In Defense of Food Review

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* Some researches believe that metabolic syndrome may be at the roof of many of the diseases of civilization after adoption of a western lifestyle * The test subjects were changed their diet to self-gathered food (shellfish, crocodile, kangaroo, etc.) vs. flour, sugar, rice, carbonated drinks and cheap fatty meat. * Al subjects lost weight and began to regain health (blood pressure, weight) * Westerns diseases are to include obesity, hypertension, diabetes among others * Effects of western diet can be quickly reversed according to O’Dea * O’Dea did not follow nutrisionism, she did not base her results on calories taken, refined carbohydrates or low fat diet, rather she focused on the larger dietary patterns. * According to studies the main features of the western diet are: Lots of processed foods and meat, lots of added fat and sugar, lots of everything except fruits, vegetables and whole grains. * Author suggest that we take what we know about the western diet, step back and review what we do know about the diet and its effects on our health * It is argued that western diseases arrived shortly after the arrival of western food * Western diseases are by now such an accepted part of modern life that we fail to see this was not always the case and that it is a byproduct of our eating habits. * Price linked tooth decay and modern dental problems to the western diet. * Price studied other cultures that had not adapted the western diet and found that even without proper dental care there tooth decay was minimum which he blamed the western diet for not having enough nutrients * Price argues that a traditional diet will have more nutrients than processed food since it comes from earth itself, and somehow that’s how we are linked to the earth. * Price stated that the western diet had sacrificed…...

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