Very interesting information told in a manner that is entertaining and captivating. I highly recommend it if you enjoy learning about the brain, but zone out when someone lectures.
Gary Taubes opens up a controversial subject, but backs up his arguments with extraordinarily interesting research.
I have not read another book like it... the closest I can think of is Jonathan Bailor's "Smarter Science of Slim".
The experiment where Steffanson (sp?) eats only meat for a year, while all of his labs and bodily functions are analyzed.
It inspired me to try out the low carb lifestyle, which has resulted in the best blood glucose control of my life (I have type 1 diabetes).
Even if you don't agree or have any interest in low carb diets, this book is absolutely fascinating. I'm usually quite skeptical of fad diets and the like, but Taubes focuses predominantly on peer-reviewed, well-planned research studies. He also interviews numerous people with various science backgrounds to form an extremely persuasive argument.
If you have never taken a nutrition course and know very little about the subject, this is a decent overview of the topic.
I expected something more in-depth with recent research.
I liked the narrator.
If you haven't heard the information before, I imagine you might enjoy the lectures.
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