In the book, One Bite at a Time: Reduce Toxic Exposure and Eat the World you Want, authors Tabitha McIntosh and Dr. Sarah Lantz offer a better understanding of consumer and industrial chemicals and their impact on the human body – and importantly, the concrete steps needed to both reduce toxic exposure and build body resiliency.
It’s in the later – build body resiliency – where the focus of the book really takes shape. Food is our focus here. Why? Firstly, conscious food choices can significantly reduce (or eliminate) toxic exposure; secondly, particular food components can build body resiliency against toxic exposure; and thirdly, food choices can provide a high ground of ethics with systemic solutions to the issue of human and environmental toxicity and pollution.
Across Australia there are some significant movements and ethical businesses sprouting up and pushing back in response to the industrial food industry. And in this book you are going to hear from those heroes of our food world – producers, farmers, pickers packers, bakers, makers, researchers, food writers and bloggers – people taking matter into their own hands and creating happier, heartier, healthier solutions for other Australians. Ultimately, food has the power to connect us – to ourselves, or bodies and to each other. Ultimately this book is a journey from disconnection, separation, and alienation — to connection, fulfilment, wholeness, and healing — one bite at a time.
‘This very readable and informative book is essential reading for everyone who wants to navigate through the chemical maze of our modern age and ensure their own long term health, as well as contribute to the health of their family, community and the planet at large’.
Professor Marc Cohen MBBS (HONS), PhD, BMedSci (Hons), FAMAC, FICAE, School of Health Sciences, RMIT University.