Last week, I got the chance to attend Gilles Lartigot show conference in Aix-en-Provence. Who the hell is GL, you ask? A UFO in the French health and nutrition world, also known as The Heavy Metal Cook. In other words, very different from any conventional nutritionist you may have met before... Original from a village in the South of France, he spent most of his time in North America, where he personally experimented with junk food fully before turning into Health Food Guru. Heavy Metal Musician and Advertising Executive at some point, he's now an independent author, with no ties to any of the food industry giants. He's not afraid of saying what he has to say, pointing fingers and fighting for what he believes in: local, organic, homemade, non-processed food.
His book EAT is based on interviews with unusual professionals in their own field - such as a Biology Research Professor, a Slaughterhouse Spy, a Vegetarian Musician, a Bee Keeper and an Herbalist - all of them sharing light on why today's processed food is making us sicker and sicker and most importantly, what to do about it. He ends the book with his secret ingredients as an iron pumping athlete himself and a nice array of life-energy-bursting recipes, easy to make from the comfort of your home. The book is available both in French and English, so no excuse not to support Gilles, follow this independent activist on social networks and support him spreading his message worldwide.