Grain of Salt, A by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, ECW Press

A Grain of Salt: The Science and Pseudoscience of What We Eat

Dr. Joe Schwarcz

  • A curated collection of new and updated Dr. Joe essays on food and nutrition 

    Of all the dietary and nutritional claims pitched to us, what can we believe? How does cinnamon affect your health? How splendid is Splenda? Should you buy farmed, wild, or canned food? What’s fishy about fish-oil supplements? Will a diet of Twinkies and M&M’s lead to weight loss? Water from a tap or from a plastic bottle — which should you choose, and which is better for the environment? Should you carry your groceries home in plastic or brown paper? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish you.

    Guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz separates fact from fiction in this collection of new and updated articles about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize the scientific basis of food chemistry.

    Available October 8, 2019. PRE-ORDER NOW!

  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. He is a popular lecturer, both to students and to the larger public. He hosts The Dr. Joe Show on Montreal radio and is the author of over a dozen bestselling titles. Dr. Joe lives in Montreal, Quebec.

  • Published: October 2019

    ISBN: 9781770414754

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.

    Pages: 256