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  • Food over Medicine

  • The Conversation That Could Save Your Life
  • By: Pamela A. Popper, Glen Merzer
  • Narrated by: Julie Eickhoff, Dan Rollins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn't lie in more pills but in the foods we eat. With so much misleading nutritional information regarded as common knowledge, from "everything in moderation" to "avoid carbs", the average American is ill-equipped to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually bring on disease.

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  • By luanne dimaggio on 03-05-18

Take with a grain of salt

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-07-19

This could have been a helpful book if it had been about nutrition and healthy diets. There is actually some good information here, but more time should have been spent emphasizing the benefits of a plant based diet and less time on conspiracy theories. Just report results, using large randomized reliable studies, not "I always" or "I have seen"... there is way too much antidotal information. Statements like "this is true of all medical physicians" is a broad sweeping statement and causes me to want to discount the content as a whole. I'm not sure what physicians the authors have visited, but they have obviously had some bad experiences. As a family physician, I take great offense in the inference that all physicians are ignorant concerning nutrition and are merely puppets of the government, big industry and are money hungry. Skip this book, there is a lot of good information about plant based diets out there, but this is not one of them.