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'Diets and exercise won't help us lose weight. Vitamins and minerals are a waste of money and sometimes downright dangerous. Sugar makes us fat and sick. And polyunsaturated fat gives us cancer and works with sugar to give us heart disease. This book exists because I desperately hope that with a little knowledge we can all vote with out feet and change the rules of the game before the game kills us.'
For decades we've been told to eat less, exercise more, eat less saturated fat, eat more polyunsaturated oils, and take vitamin and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. For decades this is what we've done, but the rates of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancer have never been higher.
The real culprits, David Gillespie tells us, are sugar and polyunsaturated oils. Analysing the latest scientific evidence, he shows us why the outlines a plan to avoid them both without missing out or 'dieting'. Gillespie exposes the powerful role the multibillion-dollar food, health and diet industries have played in promoting the health messages we follow – or feel guilty about not following.
Discovering the truth about diets, exercise, supplements and processed food is your first step towards improved health, greater happiness and a longer life for you and your family.
'Gillespie is an informed and entertaining writer who makes his subject fascinating, and inspires with his passion and logic.'
About the Author
David Gillespie is a recovering corporate lawyer, co-founder of a successful software company and consultant to the IT industry. He is also the father of six young children (including one set of twins). With such a lot of extra time on his hands, and 40 extra kilos on his waistline, he set out to investigate why he, like so many in his generation, was fat. He deciphered the latest medical findings on diet and weight gain and what he found was chilling. Being fat was the least of his problems. He needed to stop poisoning himself.
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Comments about Big Fat Lies:
This is the third of David Gillespie's books related to the way our food is making us fat, sick and poor. It rattles the cages of the Establishment resulting in a number of disparaging comments from their minions.
I don't entirely agree with his assertion that vitamins and supplements are a waste of money - many of us do not or cannot get all those we need from our food. But I am convinced by his arguments against diets, sugar consumption and polyunsaturated fats. And the reader doesn't have to believe him. (S)he can form their own conclusions by checking the detailed references provided by the author.
Even if you are not interested in weight control or avoiding lots of nasty diseases, which is what the first two books are about, you will benefit greatly from the detailed information this book contains.
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Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd February 2012
Publisher: Penguin Australia