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  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473584013
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Food Isn't Medicine




The first NHS doctor to take a public stand against diet culture and empower you to do the same.

Losing weight is not your life's purpose.


Do carbs make you fat?
Could the keto diet cure mental health disorders?
Are eggs as bad for you as smoking?

No, no and absolutely not. It's all what Dr Joshua Wolrich defines as 'nutribollocks' and he is on a mission to set the record straight.

As an NHS doctor with personal experience of how damaging diets can be, he believes every one of us deserves to have a happy, healthy relationship with food and with our bodies. His message is clear: we need to fight weight stigma, call out the lies of diet culture and give ourselves permission to eat all foods.

Food Isn't Medicine wades through nutritional science (both good and bad) to demystify the common diet myths that many of us believe without questioning. If you have ever wondered whether you should stop eating sugar, try fasting, juicing or 'alkaline water', or struggled through diet after diet (none of which seem to work), this book will be a powerful wake-up call. Drawing on the latest research and delivered with a dose of humour, it not only liberates us from the destructive belief that weight defines health but also explains how to spot the misinformation we are bombarded with every day.

Dr Joshua Wolrich will empower you to escape the diet trap and call out the bad health advice for what it really is: complete nutribollocks.

  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473584013
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Joshua Wolrich

Dr. Joshua Wolrich BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCS, is a full-time NHS surgeon in the United Kingdom with a passion for helping people improve their relationship with food. One of the few men in the industry addressing weight stigma and diet culture, you can find him on Instagram regularly combating spurious nutrition information (nutribollocks) and fad diets, while reminding us that there’s so much more to health than our weight. His podcast, “Cut Through Nutrition,” is a must listen for an in-depth look at the appropriate use of nutrition in medicine.

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