Five Star Review on Amazon UK 19/6/07 from Maureen Ikwuemi, London U.K
The book is amazing. I bought this book in a little bookshop in Clapham and it literally changed my life. It is around 100 pages, and straight to the point. It changed the way in which I thought about eating. Once read you cannot ignore it and go back to your old ways of eating. I tried but I couldn’t. It is basically common sense. I would recommend this book to anybody. Amazon UK 19/6/07
This is the original Truth About Food, not to be confused with a publication bearing the same title which came out to accompany a television series in 2007.
Sidney Harris’ Truth About Food sold out in the U.K within the first few months of its publication and was never published abroad.
The objective of this book is to stem the obesity epidemic by altering perceptions; one person at a time. As I write this pre-amble to the book for kindle, (June 2012) the news relating to obesity is horrendous, in North America and Canada, one third of the population is obese, of the remaining population, a further third is overweight. Add to this the fact that 26 million Americans suffer with type II diabetes (Type II diabetes barely existed 70 years ago). Projected figures for obesity over the next 20 years see things getting far worse. The junk food industry spends over a billion dollars a year on marketing directed at children. The manufacturers of junk food take no responsibility; they seem to believe their own advertising, insisting they only produce what the consumer wants. I have yet to meet the consumer that wanted their child to be diabetic!
The only way to avoid being a part of this calamity is for each individual to take immediate responsibility for themselves. Immediate is the operative word as most of us will put off for tomorrow anything that breaks adopted patterns.
Our frustrations in life exist in that dismal area between: what we do and what we know we are capable of doing; putting off for tomorrow the things we should have done yesterday leads to anguish. Every day we delay, we play Russian roulette with our health. Immediate action frees us from our frustration!
The Truth About Food helps you construct your own diet around an eminently successful diet that was tested on 48 million people. (Yes! 48 Million people) This diet proved that the 48 million people not only lost weight but had their life expectancy increased by 7 years. No diet has ever had a more honest test than this. This diet worked for them and it can and will definitely work for you.
“.. All doctor’s surgeries should consider stocking this book.”
- Dr. O.G. Agbim – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.