Dr Mercola states that nearly all diseases are caused by ‘defective metabolic processes’, meaning that the key to combatting illness is through nutrition. During his medical school training, he found that he was taught how to treat symptoms of chronic illness, rather than addressing the root cause. After continued research, he believes that he has found a way to attack that root cause, through the use of food as medicine. He says that the correct diet will help to prevent chronic disease, manage cancer and optimize health. He believes a ketogenic diet – one that is low in carbohydrates and high in fat – is the way to optimize biochemical pathways to suppress most diseases; it also increases brain power and energy, as well as helping you lose weight.
368pp, 229 x 157 mm, Hardcover, 2017, RRP £21.99