lived through times when the Atkins Diet was good, then bad, then good again; you may have wondered why all your friends cut down on salt or went Paleo; and you might even be thinking about cutting out wheat products from your own diet. For readers suffering from dietary whiplash, The Gluten Lie is the answer. Scientists and physicians know shockingly little about proper nutrition that they didn’t know a thousand years ago, even though Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours obsessing over “eating right.” In this groundbreaking work, Alan Levinovitz takes on bestselling physicians and dietitians, exposing the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad—and pointing the way to a truly healthful life, free from anxiety about what we eat.

A Mentira do Gl ten

Author: Alan Levinovitz
Publisher: CDG Edições e Publicações LTDA
ISBN: 8568014216
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Em A mentira do glúten, Alan Levinovitz mostra por que nosso problema não é o que comemos, mas como comemos: cheios de ansiedade a respeito dos vilões alimentares como pizza, massa, bife e petiscos. A menos que você sofra de doença celíaca ou aflição semelhante, uma dieta apropriada pode e deve incluir seus alimentos favoritos — e uma dose de ceticismo em relação à mais nova cura milagrosa. Nossas crenças alimentares são moldadas não por dados concretos, mas por mitos de eras atrás e pelas mentiras que nos contam. Como saber no que acreditar? Levinovitz dá a você o poder de avaliar as pesquisas mais recentes em busca da direção real, em vez de ser levado a andar em círculos pelo supermercado. A mentira do glúten vai ajudá-lo a colocar o pão de volta no seu hambúrguer, parar de aderir aos mais novos modismos em dieta e viver uma vida mais feliz, mais saudável e mais gostosa.

Stefan George und sein Kreis

Author: Achim Aurnhammer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110456885
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This handbook offers for the first time a comprehensive overview of the life and work of Stefan George and his circle. It methodically illuminates the ties between the individuals who formed the “George Circle,” as well as their outside influence. The contributors to this volume have critically examined the constantly growing body of scholarship on Stefan George and have verified key bio-bibliographical information.