WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

A friend was trying to help me give up my supplements and told me to read WHOLE.  Based on the quotes he emailed, I bought the book:

 “The vitamin C-like activity from 100 g of whole Apple was an astounding 263 times as potent as the amount of isolated chemical!”

 “… In studying the apple, Professor Liu and his research team began by choosing to focus on the vitamin C and its antioxidant effect. They found that 100 g of fresh apples (about 4 ounces, or half a cup, had an antioxidant, vitamin C -like activity equivalent to 1500 mg of vitamin C (about 3 times the amount of the typical vitamin C supplement). When they chemically analyzed that 100 grams of whole apple however, they found only 5.7 mg of vitamin C, far below the 1500 mg at the level of antioxidant activity associated with vitamin C indicated. The vitamin C-like activity from 100 g of whole apple was an astounding 263 times as potent as the same amount of isolated chemical!…”

I expected the book to be like that. But it was not. 

Instead of being about food, WHOLE is about the politics in the government health departments.  It’s about medical doctors’ training in nutrition (six hours, max). It explains why Big Pharma is in cahoots with doctors and why businesses like dairy farms can advertise that milk is good for calcium (it isn’t).  It also reports why the underground water in the southwest will never be replaced (the beef industry uses more water than people do).

This book is a good read for those who want to know such things but it is not about food or supplements.

Till next time,

Please be kind to everyone you meet, for we all have our hidden sorrows. ~Tzaddi

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