The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine Are Destroying Your Health

by Randall Fitzgerald (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
This provocative and frightening look at the synthetic chemicals used by the
processed foods, pharmaceutical and chemical industries delivers an excellent,
up-to-date summary of "what is really in our food, water, vitamins, prescription
drugs, childhood vaccines, cosmetics, and in our homes." Former Wall Street
Journal investigative journalist Fitzgerald (Mugged by the State) takes aim at
the belief that "lab-created synthetics are as benign as—and more effective
than—naturally occurring foods and medicines." The "hundred-year lie" dates from
1906, the year Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drug Act. Utilizing a range of
articles from science journals and government reports, along with interviews
with scientists and environmentalists, Fitzgerald looks at synthetic
chemicals—from artificial sweeteners to antidepressants—that are diminishing our
health. Throughout, Fitzgerald explodes various myths such as that one right
dose of a particular drug works for everyone and that all food additives have
been tested for safety. Still, Fitzgerald's faith in Eastern and other natural
healing processes will not convince everyone. The author concludes with
practical steps for "choosing a diet of pure foods and a lifestyle free of

Publishers Weekly
Provocative and frightening . . . excellent. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product Details

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult; 1 edition (June 22, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0525949518



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