Food Isn’t Medicine

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Losing weight is not your life’s purpose.


Do carbs make you fat?
Could the keto diet cure mental health disorders?
Are eggs as bad for you as smoking?

No, no and absolutely not. It’s all what Dr Joshua Wolrich defines as ‘nutribollocks’ and he is on a mission to set the record straight.

As an NHS doctor with personal experience of how damaging diets can be, he believes every one of us deserves to have a happy, healthy relationship with food and with our bodies. His message is clear: we need to fight weight stigma, call out the lies of diet culture and give ourselves permission to eat all foods.

Food Isn’t Medicine wades through nutritional science (both good and bad) to demystify the common diet myths that many of us believe without questioning. If you have ever wondered whether you should stop eating sugar, try fasting, juicing or ‘alkaline water’, or struggled through diet after diet (none of which seem to work), this book will be a powerful wake-up call. Drawing on the latest research and delivered with a dose of humour, it not only liberates us from the destructive belief that weight defines health but also explains how to spot the misinformation we are bombarded with every day.

Dr Joshua Wolrich will empower you to escape the diet trap and call out the bad health advice for what it really is: complete nutribollocks.

Critics Review

  • This book is exactly what we need right now. In a world where misinformation is spread easily online, it’s brilliant to have a knowledgeable doctor like Josh cut through the scaremongering and diet culture that we see every day. It’s definitely a must have!

    Lucy Bee (@lucybeecoconut)
  • Dr Joshua Wolrich routinely does an incredible job of sorting fact from toxic fiction. A must-read for those wanting to unlearn the toxic ideologies and beliefs we have been taught about ourselves by the diet industry!

    Stephanie Yeboah (@stephanieyeboah)
  • A voice of reason in a field of fake news. Honesty, integrity and compassion shine through everything he writes. The only medical doctor I’ve ever allowed on my timeline.

    Megan Crabbe (@bodyposipanda)
  • Us fat people are lucky to have Joshua, who sees past the fat and diet culture and actually sees us.

    Sofie Hagen (@sofiehagendk)
  • Josh is a beacon of truth in a sea of misinformation when it comes to nutrition and wellness. He approaches every topic with evidence, rationality and empathy and his presence on the internet is much needed.

    Alice Liveing (@aliceliveing)

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