Summary of Michael Pollan’s PBS special In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food

On December 29, 2015, PBS aired In Defense of Food, a special based on journalist Michael Pollan’s 2008 book In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Throughout the special, Pollan focuses on ways to reverse the damage to people’s health resulting from today’s “industrially driven” diet. According to Pollan, these health changes occur because the majority of […]

Book Review: “Zero Sugar Diet” by David Zinczenko

Zero Sugar Diet

Executive Summary: The Zero Sugar Diet book aims to educate on the constructs of a well-­rounded healthy diet full of nutritious high-­fiber foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables and nuts as well as lean protein. The book provides readers guidance on how and why to select foods when grocery shopping and eating out to […]

Book Review: “Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox” by William Davis, MD

Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

A Quick-Start Health and Body Makeover Below please find a summary of the recent book Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox by William Davis, MD, the third installment in a series written by the New York Times bestselling author and cardiologist. After releasing Wheat Belly and Wheat Belly Total Health, both of which encouraged people to reverse chronic health problems by […]

Book Review of “Happy Gut” by Vincent Pedre, MD

Happy Gut

The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Grain Energy, and Eliminate Pain Below please find a summary of the recent book Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help you Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain by Vincent Pedre, MD, a functional medicine internist and clinical instructor in medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. […]

Online Exclusively: “What’s With Wheat?” by Cindy O’Meara

What's with Wheat?

The documentary “What’s With Wheat?” by Cyndi O’Meara was released at the end of June, allowing free screenings for a limited time before being released for purchase. O’Meara is a nutritionist looking to investigate the growing epidemic of wheat intolerance and why it is being linked to so many health problems now since the population […]

Netflix: Michael Pollan’s ‘Cooked’ episode: “Air”

Cooked by Michale Pollan

On February 19, 2016, Netflix debuted a documentary series titled “Cooked,” which is based on  journalist Michael Pollan’s 2013 book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. The four-part series explores the various methods of cooking and their impact on humans and culture throughout history. Each episode focuses on a natural element (fire, water, air or earth), […]