Healthy eating through the eyes of a scientist

Joe Schwarcz

An interview with
Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Joe Schwarcz, has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and shares a scientific perspective on healthy eating.





Dr. Fred and Dr. Frank asked Joe a number of questions related to nutrition as it applies to healthy eating for midlifers.





Dr. Frank In the best-selling Reader’s Digest book, Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal, you were the chief consultant. The book deals with issues particularly relevant to mid lifers and beyond: slowing the aging process, sharpening your mind, and sleeping better. Can you share some of the main findings on these issues?

Dr. Fred In your view, what role does alternative medicine play in contributing to the well-being of those of us 45 years of age and beyond?

Dr. Frank Joe, you seem so fascinated with the topic of food (you must be a big eater). In your 2007 book, An Apple A Day, you tackle some of the myths, misconceptions and truths about the foods we eat. Please share of the findings. Also suggest some practical ways older people can change their eating habits for the better.

Dr. Fred There seems to be many scare tactics coming from the allopathic medical system on the importance of taking vaccines to prevent viral infections. What's your view on this subject?

Dr. Frank Many of the fans on our website are women. In your 2004 book,The Fly in the Ointment, you comment on possible ways to deal with menopause. Can you share your ideas here? And also on "irritable male syndrome," which affects men.

Dr. Fred More and more people are becoming vegetarians. Would you comment on the benefits and disadvantages of a vegetarian



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