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The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It? Hardcover – 1 Oct 2010

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Columbus Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (1 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907797009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907797002
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.1 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 415,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Zoë Harcombe unravels one of the biggest paradoxes of today..." --Lucy Johnston, Health Editor, Sunday Express.

"...everything we think we know about eating right and how to control our weight is, in fact, wrong." --Alice Hart-Davis. Award winning health & beauty writer

"In a series of rigorously sourced chapters Harcombe pulls apart many of the key tenets in the diet and nutrition industry" --Phil Chamberlain, Freelance journalist

"This book should be mandatory reading for all health professionals and for anyone who needs to lose weight!" --Julia Smurthwaite. Health journalist

"Zoë Harcombe has taken a surgeon's scalpel to the Alice In Wonderland World of obesity."
--Dr Malcolm Kendrick. Author "The great cholesterol con"

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Columbus Publishing is thrilled to be launching "The Obesity Epidemic". Columbus was founded because the world is not flat and we want to publish books that challenge the status quo and make people think. The Obesity Epidemic does just that.

The book will likely be the `Marmite' of the obesity world - people will love it or hate it. It will be virtually impossible to be indifferent to it.
We suggest that those who love it will be the open minded and those with the integrity and compassion to want to make a genuine difference to the obesity epidemic. These people will likely already be disposed to the idea that we need to return to eating as nature intended and they have the common sense to realise that modern illness has its routes in modern substances - not in the real and natural foods that man and his ancestors have been eating for hundreds of thousands of years before we even realised the earth was round.
Those who hate it need to ask themselves why. The food and drink industry will hate it and we anticipate that they will try to attack it and the author. The drug industry will hate it, as the book offers a natural alternative as a solution to the obesity epidemic. Reprehensibly, many dieticians and diet advisors will also hate it - as they want to carry on pushing the current dietary advice, despite having no clue from whence it came or that there is no evidence for anything from five-a-day to the calorie theory.
The Obesity Epidemic is one of those rare books that can genuinely change the world. It just needs to be read with an open mind and a desire to help our fellow human beings.
The reviews thus far have been phenomenal. Barry Groves, Author of "Trick and Treat: How `healthy eating' is making us ill" said "The Obesity Epidemic is the most comprehensive demolition job on the arrogance and ignorance of the health profession I have ever read." Dr Malcolm Kendrick, Author of "The Great Cholesterol Con" said ", if by the end of it (this book), you have not changed the way you think about food and obesity - forever - you have clearly not understood what you have just read."
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