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The World Turned Upside Down Hardcover – 10 Dec 2014

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ISBN-13: 978-0979201820 ISBN-10: 0979201829 Edition: First

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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: NMS Press - Duck in a Boat LLC; First edition (10 December 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979201829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979201820
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About 10 years ago, I received a call out of the blue from a biochemist who had written a paper explaining the fallacy in a calorie is a calorie. He wanted to discuss the topic and asked for advice on publishing in a nutrition journal. He seemed fairly eccentric but had many good ideas and, of course, if anybody had listened to him we wouldn t still be burdened with the energy balance story. Over the years, Feinman and I have been colleagues and collaborators. He has expanded my vocabulary and deepened my understanding of low-carbohydrate nutrition. Feinman is truly a brilliant mind and an excellent writer. The World Turned Upside Down gives you an opportunity to read the entertaining and scientifically accurate insights and observations of an important contributor to the nutrition scene. --Jeff S.Volek, Professor, Department of Human Sciences, Ohio State University.

Fascinating book, full of original, interesting material, by one of the original low-carb researchers whose grounding in the field goes back decades. Feinman combines a unique perspective with the experienced eye of a scientist. He's had a front-row seat to developments in the field of carbohydrates and metabolism over the past decades, which has given him key insights into the latest research. --Nina Teicholz: author of the best-selling The Big Fat Surprise

Nutrition is really applied biochemistry, and who better than a professor of biochemistry to explain it. The World Turned Upside Down is a biochemist s view of the world of nutrition, which has suffered years of dogmatic adherence to faulty premises and shoddy research. His teaching will get you in the game even if you hated science in school. Dr. Feinman and I have always shared a low tolerance of the film-flam that unfortunately is most of professional nutrition today. The World Turned Upside Down is not just highly critical of the corruption of statistics and lack of common sense, it provides reliable information for making intelligent nutritional choices.  Among your guides will be wide range of characters, including Bradford Hill, the unsung hero of epidemiology, Rossini, the gourmet, and the lascivious Earl of Rochester.  The least doctrinaire of low-carb researchers, Dr. Feinman has written a book promoting healthful, whole-food nutrition.  Not everyone needs a low-carb diet. But he makes clear the underlying science showing carb restriction is a must for those with diabetes and metabolic syndrome.  The book describes Gary Taubes s Good Calories, Bad Calories as analogous to Thomas Paine s Common Sense in the American Revolution. The World Turned Upside Down may play the same role in the second low carb revolution. --Michael R. Eades, M.D.: author of Protein Power and other best-selling books

About the Author

RICHARD DAVID FEINMAN is Professor of Cell Biology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where he has been a pioneer in incorporating nutrition into the biochemistry curriculum.. A graduate of the University of Rochester and the University of Oregon (PhD), Dr. Feinman haspublished numerous scientific and popular papers. Dr. Feinman is the founder and former co-Editor- In-Chief (2004-2009) of the journal, Nutrition & Metabolism. His blog is at:

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