Death By Diet is a weight loss book that was authored by a man named Robert Barefoot. The title is clearly designed to generate controversy in order to draw some attention to what it contains. If controversy is what the reader is seeking, then he or she likely will not be disappointed, as many of the ideas and concepts that are raised regarding health, fitness, and weight loss as a whole are quite controversial.
Barefoot uses this book to make a number of claims regarding the way in which the health industry as a whole is linked to the government. The Death by Diet book also looks into the ways in which the body is affected by food that is consumed and it provides the reader with a number of basic points regarding health.
The book, itself, is not a diet plan. It’s not an instructional guide regarding ways in which the reader will be able to lose weight. However, it does discuss health as a whole and why some people have good health and why other do not. Weight is one element of this discussion.
At 190 pages long, this book is considered to be a sequel to a previous publication that was called The Calcium Factor. Within Death by Diet, the author attempts to describe the ways in which degenerative diseases are commonly caused by deficiencies in vitamins in minerals. He states that by dieting in order to lose weight, those deficiencies can be exacerbated, increasing the risks of illnesses.
There is a mild political element to this book as Barefoot places the blame on the government for failing the public in the area of preventative medicine. He has also outright blamed the government for the promotion of pharmaceutical products that he considers to be potentially dangerous. He feels that many of these failings and the promotion of these drugs are causing more problems than are being repaired.
This inexpensive book has excited many readers and reviewers and it does contain citation of some research. However, there are several points within Death by Diet that are dedicated to the promotion of Barefoot’s previous book, which makes it feel as though the reader has purchased an ad for another publication. It feels as though this book may be lacking if an additional book is required for the full benefit. Oddly, although health is the primary focus of the book, exercise and its importance is not stressed within its pages.