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Spectacularly Good Marmite
on 2 August 2012
Similar in approach to Bad Science, you will either love or hate this book, I can't see an in-between.
Quite simply, if you live religiously by the current dogma of health - which the authors claim is responsible for our health woes - then you're in for quite the rude awakening. I doubt anyone can read this book with out being shocked, as the authors dismantle the systems of health we live by today. The diet, supplement, drug and food industry as well as the governments and the media all get taken to task, and quite simply get a lashing as it is revealed how they compromise our health in order to boost profits.
But where Bad Science prided itself on revealing the faults, The Health Delusion merely uses it as a starting platform, the real agenda to provide a new solution for well-being. And, with the comprehensive backing of hundreds of scientific papers the authors provide a practical and easily applicable guide on diet, supplements and lifestyle for achieving exceptional health.
The style is almost arrogant, sometimes flippant, often satirical. An assurance in the quality of the information they have, the authors take the topics, but not themselves, very seriously, and are as focused on making a great story to entertain as much as to enlighten. Guaranteed to thrill and delight most, it will assuredly agitate others.