Food Isn’t Medicine

Food Isn’t Medicine


*The Sunday Times Bestseller*

Does sugar cause type 2 diabetes?
Are vegan diets always healthier?
Is weight the main driver of our health?

No, no and absolutely not - NHS doctor and nutritionist Joshua Wolrich is on a mission to set the record straight.

In Food Isn't Medicine, he draws on the latest nutritional science to cut through what he calls 'nutribollocks', unravelling the false beliefs that too often inform how we eat. With candour and compassion, he debunks damaging food myths and dismantles the most pervasive of them all: the myth that your weight defines your health.

If you have ever considered intermittent fasting, avoided artificial sweeteners, dairy or carbs for 'health' reasons, or struggled through diet after diet wondering why nothing seems to work, this book will be a powerful wake-up call.

'Excellent - I couldn't put it down' Jameela Jamil

'A beacon of truth in a sea of misinformation' Alice Liveing

'Joshua brings a much-needed dose of reality - calling out the nonsense, helping you steer away from the empty promises of fad diets and giving you the tools to once again have a healthy relationship with food, your body and life' Dr Tim Crowe


  • A voice of reason in a field of fake news. Honesty, integrity and compassion shine through everything he writes. The only medical doctor I've ever allowed on my timeline.
    Megan Crabbe (@bodyposipanda)

About the author

Joshua Wolrich

Dr Joshua Wolrich is an NHS surgical trainee and nutrition MSc student who is not only setting the record straight when it comes to spurious nutrition advice, but aggressively fighting weight stigma and campaigning for healthcare to become weight-inclusive, spreading the message via his podcasts and his 350K plus followers online. He follows a Health at Every Size® approach and encourages his patients to have a healthy, happy relationship with their bodies and food.
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