The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat
FREE YOURSELF FROM ANXIETY ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT
Gluten. Salt. Sugar. Fat. These are the villains of the American diet—or so a ...more
Alan Levinovitz is a "scholar of ...more
However having been involved with natural foods since the late 60's and working in the retail end for 39 of those years I've seen a lot of change and food trends and the subject is of long interest to me. This book addressed some of them. I worked in 2 local places, one now gone, the other thriving celebrating 37 years this month.
I recall when plain yogurt was considered very exotic. Now in every flavor ...more
And the book starts with the latest gluten craze. It explains a bit the history of celiac disease and how its non-sense for people who are not ...more
It must be possible to disagree in science without hostility, surely?
My record on food fussiness is well established. In short, I think we should eat just about everything with gratitude––even processed foods. Those who invoke the verse about our bodies being the temple of the Holy Ghost to justify their food anxieties and fears need the gentle correction of a holy raspberry.
Yes, now I remember, this is a book review. The Gluten Lie traces how food myths gain credence and become gospel, despite scientific evidence to the contrary. For instance, in the 80s we...more
The title of this book is quite misleading, so it’s important not to get the wrong idea about this book. This is not a book about nutrition or arguing the science of what is and ...more
I think there is much to be gained from considering the ...more
With good overviews of MSG, Sugar, Fat, Salt, and more, he ...more
Yeah, there's a ton of problems with the way diet is discussed. But he really does a poor job of analyzing how it ought to be discussed.
I saw a picture of it online somewhere and ordered from the library. I assumed it was written by a scientist who would discuss science. In actuality, the author has no health experience; he studies religion, and essentially wrote this book to show how fad diets are mythologies. There is very little discussion of the science. Studies are referenced, but nothing you haven’t heard before (if you read this kind of thing) and it’s glossed over; a talking point in service of his ...more
The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths about what you Eat (2015) by Alan Levinovitz is a study of various food myths and fad diets, where they come from, how they are propagated and how they tie into long standing beliefs that are quasi-religious.
Levinovitz is a professor who studies religion and his perspective on diet is really interesting.
The book starts by looking at how Celiacs disease and Gluten sensitivity were discovered, initially under-diagnosed and then substantially over-diagnosed and ...more
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