New book in Dutch

Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
Trick and Treat cover

"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Natural Health & Weight Loss cover

"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA



The fact that this is a new science doesn't mean that we should ignore the effects that our lifestyles today may have on our children's children. It will change the way the causes of disease are viewed, as well as the importance of lifestyles and family relationships. What people do, no longer just affects themselves, but can determine the health of their children and grandchildren in decades to come. 'We are,' as Marcus Pembrey says, 'all guardians of our genome'.

In the case of disease, says Reik, 'there are clearly genetic factors involved, but there are also other factors involved. My suspicion is that it will be a combination of genetic and epigenetic factors, as well as environmental factors, that determine all these diseases.'

Epigenetics adds a whole new layer to genes beyond the DNA. It proposes a control system of 'switches' that turn genes on or off. It suggests that things people experience, like nutrition and stress, can control these switches and cause heritable effects in humans.

Epigenetic marks have the advantage of being fully reversible while genome mutations remain fixed. So in whose hands does our destiny lie after all? The mindset has changed: more and more people accept that susceptibility to disease is a combination of genetic and epigenetic modifications, interacting with the environment.

The science of epigenetics points to another factor which has such profound implications for the health of all of 'civilised' Mankind. If we continue to bow to 'politically correct' nutrition and disregard the increasing evidence of harm, that harm may not be just to our health, but to the health of our children and their children. This could be catastrophic for our species.

Unlike the unhealthy fixation with climate change, on which we devote obscene amounts of resources, with no likelihood of benefit, 'healthy eating' is something we can change to our benefit — and it needn't cost a penny.


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Last updated 17 November 2009

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