Eat Everything: How to Ditch Additives and Emulsifiers, Heal Your Body, and Reclaim the Joy of Food
Eat Everything offers a better alternative to complicated, minimally effective, and highly restrictive diets. Physician Dawn Harris Sherling lays out compelling new evidence implicating food additives as the real culprits behind diet-related diseases and shares simple, actionable advice to heal.
We’re constantly told to fear carbs, gluten, and dairy, and we turn to strict diets to solve our health problems. Yet Americans still have one of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the world, and millions suffer from digestive ailments like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Digging into emerging research, Dr. Sherling realized it’s not the foods but the food additives, especially emulsifiers, that are at the root of our problems. Our bodies can’t digest them, but they feed our microbiomes and they’re everywhere in the ultra-processed foods that make up about half of our daily diets.
In this refreshing and accessible guide, readers will learn:
- How to lose weight without a restrictive diet
- Why so many popular ultra-processed foods are actively harmful to our bodies
- How to navigate eating at restaurants—for any meal or occasion
- Tips for filling our grocery bags with real food
- Why avoiding food additives is beneficial for our bodies and minds
- How to embrace healthful cooking at home, with 25 delicious recipes
Dr. Sherling lays out the research on food additives and offers a straightforward guide to eating just about everything (yes, even bread, pasta, and ice cream!) without pain, worry, or guilt. This isn’t just another restrictive diet in disguise; it’s a call to rediscover our love of real food.
Other Books by Dr. Dawn
Not Quite Dead
A novel by Dr. Dawn Harris Sherling
Doctor Autumn Johnson is convinced that someone wants the promising young researcher, Jay Abrams, dead.
And as a newly minted medical intern, Autumn tries to outsmart death on behalf of her patients every day. But she just can’t seem to get it right. Not knowing the answers her residents expect her to, prescribing the wrong meds, and nearly passing out as a patient is wheeled into the ICU—is not how she had pictured herself as a physician.
Determined to do better, Autumn decides to prove someone tried to kill Jay. When the trail leads her to Jay’s mysterious notes, Autumn has little time to discover who wants Jay, and now her, dead. With the help of the only other intern she can call a friend and a self-destructive perfectionist for a supervising resident, Autumn will have to solve a mystery that reaches deep inside the medical establishment, threatening us all.
The Story Behind the Novel
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Initially believing I wanted to go into journalism, I wrote for my college newspaper (Go Gators!) and did a summer internship with The Miami Herald. After reflecting upon my mother’s own health struggles, I decided to change course and become a physician. I was lucky enough to meet my husband while in medical school and we wound up in Boston for our residencies. This is where Not Quite Dead was born. After my first child was actually born, however, my life became a sleep-deprived, working mother’s dash from one crisis to the next. Not Quite Dead was put on hold.
Boston winters are brutal and they wore this thin-blooded Floridian down. So, back to Florida we went. I had another child. Life continued at its hectic pace. I occasionally wrote for the local paper and once in a while I would pull up Not Quite Dead, but it would be another few years before I could go back to it.
Finally, between one job and the next, the novel beckoned me to finish it. What I had was written in a resident’s voice and my perspective as an attending had shifted. I re-conjured the emotions of that time and entered the mind of today’s resident, bringing Autumn, Cassie, and Mark back to life, and I completed the story I had started years ago.
Being a doctor is hard. Being a patient is harder. And the system doesn’t support either one. Not Quite Dead is part of my journey to tell that tale, but it isn’t the whole story. There is always more.
Trust your gut. I’ve got your back.
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