Healthy Eating:

The Big Mistake

How modern medicine has got it wrong about diabetes, cholesterol, cancel, Alzheimer's and obesity.

Healthy Eating

About Healthy Eating

This book is an investment in your life-long health. Dr Verner Wheelock brings the food scientist’s eagle eye to the conflicting nutritional messages you receive from governments, doctors, dietitians and the media.

This book:
- Dissects the original scientific evidence on which official dietary guidelines are based; Busts accepted myths about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol;
- Demonstrates that low-fat, high carb diets have actually compounded the obesity crisis;
- Examines the effect that big industry, bad science and arrogance have had on the nation’s health;
- Shows how the widely-accepted dietary advice for those suffering from cancer, dementia, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity are just plain wrong.

Dr Wheelock’s exposé will make you think twice about accepting official dietary recommendations at face value. His review of recent research has shown that taking an alternative approach can have a positive effect on health and wellbeing – the results speak for themselves!


Kind words received

Dear Verner,

I just wanted to congratulate you on the publication of your book, ‘Healthy Eating: The Big Mistake’.  Before I bought the book I wondered if I needed another work on a subject I’ve read quite a lot about, but I didn’t put it down once I started reading and I learned a great deal.  Covering different diseases not usually associated with low carb was helpful to me.  I’m referring to cancer and Alzheimer’s.  I’ve sent details of the book to friends in Ireland.  The book is an excellent piece of work and deserves to be widely read. 

Best wishes. Steve


Dear Dr Wheelock,

I’ve just finished reading your excellent book over the weekend and am looking forward to acquiring the print version when it comes out in a few months. I was, on one hand, delighted to learn a few more snippets of information and, on the other, equally delighted that there were no huge glaring holes in my education to date. But thank you for a great piece of work that I will be delighted to recommend to people as a succinct debunking of the current orthodoxy in relation to nutrition and health. It is a far more manageable book to read than several other works out there (however valuable they are too).



Hi Verner

My mother came from Avoca – she joined the ATS during WW11 and met my (English) Dad after the war.

 My copy of your book has arrived and I’m enjoying its clarity, thank you, it’s a very good read.  I’ll buy a copy for my gp daughter and her sister Bec is a physiotherapist).  I think they are both impressed at the very noticeable effect my LCHF is having on my body shape – five inches off my waist and over two stone now) so are pretty much convinced.  

I was nagging when I met Claire and the family on Saturday, because my grandchildren were still having cereal, toast and apple or orange juice for breakfast!  I’ve been banging on ad nauseam about that for months.  

I posted a pic of your book on my FB page and have discovered that two much younger friends have just been diagnosed type 2 DM.  Their doctors never mentioned carbs, other than advising whole meal bread.  Grrr!

Best wishes, Pam 


This is a great read, It is not just about how modern medicine got it wrong but half of the book suggests how we might put it right. Diabetes, Cancer, CVD,Alzheimer’s. Send a copy to your local guideline teams.
Dr Ian Lake

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