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- Gary Taubes, THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR
- Aaron Carroll, The Bad Food Bible & Kristin Lawless, Formerly Known As Food
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- Robert Pollin on the COVID19 Stimulus Bill
- Dean Spade, MUTUAL AID & Rachel Louise Snyder, NO VISIBLE BRUISES
- Abdul El Sayed & Micah Johnson, MEDICARE FOR ALL: A Citizen’s Guide & Norton Juster Remembered
- Dr. Michael Okun, ENDING PARKINSON’S DISEASE & Lionel Shriver, SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO
- Nina Burleigh, VIRUS & Celia Jeffries, BLUE DESERT
We talk with Dr. Aaron Carroll about his book The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully. Then, Kristin Lawless tells us about why processed food is so bad for us. Her book is Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture.
Advice about food can be confusing. It often seems that foods that were supposed to be good for us are suddenly found to be bad for us — and vice versa.
But asÂ Dr. AaronÂ Carroll explains in his book The Bad Food Bible, “bad” or “good” are oversimplifications that are both wrong and dangerous: if we stop consuming some of our most demonized ingredients altogether, it may actuallyÂ hurt us.
In his book, CarrollÂ examines the scientific evidence. He shows, among other things, that you can eat red meat several times a week, drink as much coffee as you want, have a drink a day and eat more salt. Carroll deconstructs the hype to tease out the scientific principles that should inform our decisions about the foods we eat.
Aaron Carrol is a doctor and a contributor to the New York Times Upshot column.
If you think buying organic from Whole Foods is protecting you, you’re wrong. If it’s processed food, it may be little better than conventional food.
Our food—even what we’re told is good for us—has changed for the worse in the past 100 years. Its nutritional content is deteriorating due to industrial farming and climate change. Its composition has been altered because of the addition of thousands of chemicals, from pesticides to packaging, that find its way into it. (Like glyphosate, which has been found to be present in dangerous concentrations in kids’ breakfast cereals.)Â We simply no longer know what we’re eating.
InÂ Formerly Known as Food, Kristin Lawless argues that, because of the degradation of our diet, our bodies are literally changing from the inside out. The billion-dollar food industry is reshaping our food preferences, altering our brains, changing the composition of our microbiome and even affecting the expression of our genes. Lawless chronicles how this is happening and what it means for our bodies, health, and survival.
Kristin Lawless is an independent journalist and nutrition expert.
Find Kristin Lawless’ deliciousÂ recipes to real whole food here.