Dr. Joe's Health Lab: 164 Amazing Insights into the Science of Medicine, Nutrition and Well-being

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Doubleday Canada, Nov 1, 2011 - Science - 170 pages
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The bestselling author of Brain Fuel and An Apple a Day reveals the science of being well, eating well, and staying well clear of "alternative therapy" charlatans.

Health Lab's theme is the most popular of Dr Joe's specialities. There are riveting and sometimes hair-raising vignettes from the history of medicine and food production. There are reports aimed at equipping readers to recognize and beware muddled thinking, misunderstandings and deceptions in media stories about health and nutrition and in the claims made by the peddlars of "alternative" therapies. There is a wealth of information on the science of inner well-being and outer beauty. The secret to good health lies in understanding the chemistry involved. Ask Dr. Joe.


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User Review  - Barbara M. Bibel - Book Verdict

Schwarcz (director, Office of Science & Society, McGill Univ.) offers readers answers to 164 questions related to health. Using a question-and-answer format, he tells readers how trans-fat-free ... Read full review

Contents

Unhealthy Habits
13
Health Matters
31
A Healthy Interest in the Macabre
57
Health Hazards
105
Healthy Eating I 3 7
141
Health Farm
175
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DR. JOE SCHWARCZ is director of McGill University's Office of Science and Society, where he teaches courses on nutrition and the applications of chemistry to everyday life. Among his many honours are the Royal Society of Canada's McNeil Award, and the American Chemistry Society's renowned Grady-Stack Award, of which he is the only non-American recipient. Dr. Schwarcz is the host of a weekly radio show on CFRB in Toronto and CJAD in Montreal, and writes a weekly column for the Montreal Gazette.



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