A review of 'Confessions of a Medical Heretic' by Robert Mendelsohn and 'Reclaiming Our Health' by John Robbins.
# 92552 | 3,420 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Feb 23, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , English (Analysis) , Nutrition (Food) , Nutrition (General)
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This paper discusses the issue of nutrition, using examples from the books 'Confessions of a Medical Heretic' by Robert Mendelsohn and 'Reclaiming Our Health' by John Robbins, to highlight the importance of this subject.
From the Paper:"Mendelsohn states, "If you look at almost any other system of medicine besides the Western, you'll find a heavy reliance on food," (p. 38). Traditional cultures and traditional medicine offers guidelines for healthy eating. For example, Robbins discusses macrobiotics, a deceptively simple way to eat. Healthy eating should also not be associated with fad diets or commercial weight-loss programs. Many fad diets and weight-loss programs de-emphasize whole foods and even discourage people from consuming healthy sources of fat, protein, or carbohydrates. While individuals vary according to their genetic history, age, taste preferences, and current state of health, common sense is probably the best diet. Children can eat the occasional Happy Meal and still be healthy; parents can sometimes have their chips and eat them too. In general, however, whole foods offer tasteful and sensible alternatives to the stuff that causes the diseases and conditions that people run to their doctor for. Eating well can end the predicament of being trapped into using drugs that substitute for common sense."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Mendelsohn, Robert S. Confessions of a Medical Heretic. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1979.
- Robbins, John. Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing. Tiburon, California: HJ Kramer, 1996
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