"A factually accurate and highly entertaining work. It provides an effective counter to the fearmongering and false promises purveyed by sensationalists masquerading as scientists. This book should be essential reading for anyone who contemplates following a restrictive diet and for all health practitioners who use diets as the central platform of their therapeutic approach."--Peter Gibson, MD, Director of Gastroenterology at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University
"The cure for Dr. Oz-itis and Oprah syndrome. Well researched, easy to read, and incredibly informative."--Jen Gunter, MD, author of "The Preemie Primer "
"A fun and evidence-based inoculation of clarity into an area permeated with confusion and controversy. It is a must-read for anyone fed up with all the noise surrounding nutritional advice."--Tim Caulfield, Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, and author of "The Cure for Everything "
"Levinovitz shows us how to stop being afraid of food. Everyone truly interested in nutrition should read this book and get back to the joy of eating."--Philip Zeitler, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
"With a thorough and incisive investigation into what science really tells us about gluten, fat, sugar, and detox, Levinovitz argues persuasively that we can stop worrying about what we 'should' eat and concentrate on enjoying food that appeals to our palate. Well-written, entertaining, solidly referenced, and perhaps the best debunking of popular diet myths ever."--Harriet Hall, MD, Associate Editor, "Science Based Medicine "
"A fascinating read. Professor Levinovitz uses the saga of gluten sensitivity as one of several compelling object lessons."--Nortin M. Hadler, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Microbiology/Immunology UNC, Chapel Hill and author of "The Last Well Person and Worried Sick "
"Stop poisoning your friends and family--with junk science nutritional claims. Feed them The Gluten Lie instead and enjoy lunch again."--Hank Campbell, founder of Science 2.0 and co-author of "Science Left Behind "
"In the world of food fears, this is a landmark book. Levinovitz brings science back into the picture in an eye-opening, punchy, and entertaining way that will change many of the single-sided conversations about food. The Gluten Lie will put a lot of minds at ease, and bring a lot of balance back into diets."--Brian Wansink, PhD, author of "Slim by Design and Mindless Eating "
About the Author
Alan Levinovitz is an assistant professor at James Madison University. His writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, Wired, The Believer, and The Millions, as well as academic journals. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife, his daughter, and a cat. Fake cheese is his one food taboo.