The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your Healthby Published 22 Jun 2006
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"A frightening wake-up call... if Fast Food Nation made you consider some serious lifestyle changes, The Hundred-Year Lie will inspire you to go ten steps farther." -- Boston Herald
Combining the impact of the classic bestseller Silent Spring with Fast Food Nation, The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your Health presents a devastating exposé of how chemicals in everyday products are ruining our health.
Over the past one hundred years, we have been guinea pigs in a vast chemistry experiment that uses our bodies, our health, and our good will to test the proposition that modern science can improve upon nature.
In The Hundred-Year Lie, investigative journalist RandallFitzgerald shatters dozens of myths being perpetuated by the chemical, pharmaceutical and processed food industries.
Find out why you would never be FDA-approvedand why humans are becoming one of the most polluted species on the planet:
The average American now carries a body burden of 700 or more synthetic chemicals, including Teflon, plastics, and dozens of pesticides.
Musk fragrances used in detergents and air fresheners are not filtered out by our current water treatment facilities, ending up in our drinking water.
The artificial sweetener aspartame, an ingredient in 1,200 food products from diet drinks to chewing gum, has been linked to eighty-eight toxic symptoms.
Fitzgerald not only sheds light on the problems we face from the unprecedented chemical onslaught, he presents suggestions for what we can to do to turn the tide.
The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your Health Reviews
The more books I read, the more I want to simplify our lives in the sense of what modern conveniences we use. This author did a really nice job making the information accessible and had ways to move forward and address some of the issues.
First of all, I think the author is probably right: processed food and Western medicine are probably destroying our health. The book, however, is poorly written. The argument is sloppy and poorly documented. The book takes a shotgun approach to evidence and has a scattered feeling to it. We also get a fair bit of the author's opinion on the matter, which doesn't carry much weight given that he is a journalist and journalists' credibility derive not from their own opinions but the credentials of their sources. I thank him for his efforts, but the topic deserves better.
Very informative, lots of research presented. I found it a frustrating book to read in many ways, because the main premise about how we are exposed to all these toxins rings true for their solutions, too, and because everyone has a different level in their bodies, different genes, and we don't really know what/when we're exposed to something new, it's pretty impossible to make an informed decision on how to protect yourself. The opening paragraph of Chapter 9 expresses exactly my exasperation. I also found myself questioning, at points, the author's own understanding of all the issues. Sometimes it seemed that I was being persuaded to accept correlations without being shown proof that any research had linked the two previously. However, this journalist has certainly done his research - his bibliography is extensive (although I wish he'd chosen to use footnotes - you can't tell exactly what pieces in a chapter he obtained from which source.) All of this is so hard to pin down without much much more information and it's hard to know what to accept and what is going overboard. But I learned a lot from this book and found it hard to put down.
Wow! If you're concerned about your health and question what our government tells us is "safe," you need to read this book. Warning: this book may make you slightly paranoid, but it will inform you on everything from organics & plastics to vitamins/prescriptions to crib death.
This was a good compendium of, basically, what we're doing to our environment and our health in the modern age. More exposition than argument for specific alternatives, but a solid case and interesting case nonetheless.