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  • Paperback: 502 pages
  • Publisher: Hammersmith Press Limited (30 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781905140220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905140220
  • ASIN: 1905140223
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As the 'health' industry struggles to cope with the massive explosion of obesity,heart disease,diabete's and cancer which has occured since the introduction of 'healthy' eating in the late 1980's (coincidence or cause and effect?) here is a simple explanation as to why this has happened.Quite simply we have moved away from our natural diet and onto unhealthy foods which we are simply not designed to eat. This isn't an 'atkins' fad diet,but simply a look back to our biological and evolutional past.You simply cannot argue with human biology,evolution and hunter-gatherer's,and they prove we are a high fat,low sugar eating species.Hunter gatherer's on the planet today eating their natural foods DON'T suffer from obesity,cancer,heart disease or diabete's,yet why are they not studied? It makes complete sense to do this but i think the health industry and drug companies know what they will find,and they won't like it.Fat is the good guy,sugar (carbohydrate) is the bad guy,and it is very scary how much power the drug companies have over the health industries of the world.They are the second most profitable industry on the planet,and to keep those profits they need SICK people.....hence 'healthy' eating. Follow their advice at your peril.It's bacon and eggs fried in lard for me.You can keep your cereal,skimmed milk and toast.If you want to stay fit and healthy into old age then buy this book and follow the advice.If you want to age with diabete's,heart disease,obesity,cancer etc etc, then follow 'healthy' eating advice.Why put ourselves and our families through the pain of losing loved ones to these diseases when they can be prevented through a shift in diet? A shift that the drug companies DON'T want you to know about,so they can keep on making billions of pounds profit, and that,for me is scandelous.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jackie Bushell on 27 Aug 2009
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Barry Groves' book 'Trick and Treat' is a far-reaching, thought-provoking expose of so-called healthy eating. It completely shatters our confidence in accepted truths such as 'high fibre diets protect against colon cancer', 'polyunsatured fats and low cholesterol are the key to avoiding heart disease', or 'base the diet on low GI carbohydrates to be healthy'.

These refutations of many of the dietary beliefs we hold dear at first seem inexplicable. Then, slowly but surely, Dr Groves leads us to understand how beliefs not supported by good science can result from the political and commercial machinations of the food, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries - or even more shockingly, from the sheer incompetence sometimes exhibited in nutrition research.

Dr Groves shows us how gullible we have been by failing to take into account the sources of our information and their paymasters and vested interests. As a result, healthy eating as currently practised is making us sicker, not healthier. We owe it to ourselves and our children on whom we are going to impose this unhealthy 'healthy eating' to take a step back and look at where we might be going wrong. Dr Groves' book represents a major step forward in our ability to see what is really happening and take action before any more damage is done.
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95 of 98 people found the following review helpful By S. Mcnally on 25 Oct 2009
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I never borrow books from the library as I hate giving them back. For some reason I borrowed this one and have had to go a buy a copy anyway as it is so good, everyone should have one.

I want to know why this book isn't on the reading book for all medical students. Every GP practice should have a copy and every practice nurse who talks about getting your cholesterol down, lowering your blood pressure, cutting out fat and and salt should be made to read this book. I found it completely fascinating, I turned every page as if I was reading a thriller, horrified by the findings Groves was listing from really powerful research. The thing is, and what is most frightening, he talks common sense throughout, but as far as I can tell nobody is listening.

We are being manipulated by the health industry, food industry, pharmaceutical industry and any other organisation who can make money out of us, to ruin our health.

Read this book and be amazed at what is being 'done' to us! I loved every single page!!! It is also written in a way that makes it really easy to read.
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By GOAT on 16 Feb 2011
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There are plenty of people who have written more about the book than I could say, but I will say a little.

I was born with Candida and first started showing the symptoms at 8. At 17, I had an entire diet-gut breakdown and have been on a selective diet for the last 8-9 years. I was always interested in nutrition and thought that I tried to cope with my Candida as best I could. When I developed RSI from all the typing I do in the NHS, I got fed up and asked for a biological answer from my sister, a nutritionist, who had spent years studying this subject material.

We realised my RSI, like arthritis, was caused by the undigested starches filtering into the bloodstream through a leaky gut wall. Reduce the starches, bump up the probiotics, boost digestion with fat, heal the gut wall and increase rate of absorption.

This book has changed my life and my perception of what constitutes a healthy diet. I recommend it to everyone.
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