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The problem with this book is the authors complete lack of discrimination with the research. He has used a vast number of references from the scientific literature, but often with the disclaimer "there was no control group". Well then why include it? If there is no control you cannot possibly draw any meaningful conclusions, its little more than an anecdote. Throwing huge amounts of data at the public to me shows the lack of true understanding the author has for the topic. If this was edited down to the very best science it could be valuable, but like every diet/health/lifestyle book I have ever read, there is an agenda.
I found this book to be very dragged out to every point the author was making. Yes the information was satisfactory, however by the time I read through the examples the point being made was almost lost. Not what I expected.
I am a big fan of Dr. Greger, and his first book, How not to Die, which inspired me to get back on the whole food plant-based bandwagon. After getting back, I lost 103 pounds, and just need to lose another 13 or so to get down to a normal BMI. I was hoping his new book would have some more information on how to do that since my diet has stalled. However, like windmills of the mind, there are circles within circles spirals within spirals and there really isn't anything conclusive even after reading almost 600 pages. I am glad he pointed out that calories are important for losing weight. I am glad he confirmed my suspicion that intermittent fasting is no more useful for weight loss than general calorie restriction. But overall, I really didn't learn anything new.
It rambles on and on without giving enough new information to make this purchase and reading time worth it. I read How Not to Die and liked it so much that I gave it as a gift also. But this book is just the same as that and poorly written in such a rambling way that it’s annoying to read.
Too much information for what is needed to know so made it confusing for me. Not the sellers fault this book was highly recommended to me. I just did not get anything out of it I could enjoy using to help.