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... my own research and during my own journey to better health. The problem is the writing
on October 29, 2014
It's not that I disagree with anything the author has written - most of what she has to say about diet and its relation to health and disease is in line with what I've learned from my own research and during my own journey to better health.
The problem is the writing. It's so sugary and bubbly that it comes off as sophomoric, which is unfortunate because her message is really on point. This book might actually be genius for reaching the segment of the population that can relate to that though, so maybe that's a point in it's favour.
Personally, the writing annoyed me so much that I never finished the book. It especially bothered me that she insists on referring to meat as flesh. I have nothing against vegetarianism or veganism - in fact I'm working my way in that direction for both ethical and health reasons - but to repeatedly insinuate that eating meat makes you some kind of barbarian is frankly rude and not at all helpful to the discussion.
Kris Carr's story of cancer survival is genuinely inspiring, and she has an abundance of knowledge to share. But while there is certainly plenty of good advice in this book, it is nothing you can't learn elsewhere.