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Brought to you by Penguin. 

Losing weight is not your life's purpose.

Do carbs make you fat? 

Could the keto diet cure mental health disorders? 

Are eggs as bad for you as smoking? 

No, no and absolutely not. It's all what Dr Joshua Wolrich defines as 'nutribollocks', and he is on a mission to set the record straight. 

As an NHS doctor with personal experience of how damaging diets can be, he believes every one of us deserves to have a happy, healthy relationship with food and with our bodies. His message is clear: we need to fight weight stigma, call out the lies of diet culture and give ourselves permission to eat all foods.

Food Isn't Medicine wades through nutritional science (both good and bad) to demystify the common diet myths that many of us believe without questioning. If you have ever wondered whether you should stop eating sugar, try fasting, juicing or 'alkaline water', or struggled through diet after diet (none of which seem to work), this book will be a powerful wake-up call. Drawing on the latest research and delivered with a dose of humour, it not only liberates us from the destructive belief that weight defines health but also explains how to spot the misinformation we are bombarded with every day. 

Dr Joshua Wolrich will empower you to escape the diet trap and call out the bad health advice for what it really is: complete nutribollocks. 

©2021 Dr Joshua Wolrich (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Lifesaving & a little rebellion with every bite!

As an eating disorder survivor I found reading (listening) to this book very emotional. What I loved the most is that it is written in a very clear, caring way - none patronising, easy to comprehend language even if biology wasn't your subject of choice. I have gotten through it in one day as it was so eye opening and hard to stop listening to. Dr Wolrich is both serious and funny, he has taken great care to explain different diet concepts from many different perspectives allowing you to make up your own mind but also staying non biased and evidence based - great way to educate us to make food choices from the place of freedom, rather than fear. I'd highly recommend to anyone confused about diet culture and the many voices it tries to sell us unnecessary things/beliefs.

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Great new view on things

I really enjoyed his fresh new take on eating healthy and to avoid fads and guilt. The required change in mindset after 3 decades of doing it one way will take some work though. Especially with him finishing the book by saying sort your relationship out with food before looking at weight loss, as it is a very unappealing process of delay to a very long held desired outcome, not matter how necessary. Also not knowing how long it will take and IF I'll get there requires a lot of faith... but then I suppose all diets/new ways of doing things require that. fingers crossed

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Bloody great

Excellent, informative and funny 👌does make me feel a little disheartened at the amount of misinformation out there in this topic

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Informative and no BS

An easy listen that educated and nurtured after years of serial dieting and disordered eating.

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Excellent perspective - disruptive

An excellent perspective on nutrition, weight, and body image, as well as our complex relationship with food. Remember, we are not mice!

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Not a story!

So good to hear some science based facts correcting the nonsense that constantly circulates these days around food and what it does to you & how it can “cure” you. Highly recommended listen.

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Change of perspective

Coming from a standpoint that food is medicine, this book is very thought provoking. I recommend it to anyone who has developed a problematic way of looking at food or other health related topics. Great insights and very relaxing thoughts.

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amazing information book

I was delighted to listen to a book that gave you facts about a person's relationship with food and to give people the new informative way to help live ther lives trough healthy and no stigma around all types of food.
I truly appreciate all the work that went into this book and to say a massive thank you to Dr, Joshua.

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100% recommend

Entertaining, informative and very interesting. If only someone from the Daily Mail would read this, and stop writing so much nutri-bollocks.

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Daughter said 'read this book!'

Sadly, I just didn't relate to it and requested a refund.

But maybe that's because I've already similar books and daughter hasnt.

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  • Helga Olsen Gunnarsdottir
  • 22-04-21

Brilliant

Loved this book, everybody should read it, as someone dealing with both chronic disease and little extra weight it's was really eye opening, special about following your own gut and don't let anyone ( friends/family/stranger ) tell you what to eat or not

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  • Nicole
  • 04-03-22

Excellent food and nutrition myth busting

Love how Dr Wolrich addressed so many topics in such a clear and compassionate way to help people sift through the misinformation surrounding food, dieting and health!

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  • Jessica and Michael Hanson
  • 03-03-22

An excellent breakdown of why diets suck

I was already a fan of intuitive eating. I think this book takes IE a step further and addresses what's untrue, unhealthy and harmful about common diet beliefs. If you're like me and you still had trouble letting go of dieting even after discovering IE, this book can help.

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  • Justine Lichtenstern
  • 08-02-22

That 1 weird trick!

As a Nutritionist, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading more about misinformation and pseudoscience regarding food and weight loss, and how neither will cure your disease or help you live forever. It’s very easy to read/listen and the language used is not medical or technical even though the author does cite his sources and is an MD. Definitely recommend - great introductory to all things diet culture bullshit. Or Nutribollocks.

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  • Tabitha
  • 07-02-22

Fantastic info for everyone!

What an amazing book. Thank you Dr. Joshua Wolrich! I appreciated how respectfully you presented the information in this book. As we've all been subjected to nutrition misinformation, this is a must read for everyone!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-22

Wow!!

My personal trainer talked about this book a little bit so I thought I would check it out. This book has such good information! Bought the hard copy today so I can read it as well. Husband and daughter are now interested and reading it after me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-21

A book that changed my life

This is an amazing book and it should be read by everyone. I thought I had quite balanced view of food and weight but there was SO much in here that I needed to hear. Literally needed to hear for my health. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

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  • Reece Walker
  • 02-08-21

Trainers take note!

I’ve been a personal trainer for 24 years training people at all levels of performance. This incredible book should be required reading for all personal trainers…many of whom stray from their lanes with regards to nutritional information being given to their clients. Thank you Doc Wolrich.

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  • Asdis Inga Haraldsdottir
  • 16-07-21

Joshua is amazing

I think Joshua is one of the most educated open minded man. His book is exactly what we need.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-05-21

A must read

Dr Joshua is very easy to listen to and this book has been eye-opening on many levels for me so I can only recommend.