TBR Pile: Food Isn’t Medicine, by Dr Joshua Wolrich

54531941
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 15th 2021 by Vermilion
ISBN: 1785043455 (ISBN13: 9781785043451)

Blurb

Losing weight is not your life’s purpose.

Do carbs make you fat?
Could the keto diet cure mental health disorders?
Are eggs as bad for you as smoking?

No, no and absolutely not. It’s all what Dr Joshua Wolrich defines as ‘nutribollocks’ and he is on a mission to set the record straight.

As an NHS doctor with personal experience of how damaging diets can be, he believes every one of us deserves to have a happy, healthy relationship with food and with our bodies. His message is clear: we need to fight weight stigma, call out the lies of diet culture and give ourselves permission to eat all foods.

Food Isn’t Medicine wades through nutritional science (both good and bad) to demystify the common diet myths that many of us believe without questioning. If you have ever wondered whether you should stop eating sugar, try fasting, juicing or ‘alkaline water’, or struggled through diet after diet (none of which seem to work), this book will be a powerful wake-up call. Drawing on the latest research and delivered with a dose of humour, it not only liberates us from the destructive belief that weight defines health but also explains how to spot the misinformation we are bombarded with every day.

Dr Joshua Wolrich will empower you to escape the diet trap and call out the bad health advice for what it really is: complete nutribollocks.

My Review

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">This is a very informative book written with humour and candidness. Dr Wolrich knows wellness wank when he sees it because he used to be a part of it. Dr Wolrich was really deep into it while trying to lose weight because of his fatphobia and anxiety about being fat as a GP. Over time he realised that a lot of what he was sharing with his followers and patients was rubbish. He changed his mind and now fights nutribollocks and wellness wank. He's studying for an MSc in Nutrition, because he acknowledges that doctors study biomedicine, but not much nutrition at university, and he wants to know more. This is a very informative book written with humour and candidness. Dr Wolrich knows wellness wank when he sees it because he used to be a part of it. Dr Wolrich was really deep into it while trying to lose weight because of his fatphobia and anxiety about being fat as a GP. Over time he realised that a lot of what he was sharing with his followers and patients was rubbish. He changed his mind and now fights nutribollocks and wellness wank. He’s studying for an MSc in Nutrition, because he acknowledges that doctors study biomedicine, but not much nutrition at university, and he wants to know more.

In this book he covers some of the biggest nutribollocks being pushed by ‘influencers’ and ‘doctors’ with diet books to sell. He also explains Intuitive Eating and why BMI is an inappropriate measure for health. It’s a refreshing volume even among IE and HAES books. Dr Wolrich writes honestly and affectingly about his own experiences and shares the experiences of others struggling with eating disorders and fat phobia from doctors and other health care professionals.

I enjoyed the tone, the science was explained in a way a non-specialist can understand and the illustrations were funny.

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