Lydia Slater, writing in the Daily Mail, argues that Burne and Holford’s book Food is Better Medicine than Drugs is one of the “best of the New Year diet books”. It claims that the book is “packed with sound science and statistics” and advises that it is “Great for…people with chronic conditions”.
We would beg to differ, having gone through this book in frankly rather tedious detail but still failed to adequately cover the errors contained within. In terms of examples of problems with the book, one might note that it took us a number of posts just to detail some of the errors in Holford and Burne’s work on statins.
I am left wondering whether Slater did not adequately research the book before writing her article – after all, a simple google will reveal a number of criticisms – or whether she knew of the criticisms but was happy to run the story. Referring people with serious conditions – the Mail article cites potentially fatal conditions such as asthma and heart disease – to such an unreliable resource is grossly irresponsible.