Nutrition and Diet Therapy

  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Author : Sheel Sharma
ISBN: 9788184451450
Year: 2014
Pages: 344
Binding: PB
Publisher Name: Peepee
Price: Rs.350.00
About Book
ABOUT THE BOOK ‘Nutrition and Diet Therapy’ seeks to make readers comprehend Nutrition as a process in the light of systematically arranged facts of Nutrition as a science. The very facts have been arranged into laws and principles over the years, collected and supported by research studies and controlled testing procedures called the ‘Scientific Method’. In keeping with its name, the book has been divided into two parts, viz. Nutrition and Diet Therapy. The first part presents a brief overview of Nutrition along with the physiological, biochemical and regulatory mechanisms that operate in the internal environment or milieu anterior of human organism to maintain its consistency or homeostasis and the role of Nutrition in everyday life for various life stages and situations. The applied aspects such as ‘Food toxicity perishability and preservation’ as well as ‘Formulation of diets and planning of meals’ have also been dealt with in this part. The second part or the Diet Therapy emphasizes on the basics that come handy in the care of patients that suffer from diseases caused by nutritional impairments as well as of those suffering from diseases that cause nutritional impairments. In a nutshell, the book endeavours to touch upon the important contours of this multifaceted science at the fundamental level to provide an understanding of the basic facts and principles of the Science of Nutrition so as to make users broadly plan diets for individuals as well as communities, both in conditions of normal and ill health, and to explain how these facts and principles can be integrated with the physiologic and socio-economic factors and traditional practices in the selection and planning of meals. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr Sheel Sharma has completed B.Sc. (Honours) Biochemistry and M.Sc (Honours) Biochemistry degrees and later PhD degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the Punjab University. He is a university teacher of more than 30 years standing and a winner of best research presentation award (Nutrition) in the year 2000 – millennium science congress held in New Delhi. Dr Sheel Sharma is currently Professor and Head of Food Science and Nutrition in Banasthali University. The major research areas of his interest include Food Analysis, Food Product Development, Community Nutrition and Biochemical Assessment of Nutrition Status. He is a life member of many scientific associations and academic bodies like Association of Food Scientist and Technologist (AFST), Nutrition Society of India (NSI), Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) and Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS). He is a member of state technical resource group on Nutrition and Health, Department of Women and Child Development and a member of Recipe Committee on Mid Day Meal, Government of Rajasthan. Dr Sheel Sharma has 86 research publications in various journals. He has also edited a latest publication on “Empowering Women Through Better Health Care and Nutrition in Developing Countries”, published by Centre for Science and Technology of Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S & T), New Delhi. He has been associated with many national and international, government and non-government organizations such as UNICEF, BPNI, WHO and various NGO’s.
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