The Cheese Trap

  • by Neal D Barnard, Marilu Henner - foreword
  • Narrated by Joe Knezevich
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the shocking truth about cheese - the dangerous addiction that is harming your health - and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great.
We've been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous. Loaded with calories, fat, and cholesterol, cheese can make you gain weight and leads to a host of health problems like high blood pressure and arthritis. Worse, it contains mild opiates that make it addictive, triggering the same brain receptors as heroin and morphine. In The Cheese Trap, Dr. Neal Barnard presents a comprehensive program to help listeners break free of their cheese addiction so they can lose weight, boost energy, and improve their overall health. This easy-to-follow diet features a treasury of healthy recipes that will tame even the toughest cravings - from pizza to lasagna to ice cream and cheesecake.

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What the Critics Say

"Our love-affair with cheese is killing us. Learning the truth about cheese may save your life." (Joel Fuhrman, MD, New York Times best-selling author of The End of Heart Disease and The End of Diabetes, among others)
"The Cheese Trap busts open the myths of cheese as a health food and provides an eye opening, mouth shutting view of the way cheese is produced and does damage." (Joel Kahn, MD, clinical professor of medicine, and author of The Whole Heart Solution)
"This informative and entertaining book clearly and compellingly lays out the reasons why cheese should not be part of our diet. I highly recommend it!" (Ted D. Barnett, MD, medical director and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine)

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Revealing the truth about what cheese does to us

Would you consider the audio edition of The Cheese Trap to be better than the print version?

Yes, there's is a downloadable PDF of the recipes so that can be printed.


What did you like best about this story?

The audiobook features many stories of people and it helped the reader identify with their situations.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book revealed some things about the dairy industry that I did not know about. The audiobook was insightful and eye-opening.


Any additional comments?

There's an audible.com review out there labeling the audiobook as being vegan propaganda which is an absurd statement and simply not true. Using those words is only going to make people fearful. Perhaps learning how your cheese is made might be scary, but there's nothing scary about the audiobook. Cheese is loved by many which might make this audiobook unpopular to many. But if you want to know what is really going on with cheese and want to learn how to be healthier without it then you have to listen to it!

The audiobook advocates that when someone stops consuming the amount of cheese that is consumed today by average americans, they become much healthier. And when not consuming cheese at all, it reduces your risk of chronic disease and other health issues.

In this audiobook we learn that cheese is addictive and hard to let go. In my experience, removing cheese from your diet is often the final step when switching to a whole foods plant-based diet. And that's why naturally, a vegan diet comes up in this audiobook.

The audiobook presents some anecdotal evidence in the form of real life stories which is necessary to helping readers connect with people going through similar situations as a result their diet. There's enough hard evidence already in the audiobook. But this audiobook is only part of the whole idea. I recommend other books and documentaries on whole foods plant-based nutrition to learn more evidence.

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- Matt

Simple and helpful

Good information with sources cited. A down to earth view for those thinking of going dairy free or Vegan.
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- Sonya Sahagian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio