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  • Item #: NUTCMP
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  • Item #: 049271
    ISBN: 9780981695457
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    When you're homeschooling it makes sense to study nutrition as a family, right? After all, you probably are all preparing and eating the same meals, and meal planning and shopping may even be cooperative efforts (if not, Mom is probably overworked!). Nutrition 101: Choose Life! was written for homeschooling families by a team of four moms (including two homeschool moms) to educate families about the relationship between our bodies and the food we eat. It's a unique book in that it is part textbook, part reference, and part cookbook. It's also a beautiful book, with glossy, full-color pages and good quality illustrations and photos. Finally, it's also biblically-based with plentiful Scripture references (KJV version) and a constant reminder that we are charged with maintaining the incredible body systems that God endowed us with. The course is divided into six main units, covering the major body systems: the brain and nervous system; digestive system; respiratory system and the senses; muscular and skeletal systems; cardiovascular and immune system; and the endocrine system and emotions. Units are further

    divided into four chapters, each designed to be completed in about a week. The authors provide a suggested daily schedule; however, you can easily adapt this to fit your needs. Each body system studied ties into a study of a particular nutrient or nutrients that you are encouraged to work into your diet, and to this end, quite a few healthy, whole-food recipes are included. The end of the book is also literally packed with a huge assortment of appendices (including lots of helpful charts!) and a thorough answer key for the activities. Each chapter includes text for reading, discussion questions, activity suggestions for elementary and secondary students, additional resources for further exploration, a "power recipe" and related activities. Typically, you'll first read about a body system, learn its function and all of the major parts, then continue on to learn about common health issues related to that body system and their causes. This is usually followed up by a closer look at a particular nutrient or group of nutrients that is beneficial to that particular body system.

    The "Power Recipe" (and associated list of activities) for each chapter is usually related to one of the featured beneficial nutrients. For instance, Unit 3, Chapter 4 is on the eyes. The first part of the chapter examines the parts of the eye and how the eye works. Then you'll read about eye sight issues including pink eye, sties, cataracts, glaucoma, presbyopia and age-related macular degeneration. Next you examine nutrients that help maintain eye health including antioxidants, beta-carotene (to be converted to Vitamin A), lycopene, anthocyanosides, DHA, lutein, zeaxanthin and others. Several foods that have an adverse effect on eyesight, including trans fatty acids and processed foods are also discussed here. Discussion questions include how to protect your eyes, what foods are bad for your eyes, and applying what you've read about the eye to a particular Scripture. The activities are hands on and include spending time blindfolded (elementary level), finding a percentage of family members that wear glasses or contact lenses (elementary), explaining the difference between an ophthalmologist and optometrist (secondary) and discussion other meanings of vision (secondary). The "Power Recipe" focuses on carrots as an ingredient for a fresh carrot juice smoothie, and several carrot and juicing activity suggestions round out the recipe activities.

    The format of this course makes it extremely easy to use as a family. You can assign everyone to read (or read aloud) the text, and then get back together for the discussion questions. Discussion questions tend to be fairly easy if you've read or heard the chapter, so everyone would be able to participate here, maybe even over dinner! Depending on the ages of your students and the time allotted, you will probably want to pick and choose activities to assign. The featured "Power Recipe" would be easy to incorporate into a meal and the related activities may naturally fit into meal preparation.

    While this course is packed with excellent information, recipes and activities, there are a few items I should note. First of all, for all of the anatomical information and vocabulary covered, there are no tests or worksheets to reinforce the reading. The focus of the course is really to educate families and encourage them to change their eating habits, not provide easily graded assessments! However, this would be fairly easy to supplement if desired. The recipes and foods you are encouraged to try are healthy whole foods with low to no sugar, whole grains and possibly some ingredients you haven't met before. If you've never explored your local health food store, you'll find quite a few reasons to visit it now! You'll also find that there are some pretty strong opinions presented here, for example, when discussing toxins found in household cleaners and personal care products, or when examining specific nutrients or supplements-including extensive recommendations for Young Living Essential Oils. You will likely come across something here that you may disagree with, based on your own beliefs, or at least something that will make you stop and think (or perhaps do some further research on). Lastly, I did notice a couple of typos in perusing this resource, which was disappointing in such an otherwise appealing book. Whether you are looking for a nutrition course or trying to educate yourself or your family on why you should eat healthier foods, this is definitely a resource to consider. It's one that you'll want to leave on the shelf long after you've "finished" the course, as you'll be referring to it again and again! 448 pgs, pb. Jess/Deanne

  • Item #: NUTWKB
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  • Item #: 071957
    ISBN: 9781619604360
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  • Item #: 053441
    ISBN: 9780761175834
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    This essential resource provides parents with real solutions for various frequently-faced childhood illnesses; all based on cutting edge nutritional science and real life experience. In this book, nutritionist Kelly Dorfman reveals connections between nutrition and various childhood ailments including: reflux, stomach aches, constipation, sleeplessness, hyperactivity, recurrent ear infections, allergies and anxiety/worry. She also covers common behavior and learning issues: ADHD, Picky Eaters, Speech delay, and Sensory Processing Disorder.

    While the subject matter is often considered technical, the author does an excellent job of creating a book that is very understandable and appealing. She offers practical information and valuable case studies designed to give parents the necessary tools to decipher clues for potential nutritional disorders which may be impacting their child. While not a substitute for your primary care physician, the valuable information outlined in this book may offer families additional solutions to help their children. Families facing any of the above situations in their home may find real help within the pages of this book. 334 pgs, pb. Deanne

  • Item #: 039771
    ISBN: 9780531233306
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  • Item #: 031582
    ISBN: 9781511927956
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    ISBN: 9781502380265
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    ISBN: 9781522774983
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  • Item #: 005102
    ISBN: 9780451487872
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    More meat on the bones of this book than to Gray's Anatomy Coloring Book. 324 pages (versus 127 in Gray's) contain detailed anatomical drawings on the right-hand page, with explanatory text on the opposing page. Text is more detailed and more seriously presented than in Gray's. Organization is by major body system; this organization and the index in the back make finding particular body parts easy. Gray's is not as well organized. Level of detail in the drawings is similar in both books. If your student is serious about learning the human body, this is the one to choose.

  • Item #: 023169
    ISBN: 9781935495147
    Retail: $42.00
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    Exactly what was needed in the Apologia elementary science scope and sequence – the Human Body. We waited awhile for this, but it was worth the wait (as we knew it would be). Continuing their pattern of in-depth studies, exciting information, engaging activities, and biblical worldview, this latest course examines the body systems – skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous – along with nutrition, health, embryology, the immune system, and the major organs. It also provides a brief history of medicine and an introduction to cell structure and DNA. Activities within the fourteen lessons include finding blood type, making a cell model, and building a skeleton. Oh! And be prepared! Your student will be looking for household bacteria. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 027005
    ISBN: 9780981695488
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    For all those essential oils believers out there, or for people who would like to give them a try, this book is the perfect starting point. Subtitled Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children, this is an easy pick-up-and-do guide for using oils. The book begins with an introduction to essential oils, what they are, and the different ways to use them (inhaling, diffusing, topically, etc.). The majority of the book is devoted to an alphabetical list of symptoms, with essential oil treatments detailed for each symptom. There are usually several different options with instructions on where/how to apply, if and how to dilute, etc. Worth mentioning, this book specifically references Young Living Essential Oils. The last portion of the book is full of testimonials from families, telling how essential oils have worked for them. Discover for yourself how we can find healing from Gods creation! 111 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: ECWHAN
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    Looking for a solidly Christian and academically complete health and nutrition course for your high schooler? You may have just found it! Although this course was not available for an independent review prior to our catalog printing, it appears this course will meet the academic and value needs of homeschool families. Beginning with an overview of anatomy and physiology, this courses scope includes senses, genetics, macro and micro nutrients, exercise and diet. Emotional issues and mental illness, human value, culture, gender roles, families, socialization, communication skills and conflict resolution skills are also covered. Reproductive anatomy and physiology are covered including accurate illustrations and descriptions. Marriage, sexuality, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are discerningly explained, along with alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics necessary for our young people to understand for successful navigation in adulthood. This is handled gently, and respectfully, but parents should evaluate their young adults emotional and spiritual maturity prior to lessons. Over 50 projects are included in the text/student notebook which will not require a lab kit. The publisher states this will not meet a high school science lab credit.

    Unlike other Apologia courses, the Student Notebook is required for this course. Solutions are available online with course purchase. Apologia recommends the course be taken concurrently with their 9th grade Biology. Parents should discern their young person's ability and maturity. This one-year course will meet your transcript needs and prepare your student for college level courses. ~ Deanne

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  • Item #: 020758
    ISBN: 9780740315053
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  • Item #: 020723
    ISBN: 9780740314933
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  • Item #: 031584
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    This action game gets kids up and moving! This card-only version, Movez Pick n Roll, features 20 exercise cards and a die to determine which exercises you will do and for how long. Game is designed to promote physical fitness, coordination and motor skills.

  • Item #: 024890
    ISBN: 9780545237512
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    As soon as you turn the cover on this book the imagery and language speaks to the young male in the way their favorite magazine would. The "do anything to avoid the topic of puberty" turns into a series of informative articles that speaks to the soon-to-be teen at their own level, giving them "inside information" with every turn of the page and offering great suggestions on how to manage their body's changes. This completely secular book does not delve into any controversial topics like thinking about girls, dating, or sexuality. Its focus is entirely about the process of what happens to a boy as he turns into a young man. There is a strong focus on how boys can take care of themselves during this time through nutrition, hygiene, and exercise. - Steve

  • Item #: 012260
    ISBN: 9780758649591
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  • Item #: 010612
    ISBN: 9780740301827
    Retail: $54.95
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    This one-semester high school course begins with a study of major body systems, then concentrates on ways to keep those body systems healthy: good nutrition, exercise and personal hygiene. In addition to physical health, the course also delves into the spiritual, emotional, and social well-being of the individual. A unit on responsible living rounds out the study. Contains five LIFEPACs and a teacher's guide.

  • Item #: 009423
    ISBN: 9781583312322
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  • Item #: 008792
    ISBN: 9780890512487
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    An interesting look at the field of medicine from Hippocrates on. The book covers major developments throughout the ages along with the pioneers who authored them. Aspiring doctors, nurses or others leaning toward a medical profession will appreciate this survey.