Sweet Poison | Dave Gillespie
Sweet poison is a pretty darn good book, and its easy and quick to read. Its centred around the health dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup and its extensive use in the manufactured food industry.
The author David Gillespie is actually a lawyer who found himself with some pretty troubling health issues being obese (over 40kg over a healthy adult male weight). Its written from the viewpoint of self discovery as Gillespie explores his own diet and health issues and learns about what is making him sick and how he can fix it.
He does this by explaining his own learning process and journey to the reader, which makes sense as Gillespie has no formal health or medical training, but he is clearly a very intelligent person. He references numerous academic papers and specialists (but at times could probably do with a bit tidier and more referencing) but it certainly makes sense and he backs up his arguments well.
He then offers readers some extensive guidelines about food and how to be savvy about avoiding hidden junk in our food when we are shopping. I read this book because it was given to me by my Mum. I was so impressed that I have since bought a few paperback copies of it as gifts to give out to my close friends.