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  • Jul 15, 2010
Very interesting on the history of government's regulation of what we eat and how it affects what we eat today. Probably a bit more extreme than what I aspire to, but very cool.
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review by . June 14, 2010
This book covers a topic that is very modern and applies to everyone. In the past decades the human diet has drastically changed and the consequences of this change affect everyone on the planet. A strange idea has risen among the American populace...an idea that the original diet of humanity, the diet that the hunter/gatherers of old, the horticulturists, the agriculturists, in short, the diet of the people of the past, is too good for the American people. Real foods and food-like substances stand …
review by . June 23, 2010
Michael Pollan is a terrific writer.  His other books have become favorites of mine, but this book is, hands down, the best.  As my husband stated, "He makes complicated stuff easy to follow without making the reader feel like the content has been dumbed down."         This book’s byline, "Eat food, mostly plants, not too much." should be a manifesto for our age.  The nation's problems with obesity and chronic …
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
This entire book will change the way you see food forever and for the best! Pollan encourages us not only to question our diet but he challenges us to develop a real relationship with the food we eat, the people who grow our food, and the way in which we consume it.
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Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Food Revolution! This guy is my inspiration.
review by . March 05, 2008
I just read a number of reviews and want to write something a little different than what has been expressed.    If this diet is new to you and you are afraid you won't like it, relax. A major change in diet takes time getting used to,but the foods Michael Pollan recommends we eat are delicious.    At one time, I ate processed food, much of it with a high fat content, too much salt and so on. For years now, I have eaten what Pollan suggests. I love the food …
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Amazon Significant Seven, January 2008: Food is the one thing that Americans hate to love and, as it turns out, love to hate. What we want to eat has been ousted by the notion of what weshouldeat, and it's at this nexus of hunger and hang-up that Michael Pollan poses his most salient question: where is the food in our food? What follows inIn Defense of Foodis a series of wonderfully clear and thoughtful answers that help us omnivores navigate the nutritional minefield that's come to typify our food culture. Many processed foods vie for a spot in our grocery baskets, claiming to lower cholesterol, weight, glucose levels, you name it. Yet Pollan shows that these convenient "healthy" alternatives to whole foods are appallingly inconvenient: our health has a nation has only deteriorated since we started exiling carbs, fats--even fruits--from our daily meals. His razor-sharp analysis of the American diet (as well as its architects and its detractors) offers an inspiring glimpse of what it would be like if we could (a la Humpty Dumpty) put our food back together again and reconsider what it means to eat well. In a season filled with rallying cries to lose weight and be healthy, Pollan's call to action—"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."--is a program I actually want to follow.--Anne Bartholomew
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ISBN-10: 1594201455
ISBN-13: 978-1594201455
Author: Michael Pollan
Genre: Professional & Technical, Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
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