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The Myths About Nutrition Science

1st Edition

By David Lightsey


232 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367354299
pub: 2019-12-17
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Many nutrition science and food production myths and misconceptions dominate the health and fitness field, and many athletes and active consumers unknowingly embrace a myriad of what can be deemed ‘junk-science’, which has now infiltrated many related science fields. Consumers simply have no reliable source to help them navigate through all the hype and fabrication, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation.

The aim of The Myths About Nutrition Science is then, to address the quagmire of misinformation which is so pervasive in this area. This will enable the reader to make more objective, science-based lifestyle choices as well as physical training or developmental decisions. The book also enables the reader to develop the necessary critical thinking skills to better evaluate the reliability of the purported "science" as reported in the media, and health related magazines, or publications.

The Myths About Nutrition Science provides an authoritative, yet readily understandable, overview of the common misunderstandings that are commonplace within consumer or athletic communities regarding the food production process and nutrition science, which may affect their physical development, performance, and long-term health

Table of Contents

1. The Consumer / Athlete’s Source of Nutrition Information. Who Is Reliable?

2. The "Health News": Why the Media Is Unreliable

3. Chemophobia and the Boy Who Cried Wolf

4. The Fabricated Organic Food Market

5. Obesity: Whose Responsibility Is It? The Blame Game

6. Protein Needs of Athlete’s - Seven Misconceptions

7. Three Reasons Supplements Will Not Benefit Most People

8. Antioxidant Supplements: Another Magic Bullet or False Icon for Better Health and Performance?

9. Supplements: Are You Playing Russian Roulette with Your Health

10. Anti-Inflammatory, Detox, And Ketogenic Diets

11. Genetic Engineered Food: "Frankenfood" Or Immensely Beneficial Technology?

12. Miscellaneous Myths and Misinformation

About the Author

David Lightsey is a Food and Nutrition Science Advisor to

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Diet Therapy
MEDICAL / Nutrition
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology