This book is written in the rare, precious and delightful style of Denise Minger, making the most scientifically rigorous facts easy to follow with her light-hearted humor. It pieces together the story of how we ended up with the food pyramid in the first place and how the low-fat diet ended up reigning supreme in modern nutritional thinking.
though the food pyramid is no longer part of the USDA
guidelines, it still is good to know where and how the
current nutritional beliefs came about. It exposes how shoddy science, sketchy
politics, shady special interests and corporate manipulation in pursuit of
health have shaped our eating habits.
If you are not angry at the misguided nutritional advice, then READ THIS BOOK, and you will be outraged at the politics and economics that created our dietary beliefs. The pursuit for the so-called healthy options had nothing to do with nutrition or science, but rather with who could shout the loudest and/or had the deepest pockets. Death by Food Pyramid is a comprehensive eye-opener.
Denise Minger is lighting the way for us to get out of the sheeple mentality and get right into the heart of what matters most about what we are feeding ourselves. If you have always believed what the "authorities" are telling you what is best about how and what to eat, READ THIS BOOK and find out why no one can be trusted with your diet, which should be your responsibility and yours only.
Denise Minger not only has an entertaining and engaging writing style, but she dares to look over the data and attempts to obtain reasonable conclusions from it. She knows that she isn’t always right, but unlike many authors who attempt of cover themselves with a cloak of infallibility, she always seeks the truth. She treats authors that disagree with her with respect, and appreciate being corrected when she gets it wrong. Overall, Death by Food Pyramid provides tons of good information, challenging discussion, and is fun to read.
PART ONE: Shady Politics
PART TWO: Slippery Science
PART THREE: New Geometry
Regardless of whether you're an omnivore or vegan, research junkie or science-phoebe, health novice or seasoned dieter, Death by Food Pyramid will reform your understanding of nutrition science and inspire you to take your health, and your future, into your own hands.
Denise Minger is a health writer and lecturer with a reputation for aggressively challenging today's leading voices of conventional wisdom. Her meticulously researched critiques decimating USDA guidelines and The China Study-published on her blog, RawFoodSOS.com-have made her a major player in the progressive health community, and a major thorn in the side of both mainstream nutritionists and other health figures promoting flawed dietary dogma.
A precocious academic whiz and autodidact who started college at the age of 16, Denise's own diet-related health problems plunged her, total immersion style, into the world of nutrition research-first in attempt to heal her own body, and then to help others do the same. Denise currently lives a "real food" lifestyle in Portland, Oregon.
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