We live on Poison Planet. I am sure this is the reason so many people suffer food intolerances, and a multiplicity of vague, hard-to-diagnose health problems. For them it is essential, perhaps even a matter of life and death, to avoid ingredients that worsen their problem.
Even those of us lucky enough to have cast iron stomachs need to be aware of what’s in our food.
Read the label, and be confronted with what reads like a secret code. Catherine Saxelby’s book, “My Nutritionary,” is the necessary resource. As she says in her introduction, this is not a book to read, any more than a dictionary is. It’s a cross-referenced A to Z of food additives and components. Given modern technology, you could have it on your phone while shopping, and it will help you make food purchasing decisions in a few seconds.
Catherine is Australian, and the appendix on measurements shows this. Perhaps my only suggestion for improvement is that if she also had conversion tables for American measurements, she could extend her market.
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Foodwatch Pty Ltd (16 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1925786463
- ISBN-13: 978-1925786460
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)