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The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled Paperback – October 9, 2018
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- Item Weight : 2.4 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 1719849846
- ISBN-13 : 978-1719849845
- Paperback : 754 pages
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.89 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Independently published (October 9, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #350,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Katz writes in a readable style, but not in a necessarily compelling style. That is I find that he's easy to read, but I don't feel like I necessarily want to keep reading either. Instead of making a point and moving on, he makes a point and then makes it again and again and again. This is a 700 page book that with a good editor could be shortened down to 200 pages I'm quite sure. The first chapter alone is over 200 pages long. Ouch!
My biggest objection to the book though is that there is no index and the table of contents is not useful for finding things (given the very small number of chapters with vague titles). The author states at the beginning that he doesn't expect the reader to necessarily read cover to cover but rather to pick out the areas of interest to the reader. I'm not sure how the reader does that since there's no index and the table of contents is of no help. On page 311, there is a table where the author refers people to other parts of the book by saying "See: Macronutrients" or "See: Obesity" or "See: Cooking Oils" and other references like that. But I don't know how the reader is supposed to do that since he gives no page numbers for those references and there's no index in the book and there's no chapters with those headings.
And finally, I should point out that while the author makes lots of references to scientific journal publications and other sources, it appears that most of the references are to his own papers and to his own writings. I can't say that for sure but it sure seems like a lot of the references are to his own work.
All in all, I agree with the things the author says and the points he makes. And I was hoping this would be a good reference book that I could refer to when looking for good information related to food. But unfortunately, without an index, it's useless for that purpose. And while it's easy to read, and there are some nuggets contained in it, it's not a book that I would necessarily recommend someone read unless they're really looking for something with over 700 pages to read.
Instead, I would suggest either Dr. Michael Greger's book, How Not to Die or Dr T Colin Campbell's China Study, both of which do an excellent job of bringing the science behind food to the general reader.
With this book, Dr. Katz has made my job easier. The Truth About Food forces us to tap into our collective common sense, ability to reason, and inner scholar. This book takes on the massive wave of nutritional hype, explaining what the research really says, how studies are often designed to fail, and how results are subject to interpretation, providing us all with some serious food for thought.
It’s time to cut through the clutter, and Dr. Katz is the person best suited to do so. He writes: “What has become increasingly clear to me over time is that lies about diet are quite good at impersonating truth. If anything, the lies are more appealing, since they are unencumbered by inconvenient tethers to evidence. Lies can promise anything, while truth can only promise… what’s true.”
With a series of in-depth analyses based on the best scientific evidence we have available to us, the book covers all sides (not just what sells!) of just about every nutrition issue du jour, including: saturated fat, veganism, nutrigenomics, organic foods, soy, sugar, artificial sweeteners, raw milk, eggs, weight loss, Paleo diets, macros (carb/protein/fat debate), GMOs, grains, “superfoods,” and much more. Dr. Katz’s objectivity and thorough review of Dietary Truths forces us to put foods into proper perspective. He explains how and why some foods appear protective in some studies and damaging in others – it depends upon what we’re comparing the food to and/or what it replaces! Readers benefit from the critical reminder that foods are contextual, and it is our overall eating/lifestyle patterns (not whether cheese ought to be full fat, low fat, vegan, or non-existent) that possess the undeniable power to protect us from or promote chronic disease.
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