Primal Cure by businessman-turned-health-guru Steve Bennett is subtitled ‘The Secret to Weight Loss and a Healthy Long Life that Government, Food and Pharmaceutical Corporations might not want us to know’.

Powerful stuff, and just my cup of tea. And it ain’t no diet book focused on being thin I assure you, it’s focused on being informed and intelligent about eating.

This hefty book is packed with food for thought: why is cancer so prevalent in the West and not in developing countries; why sugar – not fat – is the real baddie in our diets; why depleted soil quality means we can no longer rely on fruit and veg to give us our vitamins; ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria; which exercise is most effective for weight loss; how intermittent sleep and fasting can help with brain function and ageing, etc etc.

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