New in 2013…The Healthy Living How To Book Club!
Together we will read and discuss current books that relate to living healthy in mind, body and spirit in an unhealthy world.
First up is Fat Chance, written by Dr. Robert Lustig of “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” fame. Dr. Lustig is an internationally renowned pediatric endocrinologist who has spent the past sixteen years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system, metabolism and disease. He is the director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital; a member of UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment; as well as a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society.
No scientist has done more in the last fifty years to alert Americans to the potential dangers of sugar in the diet than Dr. Robert Lustig.” ~Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It
Fat Chance Online Book Club & Discussion
Six consecutive Fridays starting January 18 and concluding February 22, 2013. Each Friday I will write a synopsis of the section along with some discussion questions. The comments of the blog post will be used for discussion. Any useful references, videos, or further reading material will be linked to in the post. You can support Healthy Living How To by buying your copy of Fat Chance HERE.
Week One – January 18
Part I The Greatest Story Ever Sold – Chapter 1. A Fallacy of Biblical Proportion, Chapter 2. A Calorie Is a Calorie – or Is It?, Chapter 3. Personal Responsibility versus the Obese Six-Month-Old
Week Two – January 25
Part II To Eat of Not to Eat? That’s Not the Question – Chapter 4. Gluttony and Sloth – Behaviors Driven by Hormones, Chapter 5. Food Addiction – Fact or Fallacy, Chapter 6. Stress and “Comfort Food”
Week Three – February 1
Part III “Chewing” the Fat – Chapter 7. The Birth, Care and Feeding of a Fat Cell, Chapter 8. The Difference Between “Fat” and “Sick”, Chapter 9. Metabolic Syndrome: The New Scourge
Week Four – February 8
Part IV The “Real” Toxic Environment – Chapter 10. The Omnivore’s Curse: Low Fat versus Low Carb, Chapter 11. Fructose – The “Toxin”, Chapter 12. Fiber – Half the Antidote, Chapter 13. Exercise – The Other Half of the Antidote, Chapter 14. Micronutrients: Home Run or Hyperbole, Chapter 15. Environmental Obesogens, Chapter 16. The “Empire” Strikes Back: Response of the Food Industry
Week Five – February 15
Part V The Personal Solution – Chapter 17. Altering Your Food Environment, Chapter 18. Altering Your Hormonal Environment, Chapter 19. Last Resorts: When Altering Your Environment Isn’t Enough
Week Six – February 22
Part VI The Public Health Solution – Chapter 20. The “Nanny State”: Personal versus Societal Responsibility, Chapter 21. What Hath Government Wrought?, Chapter 22. A Call for Global Sugar Reduction, Epilogue: Not a Top-Down but a Bottom-Up Movement
Friends, I am so looking forward to setting aside time each week to learn together! I hope you are too. Consider sharing this post with your friends and family members and let’s be part of the “bottom-up” movement, as Dr. Lustig encourages, “public outcry is a powerful force for change”. ~Vanessa