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Wild-Type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

The Columbus Concept

  • Fabien De Meester
  • Ronald Ross Watson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Columbus Concept: Scope and Limitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tomohito Hamazaki, Harumi Okuyama
      Pages 21-28
    3. Gal Dubnov-Raz, Elliot M. Berry
      Pages 29-34
  3. Essential Nutrients in the Wild: Health Benefits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Fabien De Meester
      Pages 91-113
    3. Basant K. Puri, Jonathan P. Stannard
      Pages 115-120
    4. Peter F. Surai, Tigran T. Papazyan, Nick H. C. Sparks, Brian K. Speake
      Pages 139-153
    5. Niva Shapira
      Pages 155-167
    6. Gita Cherian
      Pages 169-177
    7. Ricardo Ayerza
      Pages 179-194
    8. Michel de Lorgeril, Patricia Salen
      Pages 227-242

About this book


It is essential to force a U-turn in the way contemporary medicine approaches ill-health diseases. Early prevention of primary risk factors is a far more promising approach compared to late acute treatment of secondary risk factors in reducing the cost burden of Public Health, not mentioning the expected benefits of the former versus the latter approaches with regards to the Quality of Life. Wild-Type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The Columbus Concept is one of the first books to focus on the role of omega-6/3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in unhealthy diets. The volume is divided into five sections. The first identifies the missing essential ratio of competing essential fatty acids in the human diet and relates them to the upsurge of modern chronic disease and associated health costs. The authors also explain the scientific basis of the Columbus Concept and the evidence supporting the rehabilitation of dietary/blood cholesterol. In the second section, authors discuss the essential ingredients in a daily diet that make blood vessels healthy and resistant. The third section introduces the functional part of the diet that brings about health benefits and healthy blood vessels. The fourth section details the health benefits of wild-type foods in various cultures. The final section investigates the possibility for novel sources for health promotion. Wild-Type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The Columbus Concept presents a cutting-edge, in-depth investigation into new methods of health promotion.


Calcium Carotenoids Diabetes Lipid Nutrition Public Health cancer metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabien De Meester
    • 1
  • Ronald Ross Watson
    • 2
  1. 1.Belovo S. A.BastogneBelgium
  2. 2.Division of Health Promotion Sciences Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health School of MedicineUniversity of ArizonaTucson

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Wild-Type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Book Subtitle The Columbus Concept
  • Editors Fabien DeMeester
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-668-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-708-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-330-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 574
  • Number of Illustrations 51 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nutrition
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