“Ultra-Processed People: The Science Behind Food That Isn’t Food,” by Chris van Tulleken, M.D., Ph.D.

I offer this book with the disclaimer that I am not a nutritionist, and have no training in nutrition science.  But I vetted it carefully, and recommend it based upon peer reviews.  The author is a physician and researcher whose focus is upon the connection between nutrition and health; a topic that is of great interest to so many of my clients.  With a plethora of questionable “facts” and bad advice at our disposal, it is difficult to sort out what’s what.  The author explores our cultural transition from whole foods to foods that are so processed, they not only lack nutritional value, but they aren’t actually food in the truest sense.  In some cases, they are causing or exacerbating health problems. Though packed with research studies, I found this a fascinating and fast read that has changed the way I eat – for the better.