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Love & Guts

Jun 21, 2019

#104 David Gillespie is a lawyer and the author of Sweet Poison, a bestselling book published in 2008 about how we are all poisoning ourselves with sugar.  That book is generally credited with starting the current wave of sugar awareness in Australia.

He followed Sweet Poison up with 4 more books about nutrition and diet. Having upset the dietetics industry by writing about stuff in which he has no qualifications, he then turned his focus to something else he is unqualified to write about, education, in his 2014 work, Free Schools.

Detouring briefly back to nutrition in his 7 th and 8 th books (Eat Real food, 2015 and the Eat Real Food Cookbook 2016), his latest target is Psychology. In 2017, he released his much-anticipated book on surviving contact with psychopaths in the workplace and at home, Taming Toxic People, and then this year wrote Teen Brain, a book about how teenagers are uniquely susceptible to addiction and why that is a very big problem in an age where addictive screen time is the norm for every single teen.

In this riveting episode we cover

  • Why David felt compelled to write the book Teen Brain
  • How screen time changes or influences the brain and behaviour
  • How young males and young women are addicted to screen time differently
  • Just what is danger porn and approval porn
  • We discuss if devices deliver educational results in the school room
  • If there are any benefits to screen time
  • David shares effective rules to help parents confidently manage their kids’ use of screens in a modern world.
  • And so much more