The Truth About Food – Dr. Katz New Book

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THI Founder & President, Dr. David L. Katz, has authored a new book- The Truth about Food All proceeds support the True Health Initiative. 

Order today via e-Book or Paperback Get an invaluable resource endorsed by some of the leading nutrition and health experts in the world today (see below), and support the urgent, timely mission of the True Health Initiative.

In The Truth about Food, one of the world’s leading authorities on lifestyle medicine, health promotion, and the prevention of chronic disease lays out not just what he knows about diet and health, but how and why he knows it.  This book uniquely empowers readers to benefit from what’s fundamentally and reliably true – while setting us all free from fads, false claims, and distractions by showing how to differentiate truth from the exploitative “lies” that abound.  This book would be much shorter if it only detailed what we know to be true today.  It shows how to keep up with new findings, too, and most importantly- how never to be duped again.  Based on science, informed by uncommon sense, and aligned with the global consensus of diverse experts, The Truth about Food is an invitation to add years to your life and life to your years; to love the food that loves you back for a lifetime; and to enjoy the comforting confidence that only comes from genuine understanding.

“You’ve got a terrific book in front of you, written by a doctor who is woke, devoted, caring, and deeply concerned not only about what and how we eat but the impact it has on ourselves, our environment, other living beings, and the planet in general. This is a big book, addressing some of the most important topics of our time, and Dr. David Katz is the ideal person to put it together.”

  • From the Foreword by Mark Bittman; NY Times Best-selling Author

“The truth about food is simple, while the lies about food are complicated. And, with that statement, Dr. David Katz helps insulate us from the next food fad by making sure we are armed with the truth, and nothing but the truth. It is an audacious undertaking and Dr. Katz, who has dedicated his professional life to this, is perhaps the perfect person to be educating all of us.  Facts do matter, and The Truth About Food is full of them. The Truth about Food should have a home in everyone’s kitchen.”

  • Sanjay Gupta MD; Staff Neurosurgeon, The Emory Clinic; Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

 “Sometimes, even I have nutrition questions; and when I do, I take them to Dr. David Katz.  Read this book- and you will see why!”

  • Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, health and nutrition expert for NBC’s TODAY show; best-selling author of Joy’s Simple Food Remediesand founder of Nourish Snacks

 “With the inquisitiveness of a seasoned detective, the intellect and wit of a master of prose and the dissection skills of a forensic pathologist, Dr David Katz awards the reader with the simple truths of food for thought and optimal health. Read this book, your life may depend on it!”

  • Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS; 17thSurgeon General of The United States; Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

“This book, unlike any other, takes readers deeply into the challenges of separating truth about foods from the overwhelming amounts of misinformation, purposeful lies, and deception that engulf Americans today.   Everyone will learn something from Dr. Katz’s lively discussions and insights and will be better prepared to interpret tomorrow’s sensational headlines.”

  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH; Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“Once and for all a book that cuts through the never ending hyperbole surrounding diet and health written by the brilliant David Katz who minces no words and clearly and eloquently lays out the fundamentals of a what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.  His mastery of the English language and unique ability to make sense of the nonsense is evident throughout The Truth About Food.  You will never need another source of reliable nutrition information.  Do yourself a favor, stop listening to self-described experts and all the sensational chatter on social media and turn to the real expert, Dr. David Katz and buy his book, The Truth About Food.”

  • Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN, award winning nutrition journalist.

“I don’t know any scientist with clearer, more important insights about the lifelong effects of diet on our health than Dr. David Katz.  Get this book, take his advice and live a longer, better life.” 

  • Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow; New York Times Bestselling author of theBlue Zones.

“Few people in public health today understand as fully as David Katz the potential of ‘food as medicine,’ and few if any are working harder to overcome all that stands in the way of that promise.  This book is a very important and worthy addition to the career-long efforts of a public health champion.”

  • David A. Kessler, MD, JD; Professor, University of California San Francisco; Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

 “For decades Dr. David Katz has relentlessly grappled with almost each and every nutrition controversy that arises, whether in a classroom lecture, conference proceedings, or Op-Eds and social media. The breadth and depth of his grasp of the field of nutrition science knowledge is unparalleled. He is gifted in his ability to translate nutrition knowledge into powerfully compelling explanations of the Truth About Food. The topics are varied, but the approach is always the same: grounded in scientific evidence, translated in practical terms, and delivered with an engaging blend of humor and blunt honesty.” 

  • Christopher D. Gardner, PhD; Professor, Medicine (Research), Stanford University

“Dr. Katz provides a no-nonsense, practical guide for our most basic of human needs–how to eat. He gives us a set of ‘truths’ to follow and he brings back something fundamental — the joy of eating food that is good for you and for the planet. This has become my go to resource whenever I hear the latest study about which foods are ‘bad’ or ‘good’.” 

  • Danielle Nierenberg; President and Founder, Food Tank

 “The truth about food is simple; the lies are complicated, David Katz writes in this important and timely book. And bravely, he wades through all that would influence our decisions on what to eat: the marketing by the packaged-goods industry, the junk science that promotes fad diets, the multitude of everyday choices we face in choosing what to avoid, and more importantly, what to eat in its stead. This book is empowering.”

Michael Moss; Author, #1 New York Times Bestseller: Salt, Sugar, Fat; Pulitzer Prize Winner

 “Food can be great medicine or deceptive snake oil.  With this book the solid scientist in David Katz tells how to gain the benefits and avoid being a pawn of the deceptive.  It is a great work that all should own for health and for their family’s health. This book is a tour de force of the science (and truth) about food.  And despite its length, it is quick (and empowering) to read cover to cover. Wow – this should be everyone’s favorite book on food, even Big Ag, Big Food, and Big Media’s.”  

  • Mike Roizen, MD; Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic; 4 Time #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, and fan of honest science reporting.

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