Good Food: Can You Trust What You are Eating?Paperback
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- Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 18mm | 340g
- Publication date: 15 March 2014
- Publication City/Country: Dublin
- ISBN 10: 0717154254
- ISBN 13: 9780717154258
- Edition: 1
- Sales rank: 96,188
In Good Food, John McKenna starts with his personal experience of good, healthy food, growing up in the Irish countryside. From there he develops his experiences as a doctor in West Africa, encountering natural and simple diets, and how shocked he was on returning to the UK in 2003 at the foods which people were eating in the developed world. Using ground-breaking work by medical researchers in the areas of natural and processed foods, he analyses the diet of a typical child in the modern developed world, showing both the nutrient and the toxic content of that diet. He explains why diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer are on the increase and why learning difficulties and food intolerances are increasing at a phenomenal rate. He sets out the cornerstones for healthy eating, giving examples of nutrient-rich diets and explaining why they are so good. He surveys the recent history of food processing, its apparently relentless advance, and analyses the damage it does. He shows how to reduce toxins in the common diet, how to change our ways of shopping and eating, and uses case histories of good and bad preparation of basic meals.
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John McKenna has a science degree and a medical degree and has been practising nutritional medicine for over 25 years. He has come out of retirement to set up The Food Clinic which deals with weight loss issues. He is the bestselling author of Hard to Stomach, Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics, Alternatives to Tranquilisers and The Big Fat Secret. His books have been translated into most European languages.
"Recommended for those who are interested in an introduction to the perils of the Western diet." -- Library Journal "Library Journal"