Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It by Benjamin Bikman
Frankly put, this book is full of unsupported science, lofty claims, and explanations that even I, as a first year medical student, am raising my eyebrows at. There are explanations here that simply, scientifically do not make sense. There are also claims that are unfounded by literature reviews and leading research in the field. The book reads as sensationalist and has all the trademarks of quackery miracle cures ("Modern medicine believes X, but the REAL solution is Y, and they're not going to tell you about it!") Quit reading this after chapter 2.
molika04's review against another edition
Fascinating insight into how insulin plays a part in so many chronic conditions
Finally - a book about carbs and sugar that I felt was reasonable, nuanced, and well-researched. I can't recommend this like I can other books since I'm not a doctor and there's still a lot we don't know about health causation (though we often think we know all there is to know) - but, from my non-expert perspective, this appears to be important information that everyone would benefit from, I think.
angeberlin's review against another edition
It’s hard to rate for me because it was hard to get into. Think very textbooky and a lot of it went over my head ha. However it was super interesting and I had never heard of insulin resistance before. Definitely gave food for thought and was well researched. But yeah not really a light read.