Harriet Hall, MD, Associate Editor, Science Based Medicine   Go Back

“Levinovitz puts modern diet fads into historical perspective, showing how humans have always been susceptible to food myths and have repeatedly been persuaded to avoid certain foods because a myth has demonized them as unhealthy or morally bad. With a thorough and incisive investigation into what science really tells us about gluten, fat, sugar, and detox, he argues persuasively that we can stop worrying about what we ‘should’ eat and concentrate on enjoying food that appeals to our palate. Well-written, entertaining, solidly referenced, and perhaps the best debunking of popular diet myths ever.”