Tuesday, April 08, 2008
The Hundred Year Lie
Anyone who knows me, knows that despite my inconsistent eating habits, I am very interested in health and nutrition and the affect of processed foods on our body. I recently read the book "The Hundred Year Lie" by Randall Fitzgerald and thought it was one of the best books that I had read for showing a correlation between the introduction of processed foods and synthetic drugs and our nation's current downhill decline of health. Randall Fitzgerald is a newspaper reporter who became interested in the patterns of disease and food through various family members and friends becoming sick.
This books is worth the read for chapter 3 alone which goes through a timeline which shows the low rates of death through cancer, diabetes and asthmas in 1900 and it's gradual rise through the introduction of refined sugar and other processed foods, chemical pesticides as well as the push of drugs from the pharmaceutical industry. While Mr. Fitzgeralds book does focus on the negative effects of these foods/drugs/chemicals in our lives for a majority of the book and some people may call him an alarmist, he does open our eyes to these danger and show us the road on how to detoxify our bodies and set ourselves on the road to health.
If you want more information on eating a healthier diet good book is "What the Bible says about Healthy Living" by Rex Russel, MD.