Forbidden Food: How Science Says You can Eat what you Like and Like what you Eat

Forbidden Food: How Science Says You can Eat what you Like and Like what you Eat

by John Sloan, MD

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BN ID: 2940149959730
Publisher: Publish Green
Publication date: 12/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,132,416
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John Sloan is a physician who also majored in English and has returned to writing after a decades-long career practicing family medicine. He is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of two published books: Protocols in Primary Care Geriatrics (Springer-Verlag 1992), a textbook in his clinical area, and A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly (Greystone 2009), which criticizes business as usual in geriatrics. He has also authored dozens of articles and original research in academic journals, and several travel pieces in mainstream magazines.

Dr. Sloan is valued in venues across Canada and in the United States as an inspirational speaker on health care of the elderly and on diet.

Why would anyone read a controversial book about diet by a family physician? Experts in any field, but especially in healthcare, understandably become invested in the success of their own academic enterprise, and so it is rare for recognized opinion leaders on a topic such as diet to criticize the common wisdom in their own field. Dr. Sloan has for decades participated in critical evaluation of scientific studies for Canadian government agencies, and done numerous research ethics reviews. He is well-qualified to understand where the weaknesses are in scientific healthcare.

Dr. Sloan has the credentials, the objectivity, and more importantly, the courage and determination to illuminate with a cold objective light the scientific information on diet. The field of diet and nutrition is massive, powerful and sometimes controversial, yet so widely assumed to be credible that it is rarely criticized. Dr. Sloan takes on this task with academic rigour and hands-on medical experience.

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