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  • The Truth About Processed Food and How It Poisons People and the Planet
  • By: Dr Robert Lustig
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Metabolical

By: Dr Robert Lustig
Narrated by: Charles Constant
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It's not what you eat that's damaging your health; it's how that food is 'made'. The truth behind ultra-processed food that the food industry doesn't want you to know.

Did you know that 62 per cent of the food in our supermarkets is not only processed but 'ultra-processed' (ingredients from other foods are combined to make something 'new', often in colours that do not exist in nature) and that data shows that by eating this kind of food over time we are literally slowly poisoning ourselves?

In the hard-hitting, groundbreaking tradition of his NY Times best seller Fat Chance, which revealed the dangers of sugar, Dr Robert Lustig persuasively presents a stark exposé of how our addiction to processed foods (aided and abetted by the food industry, big ag, big pharma, institutional medicine and the government) is behind the lethal increase in major non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, cancer and dementia. We have come to accept that these chronic diseases are simply part of the 'natural ageing process', but Dr Lustig makes the case that this is simply not true.  

The solution on both a personal and societal level is a return to unprocessed food, and Dr Lustig offers a doable plan for us to heal and restore our own health and well-being with real food, and in the process boosting our immunity to viruses like COVID-19.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Fascinating

Honest and educational as always. This is a great listen for anyone who really cares about the food we eat, health and the environment. Very worth the time and effort, building substantially on a body of knowledge very few are brave enough to explain in the face of big food and big pharma!

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Excellent wake-up call!

Loved the book content and the narration. Timely wake-up call to what goes on with food companies and pharmaceutical companies to keep selling us their products. We know it deep down I guess but this is packed with facts and figures providing us the information to argue the case with our friends and family. Get them all onto the real food bandwagon and get your health and vitality back fast. Lost 5 pounds during the 2 weeks I listened to this without exercising, just avoiding junk!

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Phenomenal Metabolical

Robert Lustig brings it all together - the corruption, the failure of the education systems, the failure of the scientists and the deepseated irresponsibility of the ill-health industry. Amazing book that inspires us to move as far away from has been created as is possible.

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Mandatory Reading

A truly amazing book telling a disturbing story about our modern lives.

This book details everything that is wrong with processed food that I think many people suspected. The level of detail is exceptional as is the supporting factual references.

Read it as it will change how you eat and help link many of our modern day challenges.

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Life Changing Book

Brilliant forensic examination of diet, metabolism and modern industrial food production. Written by a distinguished paediatrician who has walked the walk and has the clinician’s knack for explaining complex issues with simple aphorisms. I’m sure I will use this in my own life and clinical practice. Thankyou Dr Lustig

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Eye-opening

I am a big fan of Robert Lustig and this book takes the next step to explain big sugar, big processed food and the heavy price we are paying. It is like sitting in the room with Dr Lustig and listening to him speaking.

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Must read if you care about nutrition

Excellent book, it’s very thorough, and Very well written, easy to understand and easy to apply it’s teachings! Have changed my diet as a result, many thanks to author.

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Brilliant book. Eye opener.

Loved this book, gets a bit science based a few times so didn’t get some terms but the overall information is scary about the food cover ups and lack of education in the world. Sugar is literally white poison.

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Wow! So much life changing information.

I'm smarter and wiser about what I put in my body. Thank you for enlightening me.

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Really good book

This is a must read for anyone who cares about their families, themselves and the future of humanity. Written on sound science and experience.

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  • Evan
  • 17-05-2023

An imperative read

This was my first book on nutrition, but it’s so much more. In depth and comprehensible Physiology and cellular biochemistry, mixed with a practical yet basic overview of modern economics and politics as it relates to the food industry. I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-2022

A MUST READ... For everyone

Imagine finding the answers to questions which have plagued you for years?
Everything you need to know to get your health on track.

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  • Seona Ashton
  • 01-03-2022

Why Eating Well Works

A great reveal of why and how to eat well. Well researched and based on clinical experience treating children over 40 years. Easy to follow and very easy to grasp. Very comprehensive. Share this with the mothers and fathers in your family raising and feeding children.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-06-2021

excellent essential

If your health is suffering, stop listening to other "experts"... or "professionals".
Do this and see for yourself.

Well done Robert... may the world start listening.
Although we know they won't, not yet. People see to like suffering and would rather take a pill. but those who listen will potentially lead better, happier and higher performance lives for longer.

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  • 18-05-2021

Best nutritional book ever

This book gives you all the information you need to become the healthiest you've ever been.

Getting off sugar and processed food may well be one of the hardest things you will ever do, however it may well be one of the best decisions you'll ever make. enjoy

Big thanks to Dr Lustig for writing this book!!!

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  • Mrspatriciacherry
  • 09-05-2021

Robert is a pioneer

I hope that many readers will learn from this book. But I suspect that he is preaching to the converted. However I have been writing, blogging and sharing my views on processed foods now for many years. And I will share what I’ve learnt myself from this excellent well researched book.

If only it would influence millions of people. The only way we can win the war of real food versus processed foods is with our wallets, or should I say credit cards? and weekly shopping. I can see a gradual shift in the last ten years, but only wish it would speed up.

I was impressed and interested in what he says about global warming, and it’s connection with processed foods. Especially sugar.

I read the John Yudkin book “Pure white and deadly” when it first came out in the 80’s. This planet is taking a long time to get the message! I’m glad that John is one of Roberts hero’s

I know from fifty years of struggle with sugar addiction that it exists. I also witnessed my late husband become diabetic, having consumed vast quantities of sugar, but because he was always thin thought he could get away with it.

Read this book if you want to change the climate with global warming, health and lifestyle.

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  • beverley foster
  • 15-08-2021

Life changing

This book is life changing. When I saw Dr Robert Lustig in a you tube program I realised for the first time in my 60 years why I had gained so much weight. This book sets out simply the way the food industry has changed during my life time and that of my children all born in the 1980’s. I can now move forward with a plan adopting real change for the better for me, my husband, children and grandchildren. This is one of those life changing books that everyone needs to read and I can not recommend it enough.

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  • andrew g smith
  • 13-05-2021

brilliant

The most important book on health of our generation!
brilliantly details the why's of our current metabolic diseases epidemic but easily readable for the layman

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  • N. Isaac
  • 19-07-2021

Perfect.

This book is an absolute must, I study ancestral health, and have read many books on insulin, paleo, carnivore etc etc. This audio book balances all that research out nicely by filling in the gaps regarding processed food. We all know it’s shit and bad for us, but we don’t really understand why, this is the only audio book to date, that after completing went straight back to the beginning to listen again. I will probably buy the physical book also, I found it that important/good. Robert Lustig is an incredible human being.

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  • Homosoveticus
  • 14-05-2021

Brave, honest, hard hitting

Best read of the year. Not only is Robert Lustig making an eloquently clear case in a field muddied with mis-information, but you feel the weight of his deep practical experience and his massive research referencing exercise. Kudos for the bravery to say this stuff given the flack so many others have faced in the past.

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  • Jamielee
  • 19-04-2022

Shame about the Robotic narration

Fabulous content
Robotic Sat-Nav-sounding narration made it difficult to hold my attention for more than 20 mins at a time.

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  • Wilma Bosma
  • 29-07-2021

Everybody should know how important real food is

Real food is important for everybody who wants to live healthy, and sadly enough you don't know how critical your health is for your well being until you get healthproblems. Prevent that or restore your health by eating real food.

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  • Madeleine de Sarah
  • 07-12-2021

Love it

Eye opening book everyone needs to read! Remember to 1)protect the liver and 2)feed the gut!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-2021

I love the work of Dr Robert Lustig. The quality of this audio was brilliant!

I have the hard copy book, but never been able to read on the tube as it was almost always packed on my way to work. Getting it in audio instead was a great idea, and I loved how the person presenting it had similar voice to Robert. Insightful and revolutional information from this book lets us see how corrupt is big food and big pharma, and they go so far to fool ordinary people to get more money. Two years now I am limiting my process food and sugar intake and it makes such a huge difference! I hope Robert’s work will be able to reach as many people as possible, and transform our broken food system and knowledge around health and nutrition.

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  • Twinkywoo
  • 04-11-2023

Excellent

Everyone needs to read or listen to this. Processed food is killing us. But then so
Is laziness.

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