Taubses' book is one of my all time favorites. He is a well-respected science reporter who decided to look into the science behind the claims that low carb is bad, and what he uncovered was over half a century of bad science, perverted research, etc. This book is heavy on science, but even if you don't have patience with all the data, you can still get a wealth of valuable information. Taubes is all about the science, never had a weight problem himself, doesn't sell anything but writing, and has been attacked by the main stream who are clearly threatened by this Harvard educated science writer.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots. Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism