Catherine Price - Author

About the Author

Catherine Price is a food and environment reporter whose articles have appeared in Men's Journal, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Salon and others. She is a past winner of the Gobind Behari Lal prize for science writing. She studied journalism with Michael Pollan at the Unversity of California, Berkeley. She lives in Philadelphia.

Featured books by Catherine Price

The Vitamin Complex Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection

The Vitamin Complex Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection

Author: Catherine Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2015

Mad vitamin crazes and military rations, super foods and 'micro-nutrients', the clandestine debate over whether Marmite is food or drug: for centuries, we've been fiddling with our food, for better and for worse. In The Vitamin Complex, Price visits the US Combat Feeding Directorate to sample caffeinated meat sticks and investigates the cartel of pharmaceutical companies who control the world's increasingly synthetic vitamin supply. We learn about the raw ingredients in our favourite fortified foods (think acetone and formaldehyde) and meet William Stark, a British man who tried to live on a pudding-only diet - and died at age 29. Our experiments with food have huge consequences. Combining the wit of Mary Roach with the incisiveness of Michael Pollan, The Vitamin Complex is an eye-opening tour of the science of modern food - and what it's doing to our health.

Other books by Catherine Price

How to Break Up with Your Phone

How to Break Up with Your Phone

Author: Catherine Price Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2018

Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone. Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed?Do you frequently pick it up ';just to check,' only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone?Do you say you want to spend less time on your phonebut have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution. Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break upand then make upwith your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feelsgood. You'll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You'll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.

Endlich abschalten

Endlich abschalten

Author: Catherine Price Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2018

Der ultimative Ratgeber fur einen gesunderen Umgang mit dem Handy. Unsere Beziehung zum Smartphone ist einseitig: Wir interessieren uns fr das Handy, aber das Handy interessiert sich nicht fr uns. Es ist rcksichtslos, klingelt in unpassenden Momenten; es zieht ununterbrochen unsere Aufmerksamkeit auf sich. Doch wie gewinnen wir die Kontrolle ber unsere Abende, unsere Wochenenden, wie gewinnen wir unsere ruhigen Stunden zurck? Catherine Price schreibt einen kurzen, energischen Ratgeber, der hilft, unser Smartphone-Verhalten in den Griff zu bekommen und aktiv zu entscheiden, was wir wirklich mit unserer Zeit machen mchten.

How to Break Up With Your Phone The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life

How to Break Up With Your Phone The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life

Author: Catherine Price Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Is your phone the first thing you reach for when you wake up? And the last thing you see before you sleep? Do you find the hours slip away as you idly scroll through your social media timeline? In short, are you addicted to your phone? If so, How to Break Up with Your Phone is here to help. How to Break Up With Your Phone is a smart, practical and useful plan to help you conquer your mobile phone addiction in just 30 days - and take back your life in the process. Recent studies have shown that spending extended time on our phones affects our ability to form new memories, think deeply, focus and absorb information, and the hormones triggered every time we hear our phones buzz both add to our stress levels and are the hallmark signs of addiction. In How to Break Up with Your Phone, award-winning science journalist Catherine Price explores the effects that our constant connectivity is having on our brains, bodies, relationships, and society at large and asks, how much time do you really want to spend on your phone? Over the course of 30 days, Catherine will guide you through an easy-to-follow plan that enables you to identify your goals, priorities and bad habits, tidy your apps, prune your email, and take time away. Lastly, you will create a new, healthier relationship with your phone and establish habits and routines to ensure this new relationship sticks. You don't have to give up your phone forever; instead you will be more mindful not only of how you use your phone, but also about how you choose to spend the precious moments of your life.

Mindfulness A Journal

Mindfulness A Journal

Author: Catherine Price Format: Other printed item Release Date: 08/09/2016

The Vitamin Complex Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection

The Vitamin Complex Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection

Author: Catherine Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

The discovery of vitamins changed our world dramatically. Terrifying diseases such as scurvy, which had claimed the lives of millions, became preventable and curable. But before long word of these `miracles' had spread from the laboratory and into the hands of food marketers. Decades of over-hyped advertising later and we've accepted as fact the idea that dietary chemicals can be used as shortcuts to improving our health. Award-winning journalist Catherine Price goes in search of the truth about vitamins, taking us to vitamin manufacturers, food laboratories and military testing kitchens. In this page-turning investigation of the history, science and future of nutrition, she reveals just how much we still don't know about vitamins - the way they work in our bodies and the amounts we really need. Engaging, witty and personal, The Vitamin Complex proposes an alternative to our obsessive vitamin-driven approach to nutrition - given our lack of knowledge, the best way to decide what to eat is to stop obsessing and simply embrace this uncertainty head-on.

Vitamania

Vitamania

Author: Catherine Price Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2015

Should I take a multivitamin? Does vitamin C really prevent colds? Can I get enough vitamin D from the sun? Are dietary supplements safe? How much of each vitamin do I need? Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What's more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, we've become blind to the bigger picture: despite our belief that vitamins are an absolute good--and the more of them, the better--vitamins are actually small and surprisingly mysterious pieces of a much larger nutritional puzzle. In Vitamania, award-winning journalist Catherine Price offers a lucid and lively journey through our cherished yet misguided beliefs about vitamins, and reveals a straightforward, blessedly anxiety-free path to enjoyable eating and good health. When vitamins were discovered a mere century ago, they changed the destiny of the human species by preventing and curing many terrifying diseases. Yet it wasn't long before vitamins spread from labs of scientists into the realm of food marketers and began to take on a life of their own. By the end of the Second World War, vitamins were available in forms never before seen in nature--vitamin gum, vitamin doughnuts, even vitamin beer--and their success showed food manufacturers that adding synthetic vitamins to otherwise nutritionally empty products could convince consumers that they were healthy. The era of "e;vitamania,"e; as one 1940s journalist called it, had begun. Though we've gained much from our embrace of vitamins, what we've lost is a crucial sense of perspective. Vitamins may be essential to our lives, but they are not the only important substances in food. By buying into a century of hype and advertising, we have accepted the false idea that particular dietary chemicals can be used as shortcuts to health--whether they be antioxidants or omega-3s or, yes, vitamins. And it's our vitamin-inspired desire for effortless shortcuts that created today's dietary supplement industry, a veritable Wild West of overpromising "e;miracle"e; substances that can be legally sold without any proof that they are effective or safe. For the countless individuals seeking to maximize their health and who consider vitamins to be the keys to well-being, Price's Vitamania will be a game-changing look into the roots of America's ongoing nutritional confusion. Her travels to vitamin manufacturers and food laboratories and military testing kitchens--along with her deep dive into the history of nutritional science-- provide a witty and dynamic narrative arc that binds Vitamania together. The result is a page-turning exploration of the history, science, hype, and future of nutrition. And her ultimate message is both inspiring and straightforward: given all that we don't know about vitamins and nutrition, the best way to decide what to eat is to stop obsessing and simply embrace this uncertainty head-on. By exposing our extraordinary psychological relationship with vitamins and challenging us to question our beliefs, Vitamania won't just change the way we think about vitamins. It will change the way we think about food.

Vitamania

Vitamania

Author: Catherine Price Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2015

The startling story of our devotion to vitamins - and how it keeps us from good health.Health-conscious Australians seek out vitamins any way they can, whether in a morning glass of orange juice, or a daily multivitamin. We believe that vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better - and yet, despite this familiarity, few of us could explain what vitamins actually are. Instead, we outsource our questions to experts, and interpret 'vitamin' as shorthand for 'health'.However, despite a century of scientific research, there is little consensus among experts around even the simplest of questions, whether it's exactly how much we each require or what these 13 dietary chemicals actually do. The one thing that they do agree upon is that the best way to get our nutrients is in the foods that naturally contain them. But thanks to our love of processed foods (whose natural vitamins and other chemicals have often been removed or destroyed), this is exactly what most of us are not doing. Instead, we allow marketers to use the addition of synthetic vitamins to blind us to what else in food we might be missing, leading us to accept products that we might, and should, otherwise reject.From recounting the experiments of the great explorers to visiting military testing kitchens, Catherine Price reveals the surprising story of how our embrace of vitamins led to today's Wild West of dietary supplements, and investigates the complicated psychological relationship we've developed with these mysterious chemicals. In so doing, she both demolishes many of our society's most cherished myths about nutrition, and challenges us to re-evaluate our own beliefs. Vitamania won't just change the way you think about vitamins - it will change the way you think about food.

The Vitamin Complex Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection

The Vitamin Complex Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection

Author: Catherine Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2015

Mad vitamin crazes and military rations, super foods and 'micro-nutrients', the clandestine debate over whether Marmite is food or drug: for centuries, we've been fiddling with our food, for better and for worse. In The Vitamin Complex, Price visits the US Combat Feeding Directorate to sample caffeinated meat sticks and investigates the cartel of pharmaceutical companies who control the world's increasingly synthetic vitamin supply. We learn about the raw ingredients in our favourite fortified foods (think acetone and formaldehyde) and meet William Stark, a British man who tried to live on a pudding-only diet - and died at age 29. Our experiments with food have huge consequences. Combining the wit of Mary Roach with the incisiveness of Michael Pollan, The Vitamin Complex is an eye-opening tour of the science of modern food - and what it's doing to our health.

Vitamin Complex

Vitamin Complex

Author: Catherine Price Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2015

Mad vitamin crazes and military rations, super foods and micro-nutrients, the clandestine debate over whether Marmite is food or drug: for centuries, weve been fiddling with our food, for better and for worse. In The Vitamin Complex, Price visits the US Combat Feeding Directorate to sample caffeinated meat sticks and investigates the cartel of pharmaceutical companies who control the worlds increasingly synthetic vitamin supply. We learn about the raw ingredients in our favourite fortified foods (think acetone and formaldehyde) and meet William Stark, a British man who tried to live on a pudding-only diet and died at age 29. Our experiments with food have huge consequences.Combining the wit of Mary Roach with the incisiveness of Michael Pollan, The Vitamin Complex is an eye-opening tour of the science of modern food and what its doing to our health.

Vitamania

Vitamania

Author: Catherine Price Format: eBook Release Date: 24/02/2015

Health-conscious Americans seek out vitamins any way they can, whether in a morning glass of orange juice, a piece of vitamin-enriched bread, or a daily multivitamin. We believe vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better-yet few of us could explain what vitamins actually are. Instead, we outsource our questions to experts and interpret "e;vitamin"e; as shorthand for "e;health."e;What we don't realize is that the experts themselves are surprisingly short on answers. Yes, we need vitamins; without them, we would die. Yet despite a century of scientific research, there is little consensus around even the simplest of questions, whether it's exactly how much we each require or what these thirteen dietary chemicals actually do.The one thing experts do agree on is that the best way to get our nutrients is in the foods that naturally contain them. But thanks to our love of processed foods (whose natural vitamins and other chemicals have often been removed or destroyed), this is exactly what most of us are not doing. Instead, we allow marketers to use the addition of synthetic vitamins to blind us to what else in food we might be missing.Grounded in history but firmly oriented toward the future, Vitamania reveals the surprising story of how our embrace of vitamins led to today's Wild West of dietary supplements and investigates the complicated psychological relationship we've developed with these thirteen mysterious chemicals. In so doing, Vitamania both demolishes many of our society's most cherished myths about nutrition and challenges us to reevaluate our own beliefs.Impressively researched, counterintuitive, and engaging, Vitamania won't just change the way you think about vitamins-it will change the way you think about food.

101 Places Not to See Before You Die

101 Places Not to See Before You Die

Author: Catherine Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

I had no idea so many god-awful places exist in this world....Catherine Price is a hilarious guide to all that is sucky. -Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer Irreverent and compulsively readable, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die highlights desitinations we can all live without--like Jupiter's Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, and fan hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention--while reminding us why we're willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore the world.

The Oglala People, 1841-1879 A Political History

The Oglala People, 1841-1879 A Political History

Author: Catherine Price Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/1996

In the late nineteenth century the U.S. government attempted to reshape Lakota (Sioux) society to accord with American ideals. Catherine Price charts the political strategies employed by Oglala councilors as they struggled to preserve their autonomy.

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