Vegetable Farm
July 2013
Volume 12 Issue 7

Dr. McDougall’s Ten Favorite One-Liners

We live in a world of witty one-liners and sound bites, which I find useful for conveying my dietary messages. I suggest that people keep repeating them over and over in their heads until these focused thoughts become second nature. After being deeply written into the pathways of the brain these punctual comments can function to help us make better dietary decisions. They can also be used to provoke thoughtful and entertaining discussions. Start a conversation with old friends and new acquaintances by asking, “Did you know…”


Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
By Michael Moss

Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the New York Times, has written a #1 bestselling book that I recommend you buy and read.

This is not a diet book or cookbook. No practical solutions for the current obesity and health catastrophes facing our nation and the developed world are offered.

Rather, this book explains how normal unregulated business practices underlie the current epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes in the US and those parts of the world with increasing prosperity (China, India, Mexico, etc.). No one is purposefully trying to hurt you or your family—this is just raw commerce, where profits rule.

Salt Sugar Fat is an expose of how food companies use and manipulate science to sell the maximum amount of food to consumers. The book makes many important analogies with the selling practices of the tobacco industry. The food industry knows their products are fattening and sickening hundreds of millions of people, and like tobacco, they justify their behavior by claiming, “It’s not our fault, that's what the consumer wants—we're not making them buy our products.”


Featured Recipes

  • Roasted Tomato and Cannellini Bean Pasta
  • Sushi Bowls
  • Baked Tofu
  • Asian Ginger Sauce
  • Asian Peanut Sauce
  • Beans and Greens
  • Guacamole Pasta
  • Super Charger Cookies
  • Beet Chocolate Cake


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