Body of Truth
- How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight - and What We Can Do About It
- Narrated by: Karen Saltus
- Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-05-2015
- Language: English
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
As a science journalist, Harriet Brown has explored this collective longing and fixation from an objective perspective; as a mother, wife, and woman with "weight issues", she has struggled to understand it on a personal level. Now, in Body of Truth, Brown systematically unpacks what's been offered as "truth" about weight and health.
Starting with the four biggest lies, Brown shows how research has been manipulated; how the medical profession is complicit in keeping us in the dark; how big pharma and big, empty promises equal big, big dollars; how much of what we know (or think we know) about health and weight is wrong. And how all of those affect all of us every day, whether we know it or not. The quest for health and wellness has never been more urgent, yet most of us continue to buy in to fad diets and unattainable body ideals, unaware of the damage we're doing to ourselves.
Through interviews, research, and her own experience, Brown not only gives us the real story on weight, health, and beauty but also offers concrete suggestions for how each of us can sort through the lies and misconceptions and make peace with and for ourselves.
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By student of medicine on 26-06-2015
Waste of time
Though I appreciate her attempt at spreading the message of healthy body image, this is an unbalanced, poorly researched book. It's obvious pretty quickly who she respects and who's theories and advice she has a problem with. She cherry-picks theories and statistics to support her view, and equates correlation with causation EVEN THOUGH she keeps reminding listeners NOT to do those very things. I'm sure there's better out there.... Don't waste your time here.
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Arynix on 07-10-2017
Timely and critical message
Appreciate this introduction and overview of why we feel like we do in our bodies
0 of 1 people found this review helpful