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The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled by [David L. Katz MD, Mark Bittman]

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There is a simple, actionable, fundamental set of basic truths about diet and health.  It is this week as it was last week, and it will be the same next week. It was last year as it is this year, and it will be the same next year. That details about diet are debated at the frontiers of our knowledge does nothing to alter the landscape of the far more copious common ground.
The fundamental truths about food are the product of massive aggregations of diverse science, not a flight of fancy based on the latest study to generate misleading headlines. The truth about food is a product of science, sense, and global consensus allied- not any one of these renouncing the others. The truth about food has stood the test of time not merely through wildly contradictory news cycles, but through years, decades, lifetimes, and generations.
If you know and pursue the actionable truth about food- you absolutely do have the potential to add years to your life, and life to your years. You can do the same for any loved ones who join you. You can apply the truth about food to prevent, manage, treat, and reverse most major chronic diseases as well. Why wouldn't you?
With the same basic truths about food, you can help our aquifers, our climate, fragile ecosystems, sustainable food production, and biodiversity into the bargain. Why wouldn't you?
You can love the food that loves you back. Why wouldn't you?
If you don't know the truth about food, you don't have the above options. But you can keep buying fad diet books, losing weight you will gain back with interest, and honoring the triumph of misguided hope over experience. Why would you?
There is a truth about food that can count among the greatest assets at your disposal in the pursuit of vitality, longevity, and the pleasure these contribute to living. If you know it, you have taken the first crucial step toward owning its advantages.
If you don't know it-you can never own those advantages.
At least now you have the choice. If that choice seems like something that might matter to you, I invite you to read on.

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"You've got a terrific book in front of you, written by a doctor who is woke, devoted, caring, and deeply concerned not only about what and how we eat but the impact it has on ourselves, our environment, other living beings, and the planet in general."
--From the Foreword by: Mark Bittman; Best-selling Author & Food Journalist
"Dr. David Katz helps insulate us from the next food fad by making sure we are armed with the truth, and nothing but the truth. Facts do matter, and The Truth About Food is full of them. The Truth about Food should have a home in everyone's kitchen."
--Sanjay Gupta MD; Staff Neurosurgeon, The Emory Clinic; Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
"Sometimes, even I have nutrition questions; and when I do, I take them to Dr. David Katz.  Read this book- and you will see why!"
--Joy Bauer, MS, RDN; Health and Nutrition expert for NBC's TODAY show; Best-selling Author of Joy's Simple Food Remedies 
 "With the inquisitiveness of a detective, the intellect and wit of a master of prose and the dissection skills of a forensic pathologist, Dr David Katz awards the reader with the simple truths of food for thought and optimal health. Read this book, your life may depend on it!"
--Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS; 17th Surgeon General of The United States; Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona
"I don't know any scientist with clearer, more important insights about the lifelong effects of diet on our health than Dr. David Katz.  Get this book, take his advice and live a longer, better life." 
--Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow; NYT bestselling author of The Blue Zones. 
"Few people in public health today understand as fully as David Katz the potential of 'food as medicine,' and few if any are working harder to overcome all that stands in the way of that promise.  This book is a very important and worthy addition to the career-long efforts of a public health champion."
--David A. Kessler, MD, JD; Professor, University of California San Francisco; Former Commissioner, U.S. FDA.
 "The truth about food is simple; the lies are complicated, David Katz writes in this important and timely book. Bravely, he wades through all that would influence our decisions on what to eat: the marketing by the packaged-goods industry, the junk science that promotes fad diets, the multitude of everyday choices we face in choosing what to avoid, and more importantly, what to eat inits stead. This book is empowering."
--Michael Moss; Author, #1 New York Times Bestseller: Salt, Sugar, Fat; Pulitzer Prize Winner
"Food can be great medicine or deceptive snake oil.  With this book the solid scientist in David Katz tells how to gain the benefits and avoid being a pawn of the deceptive.  It is a great work that all should own for health and for their family's health. This book is a tour de force of the science (and truth) about food. This should be everyone's favorite book on food, even Big Ag, Big Food, and Big Media's."  
--Mike Roizen, MD; Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic, #1 NYT bestselling Author

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  • File Size : 5333 KB
  • Publication Date : October 1, 2018
  • Print Length : 745 pages
  • ASIN : B07H8N32NX
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
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