- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Biteback (2 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849541396
- ISBN-13: 978-1849541398
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.5 x 2.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 679,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Meat Fix: How a Lifetime of Healthy Eating Nearly Killed Me Paperback – 2 Feb 2012
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a controversial but also a highly enjoyable read --Mark Pack, co-editor of Lib Dem Voice --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
John Nicholson is the star columnist for www. football365.com. His We Ate All The Pies was longlisted for the 2010 William Hill Book of the Year prize.
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It is a unique book and a welcome and important addition to the growing number of books advising fellow humans that the dietary messages coming from our governments are terribly, dangerously wrong. From Dr Kaayla Daniel to Barry Groves to Mark Sisson to Dr Malcolm Kendrick - there is no shortage of outstanding literature, whether on general dietary advice or specific tomes on soy(a) or cholesterol. What is unique about this contribution is the raw, personal nature of the writing and the nothing-spared approach Nicholson has to telling his story.
And it is a story - a story of a young couple who left the modern world to live closer to nature, who decided that they couldn't kill the animals in their new environment and so it would be unethical to eat killed produce if they could not kill themselves. They became vegan. The book becomes the most graphic documentary of what happened next that you may ever read.
In the brilliant The Vegetarian Myth, Lierre Keith only touches on the legacy of damage that her veganism left. If you want a blow by blow account of how a vegan deteriorates physically, mentally and emotionally - Nicholson delivers. Sometimes crude, often painful, always heartfelt. If you don't want to become intimately acquainted with conditions such as haemorrhoids (piles) and the bowel consequences of eating "more fibre than a horse", then don't read this book - or skip the passages that spell it out. If you don't like swear words, then don't read this book.Read more ›
In the first half of the book, Nicholson vividly tells his own story. In the second half, he expounds on what he has found out about healthy eating, repeatedly declaring along the way that much of the advice given on this subject by doctors and the NHS website is wrong. Some of this is fascinating and some of it may even be correct (I've encountered some of it in usually reliable sources). Unfortunately, Nicholson has no authority on this subject and does not appear to have done much research, so it would be unwise to rely on his conclusions. After criticising the NHS for recommending a "one size fits all" diet, he then provides "one size fits all" recommendations of his own. Admittedly, he prefaces his advice with "I'm not saying that this is the only or the definitive way to eat, only that if it suits me so well then it might suit you too". But how is any particular reader to know whether this diet will suit them any more than the NHS diet? I'll bet that everyone reading this knows some people who have thrived on a vegetarian diet and others who have withered on it.Read more ›
The modern diet is a million miles away from a natural human diet. Agriculture has only been around for 10,000 years or so, which is a blink of an eye in evolutionary terms.
I have been following a diet that is similar for some time and have never felt better. More energy, better sleep and I've lost weight.
It makes my blood boil that so much money goes into the disease-management system that is the National 'Health' Service.
If you are overweight, or heading towards diabetes, or just feeling pretty knackered then do yourself a favour and READ THIS BOOK.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very interesting book and because of it I persuaded my partner to stop drinking soya milk. After he did all his heart palpitations vanished. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ms B.
good service book as described. terrific book told from the heart.trying the idea to see if it helps us get well too. thanks for publishing..Published 6 months ago by Mr. A. R. Cole
Wonderful, a book that every Doctor should be made to read, also the nutrition "expert" before they come out with some of the rubbish they do,
Very readable, and... Read more
This is an account of a vegan who became progressively unwell during 28 years of veganhood and was cured almost immediatiately, or immeatiately by meat. Some of it is very funny. Read morePublished 10 months ago by An Chluas
Basically a story of how one man had IBS for "over 17 years" was "terribly ill" for 26 years of being vegetarian/vegan (actually plant-based diet- veganism... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Emily
I heard the author speak at a conference recently & he's a funny, irreverent guy. What he says is based 80% on personal experience rather than "science" but it's none the worse for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hotspur
The content of this book was fascinating, and really really interesting. I would recommend anybody who goes on "fad" diets to read it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Finbarr O'Halloran
very funny look at the diet industry and exposure of so-called "healthy foods"Published 18 months ago by Charlie Smith