Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D., Co-Director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School   Go Back

“The Gluten Lie reveals the deep-rooted societal mythology that supports the perennial emergence of gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free (and taste-free!) diets. In witty, incisive prose, Alan Levinovitz explores how our collective mistrust of modernity and nostalgia for an idealized past underlies the food fads that we blindly follow in the name of health, while taking care to validate the experience of those who must keep special diets to manage disease. A must-read for dieters, disordered eaters, and anyone who has been coveting that bowl of pasta from atop their plate of steamed kale.”