The Gluten Lie

  • by Alan Levinovitz, PhD
  • Narrated by Barry Press
  • 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gluten. Salt. Sugar. Fat. These are the villains of the American diet - or so a host of doctors and nutritionists would have you believe. But the science is far from settled, and we are racing to eliminate wheat and corn syrup from our diets because we've been lied to. The truth is that almost all of us can put the buns back on our burgers and be just fine.
Remember when butter was the enemy? Now it's good for you. You may have lived through times when the Atkins Diet was good, then bad, and then good again; you may have wondered why all your friends cut down on salt or went Paleo; and you might even be thinking about cutting out wheat products from your own diet.
In this groundbreaking work, Alan Levinovitz, PhD, exposes the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad and points the way to a truly healthful life, free from anxiety about what we eat.

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What the Critics Say

"A factually accurate and highly entertaining work." (Peter Gibson, MD, Director of Gastroenterology at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Could've been even shorter without the padding.

It's good that someone goes through the scientific literature and exposes the false beliefs about food,I liked this about the book but the author then tends to fill in the reasons why we buy into these false beliefs with tenuous anecdotes and theories that were rather woolly themselves and goes on to tell us we'd all be much happier and healthier if we just stopped worrying about what we ate which ironically is the claim from all the fad diets,super foodists etc. which he dismisses throughout the book. The reader was OK,rather slow with an odd stop/start cadence
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- gareth johnson

Dismisses studies as inconclusive, says we still don't know.

What would have made The Gluten Lie better?

If it had contributed some useful information to the issue.


What was most disappointing about Alan Levinovitz, PhD’s story?

It mostly just dismisses the studies as inconclusive, says we still don't know.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Sounding like a fire-side chat, the narrator's more interested in the sound of his own voice and dismissing the research, not enough useful information is gained from listening to this.


Any additional comments?

It's too easy to just dismiss other's books and studies.
It doesn't add much useful information.
I'll be requesting a refund, a dissappointing purchase and not a good use of listening time.

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- Waldo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-05-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio