IBNA- 'Rationality and Scientific Lifestyle for Health' a book by Iranian expert Ali-Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi has been recently published as the sixth joint project of Tehran University and Springer International Publishing.
Centered on clinical psychology, food-biotechnology and nutrition, this book argues that, to be healthy, human beings should love nature and stay in balance with it as much as possible. In other words: do not unbalance nature so that your own balance is not disturbed. The best and healthiest way for human beings to live is to find balance in life and nature.
In this regard, the book discusses useful, nutritious, functional foods, nutraceuticals and antioxidants, and how natural molecules, which are provided by nature, can be the best medicine for human beings.
At a molecular level, stress is defined by the presence of unbalanced free radicals in the body. Most diseases – especially type 2 diabetes, which accounts for the majority of diabetics – can be traced back to this problem. Our scientific evidence indicates that type 2 diabetes isn’t just a disease resulting from sugar, but also from stress.
The book seeks to promote a healthier lifestyle by considering the psychoemotional dimension of wellness. And finally, it contends that good sleep is at the root of health and happiness for humanity, and that unbalanced free radicals are expelled from the body during restful sleep.
The author hope that this book will be a helpful guide and source of peace for readers, especially given their need for inner calm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that the suggestions provided will show them the way to a better life.
Moosavi-Movahedi is currently a Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), University of Tehran. Born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1953, graduated from National University of Iran (NUI) with a BSc in Chemistry, 1975, from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), USA, with a MSc in Chemistry (Bioanalytical Chemistry), 1979 and from University of Manchester, UK, with a Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry, 1986.
He is the author of 20 books written in Persian and numerous research full papers published in mostly international research journals mainly in the area of structural elucidation of protein, enzyme and DNA. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences (IAS) and the member of a few of related international scientific societies and is currently the president of Iran Society of Biophysical Chemistry.
The expert is also the Editor-in-Chief of Science Cultivation (Journal) that is the journal of popularization and enculturation of science. The banner of this journal is: the plant is cultivated in the soil but science in the mind.