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Food Isn’t Medicine

Food Isn’t Medicine

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It's all what Dr Joshua Wolrich defines as 'nutribollocks' and he is on a mission to set the record straight. Now, after reading this book, I feel excited to joyfully add nutritious and balanced foods to what I eat without getting bogged down in self-doubt. He addresses nuance and privilege too, the HAES approach and all sorts of things I hadn’t encountered or heard of before even if I thought I had a fair amount of prior knowledge, there’s always more to learn and I learnt so much from this book. Hippocrates’s maxim is likely a misquotation — one that many people have a vested interest in continuing to promote. All of this sounds eminently sensible and achievable – definitely food for thought (shit pun definitely intended!

Believing that food has more power than it does gives us a false sense of control but it’s time to let go. Hadden we in de opleiding geneeskunde niet geleerd dat overgewicht en zeker obesitas mede verantwoordelijk zijn voor zowat alle gezondheidsproblemen die je je maar kan inbeelden, van hart- en vaatziekten over artrose en diabetes type 2 tot kanker?If they cite a study as evidence, make sure that the study was done in humans, that the sample size was large and that it was published in a legitimate journal. Instead of leaving the "fault" of someone from negativity, either society or himself, the author idly keeps the notion of fault repressed and "frees" it from the reader. Dr Joshua Wolrich is an NHS surgical trainee and nutrition MSc student who is not only setting the record straight when it comes to spurious nutrition advice, but aggressively fighting weight stigma and campaigning for healthcare to become weight-inclusive, spreading the message via his podcasts and his 350K plus followers online.

Us fat people are lucky to have Joshua, who sees past the fat and diet culture and actually sees us. Labos points to celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which consuming gluten can trigger damage to the small intestine and malabsorption of nutrients. I've also been trying to repair my relationship with food after realizing I was suffering with Orthorexia. Oz has promoted certain foods as having “ cancer-starving benefits ,” suggesting that eating them in particular quantities may literally prevent cancer from spreading in your body.

I witnessed this through a friend who had a number of chronic health conditions and was permanently being told that they would improve if she lost weight. But when this was suggested to the small, grumpy girl who was struggling to walk because of painful bones – her response was ‘but if I cut out gluten and start taking the medicine at the same time, how will I know which of them is working if the pain stops?

Every time I see a story about someone choosing a food-based or dietary-supplement-based treatment over modern medicine, I blame “Let food be thy medicine. I have multiple chronic health issues which complicate my relationship with my body already, I absolutely do not need to add moralising its size, shape, or weight to the list thankyouverymuch. That said, the gluten thing has been blown out of proportion — people avoid it even though they don’t have celiac disease, which is pointless.That said, some of the topics were dealt too shortly and simply, where ultimately the author tried to convince his readers that if these same "nutribollocks" (the term he uses for misconceptions about nutrition) couldn't suffice as "medicines" then ultimately it means that actual medicine, i.



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