The Diet Delusion

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0091924286
Category: Low-carbohydrate diet
Page: 601
View: 7234
Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health aware today than generations ago. The Diet Delusion is an in-depth, scientific, groundbreaking examination of what actually happens in your body as a result of what you eat, rather than what the diet industry might have you believe happens and is essential reading for anyone trying to decide which diet - low-fat or low-carbohydrate - is truly the healthy diet. For years we have been deluded by the dieting industry. Now it's time to find out the truth.

The Diet Delusion

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407024066
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 640
View: 5596
Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health aware today than generations ago. The Diet Delusionis an in-depth, scientific, groundbreaking examination of what actually happens in your body as a result of what you eat, rather than what the diet industry might have you believe happens and is essential reading for anyone trying to decide which diet - low-fat or low-carbohydrate - is truly the healthy diet. For years we have been deluded by the dieting industry. Now it's time to find out the truth.

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307272702
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 257
View: 6351
An award-winning science journalist reveals the role of certain carbohydrates in today's obesity epidemic while denouncing calorie-based nutritional practices, in a report that includes coverage of such topics as genetics, the politics behind nutritional guidelines and foods to eat and avoid.

The Health Delusion

How to Achieve Exceptional Health in the 21st Century
Author: Glen Matten,Aidan Goggins
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848508859
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
View: 5799
How can it be that even with all the advances modern healthcare has made, we're experiencing record levels of ill health – from diabetes, heart disease and cancer, to osteoporosis, dementia and depression? We're more health conscious than ever before, and no matter which way we turn we're bombarded with promises of the best thing for living longer and healthier lives. But the truth is, the messages are flawed and if we follow them, we won't achieve the good health we long for. Something, somewhere, has gone horribly wrong. At last, cutting through the misinformation, The Health Delusion has the answers, all backed by hard science. It exposes the shocking truths behind our diet, health and pharmaceutical industries – and how they consistently put our health in jeopardy in favour of boosting their profits, as well as showing how the media makes things even worse by misleading us at every turn. So how can we put things right? Providing a complete 21st-century guide to optimal health at every stage of life, The Health Delusion gives us the real story, and offers us a detailed plan of the foods, supplements and lifestyle changes needed for total wellness.

The Case Against Sugar

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Portobello Books
ISBN: 1846276381
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 6714
More than half a billion adults and 40 million children on the planet are obese. Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Evidence increasingly shows that these illnesses are linked to the other major Western diseases: hypertension, heart disease, even Alzheimer's and cancer, and that shockingly, sugar is likely the single root cause. Yet the nutritional advice we receive from public health bodies is muddled, out of date, and frequently contradictory, and in many quarters still promotes the unproven hypothesis that fats are the greatest evil. With expert science and compelling storytelling, Gary Taubes investigates the history of nutritional science which, shaped by a handful of charismatic and misguided individuals, has for a hundred years denied the impact of sugar on our health. He exposes the powerful influence of the food industry which has lobbied for sugar's ubiquity - the Sugar Association even today promoting 'sugar's goodness' - and the extent that the industry has corrupted essential scientific research. He delves into the science of sugar, exposes conventional thinking that sugar is 'empty calories' as a myth, and finds that its addictive pleasures are resulting in worldwide consumption as never experienced before, to devastating effect. The Case Against Sugar is a revelatory read, which will fundamentally change the way we eat.

The Cholesterol Delusion

Author: Ernest N. Curtis
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608447480
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 168
View: 6521
Approximately one-half of the adult population of the United States are being told that they harbor within their bodies a silent killer. This "killer" is cholesterol. Millions are prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs making these pills the most prescribed (and most profitable) medications in the history of American medicine. They are told that these drugs will protect them from the ravages of heart disease. This is patently untrue and can be easily demonstrated by critical analysis of the data presented in the very medical studies that purport to show their benefit. The cholesterol mania that has gripped the country and dominated mainstream medical thought for the past 40 years is based on widespread acceptance of a set of closely related theories variously called the Cholesterol Theory, the Lipid Hypothesis, or the Diet-Heart Theory. The Cholesterol Delusion systematically refutes these prevailing theories that link diet and blood cholesterol levels to coronary heart disease and heart attacks. The Cholesterol Delusion traces the development of these theories from their origins and shows that each step in their evolution was based on faulty evidence and unscientific reasoning. The book then takes it one step further and attacks the very foundation of the "risk factor" paradigm that has dominated cardiovascular research in particular and much of medical research in general for the past 50 years. Written in plain language for the intelligent layman, the arguments are presented in a way that can be easily understood by readers with a limited medical or technical background. The Cholesterol Delusion is must reading for anyone that has been told they have elevated cholesterol levels and/or must take medication to lower them.

Bad science

the short life and weird times of cold fusion
Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Category: Science
Page: 503
View: 7622
A science journalist brings to life one of the greatest scientific frauds of our times with the story of the two obscure researchers who claimed to have discovered a clean, no-fuss method for harnessing the energy of a hydrogen bomb. 20,000 first printing.

Fiber Menace: The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Colon Cancer

Author: N.A
Publisher: Ageless Press
ISBN: 0970679645
Category: Digestive organs
Page: 281
View: 7126

Nourishing Traditions

The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
Author: Sally Fallon,Pat Connolly,Mary G. Enig
Publisher: New Trends Publishing
ISBN: 9780967089737
Category: Cooking
Page: 674
View: 2373
Draws on traditional eating patterns to endorse a diet that contains animal fats and foods preserved in ways that actually increase their nutritional value.

The Disease Delusion

Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life
Author: Dr.Jeffrey S. Bland,Dr. Mark Hyman
Publisher: HarperWave
ISBN: 9780062290731
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 432
View: 2489
Disease care vs health care: which would you choose? Contrary to conventional wisdom, chronic disease is not genetically predetermined but results from a mismatch between our genes and environment and lifestyle. What we call a "disease" is the outcome of an imbalance in one or more of the seven core physiological processes. Leveraging a lifetime on the cutting edge of research and practice, Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland lays out a road map for good health by helping us understand these processes and the root causes of chronic illness. As Bland teaches us, no two people have the identical form of any disease, so with the right personalized program, we can safely and effectively manage and ultimately cure what ails us. In the twenty-first century, medicine is undergoing a paradigm shift comparable to the advances in infectious disease in the late nineteenth century. While these strides have nearly doubled life expectancies in only four generations, quality of life has yet to rise to its full potential. Treatment of chronic diseases—diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, and many others—is responsible for 78 percent of total health care costs in the United States, yet we're managing the symptoms of these illnesses with pills and temporary remedies instead of identifying, preventing, and addressing their underlying causes. In The Disease Delusion, we learn how we may fundamentally change our perceptions of illness and approach a cure. Dr. Bland has greatly influenced many of the biggest names in medicine today, but until now we have not had access to the larger framework in which to understand chronic illness or ways to foster lifelong health. Complete with self-evaluation questionnaires and sample meal plans, and supported by the most recent advances in health science, The Disease Delusion is indispensable to anyone determined to live long and well. Includes 8 interactive health assessments you can complete on your phone


A Scientific Delusion?
Author: Mary Boyle
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415227186
Category: Psychology
Page: 362
View: 5644
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Nobel dreams

power, deceit, and the ultimate experiment
Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Random House Inc
Category: Science
Page: 261
View: 1975
A renowned science writer examines the work being done by high-energy physicists in their quest to understand how the universe began, what it is made of, and where it is headed

Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Author: Charles Mackay
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147878
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 112
View: 9487
DIVClassic survey of crowd psychology takes an illuminating, entertaining look at 3 historic swindles: "The Mississippi Scheme," "The South-Sea Bubble," and "Tulipomania." Essential reading for investors. /div

The Obesity Epidemic

What caused it? How can we stop it?
Author: Zoe Harcombe
Publisher: Columbus Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1907797289
Page: 339
View: 4178
We want to be slim more than anything else in the world, so why do we have an obesity epidemic? If the solution is as simple as ‘eat less and do more’, why are 90% of today’s children facing a fat future? What if the current diet advice is not right? What if trying to eat less is making us fatter? What if everything we thought we knew about dieting is wrong? This is, in fact, the case. This book will de-bunk every diet myth there is and change the course of The Obesity Epidemic. This is going to be a ground breaking journey, shattering every preconception about dieting and turning current advice upside down. Did you know that we did a U-Turn in our diet advice thirty years ago? Obesity has increased ten fold since – coincidence or cause? Discover why we changed our advice and what is stopping us changing it back; discover the involvement of the food industry in our weight loss advice; discover how long we have known that eating less and doing more can never work and discover what will work instead. There is a way to lose weight and keep it off, but the first thing you must do is to throw away everything you think you know about dieting. Because everything you think you know is actually wrong. The diet advice we are being given, far from being the cure of the obesity epidemic, is, in fact, the cause.

The Devil's Delusion

Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions
Author: David Berlinski
ISBN: 1458758567
Category: Religion
Page: 290
View: 3050
A secular Jew, Berlinski nonetheless delivers a biting defense of religious thought. This incisive book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it can be--indeed must be--the ultimate touchstone for understanding the world--Cf publisher's description.

Depression Delusion, Volume One

The Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance
Author: Dr. Terry Lynch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908561015
Category: Self-Help
Page: 390
View: 2133
Brain chemical imbalances have been widely promoted as existing in depression for the past 50 years. In this book, Terry Lynch reveals some shocking truths. Chemical imbalances have never been found to exist in depression. The story of the rise of this falsehood is presented, a falsehood that is more prevalent in modern times then the flat earth delusion was in the past. This falsehood meets psychiatry's own criteria for a delusion. Adhering to principles of logic and science, Terry Lynch illustrates the absurdity of this widely held belief. He includes many references of doctors, other mental health professionals, the media and influential individuals espousing this falsehood as a known fact. He also included statements made by prominent doctors, scientists, psychologists and others over the past fifty years, expressing great concern that this falsehood has been widely misrepresented as if it were a fact, not least by members of the medical profession. The book addresses why drug companies are withdrawing from psychiatric research, who are the big winners and losers, and whether doctors have sufficient knowledge to justify their standing as THE foremost mental health experts. The author describes the major adverse consequences of the depression brain chemical imbalance delusion, and why this and other related mental health delusions must be removed from the mental health landscape, in the public interest. The author presents a better way of understanding and responding to depression, based on what is actually there, rather than on fanciful notions of brain chemical notions that have never been demonstrated to exist. "

The Information Diet

A Case for Conscious Consumption
Author: Clay A. Johnson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449321569
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
View: 8836
The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and flour—so, too, have we become gluttons for texts, instant messages, emails, RSS feeds, downloads, videos, status updates, and tweets. We're all battling a storm of distractions, buffeted with notifications and tempted by tasty tidbits of information. And just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much junk information can lead to cluelessness. The Information Diet shows you how to thrive in this information glut—what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective. In the process, author Clay Johnson explains the role information has played throughout history, and why following his prescribed diet is essential for everyone who strives to be smart, productive, and sane. In The Information Diet, you will: Discover why eminent scholars are worried about our state of attention and general intelligence Examine how today’s media—Big Info—give us exactly what we want: content that confirms our beliefs Learn to take steps to develop data literacy, attention fitness, and a healthy sense of humor Become engaged in the economics of information by learning how to reward good information providers Just like a normal, healthy food diet, The Information Diet is not about consuming less—it’s about finding a healthy balance that works for you

The Cameron Delusion

Author: Peter Hitchens
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441183027
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 8228
The struggle between the main political parties has been reduced to an unpopularity contest, in which voters hold their noses and sigh as they trudge to the polls. Peter Hitchens explains how and why British politics has sunk to this dreary level - the takeover of the parties and the media by conventional left-wing dogmas which then call themselves 'the centre ground'. The Tory party under David Cameron has become a pale-blue twin of New Labour, offering change without alteration. Hitchens, a former Lobby reporter, examines and mocks the flock mentality of most Westminster journalists, explains how unattributable lunches guide coverage and why so many reporters - once slavish admirers of Labour - now follow the Tory line. This updated edition of Hitchens's The Broken Compass (2009) features a brand new introduction. In an excoriating analysis, Hitchens examines the Tory Party's record in government and opposition, dismissing it as a failure on all fronts but one - the ability to win office without principle. The one thing it certainly isn't is conservative.

Trick and Treat

How 'healthy Eating' is Making Us Ill
Author: Barry Groves
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905140220
Category: Nutrition disorders
Page: 502
View: 8984
In this controversial, evidence-based account of how and why the health-care establishment has got the concept of 'healthy eating' so wrong, Barry Groves shows us how to take charge of our own health and lives, in contravention of what the health-care industry would have us believe and do.