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Category: Health & lifestyle

Diet Nation: Exposing the Obesity Crusade

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Patrick Basham, Gio Gori & John Luik, 2006
ISBN 1 904863 19 1
£20

Does the obesity epidemic require radical countermeasures? Contrary to the obesity crusaders' belief, Diet Nation argues that we cannot overcome the obesity problem through legislation. The crusaders' solutions are blunt, heavy-handed and coercive policy instruments that punish both the producers and the consumers of foods and beverages - the obese, the fat, the slim and the thin - in the unscientific and unethical quest for the poisoned chalice of an obesity-free society. There is a significant cost to the current course of treatment for an illusory disease. But the cost is not merely monetary. The greatest cost will consist in the sacrifice of so many of our hard-won economic and political liberties on the altar of a misguided, unwinnable crusade.

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Another Country

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Edited by Michael Mosbacher & Digby Anderson, 1999
ISBN: 0 907631835
200 pages, £20

'Another Country is a collection of 31 essays on subjects of concern to country people - the threat to jobs, livelihoods, culture and traditional leisure pursuits. It is a stimulating and disturbing volume and should be read by all policy wonks, marchers, and armchair members of the resistance.' Spectator
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Biotechnology Regulation - The unacceptable costs of excessive caution

Henry Miller, 1997
ISBN 0 907631 69 X
38 pages, £5.00

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NonSense about Nature

Anthony O’Hear, 1997
ISBN 0 907631 72 X
30 pages, £5.00

‘The definitive work debunking the myths associated with "natural". Farming News


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A Code of Ethics for Health Promotion

Michael Kelly, 1996
ISBN 0 907631 68 1
28 pages, £5.00

‘This very important issue’ Daily Telegraph
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A New Diet of Reason: healthy eating and government policy 1985-1995

David Conning, 1995
ISBN 0 907631 64 9
24 pages, £5.00

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Take a Little Wine - or Beer or Whisky - for Your Stomach’s Sake

Digby Anderson, 1995
ISBN 0 907631 60 6
32 pages, £5.00

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The Death of Humane Medicine and the rise of coercive healthism

Petr Skrabanek, 1994
ISBN 0 907631 59 2
£12.95

Medicine is at the crossroads. One way is the traditional humane way, the other way is governments coercing reluctant nations into “healthy” lifestyles.

“An astute critique of modern medical humbug… devastatingly accurate”
The Times (London)


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Magic in the Surgery - Counselling and the NHS: A licensed state friendship service

Myles Harris, 1994
ISBN 0 907631 56 8
38 pages, £5.00

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Environmental Alarums: a medical audit of environmental damage to human health

James Le Fanu, 1994
ISBN 0 907631 57 6
36 pages, £5.00

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A Phantom Carnage: the myth that low income kills

James Le Fanu, 1993
ISBN 0 907631 517
33 pages, £5.00

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Risk, Health and the Consumer

James McCormick & Digby Anderson, 1992
ISBN 0 907631 47 9
20 pages, £5.00

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Health, Lifestyle and Environment: Countering the Panic

Published in co-operation with the Manhattan Institute, 1991
ISBN 0 907631 44 4
152 pages, £9.95

‘Suggests that the nation is gripped by a "health panic" generated by often contradictory advice from researchers’. The Times
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Drinking to your health: The allegations and the evidence

Edited by Digby Anderson
ISBN 0 907631 37 1
230 pages, £14.95

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A Diet of Reason: sense and nonsense in the healthy eating debate

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Edited by Digby Anderson, 1986
ISBN 0 907631 26 6
150 pages, £9.95

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