Knowledge is only the beginning, what we achieve from that knowledge shapes our lives.
Yes. It opens your eyes to the world of food that we live in.
This book is a must read. Anyone who cares about their health or has health issues related to poor eating habits needs to read this audio book or the hardcover book.
The narrator "Scott Brick" is very good with drawing in the listener and highlighting interesting points with his tone of voice.
Witty humor, and very interesting facts.
He just has great speaking voice. I have heard Scott perform other works, and he always does great.
It would be documentary, so I suppose the title would work.
Yes. Although the intonation tends to be a little strong, it is easy to listen.
Omnivore Dilemma. They are related in some ways. I read
No, it's a little too heavy.
Any one who is concerned about his health should read this book. There are simply too much mis-information in the food and medical industries.
Yes, this is a wonderful book that I would recommend to anyone that wants to know about food and all the "diets" that have contributed to our health today.
Eat Real Food!
I love listening and usually get in at least three hours a day. I like fiction, biographies and medical non-fiction.
I don't know that I've ever written this on this site, but I think this is a book better read than heard. At least, it's better read than heard with this narrator.
His general tone is one of sneering condescension, as he explains things that his tone seems to indicate any idiot should know. It's as if he's sprinkling vinegar, rather than honey, while attempting to convert a group of flies.
There is a lot of good information in this book. I had many questions as to the origin of the information provided. Perhaps the printed edition includes footnotes.
I have to say that the book gave me a lot to think about, and I will be adjusting my diet.
I read omnivores dilemma, loving it so, I decided to pick this one up and give it a try. While his former was at the gym be a logical, this one focuses on a more singular scale. Beautifully written and laced with beautiful logic.
I loved this book. I have read about this subject but never a full book. What I liked so much about it was the simple concept of eating real food. I loved the way the author/reader drove the point home that we are all being fooled by the marketing of fake food. Before I completed this book I was already at the farmer's market getting my fruits and vegetables. I made a list of all the real food I bought, and I plan to see exactly how much per meal I will spend. Whatever the cost, my family and I are worth every penny.
I grew up in America in the 80's at the height of America's reinvention (or perhaps the acceleration) of what it considered heathy and what it called food. My mom, I very much appreciate, cooked us a hot meal every day. But as a newlywed, I was a little concerned that a third of the recipes I had accumulated began with a can of cream of chicken and chicken breast. When I spent time living in Japan, I was surprised how many of the "rules" of healthy eating that traditional Japanese cooking broke, but they seemed healthier regardless. Traditional Japanese cuisine included far more actual food, much more vegetables and much, much less sugar. It also tasted amazing. Pollan does a tremendous job of documenting how we got to be where we are dietarily (in America), and offers useful suggestions on how we can get back on course. Thanks to this book, I finally made it over to our local farmer's market, something I had been meaning to do for some time.
I would also highly recommend French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon (even if you don't have kids) for a fascinating inside view of how the French approach eating (and ideas on how we could improve our Western approach), and Culinary Intelligence (sadly not an audiobook last I checked) by Peter Kaminsky, if like me, you aspire to up your taste level in order to improve your overall well being.
Very interesting view on statistics manipulated by food products marketers and corrupt authorities. Manual on how to survive against the national epidemics.