Dr. Brent Baldasare
Dr. Brent Baldasare has been a leader in health & wellness for over twenty years. His passion for learning and teaching is contagious. What began as a young person’s desire to help people transform the quality of their lives has grown into Baldasare’s lifelong crusade.
The Great American Food Fight
My latest book THE GREAT AMERICAN FOOD FIGHT reveals how deep our problem is with our food system and how it relates to our health and rising healthcare costs.
I began this project with the intent of providing simple, sound nutritional advice to my audiences and patients, particularly to those who were struggling with obesity and weight-related health problems. As many still are, I was originally convinced that the obesity epidemic was rooted in poor individual choices—a lack of exercise, ignorance about nutrition, and the failure to take responsibility for one’s personal health.
I embarked on a personal quest to learn more about why Americans are becoming fatter, and sicker. THE GREAT AMERICAN FOOD FIGHT is the result of that quest. Deep research into our horribly broken food system has convinced me that the obesity epidemic is not about gluttony and sloth.
Rather it is being fueled by economic and bio-technical factors that insidiously influence our personal choices.