Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

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 percent 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

What listeners say about Metabolical

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-21

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!!!