N Good Health wants your input to choose our next book as part of the Healthy Reading Book Club. We’ve tackled titles including “The Daniel Plan, 40 Days to a Healthier You” and “The Blue Zones.” Where should we go next? Read these short descriptions and then click the link to pick your favorite.
The winner will be announced soon. Watch Nsite to join the Healthy Reading Book Club.
- How Not to Die
Written by Dr. Michael Gregor, this book examines the top 15 causes of death in America and tackles how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can often be the needed approach for preventing chronic disease. This book is full of practical advice and cutting-edge science and may be what you need to live a longer, healthier life.
- Make Your Bed
The only non-food book on the list, Make Your Bed is based on Admiral William H. McRaven’s commencement speech for the University of Texas at Austin’s graduating class. McRaven shares simple lessons for dealing with the challenges of life – no matter who you are.
- In Defense of Food
Michael Pollen is one of the most respected names in nutrition advocacy. Pollen dives into the supermarket, the diet industry, the health food industry and more to examine what we “should” be eating. Read about the philosophy and science behind why we eat the way we eat in the United States.
- Salt, Sugar, Fat
Well-known nutritionist, Michael Moss, takes the reader through the history of the demise of home-cooked meals. Learn about how the processed food industry has managed to hook us all by cramming salt, sugar and fat down our throats for decades. Maybe if we get angry enough, we can overcome it!