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eBook Let Them Eat Flax: 70 All-New Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Food Life ePub

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

  • ISBN: 1550226983
  • Category: Agricultural Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: ECW Press (November 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1943 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1493 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 736

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There’s never a dull moment in the business of interpreting science for the public.

There’s never a dull moment in the business of interpreting science for the public. Each day seems to bring an onslaught of fresh scientific studies that pertain to virtually every aspect of our life. I look forward to wading through these, but it is increasingly challenging to avoid drowning in the data. Omega-3 fats cannot all be lumped into the same category, and it certainly appears that the health benefits of the ones found in fish oil are superior to those of the ala in flax. Wouldn’t it be great if the ratio of ala to dha and epa in flax could be altered to increase the latter?

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In Let Them Eat Flax, award-winning author Dr. Joe Schwarcz continues . Joe Schwarcz continues his crusade against purveyors of poppycock as he investigates the surprising and sometimes sinister science of everyday food and life. What difference does an atom make? It could mean life or death! Get the lowdown on oxygenated water, the healing powers of prayer, and the health benefits of chocolate. In the tradition of Schwarcz’s five previous bestsellers, Let Them Eat Flax fries scientific baloney with humor, wit, and information.

How about decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer?

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. How about decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer? Could Charlemagne really have been on to something when, in the eighth century, he decreed that his subjects should consume flax regularly?

He is a professor of chemistry and the director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal.

He is a professor of chemistry and the director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal. He lives in Montreal, Quebec. Publisher: ECW Press (October 1, 2005). Publication Date: November 1, 2005.

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Joe Schwarcz has done it again. Take a stroll through the peripatetic journalistic world of the. ideas and things of science brought to life by Dr. Joe. Here is narrative. In fact, he has outdone it. This book is. every bit as entertaining, informative and authoritative as his previous. celebrated collections, but contains enriched social fiber and 10 percent.

Do you know if your waiter sings in the bathroom? Or if the lady who whipped up the icing on your cake wore false fingernails? When was the last time you microwaved your dishcloth? Is your orange juice pasteurized? In Let Them Eat Flax!, award-winning author Dr. Joe Schwarcz explains why these are more important questions than whether you eat fresh or farmed salmon, whether genetically modified foods should be labeled, or whether fruits and vegetables harbor traces of pesticides.

In Let Them Eat Flax!, Dr. Joe Schwarcz continues his crusade against purveyors of poppycock as he investigates the surprising and sometimes sinister science of everyday food and life. What difference does an atom make? It could mean life or death! Get the lowdown on oxygenated water, the healing powers of prayer, and the health benefits of chocolate. Could there be a link between McGill University and Jack the Ripper? Find out how cinnamon helps to counter high cholesterol, and learn just how sweet sugar alternatives can be.

In the tradition of Dr. Joe's five previous best-sellers, Let Them Eat Flax! fries scientific baloney with humour, wit, and information. From food poisoning to the secret of the Stradivarius violin, fertilizers to spontaneous human combustion, Dr. Joe investigates explosive subjects and delivers the unbiased, scientific facts readers need to make informed decisions in their everyday lives.

Comments

Hinewen Hinewen
I just like good science books, and Schwarcz clearly delivers on making the science interesting by providing interesting details, explaining the research, and debunking a variety of myths along the way. So, this book was right up my alley, anyway. But, it's also written in a series of very short articles, so it's one of those perfect little books to leave on the breakfast bar, a favorite coffee-drinking spot, the bathroom, in any of those places where it's nice to have something to read, but you don't stay for long periods of time. Trust me, you'll pick this book up again and again. I actually have a copy by my bed. I'll read a few of articles before a nap on a lazy afternoon, and I usually read a couple if I finish a longer book, but I'm not ready to start a new book.
I guess at this point, I should mention that I worked my way through my undergrad years (and a couple that I took off from my undergrad work) as a cook and chef, and I later worked for a decade in the food manufacturing industry. I was looking for a couple of books on food chemistry, as I started reading up on molecular gastronomy. Now that I've left the food industry, I'm much more interested in experimenting in the kitchen, again. This book offers a few articles along this line, but this is NOT the best book for chefs looking for more information on that topic. His focus generally follows mainstream health and nutrition research. And that's too bad, because I would LOVE to read Schwarcz writing on molecular gastronomy.
The Rollers of Vildar The Rollers of Vildar
Dr. Schwarcz makes chemistry fun and accessible to his readers. Science is not a boring subject, to be leaned in school and them forgotten. It shapes our world. A true understanding of chemistry helps us eat better, perform, and live longer lives. It also keeps us away from all the crooks who try to sell us magical solutions to real medical conditions.
He is informative and humourous. Most sections are very short which makes the book accessible to young readers from the age of nine.
Sataxe Sataxe
I have got every one of the books by Dr. Schwarz, and I have to say every one of them is great. He explained the Chemistry of Food and Life in a fun way that most people can understand.

One thing I would like is, may be in the future the books can include the chemical structures of the compounds discussed, perhaps at the end of the book? I know not everyone will be interested in this, but I certainly like to know more about them. A list of structures of the compounds discussed in the previous books will also be most welcome to me.
Hrguig Hrguig
Dr. Schwarz's insightful/inciteful tidbits of biochemical information are, though sometimes outlandish, extremely timely and interesting. I've been studying nutrition for 35 years and mostly he's right on. Up-to-date facts and myths are most helpful when perusing the grocery aisles or taking meds or vitamins.

One of the best mythbusting books around. Good reading for most all ages and stages of life.

Joan
Zut Zut
The first half of the book is on what I expected, nutrition and health. In the second half he rambles onto miscellaneous topics in chemistry, explosives, poisons, murders, inventors, etc. Many stories, all delightfully told. He seems to know what he is talking about.
Olwado Olwado
The one science I hated in school was chemistry, but after reading Dr. Joe's books, I'm wondering why! ...and when he focuses on food, he helps us steer a path through all of the contradictory noise on health that is blared at us.
Lestony Lestony
This is an easy read that discusses food chemistry and health. Has many interesting stories and dispels many folk legends while supporting others.
I have enjoyed reading all of his books and as a science educator, I look for easy to read books for secondary students. This book generally meets that goal. Some chapers are more readable than others for high school students. This book is also very good for teachers. It makes connections between book science and experienced science.