Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health

Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health

Warning: Shock and outrage will grip you as you dive into this one-of-a-kind expose. Shoddy 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."

Title:Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780984755127
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    Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health Reviews

  • Sam Torode

    "Death by Food Pyramid" is both educative and entertaining.I remember being taught the Food Pyramid around the time it first came out, in my 8th-grade "home ec" class. While learning essential adult s...

  • Crystal Starr Light

    The Food Pyramid was constructed under some suspicious circumstances. The meat and dairy lobbies both were upset by their location near the top, near the vile "fats and oils", the ones that had been v...

  • Renée

    The majority of the food industry debacle is covered in better detail in a shorter chapter of a university course by Dr T Colin Campbell, hilariously. Ms Minger is a writing/English graduate and it sh...

  • Randy

    Unencumbered with advanced degrees and reeling from a bad experience with a raw vegan diet, food blogger and investigator Denise Minger set out to explore “How shoddy science, sketchy politics and s...

  • Lena

    Denise Minger was a teenager when she discovered an online community extolling the virtues of raw food veganism. Based on the advice on these seemingly scientific websites, she radically revamped her ...

  • Becky

    While I'm not so patiently waiting to read my library's copy of Eat Fat, Get Thin, I decided to read Denise Minger's Death by Food Pyramid. It was quite refreshing after reading Hank Cardello's Stuffe...

  • Sarah Clement

    I feel conflicted about this book. Denise Minger is a brilliant writer, and in my view her work is better suited to book form than the long blog entries she posts a few times per year. The beginning o...

  • Robin

    If you do even a moderate amount of reading on the topic of food and health, you can quickly become exasperated with the preponderance of belief-systems, each with its own quiver of scientific proofs....

  • Mark

    This is an excellent book. It isn't your typical diet book or even really a nutrition book.Denise takes you through the history of the creation of the USDA's Food Pyramid. Those recommendations have b...

  • Justin

    This was a comprehensive and relatively non-biased approach to diet that agreed with much of what I've read. It's lack of bias and detail were commendable though not perfect. My main complaint is that...