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  • Metabolical

  • The Truth About Processed Food and How It Poisons People and the Planet
  • By: Dr Robert Lustig
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (353 ratings)

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Summary

It's not what you eat that's damaging your health; it's how that food is 'made'. The truth behind ultra-processed food that the food industry doesn't want you to know.

Did you know that 62 per cent of the food in our supermarkets is not only processed but 'ultra-processed' (ingredients from other foods are combined to make something 'new', often in colours that do not exist in nature) and that data shows that by eating this kind of food over time we are literally slowly poisoning ourselves?

In the hard-hitting, groundbreaking tradition of his NY Times best seller Fat Chance, which revealed the dangers of sugar, Dr Robert Lustig persuasively presents a stark exposé of how our addiction to processed foods (aided and abetted by the food industry, big ag, big pharma, institutional medicine and the government) is behind the lethal increase in major non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, cancer and dementia. We have come to accept that these chronic diseases are simply part of the 'natural ageing process', but Dr Lustig makes the case that this is simply not true.

The solution on both a personal and societal level is a return to unprocessed food, and Dr Lustig offers a doable plan for us to heal and restore our own health and well-being with real food, and in the process boosting our immunity to viruses like COVID-19.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Excellent - no holding back on the corruption out there - a breath of fresh air

Much needed and honest look at the real evidence out there and cover ups from all those with vested interests - refreshing & educating & empowering. An honest book for honest people. Brave, eye opening and explains what we can all do.

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A must read

Dense and highly informative. Just eat real food. The collusion of big food and government is frightening.

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Mind blown

Excellent and actionable science. Highlighting to totally money driven mess that has been created for our health. The book explains clearly what why and how - along with the fix. So if you want to live better for longer this is the text for you

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Eat real food! - A must read for anyone wanting to increase their healthspan

A thorough discussion of the perils of processed food. A must read for anyone wanting to increase their healthspan

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Perfect.

This book is an absolute must, I study ancestral health, and have read many books on insulin, paleo, carnivore etc etc. This audio book balances all that research out nicely by filling in the gaps regarding processed food. We all know it’s shit and bad for us, but we don’t really understand why, this is the only audio book to date, that after completing went straight back to the beginning to listen again. I will probably buy the physical book also, I found it that important/good. Robert Lustig is an incredible human being.

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Informative

It should be compulsory reading for all trainee medics and politicians! It's an evidence based and hardcore message - giving rigour to a philosophy espoused by Cyril Cartwright, a British champion cyclist in the 1950's, who advised British cyclist Tommy Simpson and who wrote a book with this same message in the 1960's!

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So much information - enlightening

Really enjoyed this book as a scientist myself and so much information to digest. I loved the science and recommendations for eating. Some chapters were a little slower than others. Def recommended!

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Absolute game changer

A real compassionate tour de force. Please read this and also Gary Taubes and Nin Teicholz and make up your mind by yourself. Refined and processed carbs and big food is slowly killing you and the governments are part of it!!!

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Shame about the Robotic narration

Fabulous content
Robotic Sat-Nav-sounding narration made it difficult to hold my attention for more than 20 mins at a time.

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A must read for anyone who eats food

This book is incredible it’s goes deep into science and really does make you rethink the way we eat and how eating has changed over the years at the detriment to the health of the people! Highly recommended

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