I am going to fact check the claims made in It Starts With Food (ISWF) by reviewing all 450+ citations provided by the authors, chapter by chapter. These posts take mountains of time to complete, but the links below are what I have been able to complete thus far.
The results of these reviews have not been encouraging. Most of the claims I've reviewed have ranged from misleading to completely false — highlighting an absence of scientific credibility on the part of the Whole30.
If you want to dive deeper into ISWF, feel free to browse the following posts. This list will be updated as I complete new chapter reviews. For the RSS feed, copy the link here.It Starts With Food: A Critical Review Introduction
Chapter 1: Food Should Make You Healthy
Chapter 8: Sugar, Sweeteners, and Alcohol
Chapter 14: Vegetables and Fruit
Chapter 18: The Whole30 Process of Elimination