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Eating right is an important subject for all of us. After all, a healthy body is essential for a happy and productive life. 
Eating Wisely and Well simplifies the art of eating for optimal health. This book is a unique blend of knowledge from the East and the West. It addresses common questions such as which oils to use, demolishes myths such as the glorification of proteins, and provides authentic information about nutrients such as antioxidants and phytochemicals. Moreover, it has been written by an expert on nutrition who understands the modern science of nutrition inside out, and at the same time knows where and how to supplement it with ancient wisdom.

So, if you want answers to questions such as how much water should you ideally drink, which is the best cooking oil, whether genetically-modified food is safe, how to eat right according to your predominant dosha, as well as tips on losing weight, this is the book for you. 

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This new edition of an established textbook for medical students has been thoroughly updated and redesigned to include high yield learning tools and aids. The new edition also includes extensively revised coverage of developmental aspects and physiological variations due to age and gender. In addition, some important topics which usually receive scant attention in textbooks of physiology, such as ergonomics, the pineal gland and space physiology, have been given comprehensive treatment in new chapters. Most topics include self assessment material.

BOOKS PUBLISHED by Dr Ramesh Bijlani

  1. Bijlani RL. Eating Scientifically. New Delhi: Orient Longmans, 1974, 176 pp. 

A popular book on nutrition.

  1. Bijlani RL, Nayar U (Editors). Teaching Physiology: trends and tools. New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1983, 200 pp. 

A book on medical education.

  1. Bijlani R. Our Body: a wonderful machine. New Delhi: National Book Trust (India), 1986, 32 pp. Fourteenth Reprint 2011.

A read-aloud picture book for 5-8 year olds, currently in its 7th reprint. Translated into several Indian languages. Adopted by Operation Blackboard. Adapted for neoliterates. The highest selling title published by the NBT for the decade 1995-2005.

  1. Bijlani R. Hum Kya Khayen (What should we eat). New Delhi: National Council of Educational Research and Training, 1989, 70 pp. 

A popular book in Hindi, specially addressed to 10-15 year olds. 

  1. Bijlani RL, Manchanda SK. The Human Machine: how to prevent breakdowns. New Delhi: National Book Trust (India), 1990, 235 pp. Revised editions 1995, 1999. Twelfth Reprint 2011.

A popular book addressed to the lay adult.

  1. Bijlani RL. Nutrition: a practical approach. New Delhi: Jaypee, 1992, 195 pp. 2nd edition, 2007, 179 pp. 

A book for medical students and teachers, suitable for conversion into a tape-slide programme.

  1. Bijlani RL. Understanding Medical Physiology. New Delhi: Jaypee, 1995, 1997. 3rd edition, 2004, 948 pp. 

A textbook for medical students and teachers in physiology.

  1. Bijlani RL. B.K. Anand: easy to admire, difficult to emulate. New Delhi: Jaypee, 1997, 115 pp. 

The biography of an eminent medical physiologist, Prof. B.K. Anand.

  1. Bijlani RL. Fundamentals of Physiology. New Delhi: Jaypee, 2001, 434 pp. 2nd edition in press. 

A textbook for undergraduate students in health sciences.

  1. Bijlani R. The Return of Ram. Gurgaon: Scholastics, 2006, 32 pp. 

A read-aloud and activity book for 5-8 year olds.

11. Bijlani RL. Medical Research: all you wanted to know but did not know whom to ask. New Delhi: Jaypee,  2008, 326 pp.

A book on research methodology which cuts across medical disciplines, addressed specially to postgraduate students.

12. Bijlani R. Back to Health through Yoga. New Delhi: Rupa, 2008, 329 pp.

A book on yoga as a lifestyle, and its application in the prevention and management of lifestyle disorders. 

13. Bijlani R. Essays on Yoga and Related Subjects. Bangalore: Swami Vivekananda

Yoga Prakashan, 2010, 352 pp. 

A compilation of articles written, and published individually, over a period of about 15 years. The essays cover a wide range from the purpose of life to the significance of death.

14. Bijlani R. Eating Wisely and Well. New Delhi: Rupa, 2012, 132 pp.

A book on nutrition for the general public, based largely on the modern science of nutrition but incorporating also the ancient wisdom enshrined in ayurveda and yoga.