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Title:
The angry chef's guide to spotting bullsh*t in the world of food : bad science and the truth about healthy eating
Author:
Warner, Anthony (Chef), author.
Publication Information:
New York : The Experiment, 2018.

©2017
Physical Description:
xii, 323 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"Why is Chef Anthony Warner so angry? Two words: pseudoscience bullshit. Lies about nutrition are repeated everywhere--in newspaper headlines, on celebrity blogs, even by our well-meaning friends and family. Bad science is no reason to give up good food (we miss you, bread)! It's high time to distinguish fact from crap. As the Angry Chef, Warner skewers common food myths that range from questionable ("coconut oil is a weight-loss miracle") to patently dangerous ("autism is caused by toxins"). He also cuts down a host of fad diets--including the paleo diet and the infamous detox. Warner goes on to explain why we're so easily misled: It has a lot to do with our instinctive craving for simple explanations and straightforward rules. With help from "Science Columbo," he pares away poisonous rhetoric and serves up the delicious, nuanced truth (with a side of saucy humor). Bon appétit!"--Page [4] of cover.
General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain as The Angry Chef by Oneworld Publications in 2017.
Language:
English
Contents:
Gateway pseudoscience. Confused by correlation ; Detox diets ; The alkaline diet ; Regression to the mean ; The remembering self -- When science goes wrong. The genius of science Columbo ; Coconut oil ; The paleo diet ; Antioxidants ; Sugar -- The influence of pseudoscience. A history of quacks ; The power of ancient wisdom ; Processed foods ; Clean eating ; Eating disorders -- The dark heart of pseudoscience. Relative risk ; The GAPS diet ; Cancer -- The fight back. The evolution of myths ; Science and truth ; Fighting pseudoscience.
ISBN:
9781615194605
Format :
Book