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The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy Hardcover – February 28, 2017
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"If you want to know where medicine will be ten years from now, read Dr. Neal Barnard's writings today."―Dean Ornish, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
"Our love-affair with cheese is killing us. Learning the truth about cheese may save your life."―
"Calories, cholesterol, salt and saturated fat-Dr. Barnard analyzes the process and problems of cheese production and consumption in the American population. It's no wonder that coronary artery plaque-the leading cause of death in the United States-resembles cheese in so many ways. "―
"This informative and entertaining book clearly and compellingly lays out the reasons why cheese should not be part of our diet. I highly recommend it!"―Ted D. Barnett, MD, Medical Director and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine
"Do you love cheese? Think again! Dr. Barnard makes it crystal clear why you'll want to steer clear of cheese as if your life depends on it because, guess what-it does!"―Rip Esselstyn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet
About the Author
Neal Barnard, MD, is a clinical researcher, author, and health advocate. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and president of the nonprofit Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. He is the author of several books and a frequent lecturer.
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For those familiar with Dr. Barnard’s other books, this one repeats many facts … but enhances them with updates to the scientific data, along with personal stories of people who have overcome their cheese addictions to improve their health. There are many new recipes here: cashew Parmesan, Spinach-Sweet Potato Lasagna, Mac ’n Trees, to name a few. Also, for those interested in the Elimination Diet described in Dr. Barnard's 1998 Book ‘Foods that Fight Pain', there is an updated list of Common Pain Trigger Foods.
My own experience as a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian (one who ate eggs and dairy): in 15 years of this style vegetarianism, I never lost any weight. But when I dropped the dairy (& eggs), I lost nearly 10 lbs in 3 weeks. (I wasn’t even TRYING to lose weight!) This experience convinced me that ditching cheese & dairy foods could be very rewarding for those who ARE trying to lose weight. I definitely recommend trying Dr. Barnard’s 3-week 'Test Drive’. You can’t go wrong with a test Diet … and if you decide to stick with the diet, you can reap the benefits of long-term good health.