I’m always surprised how little people know about health.
Not that I blame them.
Between the crappy info given during health class, the bunk from the food manufacturers and the agencies they’re in bed with, no wonder no one knows what to put in their mouth. That’s why it’s important to become your own teacher and educate yourself. Three books helped me the most with changing my eating habits. They are must reads for anyone serious about their health. You can also probably find them on audio CDs. And even if none of these books inspire a change in your eating habits, at least you have all the information to make an informed decision.
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
This book is a vegan manifesto posing as a diet book, but don’t let that keep you from reading it. It’s incredibly well researched and when you find out how the meat and dairy industry are profiting from making you sick, you will want to banish these foods on principle. I didn’t adopt a vegan diet right away after reading this book, but one day the info just clicked and I never bought another Greek Yogurt again.
The China Study by Dr. T Campbell
Anytime I meet someone who tells me that humans need meat I have to force myself not to go postal on them. Let me make something clear: Humans need protein. Protein can come from animals (animal based products), seeds, legumes and soybeans. But a whole lot of nasty stuff happens when you get your protein from animals and there is legit research that proves it. Campbell, a well respected doctor, shows the connection between meat eating (beef, chicken, turkey, and fish) and disease in this study is famous. His findings are both frightening and hope giving.
The Rave Diet by Mike Anderson
You could easily read this book in a day. Anderson gives the shocking history of how the American diet was changed from the Industrial Revolution, resulting in an over consumption of animal products and under consumption of produce. The book also gives studies on how adopting a plant based diet can reverse Type II Diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It’s really fascinating.
Now you know the three books that changed my outlook on eating. Let me know if you’ve read them.