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Best Selling Author Patrick Quillin – Anti-Cancer Nutrients in Nature’s Pharmacy

Dr. Patrick Quillin: The planet Earth is one of the greatest pharmacies ever invented and we’re ignoring most of it and we go down to the drug store and spend 280 billion dollars a year on prescription drugs in this country. And according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association there’s…

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A brief survey of nutrients

We said that there are six categories of nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, the essential minerals and water. We will study these six categories of nutrients in a lot more detail during this course. But for now, let’s just briefly introduce a few facts about them. Carbohydrates are nutrients whose primary function is energetic.They are…

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From Nutrients To Food

Our food choices and preferences, and our idea of what is or is not food, are strongly determined by social and cultural influences. Let me show you some of the things I normally eat in Italy, and that I like a lot. This is a horse steak, pretty common in Europe. This is a steak…

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What is a nutrient?

The food we eat contains nutrients. A nutrient is a substance present in food that exerts a biological function in our body and whose deficiency is incompatible with life. There are six categories of nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, the essential minerals and water. These are the molecules we cannot live without. For example alcohol…

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What is Nutrient Density? Empty Calories versus Nutrient Dense Foods

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