The second book club was a success! The China Study was an interesting read and led to conversations about reductionist theory and also author self-promotion. This book was interesting with bits about human behavior, politics and some jabs at the food industry. It also highlighted the importance of a plant based diet, but also skipped over a few essential research points of bias. This is an example of why the field of health and nutrition is so interesting.
The next book club book is leaning towards Calories Count by Marion Nestle. She is a very political person and has a PhD in Development Biology. What a combination of thoughts and skills! I have met her and wow, what serious energy. This book is a great read for those in nutritional science and anyone interested in understanding energy balance! It is very different from Gulp and The China Study. We hope you can join in! There is still time to vote on the book choice and also sign up for the Digestible Book Club - so get to it! (Click on the The Digestible Book Club Tab above)
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