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Big Fat Lies

How the Diet Industry is Making You Sick, Fat & Poor

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'Diets and exercise won't help us lose weight.  Vitamins and minerals are a waste of money and sometimes downright dangerous.  Sugar makes us fat and sick.  And polyunsaturated fat gives us cancer and works with sugar to give us heart disease.  This book exists because I desperately hope that with a little knowledge we can all vote with out feet and change the rules of the game before the game kills us.'

For decades we've been told to eat less, exercise more, eat less saturated fat, eat more polyunsaturated oils, and take vitamin and omega-3 fatty acid supplements.  For decades this is what we've done, but the rates of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancer have never been higher.

The real culprits, David Gillespie tells us, are sugar and polyunsaturated oils.  Analysing the latest scientific evidence, he shows us why the outlines a plan to avoid them both without missing out or 'dieting'.  Gillespie exposes the powerful role the multibillion-dollar food, health and diet industries have played in promoting the health messages we follow – or feel guilty about not following.

Discovering the truth about diets, exercise, supplements and processed food is your first step towards improved health, greater happiness and a longer life for you and your family.

'Gillespie is an informed and entertaining writer who makes his subject fascinating, and inspires with his passion and logic.'

Customer Reviews

Big Fat Lies

Brilliant read. The author has successfully been able to answer many of the questions relating to diet and health that has puzzled me over the years. His dedication to investigating and deciphering the trial studies in his book is staggering to say the least. Well done!

Honest, frank and bitterly hard to swallow!

I could NOT put this book down, though I must confess to initially skipping the detailed chapters on sugar and fat metabolism - however they're on the list for tonight! I only hope I can stay awake.... Such a concise reconciliation of all the facts and references, and so devastating to all of us who are currently on a diet or exercising to lose weight. I wish it had been released two years ago when I started. Well worth it.

This should be compulsory reading for everyone....

David's books are challenging, interesting, well researched, downright scary and simply logical. If you care about the health of your family, friends or yourself, read this book. It may well save your life.

Big Fat Lies
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Medical
  • Published: 22 February 2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
  • Seller: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
  • Print Length: 216 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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