Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction

Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction


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ISBN-13: 9781683367277
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 216,771
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. David Friedman is a #1 National Bestselling author, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractic Neurologist. He received post-doctorate certification from Harvard Medical School, is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, a registered Naturopathic Diplomate and is a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner. He’s a former teacher of neurology and author of the college textbook, “Understanding the Nervous System.” Dr. Friedman is a contributing writer for many national magazines and has been featured in U.S News & World Report, Readers Digest, Woman’s Day, AARP Magazine and Better Nutrition, just to name a few. He’s been a guest on over a hundred syndicated radio and television shows and his bestselling CD, America’s Unbalanced Diet, has sold over a million copies, helping raise awareness about the unhealthy foods people are consuming.

Dr. Friedman's list of patients have included many top celebrities like John Travolta, Jenny McCarthy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Val Kilmer, and Patrick Swayze, just to name a few. As the health expert for Lifetime Television’s syndicated morning show and host of “To Your Good Health Radio,” millions of people have enjoyed his weekly, cutting-edge features, offering solutions to everyday health and wellness issues.

Dr. Friedman’s holistic health clinic has been honored in the National Who’s Who Directory for Distinguished Businesses since 2002. His memberships include: Naturopathic Medical Association, American Dietetic Association, American Association of Drugless Practitioners, American Holistic Health Association, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, American Nutritional Association and American Chiropractic Council on Neurology.

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Harvey Diamond, author of Fit for Life, which has sold 14 million copies in 33 languages and read in over 80 countries. Fit for Life held the #1 position on the prestigious New York Times Bestseller list for an unprecedented 40 consecutive weeks. It was the fastest selling book of its kind in history.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword by Harvey Diamond
  2. Introduction: Escape from the Land of Confusion
  3. 1. The Caveman Diet: Is Our Health Being Stonewalled?
  4. 2. Milk: It Does a Body Bad!
  5. 3. What’s the Beef? The Big Protein Myth
  6. 4. Fowl Play: Are We Playing Chicken with Our Health?
  7. 5. Eating Fish: Is There a Catch?
  8. 6. This Little Piggy Went to Market: The Muddy Waters Surrounding Pork
  9. 8. Attack of the Killer Plants: Destroying Our Most Precious Nutritional Resource
  10. 9. The Great Vitamin Controversy: A Billion Dollars Down the Drain
  11. 10. Your Weight Is Over: The Skinny on Diets
  12. 11. The Food and Nutrition Police: What Happened to Freedom of Choice?
  13. 12. The Millionaire Within: How to Invest Wisely

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Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite How healthy is your diet? Do you eat a balanced selection of meats, poultry, fish, grains, dairy, fruits and vegetables? Is your nutrient and vitamin intake sufficient to maintain a healthy body? Perhaps you’ve been misinformed. For decades, health experts have argued one way or another, only to reverse their arguments a decade later. Butter was bad, then it was good. Meat guaranteed a strong body, but fish might be better. Poultry is a good meat alternative, but is it really genuine, un-genetically and un-medicated healthy? So what is healthy? When the adverts promote meat as the food that made our ancestors, the cavemen, so strong and healthy, and milk is promoted as something to guarantee strong bones, and the health experts agree with the adverts, then who are we to argue? Well, perhaps we all should take another look at what we eat. Here’s another expert’s point of view. Dr. David Friedman’s very thorough study of the food industry as it affects our diet is a real eye-opener and it will certainly challenge the many preconceived notions of healthy eating ingrained in our mindset, predominately promoted by the power of advertising. Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction explores the myths and falsehoods promoted by society. He supports his discussion with resources and from personal experience as a physician, citing specific patient cases with diet-infused issues. He begins his discourse with a humorous anecdote from childhood, when his mother quoted, “You are what you eat.” He asked her to buy Jolly Green Giant vegetables in the hopes it would make him taller. Advertising at its best, but not always in the best interests of the consumer. The bottom line is that most of what we’re being told is healthy food is really not so healthy after all. This is a very thorough and well presented resource to help all of us understand what we eat and what is really healthy and beneficial in our diet.
Shell68 More than 1 year ago
This is one those books that will have a tremendous impact on your life. I found the entire book to be so informative and well written. I didn’t want to put it down. Dr. Friedman has over 700 references that he has researched. If you are interested in what you put into your body then this is a must read. I want to buy this book and give to everyone I know.
PMountainbird More than 1 year ago
A treasure trove of essential--even life saving- information. Easy to read, yet, as practical as a handbook and as hefty as a textbook. The contents and glossary allow for choosing a chapter of interest and going back to reread or reference. Besides showing us how to dig into food healthfully, Dr. Friedman shows us with his system, DIG, how to dig deeper to figure out for ourselves just what to eat and what to avoid. Suitable for ordinary or conscientious eaters as well as the most demanding dieticians or doctors who care about about the wellness of their patients. There are even alternative or best choices to the most unhealthy foods, links so we know where to find great products, and the details about meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds--you name it. Friedman did his "homework" and let's us know the bottom line. References abound for those who want proof to go with any statements or go to the source behind the facts presented. It really takes skill to present hefty info in an easy to read style mixed in with humor--Dr. Friedman shines here. If you care about health for yourself and your loved ones, put Food Sanity on your "must read" list. I am recommending it to all I know when the subject of health, cooking, or how to choose what to eat comes up!!!