Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition is a great book for anyone who wants to know more about the science of nutrition. The main topic of Whole is reductionism, the common way in which nutritional science is done.

A reductionist way of doing research means that the focus is on individual elements. For example, a specific vitamin or mineral. The big downside of this style of research is that we forget that the body works in a complex way. When we consume food we consume thousands of different nutritional elements.

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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition is a great book for anyone who wants to know more about the science of nutrition. The main topic of Whole is reductionism, the common way in which nutritional science is done.

A reductionist way of doing research means that the focus is on individual elements. For example, a specific vitamin or mineral. The big downside of this style of research is that we forget that the body works in a complex way. When we consume food we consume thousands of different nutritional elements.

So focusing on just on element and its effects is often very limiting and also incomplete. Also, reductionist research can easily be manipulated and designed to favour certain outcomes. Here us where lobbies for certain food products come into play as well. Whole goes into detail on this very important subject.

So focusing on just on element and its effects is often very limiting and also incomplete. Also, reductionist research can easily be manipulated and designed to favour certain outcomes. Here us where lobbies for certain food products come into play as well. Whole goes into detail on this very important subject.

About the author

The author of Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition is Dr. Campbell, one of the leading scientists in the field of nutrition. He completed his M.S. in nutrition and biochemistry at Cornell University in 1958. Three years later he completed his Ph.D. in nutrition, biochemistry and microbiology.

Dr. Campbell’s groundbreaking research (which is beautifully presented in The China Study) makes him perhaps the most important pioneer in the field of nutrition and health.

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