The truth about processed food and how it poisons people and the planet
Sugar is toxic, addictive and everywhere. So what chance do you have of living sugar-free? With busy lives and little time left for cooking we find ourselves relying on a diet of processed food. But this is whats responsible for our chronically ex...
The authoritative, no-hold-barred analysis of what food does for health, versus what the food industry does for disease. -- Mark Bittman, food writer and author of Animal, Vegetable, Junk We're not just eating ourselves to death, we're eating the planet to death. Metabolical explains why and why we've been so impotent at dealing with both. -- Katie Couric, journalist Metabolical is an eye-opener about dire straits the next generation is headed into if we don't make some serious systemic changes in the way we think about nutrition. -- Nicole Avena, PhD, author of What to Eat When You Want to Get Pregnant and professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Metabolical lays bare the depth of the relationship between the recent and profound perversion of the human diet and its overwhelming health consequences. -- Dr David Perlmutter, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Grain Brain and Brain Wash Robert Lustig has treated the casualties, and now he's going after the perpetrators. -- Raj Patel, social activist and author of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice A modern Copernicus, Dr Robert Lustig has provided the expertise to recognize the charade of processed food and has the courage to tell the truth about it. -- Dr Dale E. Bredesen, professor and author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Alzheimer's A beautifully written expose of a broken system that begs to be repaired. -- Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, director of the World Food Policy Center Metabolical shows that not all calories are created equal, an insight that if acted upon could save countless lives. -- Robert N. Proctor, PhD, professor of the history of science, Stanford University Metabolical is a meticulous analysis of nutrition and health; and an indictment of processed food, and the actors who conspire to keep our food unhealthy. -- Emily M. Broad Leib, JD, clinical professor of law and faculty director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School This book will open your eyes to a powerful food industry that is failing in its core task. -- Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, professor at Columbia University and president of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is an internationally-recognised paediatric neuroendocrinologist, who specialises on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. His research and clinical practice has focused on childhood obesity and diabetes. He is not co-opted by any organisation or individual, does not espouse a specific diet and has cared for patients for over 40 years. He believes the food business, by pushing processed food loaded with sugar, has hacked our bodies and minds to pursue pleasure instead of happiness; fostering today's epidemics of addiction and depression. His first book Fat Chance was a NY Times bestseller and his Ted talk on sugar has over 8.7 million views. Dr Lustig lives in San Francisco, USA with his wife Julie and two daughters.