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Acai: An Extraordinary Antioxidant-Rich Palm Fruit from the Amazon

By: Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, FACN

Acai coverDr. Schauss’ discovery of a previously little known palm fruit’s remarkable antioxidant activity, led to publication in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that confirmed it had the highest peroxyl radical scavenging activity of any food in the world. Since his discovery numerous authors have referred to it as a “super food.”

In this book, the author details the pathway to discovery and recounts the findings of numerous laboratories that collaborated in studying this fruit, now known worldwide as “Acai.”

The impact of the author’s discovery has led to government protection of millions of acres of palm trees in the delicate rain forest of Amazonia. Today over 400,000 liters of acai is consumed a day by nearly 1.2 million inhabitants that live in the floodplains of the Amazon River near Belem, owing to the growing body of information about its nutritional content and antioxidant activity. In addition, it has become a major export food of Brazil and resulted in one of the fastest growing network marketing companies in the world. However, not all “acai” products are the same; many contain a fraction of the antioxidant activity of a proprietary freeze-dried acai that has been the subject of extensive research by numerous scientists and laboratories.

(ISBN: 978-0-9814906-3-2, $12.00) Published by BioSocial Publications, Tacoma, WA.

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Acai: Una Palma de Fruta Extraordinaria Rica en Antioxidantes

By: Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, FACN

SPANISH VERSION: Dr. Schauss’ discovery of a previously little known palm fruit’s remarkable antioxidant activity, led to publication in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that confirmed it had the highest peroxyl radical scavenging activity of any food in the world. Since his discovery numerous authors have referred to it as a “super food.”

In this book, the author details the pathway to discovery and recounts the findings of numerous laboratories that collaborated in studying this fruit, now known worldwide as “Acai.”

The impact of the author’s discovery has led to government protection of millions of acres of palm trees in the delicate rain forest of Amazonia. Today over 400,000 liters of acai is consumed a day by nearly 1.2 million inhabitants that live in the floodplains of the Amazon River near Belem, owing to the growing body of information about its nutritional content and antioxidant activity. In addition, it has become a major export food of Brazil and resulted in one of the fastest growing network marketing companies in the world. However, not all “acai” products are the same; many contain a fraction of the antioxidant activity of a proprietary freeze-dried acai that has been the subject of extensive research by numerous scientists and laboratories.

(ASIN: B0014WM0CY, $9.95) Published by BioSocial Publications, Tacoma, WA.

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Obesity: Why Are Men Getting Pregnant?

By: Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, FACN

Obesity coverThis book offers help for all those men who are plagued by their expanding bellies. Dr. Schauss explains why a man gets a potbelly (it’s not just that he’s eating too much), and what can be done to eliminate it. He describes how the body processes food and how this can deposit fat directly into one’s midsection. Metabolism, fat cells, the way the body reacts to stress, sleep deprivation, the tendency toward insulin resistance, age, gender, genetics—all are factors that make us prone to obesity and potbellies.

The potbelly does not just make it difficult to put on socks and strap on a belt, the doctor points out. It is a serious health hazard. It is associated with significantly higher risks for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, various types of cancer, and other dangerous conditions. There are specific things we can do that trim the belly and help us achieve long-lasting health and wellness—and there are things we may be thinking about doing that are not effective and can even be harmful.

Dr. Schauss reviews and evaluates today’s most popular diets. He discusses whether some foods increase or decrease fat deposits, he explains the important role of food that supplies energy to our cells, and he recommends dietary changes that work with our biochemistry to help us lose weight.

What about surgery? The author discusses the pros and cons of both gastric by-pass surgery and liposuction. He looks at dietary supplements that are touted as preventing obesity or helping with weight loss, pointing out how they work, their effectiveness (or lack thereof), their side effects, and whether they increase energy and/or reduce depression, anxiety, or stress. Out of fifty highly-promoted dietary supplement ingredients, he identifies six that scientific research shows are effective: chromium picolinate, DHEA, digestive enzymes, Garcinia cambogia extract, green tea extract, chitosan (LipoSan), and melatonin. He covers supplements that help with depression—a common co-mordibity for those with potbellies, and reviews dozens of other supplemental ingredients that are in the news but are too new to have much research to support their claims.

Exercise enhances weight loss, helps alleviate stress, and improves health, and there are certain exercises that are particularly helpful when it comes to reducing a potbelly. Dr. Schauss presents these, providing recommendations on intensity, frequency, and duration of exercise routines. He also addresses exercises for the elderly and those who are less mobile.

For men who despair that they look pregnant—this book clarifies what works and what doesn’t, while emphasizing the danger of complacency. Quick tips on how to start losing that potbelly help readers jump-start their health program.

(ISBN-13: 978-1-59120-024-3, $18.95) Published December, 2006.

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Feed My Brain

By: Alexander Schauss, PhD, FACN, Barbara Friedlander, and Arnold Meyer

Feed My Brain coverThis landmark book is the first food program specifically designed to maximize the academic and behavioral performance of youngsters between ages five and thirteen. It is based on the largest nutrition study in US history performed between 1979 and 1983 that the authors were involved with that involved over 800,000 students in 803 elementary, middle and high schools. Originally published as “Eating For A’s” (Simon & Schuster) as a Book of the Month by Pocket Books, this 12-week program has been republished.

The preface to this book is written by Professor Frank A. Oski, MD, Given Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who recognized Dr. Schauss’ pioneer work in the field of nutrition and behavior. In the preface, Dr. Oski points out that “nutrition can alter behavior and that eating correctly can help maximize intellectual potential.”

Independent university researchers have documented that the dramatic gains in national standardized test scores seen in the 800,000 subject study, occurred because of significant shifts in the nutritional density of foods student’s consumed. The nutrients contributing to academic improvements are detailed in the book. Techniques are described that show parents how painlessly you can wean your child off junk food and prepare delicious substitutes that support their intellectual and academic development. Barbara Friedlander, the book’s co-author, was the former Director of Nutrition Education and Training for the New York City Board of Education, a school system that experienced the largest gain in standardized academic test scores in US educational history, based on the principles and nutrition program described in this book. A well referenced, practical, easy to read, and timely work.

(ISBN 0-943685-28-1) Published December, 2004.

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Minerals, Trace Elements and Human Health
(4th Edition-1999)

By: Alexander G. Schauss, PhD

MineralsDr. Schauss has been studying minerals and trace elements for more than 25 years. This perfect bound book provides a current overview of minerals, trace elements and their effects on human health. The reader will have a thorough understanding of the importance of mineral balance to good health.

Recent research indicated that minerals may play a significant role against a variety of degenerative diseases. They may also prevent and reduce injury from environmental pollutants and enhance the ability to work and learn. New studies suggest that numerous minerals, when in proper balance with one another, may be performing important non-classical biochemical functions especially important to age-related health problems. Given this role based on new data, we should begin to view our daily intake of nutrients as performing dual roles; first in the role of preventing known mineral deficiencies; and, second in optimizing the disease-preventing properties of these nutrients. Fully referenced.

(ISBN: 0-943685-19-2, $19.95) Published by BioSocial Publications, Tacoma, WA.

 
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Nutrition and Behavior
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By: Alexander G. Schauss, PhD

Nutrition coverOur diets have undergone enormous changes in the past fifty years. Americans eat a third more fat than they did in 1910. Even the type of fat consumed has changed dramatically. What influence do these changes have on brain function and behavior in humans? The author discusses the dynamics of various kinds of food reactions, the role of nutrients in the brain, the relationship of diet to behavior, and various approaches toward resolving nutritionally-related behavior problems.

(ISBN: 0-87983-738-1, Monograph, $3.50 SOLD OUT)