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2.0 out of 5 stars A real missed opportunity., 22 Aug. 2004
This review is from: You Are What You Eat : The Plan that Will Change Your Life (Paperback)
I bought this book on the back of the Channel 4 series - where they take a number of fatties and through detox and a complete change in diet, these 8 individuals transform themseves substantially.
The TV producers must have seriously toned down some of Dr McKeith's practices however - its seriously hippy stuff. I thought I'd be told to eat some pulses, cut down on the bad fats, and sprinkle liberally with seeds.
However, Dr McKeith just doesn't connect with the real world. For example:
"I tell patients who work at sitting jobs to get up every hour and dance their brains out for five minutes...."
No doubt my firm would be very impressed!
As another example, if you do all the below:
- work in an office
- live in a city
- use the tube
- use a cellphone
- use a PC
- catch more than three colds (etc) a year
- have mercury fillings
- drink daily any of the following: [list includes tap water and cows milk]
- add sugar or sweetners to tea or coffee
you are a "toxic junkie" and if you add:
- is reading food labels for chemicals or preservatives irrelevant to you?
- do you live near electrical pylons (etc)
- do you jog, run or walk alongside busy roads with traffic?
you are a "toxic dump monster".
The tone of the book is extreme. And I haven't even mentioned the pages on stool types.
However, if you do follow this regime, I am sure that you will lose wieght and feel better. Amongst other things the Doctor does encourage regular exercise and eating healthy foods.
But this is a real missed opportunity.
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2010 16:26:15 BDT
Alan Bird says:
Please don't call her a doctor: her degree is fraudulent. For a shocking expose of this charlatan google gillian mckeith and ben goldacre (it was published in The Guardian).
(I loved Ben's comment "gillian mckeith, or, to give her her full medical title, gillian mckeith")
If you must spend money on amazon, buy ben's Bad Science instead of this tripe.
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