its-not-your-fault-high-res-cover.jpgWeight Gain, Obesity and Food Addiction

I recently had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at It’s Not Your Fault. This is the third health and nutrition book from the writing and research team of Mannie Barling and his wife Ashley F. Brooks.

I enjoy watching how authors develop over time and these are two authors that are growing with every book.  Their first book Arthritis, Inflammation, Gout, Crohn’s, IBD, and IBS was a highly scientific and clinical look at the causes and cures of inflammatory diseases. For any sufferer of this type of disease this book is simply a must have reference guide.

Their second publishing excursion Mannies Diet And Enzyme Formula was in many ways an extension, or companion book. Once again they spent a great deal of time explaining the science of nutrition and how it relates to overall health and well being. They also included a large number of practical recipes that for dishes with high nutritional values, and importantly taste!

It’s Not Your Fault takes the reader on a new adventure. Obesity has been on the rise for the past few decades. Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks explore the root causes, and point fingers.

Big Food and Big Pharma are not our friends! I’d also like to bet that when this book hits the streets in a couple of weeks the mention of the names Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks will have executives of a number of large corporations reaching for the family size bottle of Tums!

The authors also had out a hefty beating to the FDA. The portrait painted shows the FDA do be a puppet on a string leaping and dancing to the tunes selected by Big Food and Big Pharma.

One of the disturbing themes touched upon is the ‘independence’ of ‘Independent’ scientific studies. The vast majority of these studies seem independent at face value, but in reality are funded through grants from the industry itself. They also cite examples of what happens when the results are not what the industry wants. Careers are put in jeopardy!

I like the style of writing in It’s Not Your Fault, the authors have gone to great lengths to present the information in Plain English, which is a true feat when dealing with complex science. I think that this book is going to do well. As with all of the books from this dynamic duo the subject has been meticulously researched. No GMO seed has been left unturned!

I will do a full review of It’s Not Your Fault as soon as  I have a firm availability date. You may also want to keep an eye on their web site.

Simon Barrett

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