Death By Food Pyramid

Death By Food Pyramid

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Warning: Shock and outrage will grip you as you dive into this one-of-a-kind exposé


Death by Food PyramidShoddy science, sketchy politics and shady special interests have shaped American dietary recommendations—and destroyed our nation’s health—over recent decades. The phrase Death by Food Pyramid isn’t shock-value sensationalism, but the tragic consequence of simply doing what we have been told to do by our own government—and giant food profiteers—in pursuit of health. In Death by Food Pyramid, Denise Minger exposes the forces that overrode common sense and solid science to launch a pyramid phenomenon that bled far beyond US borders to taint the eating habits of the entire developed world. Denise explores how generations of flawed pyramids and plates endure as part of the national consciousness, and how the “one size fits all” diet mentality these icons convey pushes us deeper into the throes of obesity and disease. Regardless of whether you’re an omnivore or vegan, research junkie or science-phobe, health novice or seasoned dieter, Death by Food Pyramid will reframe your understanding of nutrition science, and inspire you to take your health, and future, into your own hands.

Who This Book Is For

Whether you’re in the United States, subject to the Food Pyramid and its related offshoots, or living abroad and bearing the brunt of similar policies, this book is for you. Tragically, the US-borne “fat bad, meat bad-ish, animal fat lethal, sugar mostly-harmless, grains good” message has disseminated globally. No one is totally free from it, and it’s important to know how it started, and what we can do to reverse its damage and take control of our health. Ultimately, Death by Food Pyramid is about empowering you, the consumer, the eater of food, the arbiter of what goes in your mouth, to make the right choices and bypass the middlemen when it comes to interpreting science.

What You’ll Learn from This Book

  • How our current nutritional guidelines evolved and entered the realm of accepted truths
  • How the worst kind of collusion between government and industry sent us down the low-fat, Frankenfood-laden path to obesity
  • How to read and parse a scientific study, think like a scientist, and sniff out bad science
  • How to decode confusing science jargon and understand studies relevant to your health
  • How to determine whom and what to trust for health information
  • How to spot a charlatan and run for the hills away from poor nutritional advice
  • Why the most confident and self-promoting “health experts” are often the least competent
  • How “artery-clogging” became forever wedded to “saturated fat” – and whether that marriage was truly legitimate
  • Why cholesterol, both in food and in your blood, became the bad guy in the flawed “lipid hypothesis” heart disease saga
  • The limits – and strengths – of epidemiology
  • How to discern between causation and correlation (and why the latter isn’t always totally useless)
  • Why nearly everyone, including those in the low-carb and Primal/Paleo communities, misunderstands the truth about researcher Ancel Keys
  • What the media will never tell you about the “real” Mediterranean diet
  • How the rise of vegetable oil killed lard and coconut oil (and is killing us!)
  • How Crisco captured America’s heart (in an embrace tight enough to impair the heart’s pumping)
  • How 20 years of Big Agra industry interference prevented the release of research condemning trans-fats
  • How the much-ballyhooed controlled trials appearing to show the heart health benefits of vegetable oils over animal fats are deeply flawed and inaccurate
  • How the way we treat, cook, and select our meat may not be doing us any favors – even if we’re Primal
  • How to minimize the formation of carcinogens when cooking meat
  • Vegetarianism’s long and fascinating history in America, rooted in one woman’s brain trauma and one man’s quest to kill the nation’s libidos
  • How vegetarian and vegan diets may actually be healthy despite - not because of – their avoidance of animal foods
  • Why some people do better on high-starch diets than others – and why you can blame your parents for it
  • How to get the best of both plant-based and omnivorous diets
  • Where seemingly disparate dietary paradigms intersect, and what we can glean from their commonalities
  • The big takeaways from the work of Weston A. Price, particularly the diversity of diets that can sustain human health
  • How to transcend conventional (and not so conventional) nutritional advice to find a style of eating that works for you and your body
 

Read reviews of Death By Food Pyramid:

ANH Intl Book Review Death By Food Pyramid by Denise Minger on anh-europe.org

Less Fat…Or Less Calories? on courier-journal.com

Death by Food Pyramid: A Manifesto For Thinking About Health In the 21st Century on healthkismet.com

Let 'Death by Food Pyramid' be thy guide on paleoinmelbourne.blogspot.com

Life after 'Death by Food Pyramid' on medium.com


Listen to Podcasts with author Denise Minger:

Death by Food Pyramid ~ News Discussion ~ Inside Llewyn Davis Movie Review on prairiepublic.org

Death by Food Pyramid with Denise Minger - Sean Croxton on blogtalkradio.com

766: Guest Host Denise Minger Brings To Light The Shoddy Science Of Nutrition on thelivinlowcarbshow.com

TRB040: Death By Food Pyramid With Denise Minger on rebootedbody.com

TPV Podcast, Episode 75: Denise Minger on Death by Food Pyramid on paleoparents.com

Podcast 240: The Louder the Blogger, the Wronger the Blogger on undergroundwellness.com

Death by Food Pyramid - Denise Minger on paleorunner.org


Read an excerpt of Death by Food Pyramid:

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