I’m a little late to the game in reading this New York Bestseller titled “Skinny Bitch”. (It was published a few years ago) Better late than never though. Right now I’m only about half way through the book and it’s already changed the way I look at food.
Got osteoporosis? Researchers at Harvard, Yale, Penn State, and the National Institutes of Health have studied the effects of dairy intake on bones. Not one of these studies found dairy to be a deterrent to osteoporosis. On the contrary, a study funded by the National Dairy Council itself revealed that the high protein content of milk actually leaches calcium from the body. These findings are consistent with many others that blame milk not only for osteoporosis, but also acne, anemia, anxiety, ADD, allergies, asthma, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, autism, and multiple cancers.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to change their diet or lose weight. If you read the book and can still eat meat and dairy products I would be very surprised. The statistics in this book are simply disgusting. We eat garbage.
Anonymous August 20, 2009 at 11:03 am
Full disclosure: I formerly worked for a firm which included NDC as one of their clients.
That out of the way, I am familiar with the book, and I do not think it is a very good one. Andy Bellatti, a nutritionist and blogger, has written a fairly in-depth review of the book here: http://smallbites.andybellatti.com/?p=1212
I agree with him and many points, and on others, I trust his educated opinion.
Pop culture blog Jezebel has also reviewed the book, but I think the discussion in the comments is most interesting: http://jezebel.com/284826/bitching-about-the-skinny-bitches-behind-skinny-bitch
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I read the book at the beginning of this year, right after reading Fast Food Nation. I decided to give vegetarian a try and now I'm 8 months into being veggie. I can honestly say it isn't that hard and I thought it would be VERY hard. Good luck, I think the more you read the scarier our food supply gets. I'm now reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.
Good reads! Enjoy!