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Trick and Treat: How Healthy Eating is Making Us Ill [Paperback]

Barry Groves
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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: 14.1 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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90 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
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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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trick or Treat 16 Feb 2011
By GOAT
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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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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Food industry and drug companies exposed 8 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
Barry Groves' "Trick and Treat" through acute observation,analysis and a breadth of research exposes the myths and dangers of conventional wisdom, or usually misinformation, in the frightening world of food and medicine.

Although it is a thorough analysis the book is not dull. It shows how doctors, politicians and ultimately we the consumers have been systematically tricked to serve the greed of multinational companies. We have been hoodwinked into bad eating sold as good and given expensive and harmful medicine which will often lead to lifetime addiction and/or irreparable damage. Thus the ever growing profits of the industries are guaranteed.

It should be compulsory reading for doctors who have practiced for more than five years and for all those with political and other decision making status in our health service.

After reading it I have felt compelled to buy copies for friends and family.

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Dr Groves 7 Feb 2009
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Doctor Barry Groves has come up with another hard-hitting winner here. He demolishes a lot of the myths about "healthy eating" and much of what many of us have taken for granted for many years about living healthily .

It is perfectly compatible with his previous work ("Natural Health and Weight Loss", but, perhaps out of a justified sense of urgency, he "takes the gloves off" to some extent, telling it like it is.

And no wonder. The mainstream diet and health "gurus" bleat on about the "mystery" of the obesity epidemic. There is no mystery. Because of the misguided attack on saturated fats / animal fats that started during the last quarter (or so) of the 20th century, it was dogmatically decided that a "healthy diet" had to be low in fat, and rich in carbohydrates, and "healthy" fibre. Surprise, surprise, obesity rates went up, cancer rates went up, and type 2 Diabetes became an epidemic. The "healthy diet" was successful, but the patients were, and are, dying.

Barry uncovers all this and much more. If you read this book, you should also read Gary Taubes, and if you have already read Gary Taubes, you should read this.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will change your life 6 May 2009
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This book is not just a stunning expose of the corruption that bedevils the food industry, the drug industry and Governments, but a sound guide to healthy living.

But do not expect the obvious, and certainly none of the dangerously misguided dogma of those in power.

His 26 years of full time research into health research is compressed into this amazing book. He takes no credit in his writing style for what he offers - he is giving without indulgence. But there is more of value to your life in this book than would normally be found in ten books.

Read this book. I implore you.

I have ordered 4 copies for friends and family.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking! 4 Sep 2011
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I thought I was a healthy 50 year old. Relatively fit (walk everywhere!), good weight, have been on a low fat diet for years, never use salt and very little sugar and do not smoke. So was so surprised to find I had hypertension. This book makes total sense to me and have I now adapted to the high fat low carb diet. Within a couple of weeks, blood pressure is now normal and I have been able to cut down on medication! (Also use apple cider vinegar and coconut oil, which is lovely.) This book is definatley a life changer, just wish the "Low fat/low salt" pushers out there would read it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opening
Whatever you decide about following the advice in the book, it is certainly eye opening with regard to how health professionals take more information from leaflets sent by the drug... Read more
Published 2 months ago by theoriginalgiftscompany
5.0 out of 5 stars Very worthwhile read
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Some points are subjective and open to debate however that is what is enjoyable. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tracy Burrows
5.0 out of 5 stars How We Are fooled.
This is definitely a book that should be on everyone's bookshelf. The information it contains is a real eye-opener. I thoroughly recommend this book to all Amazon book customers.
Published 3 months ago by Peppi
4.0 out of 5 stars Trick and Treat
Good, informative book and some very interesting views on matters we all take for granted. Would recommend this to anyone who is interested in eating the correct food.
Published 5 months ago by Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it NOW!
The mainstream media feeds us a lot of useless and misguided health advice. Often adulterated in the interests of the big food and pharmaceutical companies. Read more
Published 7 months ago by EagerReader
4.0 out of 5 stars Trick and Treat
Interesting tae on how foods can make a difference - very interesting - but some of the information contradicted what I thought I already knew - so a bit confusing but nevertheless... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jane Juliet
5.0 out of 5 stars Real world fact
I like this book because of the way it shows that the way life it and have great fact to show how to change and choose the way life it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ashley Boyd
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Book
Have already started a low carb diet as a trial. I'll see in a month how I am getting on.
Published 9 months ago by david catterson
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
I think what I learnt most from this book was all in moderation is not a bad thing but don't let it put you off eating healthily... Read more
Published 10 months ago by emma middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking read
This book is mind blowing! I first came across the author 10 years ago with his 'Eat Fat Get Thin' (subsequently expanded and academically referenced as 'Healthy Eating and Weight... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. S. Spencer
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