The Diet Myth

The Diet Myth

Why the Secret to Health and Weight Loss Is Already in your Gut

Book - 2015
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From the author of Identically Different comes a new look at nutritional health, showing us that breakthrough research on microbiomes--the microbes in our stomachs--could hold the key to healthy, balanced diets.
Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781468311518
1468311514
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 24 cm

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garthburlingham
Jun 02, 2016

This book is scholarly without being ponderous. As a first foray into probiotics, along with "The Gut", this is a very good way of being to understand the science of all that is going on down there.

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rstclair
May 10, 2016

Statements by the author, a well-respected epidemiologist, are referenced to peer-reviewed endnotes (that's what the little superscript numbers refer to). The book is well-written, with humour, and the author clearly indicates when his statements need further research (unlike the wheat belly, gluten crowd).

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fpm
Oct 24, 2015

It's an entertaining read. The author has an interesting perspective - from his twin studies. Sadly, he often strays from what he knows, making assertions that are simply wrong. He's probably right in the broad thrust of his argument[s], but as this is written for a popular audience (i.e. without foot/end/notes), it's hard to distinguish his conjectures from what has been scientifically established, and how convincing that study was.

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