Ogni anno sugli scaffali delle librerie vediamo fiorire nuove ricette miracolose pronte a promettere con le loro diete percorsi più o meno facili per perdere peso, e vivere più sani e felici. Ora, grazie a Il mito della dieta, abbiamo finalmente a disposizione un antidoto contro le false promesse di dietologi e ciarlatani.
Per capire come funziona l’apporto nutrizionale nella nostra specie ci mancava qualche ingrediente fondamentale: il 60-70% del nostro peso è dovuto alla nostra costituzione genetica, e quindi non ci possiamo fare granché. Resta però quel 30-40%, sul quale possiamo intervenire. Ma come? La risposta si chiama «microbioma», ovvero quella complessa, variabile e poco conosciuta flora batterica che vive nel nostro intestino e che lungi dall’essere un inquilino indesiderato del nostro organismo, è una componente fondamentale per il nostro benessere. Dobbiamo dunque imparare a rispettare e curare questi batteri amici e a coltivare la biodiversità che incosapevolmente ospitiamo.
- ISBN: 8833929639
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 375
It isn't very often I come across a book that I would consider a life changing experience. This book is definitely one of those. Tim Spector's very readable and explains the science behind what we eat, why diets don't always work, and exactly how our digestive system works. I came away from this book Leggi tutto
This is not about diets as in weight-loss - it's about diet as in nutrition. And another book about the gut microbiome by a Brit. (The UK is on this!) I've read too many of these books this year and they are starting to blend together. (Giulia Enders' Gut does stand out though). What made Spector's
I've been struggling to loose weight for some time and have lost over 130 pounds. But lately itsvslowed down to me going up and down the scales. My GP recommended this book as she had ordered it too. She is great at keeping up with the latest concepts. I agreed to read it. It was a very enlightening Leggi tutto
Where to begin? Perhaps with the fact that this guy ADVOCATES SMEARING USED TAMPONS ON NEWBORN BABIES' MOUTHS. Okay, hysterical rant over. Now for the more reasoned critique. This book is as formulaic in its approach to "mythbusting" as the quasi-religious dietary tomes he proposes to bust. The formula Leggi tutto
This is a terrific book, with the perfect balance of case histories and literature reviews on the topics covered. Spector is a British genetic epidemiologist and physician who, among other things, has done a lot of twin studies. Published in 2015, the book includes the latest research in the microbi Leggi tutto
One of the best books you will read about food. I have tried so many diets and failed miserably. I understand now that my gut needs variation of different foods. Why do some diets work for some and don't work for others! Read and you will find out. Every diet you heard of is probably discussed in le Leggi tutto
The author repeatedly points out the invalidity of large observational health studies and anecdotal evidence in nutrition science which is a very valid point. However, He then uses anecdotal stories, conjecture and speculation to push forward his opinions. This was not one of my favorite books on a
There is a huge amount of information in this book and that's great. Spector doesn't want to start another diet cult so doesn't really prescribe a particular diet to follow. Rather he looks to create a paradigm shift in the way we look at our diet and how our body responds to it. His view is that ou Leggi tutto
I am very positively surprised by this book! I was a tad sceptical given its slightly sensationalist title but in the end decided to pick it up based on the author's qualifications as a practising genetic epidemiology researcher at Kings College London. Tim Spector's competence in the subject shines Leggi tutto
I will keep it simple - everyone needs to read this book. Microbes are the future of health, and understanding them may help motivate you to change your diet - not to diet, but to change what you eat.
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