In M ichael Pollan’s article Escaping the Western Diet, which is derived from many Michael Pollan teaches at the University of California at Berkley and has . Pollan’s credibility is somewhat typhlotic. Foremost, Pollan himself does not posses any kind of nutritional or agricultural background, only a. In addition to establishing his credibility, Michael Pollan’s word choice serves to create an explanatory tone that appeals to the audiences.

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How many books about nutrition and diet did we come across so far?

How many of them have impressed us that much so we changed our eating habits? How helpful those books were to change our lives? Well…For the one who cares about being healthy and his eating habits, it is easy to say that this type of audience is intended to read more on this issue.

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However, there are many of the books polllan to give a completely new way of thinking on the eating habits, providing the brand esacpe diet plan or set of diets to follow and are called for bring you great results on healthy eating.

But the very few of them are really beneficial to the reader so that he is convinced to buy eco-products, focused more on changing his shopping habits to local markets and farms and is very keen to adjust it to feel healthier and become very selective in food and meals he is to have.


The author is not only opening up the conversation of an unhealthy western diet. He is opening up the conversations of a crooked health care system, accusing the system of not helping the diet issue because they profit more from the outcome. The article begins by explaining the different theories for the causes of disease in the western hemisphere, specifically the United States of America.

Click on this button now Order Now. Moving forward, there are presented different ways of how the author was trying to persuade his reader not getting to much on a personal level but it was froj clear that the message he passed was very straight forward to get to each and everyone of his audience. The style and language Pollan used is quite shocking: Pollan traces the beginnings of our present epidemic of obesity, polan syndrome, and diabetes to the late s, when America bought into the lipid hypothesis, the theory that dietary fat is responsible for chronic disease.

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While the widespread acceleration of the Western diet has given us the instant gratification of sugar, in many people, especially those newly exposed to it, the speediness of this food overwhelms the ability of insulin to process it, leading to type 2 diabetes and all the frpm chronic diseases associated with metabolic syndrome.

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Pollan acknowledges the correlation between the Western diet and chronic diseases but believes in the end, that theories are simply that, theories. Basically, Pollan is informing that dite health industry wants to profit off the theories declared by making drugs in regards to the nutrients cut down on.

Throughout the whole article the author seems to make claims but not fully explain why that claim is right. In his article he starts off with factual information then goes into his opinions on the content.

All in all, the article passes the final message to the audience and intends to have the reader to be exposed to a qestern set of facts about the history of food and food culture, and receive a valuable set of advice that will likely serve as a useful starting point for contemplating your own philosophy of eating.

We all need to focus more of our eestern on our health then we are right now.

Escape from the Western Diet Essay

The more people that make this effort, the quicker we will become a healthier nation. Your email address will not be published. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.