SuperFuel

Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future

Author: Richard Martin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230341918

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 5182

A riveting look at how an alternative source of energy is revoluntionising nuclear power, promising a safe and clean future for millions, and why thorium was sidelined at the height of the Cold War In this groundbreaking account of an energy revolution in the making, award-winning science writer Richard Martin introduces us to thorium, a radioactive element and alternative nuclear fuel that is far safer, cleaner, and more abundant than uranium. At the dawn of the Atomic Age, thorium and uranium seemed to be in close competition as the fuel of the future. Uranium, with its ability to undergo fission and produce explosive material for atomic weapons, won out over its more pacific sister element, relegating thorium to the dustbin of science. Now, as we grapple with the perils of nuclear energy and rogue atomic weapons, and mankind confronts the specter of global climate change, thorium is re-emerging as the overlooked energy source as a small group of activists and outsiders is working, with the help of Silicon Valley investors, to build a thorium-power industry. In the first book mainstream book to tackle these issues, Superfuel is a story of rediscovery of a long lost technology that has the power to transform the world's future, and the story of the pacifists, who were sidelined in favour of atomic weapon hawks, but who can wean us off our fossil-fuel addiction and avert the risk of nuclear meltdown for ever.

Superfuel

Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health

Author: Dr. James DiNicolantonio,Dr. Joseph Mercola

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140195636X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 2863

New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola teams up with cardiovascular expert Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio to cut through the confusion about how dietary fats affect our bodies--and set the record straight on how to eat for optimal health. Should you cook with coconut oil or vegetable oil? Eat butter, cream, or olive oil? Supplement with fish oil or flax oil? Sometimes it seems as if everyone has a different opinion on these crucial questions--but this book holds real answers. Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Joseph Mercola teams up with cardiovascular expert Dr. James DiNicolantonio to cut through the confusion about how dietary fats affect our bodies and set the record straight on how to eat for optimal well-being. Dr. DiNicolantonio, an internationally known and respected scientist, has spent nearly a decade studying the effects of different fats on the body. Dr. Mercola is one of the world's leading authorities on natural health. In Superfuel, they've gathered a wealth of information and insight in a form that's both impeccably researched and highly accessible. You'll read about: * The many health problems supposedly caused by saturated fat--that actually aren't * Why the so-called healthy vegetable oils are actually making you sick and fat * The optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats in your diet * Foods that help resolve inflammation, increase longevity, and fight or prevent chronic illness * A cyclical ketogenic eating plan that keeps your body burning fat as healthy fuel * Supplemental fats such as fish oil, krill oil, and flax oil--what to take and how to choose * Which oils you should cook with, how to use them, and why * And much more Drawing on Dr. DiNicolantonio's firsthand research at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, as well as hundreds of groundbreaking studies from the medical literature, Superfuel will give you the facts you need to optimize your fats and your health.

Ketone Power

Superfuel for Optimal Mental Health and Ultimate Physical Performance

Author: Cristian Vlad Zot

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781499534863

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 193

View: 5596

In Ketone Power, Cristi Vlad, self-experimenter and avid researcher outlines a common denominator in terms of nutrition, health, and physical performance. After all, human DNA is 99% exactly the same. So, there should be a prescription (Rx) that should work for the majority of us. Cristi himself, fed up with not being able to lose the last few pounds of his belly fat, has started studying and experimenting with ketogenic nutrition and ketosis. Ketosis is the metabolic state where your body uses fat and ketone bodies (by-products of fat) as a main source of fuel and it is achieved by drastically eliminating sugar from the diet. Long-term constant ketosis leads to keto-adaptation. Keto-adaptation brought various improvements in Cristi Vlad's existence, such as: fat loss, elimination of hunger, elimination of cravings for high-carbohydrate food, improved mental performance, ultra-high energy levels, less sleep required per night, better sleep, enhanced aerobic performance and strength training performance, and probably the most important: ability to eat chocolate every day. In Ketone Power, Cristi Vlad, inspired by his mentors and armed with extensive research and personal experience talks about: 1. How he lost 10 pounds of fat in 2 months eating 70% of his calories from fat and consuming 2,000-3,000 kcals per day. His exercising routine was reduced from 5-6 times/week to 1-2 times/week. Before/after photos are included. 2. How the human body works differently when being on a fat metabolism compared to a carbohydrate metabolism (that which most of the people are in). 3. How his 2 month experiment became his new lifestyle due to the extensive benefits of keto-adaptation. 4. How ketogenic nutrition is a powerful therapeutic approach to diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and other health issues. 5. Protocols for strength training and endurance training. 6. His shopping list and the foods he consumes daily to support keto-adaptation. Fat-bombs included. 7. His virtual academy consisting of mentors, websites, courses, MOOC sites, and Youtube channels all of which helped him achieve knowledge with respect to ketogenic nutrition and human biochemistry. All of what Cristi Vlad did and keeps doing does not include fancy and expensive gadgets, neither pockets full of cash. It only requires willingness to improve one's existence and enjoy life every second that passes. You can do this for yourself as well. This book is the prescription.

Superfoods: Nutrient-Dense Foods to Superfuel Your Body

Author: Meryl Joseph

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614645914

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 39

View: 6837

If your body was a machine, wouldn't you want it to run on the best fuel available? Food is the body's fuel. By opting for a premium fuel source, you promote healing, rejuvenation, and growth. On the flipside, if you are a hot product. Superfoods have been recommended to promote heart health, prevent cancer, fight signs of aging, jump start weight loss, propel energy levels, and put an end to aches and pains. Readily available, for the most part, and most likely affordable - superfoods will turn your kitchen into a clinic. Prevention is the best medicine and superfoods are a super start to a super new you.

Fat for Fuel

A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy

Author: Dr. Joseph Mercola

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401953786

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 2246

For over a century, we’ve accepted the scientific consensus that cancer results from genetic disease due to chromosomal damage in cell nuclei. But what if cancer isn’t a genetic disease after all? What if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm, and cancer isn’t a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases as well —and show us a radical new path to optimal health? In this groundbreaking guide, the first of its kind, New York Times best-selling author and leading natural-health practitioner Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what’s really causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating 90 percent of the energy you need to stay alive and well. When mitochondria become damaged in large numbers, it is impossible to stay healthy. Dr. Mercola shows you that you can to take control of your health simply by giving your body the proper fuel —and it’s not what you’ve likely been led to believe. A ketogenic diet, very low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, is the way to optimize the biochemical pathways that suppress disease and support healing. And the benefits can be astonishing —not only in treating or preventing serious illness, but in boosting your brainpower, increasing your energy, helping you lose weight and keep it off, and much more. As you read this book, you’ll learn in clear, rational terms how your body works at a molecular level. You’ll finally understand the type of fuel it’s designed to burn in the most efficient way possible. You’ll find detailed guidelines for starting and sticking with a ketogenic eating plan. And you won’t have to wait a decade or two for metabolic mitochondrial therapy to make its way into the mainstream. You can build a healthier body and brain at the cutting edge of this exciting new discipline, starting right now.

Coal Wars

The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet

Author: Richard Martin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879246

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 3257

Since the late 18th century, when it emerged as a source of heating and, later, steam power, coal has brought untold benefits to mankind. Even today, coal generates almost 45 percent of the world's power. Our modern technological society would be inconceivable without coal and the energy it provides. Unfortunately, that society will not survive unless we wean ourselves off coal. The largest single source of greenhouse gases, coal is responsible for 43 percent of the world's carbon emissions. Richard Martin, author of SuperFuel, argues that to limit catastrophic climate change, we must find a way to power our world with less polluting energy sources, and we must do it in the next couple of decades—or else it is "game over." It won't be easy: as coal plants shut down across the United States, and much of Europe turns to natural gas, coal use is growing in the booming economies of Asia— particularly China and India. Even in Germany, where nuclear power stations are being phased out in the wake of the Fukushima accident, coal use is growing. Led by the Sierra Club and its ambitious "Beyond Coal" campaign, environmentalists hope to drastically reduce our dependence on coal in the next decade. But doing so will require an unprecedented contraction of an established, lucrative, and politically influential worldwide industry. Big Coal will not go gently. And its decline will dramatically change lives everywhere—from Appalachian coal miners and coal company executives to activists in China's nascent environmental movement. Based on a series of journeys into the heart of coal land, from Wyoming to West Virginia to China's remote Shanxi Province, hundreds of interviews with people involved in, or affected by, the effort to shrink the industry, and deep research into the science, technology, and economics of the coal industry, Coal Wars chronicles the dramatic stories behind coal's big shutdown—and the industry's desperate attempts to remain a global behemoth. A tour de force of literary journalism, Coal Wars will be a milestone in the climate change battle.

Thorium

Energy, Cheaper Than Than Coal

Author: Robert Hargraves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478161295

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 5629

Thorium energy can help check CO2 and global warming, cut deadly air pollution, provide inexhaustible energy, and increase human prosperity. Our world is beset by global warming, pollution, resource conflicts, and energy poverty. Millions die from coal plant emissions. We war over mideast oil. Food supplies from sea and land are threatened. Developing nations' growth exacerbates the crises. Few nations will adopt carbon taxes or energy policies against their economic self-interests to reduce global CO2 emissions. Energy cheaper than coal will dissuade all nations from burning coal. Innovative thorium energy uses economic persuasion to end the pollution, to provide energy and prosperity to developing nations, and to create energy security for all people for all time. "This book presents a lucid explanation of the workings of thorium-based reactors. It is must reading for anyone interested in our energy future." Leon Cooper, Brown University physicist and 1972 Nobel laureate for superconductivity "As our energy future is essential I can strongly recommend the book for everybody interested in this most significant topic." George Olah, 1994 Nobel laureate for carbon chemistry

The Salt Fix

How the Experts Got It All Wrong--And Why Eating More Might Save Your Life

Author: James DiNicolantonio

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0451496965

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 272

View: 3481

"A ... cardiovascular research scientist [examines] conventional thinking about salt and explores ... the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how, [in his view], salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses"--

About Abortion

Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America

Author: Carol Sanger

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674977300

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 6684

New medical technologies, women’s willingness to talk online and off, and tighter judicial reins on state legislatures are shaking up the practice of abortion. As talk becomes more transparent, Carol Sanger writes, women’s decisions about whether to become mothers will be treated more like those of other adults making significant personal choices.

Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

Author: Donald D. Clayton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226109534

Category: Science

Page: 612

View: 6323

Donald D. Clayton's Principles of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis remains the standard work on the subject, a popular textbook for students in astronomy and astrophysics and a rich sourcebook for researchers. The basic principles of physics as they apply to the origin and evolution of stars and physical processes of the stellar interior are thoroughly and systematically set out. Clayton's new preface, which includes commentary and selected references to the recent literature, reviews the most important research carried out since the book's original publication in 1968.

The Quest

Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Author: Daniel Yergin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101563702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 696

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook

Recipes and Ketogenic Keys to Health from a World-Class Doctor and an Internationally Renowned Chef

Author: Dr. Joseph Mercola,Pete Evans

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401955428

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 3101

Hippocrates himself wrote that food is medicine. Today, natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola and top Australian chef Pete Evans share the firm belief that food can be a tool to reshape our health. Now they’ve joined forces to put this tool in readers’ hands in an illustrated guide to eating the ketogenic way.

Drawing on Dr. Mercola’s expertise and visionary work in natural medicine, and Evans’s experience as an award-winning restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV chef, this book offers:

  • a “Health 101” course that covers metabolism, digestion, gut health, diabetes, and more
  • guidance for a healthy lifestyle, from fitness, sleep, and stress relief to stocking a ketogenic kitchen
  • 100 delicious recipes aligned with both ketogenic and Paleo principles

Juices, soups, salads, meals, and snacks—all the recipes include complete nutrition facts, and all are illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs shot in Pete Evans’s own studio.

Utopia

Author: Ahmed Khaled Towfik

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9992194308

Category:

Page: 176

View: 5724

A grim futuristic account of Egyptian society in the year 2023, Utopia takes readers on a chilling journey beyond the gated communities of the North Coast where the wealthy are insulated from the bleakness of life outside the walls. When a young man and a girl break out from this bubble of affluence in order to see for themselves the lives of their impoverished fellow Egyptians they are confronted by a world that they had not imagined possible. Breathtaking and suspenseful, Utopia's twists and turns will keep readers guessing until the very last page, and may leave some wondering whether this is a vision of the future that is not too far away.

The Complete Guide to Fasting

Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

Author: Jimmy Moore,Dr. Jason Fung

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 7172

Climatopolis

How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

Author: Matthew E. Kahn

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 0465063837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1772

One of the worldÕs leading urban and environmental economists tells us what our lives will be like when climate change arrives

The Alzheimer's Antidote

Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline

Author: Amy Berger

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587098

Category: COOKING

Page: 352

View: 602

A Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new "blockbuster" drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer's diagnosis is a death sentence. However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer's Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer's disease at its roots. Berger's research shows that Alzheimer's results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes. This is a revolutionary approach--one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer's patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most--until now. In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer's has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don't address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer's, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer's may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet. The Alzheimer's Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don't have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer's sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.

Power to Save the World

The Truth About Nuclear Energy

Author: Gwyneth Cravens

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030726856X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 7341

An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about alternative energy sources, Gwyneth Cravens skeptically sets out to find the truth about nuclear energy. Her conclusion: it is a totally viable and practical solution to global warming. In the end, we see that if we are to care for subsequent generations, embracing nuclear energy is an ethical imperative.

This Time Is Different

Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Author: Carmen M. Reinhart,Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691152640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 4451

Examines financial crises of the past and discusses similarities between these events and the current crisis, presenting and comparing historical patterns in bank failures, inflation, debt, currency, housing, employment, and government spending.