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Alpha Education Book Titles 2012

Alpha Nutrition Program
Alpha Nutrition Cooking & Recipes
Managing Food Allergy
Food Allergy Abstracts
Immunology Notes
Inflammatory Arthritis
Aching & Fatigue
Air and Breathing
Feeding Children
Managing Diabetes 2
Eating & Weight Management
Food & Digestive Disorders
Gluten Problems and Solutions
Heart & Arterial Disease
Skin in Health and Disease
Alcohol Problems and Solutions
The Human Brain in Health and Disease
Food Choices, Quality, Safety
Nutrition Notes
Self Care for 21st Century

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Food Choices

A Book about Food Chemistry, Quality & Safety

This book describes some of the more important and more interesting features of food chemistry and develops a perspective on the healthier food choices included in the Alpha Nutrition Program. Food chemistry is complex and involves both chemicals intrinsic to food and chemicals added to and contaminating food. The food supply in any region of the world involves sampling the chemistry of the agricultural environment. In the good old days, food originated close to home and consumers sampled the local environment. Now food is shipped all over the world. Consumers sample exotic environments with no knowledge of the sources.

There are many complicated issues influencing proper food selection. Food choices have been changing rapidly and will continue to change for personal health reasons, but also in the next decades, we will change collec­tively. Some changes will be voluntarily and oth­ers will well be imposed on us by shifting economics, political upheavals, climate changes, population growth, and crop failures. Food choices in affluent coun­tries already involve new and unusual combinations of food chemistry that has never been experienced before in the history of life on earth. 

Thousands of new chemicals have entered the food chain as additives and contaminants. Immune-mediated (allergic) diseases are increasing and create expensive, chronic and debilitating illnesses. Each person interacts with food, home and work environments that determine his or her biological fate. In industrialized countries, the microenvironment of each person is controlled by human constructions and is generally polluted by toxic substances. The extent of this chemical contamination is seldom measured and the effects are poorly understood. As environmental problems multiply, new ill-defined illnesses will increase.

If your premise is that foods in common uses are good foods, healthy for everyone to eat, you will be disappointed. On the other had, if you premise is that foods are too dangerous to eat; you will lead an unhappy and malnourished life.

A balanced point of view is developed in the Alpha Nutrition Program. The most reliable rule is that people should eat plant foods that have been in common use for centuries. Vegetables and fruits provide good nutrition and have additional benefits. Non-nutrient chemicals in plants can add unexpected benefits when included in the diet. These non-nutrient substances are now referred to as "phytochemicals" which just means, "plant chemicals".

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Food Choices

2011 edition Author Stephen J. Gislason MD

You can order this text separately or as part of the Professional Starter Pack




Table of Contents



Classification of Food Components

Nutritional Programming

Alpha Nutrition Program Food Choices

Program Food Exclusions


Aromatic Substances







Catechins, Gallic Acids

Lipoic Acid and Ubiquinone


Grapefruit Factor X

Food Additives


Nitrates and nitrites


Food Colors

Monosodium Glutamate


Negative Chemicals in Food



Castor Beans

Cooking Chemistry

Garlic and Onions

Nutmeg, Drugs in Spices

Hot Spices, Peppers


Deadly Nightshades


Fish-Odor Syndrome

Herbs and Teas



Soya Problems

Soy Allergy

Soy Products

Proteins and Amino Acids

Immune-Mediated Protein Diseases

Distribution of Antigen

Cow’s Milk Proteins

Gluten Proteins

Jacob Creuzfelt Disease and Mad Cows:

Non-Nutrient Amino Acids

Cycad Beans and Lytico-Bodig

Peptides Derived From Food Proteins

Alcoholic Beverages


Beer and Ale



Metabolism of Ethanol

The Negative Effects of ABs

Toxicity to Digestive Organs

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Nucleotides and Gout

Food Safety

Foodborne Infection




Escherichia coli O157:H7

Toxoplasma gondii

Cryptosporidium parvum

Norwalk virus

Food Toxins

Fungi in Food


Shellfish-Associated Toxins

Atlantic Mussels and Memory Loss

Food Contaminants




Heavy Metals

Radioactive Isotopes

Abstracts from the Literature

How aspartame prevents the toxicity of ochratoxin

Ochratoxin A and prevention by aspartame

Aspartame: scientific evaluation

Neonatal exposure of male rats to estrogens

Goitrogenic and estrogenic activity of soy isoflavones.

Effects of soy phytoestrogens on breast cancer

Uterine Adenocarcinoma… Genistein

Neurobehavioral actions of isoflavonoids

Experimental colon cancer… genistein.

Fusarium …western Canadian wheat.

Tofu with late life cognitive impairment and dementia

Soya protein on the menstrual cycle

Infants & estrogens from soya infant formula

Anti-thyroid isoflavones from soyabean:

Grapefruit juice: potential drug interactions


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