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Nature Wants Us to Be Fat: The Surprising Science Behind Why We Gain Weight and How We Can Prevent--And Reverse--It

Nature Wants Us to Be Fat: The Surprising Science Behind Why We Gain Weight and How We Can Prevent--And Reverse--It

Johnson, Richard
Perlmutter, David

Hardcover

Diet & NutritionHealth GeneralAddiction & Recovery

Publisher Price: $26.95

ISBN10: 1637740344
ISBN13: 9781637740347
Publisher: Benbella Books
Published: Feb 8 2022
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.95
Height: 1.10 Width: 6.20 Depth: 9.00
Language: English
2022 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST -- HEALTH: GENERAL

It is exceptionally well organized and presented, making it an ideal and highly recommended addition to personal, community, college, and university library Health/Medicine collections. --Midwest Book Review

Nature puts a survival switch in our bodies to protect us from starvation. Stuck in the on position, it's the hidden source of weight gain, heart disease, and many other common health struggles. But you can turn it off.

Dr. Richard Johnson has been on the cutting edge of research into the cause of obesity for more than a decade. His team's discovery of the fructose-powered survival switch--a metabolic pathway that animals in nature turn on and off as needed, but that our modern diet has permanently fixed in the on position, where it becomes a fat switch--revolutionized the way we think about why we gain weight.

In Nature Wants Us to Be Fat, he details the mounting evidence on how this switch is responsible both for excess fat storage and for many of the major diseases endemic to the Western world, including heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Dr. Johnson also reveals the surprising link between the survival switch and health conditions such as gout, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke--and even behavioral issues like addiction and ADHD. And, most important, he shares a science-based plan to help readers fight back against nature.

Guided by ongoing clinical research--plus fascinating observations from the animal kingdom, evolution, and history--Dr. Johnson takes you along on an eye-opening investigation into:


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