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    Ousmane Thioune Dr. Merlin English 110 27, September 2016 Escape from the Western Diet In “Escape from the Western Diet”, the writer Michael Pollan is making points as to why we should avoid the Western Diet. Understanding the problems of the Western Diet and solutions to escape from it is the main idea of this article. He reminds us of many different scientific theories that demonstrations how the Western Diet is behind the large number of diseases that follow to those who eat it. Those theories

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    In Michael Pollan’s essay “Escape from the Western Diet,” he informs Americans about the western diet and believes they need to escape from it. The reason Americans should escape the western diet is to avoid the harmful effects associated with it such as “western diseases” (Pollan, 434). To support his view on the issue, Pollan describes factors of the western diet that dictate what Americans believe they should eat. These factors include scientists with their theories of nutritionism, the food industry

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    processed food to the point where we adapt unhealthy diets which causes us to develop unhealthy habits. In order to combat this we humans have taken different approaches to including buying organic produce as an alternative to conventional, going vegan, as well as just plain watching what they eat In the first article Escape from the Western Diet author Michael Pollan discusses the issues with the western diet and why we shouldn’t follow it. In a Western Diet it includes fried and sweet foods, processed

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    such as no hormones or antibiotics in their animals and things such as paisrest raise dairy. They do have a more expensive taste. Three authors who talk about this topics are related to Michael Pollan, who is a food journalist writing “Escape from the western diet”, are Steven Shapin who is a teacher at Harvard who writes “what are you buying when you buy organic” and David. H Freedman which is a famous author who wrote “How junk can end obesity.” Pollan believes that people should switch over to

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    a meal that been processed in a factory. Michael Pollan, a food journalist and professor, argues how processed food companies only care about the profit their brand are made and not caring about the nutrient that is in the product. In “Escape from the Western Diet”, Pollan argues that there is no kind relationship between them to decide the types of nutrient and whole foods are in it. Some other people like Gyrory Scrinis, who in the article just says that he coined the term “nutritionism”, which

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    Influential People in 2010 and author of “Escape from the Western Diet”, proposes these three rules to live a healthier life. Pollan strongly believes that the Western diet is responsible for Western Diseases. Throughout the excerpt, he explains how the epidemic of obesity is caused by the business of food and medical industries, the degree of food that is processed, and how much time and effort is put into developing a well-balanced diet. The Western diet that Michael Pollan talks about is made

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    To start off, Maxfield writes an article in response to Michael Pollan's "Escape from the Western Diet." In this piece, Maxfield points out several disagreements she was with Pollan. For instance, Maxfield is able to show how Pollan could be viewed as a hypocrite by pointing out that he came up with his own eating formula, which he originally disagreed with. The author also seems to criticize Pollan's philosophy of "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants," which she believes is a dreadful idea for

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    Anxiety of Food “Eat food, not too much, and mostly plants.” (426 Pollan) Michael Pollan states these three rules on how to eat, in his article Escape From the Western Diet. Pollan believes that our culture is slave to the food industry and we must start to make better decisions about what and how we eat. Mary Maxfields article, Revisiting the Moralization of Eating, completely counters this logic by stating “Trust yourself. Trust your body. Meet your need.” (446 Maxfield) Maxfield believes that

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    wrote “Escape from the western diet”, claims that the fast food industry is one of the main reasons why people struggle with their health. He believes that the processed food we consume gives us harmful deceases. Pollan urges us to listen to his words to avoid the western diet, he preaches that we should start eating healthier and to put more time and effort when it comes to buying food. Pollan provides us with his rules as well and claims that it will help us plot our way out of the western diet

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    given the chance. I have my own view on the debate that will probably be somewhere in the middle that you can probably can be done through many ways, and that one's health can be maintain and a variety of methods. Michael Pollan's article "escape from the Western diet" is an article that can be served as both a diagnosis of a problem

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