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- Publisher: Primal Nutrition, Inc.; 1 edition (1 Jan. 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HFKX24Y
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- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
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Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health Kindle Edition
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However, I was personally disappointed that the book didn't seem to be as detailed or as thorough as her blog. I felt that she left a few loose ends- (for instance, she disregarded sugar as a possible culprit in heart disease a bit too readily, based on one man's research. It wasn't clear if he looked at fructose specifically, or even how sugar affects insulin levels). I also felt the chapters explaining the terms used in nutritional studies were unnecessary; I would have rather read more about actual studies, or had more detailed information about nutrition. There were good points to the book of course, but all in all, I felt like this book was more like an introduction to her blog- (which I quite like)- rather than the other way around.
If you watched Denise on YouTube you might think she was a little dipsy ;)
She may well be, but also a genius, this book will save your life if you are on the SAD (Standard American Diet)
If you read this and her work on "The China Study" you will understand how clever she is.
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf has always been my recommendation for a first book on health,
I think this will be up there at the top of my list from now on.
Covers how we got into this mess and how you can repair the damage done.
Regrettably, after various studies are pulled apart, there is very little in terms of concrete conclusions or suggestions as to what people should or shouldn't eat. In the end it starts to look like an exercise in fence-sitting and using the excuse that everyone is different and therefore different diets suit different people. Frankly, this is nonsense and seemed more like an attempt to placate various groups.
I couldn't help but feel the author had yet to reconcile her previous misguided adherence to a raw vegan diet and later discovery that it isn't well-suited to long term health, so was keen to give vegetarianism a free pass despite its many failings from a health perspective.
In summary, this book is good at pulling apart the ludicrous claims based on poorly executed studies, yet is not a manual on how to turn your health around. There are many far better books covering that ground.
This book is excellent! If you haven't already done so, it's time to take your lifestyle and diet into your own hands because if you rely on those in the positions of power and influence you may live a long-ish life but it won't be a pleasant one healthwise.
A brilliant book, well written, well researched and compelling
reading this book, that there is no 'right' diet' just guidelines.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in a balanced diet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very basic Nothing new. Basically everything that already exists on the web and in other books, regurgitated into yet another book that says the same old story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bert
How politics and statistics can change the combined weight of a nation...!!!
A real revelation...
Denise is sharp and honest and does a very good job of separating the wheat from the chaff of so-called nutritional science in the American health industry - both government and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by marcus
Extremely well researched & written in an engaging manner. Learn how the food pyramid is not based on accurate nutritional information but in fact poor science & the interests of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Sinfield
I read a lot of nutrition books. Denise's work stands head and shoulders above other writers by just "slipping into your head" rather than feeling like a chore to read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by cluelessgoon
Well researched and written book. Thought provoking and actually quite infuriating to find out how all the nutritional lies came about and stayed around.Published 12 months ago by Sunny
Love this book. Filled in bits I did not know and just makes so much sense.Published 13 months ago by Ms. C. L. Spear
There is so much of value in this refreshing review of the influence of diet on individual health outcomes that it should be compulsory reading for anyone responsible for the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dr. Stephen Rhodes