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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Howard Jacobson, T. Colin Campbell

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PART II

Paradigm as Prison

 
 
 

In Part I, I introduced the idea that important information about our health is being withheld from us, and that the lack of this information has contributed to our expensive and tragically ineffective health-care system. In Part II, we’ll take on the first of two things responsible for that withholding: the current reductionist paradigm.

We’ll begin in chapter four by introducing reductionism and its opposing worldview, wholism, in a philosophical and historical context. In some ways these two lenses represent a more fundamental division in consciousness than any other in modern society, including political and ...

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