Reviews of Non-fiction Books to Read — Dr. Mark Hyman

Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman

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Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman

Take a closer look at the ingredients the next time you purchase a package of potato chips or a can of Coke. Isn't it true that they all sound so innocent? Corn syrup, wheat starch, and soybean oil are all used. They do, however, contain the key to a great deal of the suffering that we see around us. Food that has been overly processed is harming ourselves and the environment. It's the driving force behind the terrible statistics on heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. And it is to blame for the massive quantity of CO2 that has been emitted into the atmosphere in recent years. Is there a decline in the number of honey bees? Is it possible to have a summer without butterflies? You probably guessed it. Agroindustrialization, which is needed to create all of the junk food we consume, is destroying the natural environment and hastening the acceleration of climate change.

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The Pegan Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman

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The Pegan Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman

At first sight, the paleo and vegan diets seem to be diametrically opposed approaches to nutritional management. Part of the reason for this is due to a series of popular clichés that contrast the high-fat, low-carb ideologies of meat-eating paleos against the kale-first policies of allegedly self-denying vegans. These clichés include In reality, the two diets have a lot more in common than they do not. Aside from meat, both advocate for a plant-based, whole-foods diet that is low in carbohydrates, sugar, dairy, and additives and high in fiber. To get the best of both worlds, the Pegan diet combines these two complimentary dietary ideologies into one set of straightforward, science-driven recommendations that promote health and extended life span. It is explained how eating properly may enhance your mood, why meat does not have to be an ethical catastrophe, and how to make veggies the main attraction at every meal in these notes.

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