It's that time of year folks! New Years's resolution time. I guess that's a thing. I've never really made one. But I must be the only one who doesn't. The publishing industry believes in new years resolutions. So does the fitness club industry. A ton of popular health books drop this time of year. I suppose that cater to people who have resolved to turn it around. I'm told that this is the busy season for sign ups at gyms.
Whatever the reason is. It's the season for new books. There is a bevy that I've been waiting to read. At the top of my reading list is The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes.
Gary Taubes is an award winning Journalist who wrote about how nutrition science, doctors and nutritonists got it all wrong before. Now he he is taking aim specifically at sugar. This is comprehensive look at why consuming as much sugar as most Americans do almost certainly the root cause of most health problems. He also exposes the sugar industry's effort to deflect their product from blame. If you think that saturated fat is bad and sugar isn't so bad you've been duped by them. They've been been working behind the scenes since the sixties to keep sugar off the nutritional naughty list. The absence of sugar is probably what keeps healthy populations that way.
I'm also excited to read Deep Nutrition by Dr. Cate Shanahan. A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free―now with a prescriptive plan for “The Human Diet” to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.
Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives―diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”―and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies―fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats―form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet