I Think Therefore I Eat: The World’s Greatest Minds Tackle the Food Question by Martin Cohen book review


Synopsis (as taken from GoodReads)

“The worst thing about food science, the elephant in the room, is that it’s not just the opinions that are changing–but the ‘facts’ themselves shift too.” 

Did you know that the great philosophers were the original foodies? To eat or not to eat? That’s an easy question to answer. But what to eat? That’s a deep and profoundly difficult one. Doctors and nutritionists often disagree with each other, while celebrities and scientists keep pitching us new recipes and special diets. No one thought to ask the philosophers–those rational souls devoted to truth, ethics, and reason–what they think. Until now.


This book tackles one of the hardest topics out there: food. it looks at food in a new and innovative way. Granted there’s books out there that do this philosophically as well, but this book really digs its heels in and gets down to it.

This book takes a look at age old philosophers and deals with 3 key principles.

  1. Detail Matters
  2. Everything Connects
  3. Don’t Mess with the crystal vase

By examining some of the principles closer we can see what we eat vs why we eat. I feel like after reading this novel it helps me look at WHY in a bigger picture.By asking ourselves key questions we can perhaps eat to live vs living to eat.

This book also covers other topics as well. I don’t want to give away spoilers but some of them include salt, protein eating etc. I think this novel (in my opinion) isn’t there to tell us what to eat like a diet does but rather how we can reexamine food in a different way to do whats best for our own individuals bodies vs eating they way one person did and found it worked, thereby selling their formula as a MLM company or as pills and shakes etc.

*I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

Overall I give this book 5/5 stars(10/10 stars)

Shelved: Food/ Drink, Nonfiction
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: November 13th 2018 by Turner

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