Should we cut out all sugar? Go gluten-free? What about intermittent fasting or the flat-belly tea that Instagrammers love? We are overwhelmed with conflicting and often inaccurate recommendations on what to eat. Most of that information is pushed on us by massive corporations, government agencies, and social media influencers who have a vested interest in what we consume. What is the truth when it comes to nutrition? Dr. Tim Spector uses his vast expertise to give us scientifically-based advice so we can take personal responsibility and rethink our whole relationship with food. In SPOON-FED, Spector debunks the “one-size-fits-all” to nutrition; with his company ZOE, he addresses how to use AI to personalize and democratize individual nutrition advice; and with ZOE’s COVID Symptom Study App, he’s helping The Two Jess(es) understand important connections between COVID-19 and nutrition.
Meet Dr. Spector!
Tim Spector is in the top 1% of scientists cited globally. He is an expert in gut health and a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, director of the Twins UK study, and one of the world’s leading researchers. He is the scientific co-founder of ZOE, a senior researcher of the PREDICT study, and the creator of the COVID Symptom Study App. He is also a multi-award winning expert in personalized medicine, food policy, and the gut microbiome and the author of four books, including the bestselling The Diet Myth. He regularly appears on TV and radio worldwide and has written for Scientific American, the Guardian, BMJ, and many other publications.