Monday, March 4, 2013

An oldie but a goodie


It’s no big secret that I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan. As I’ve mentioned on this blog many times, his books and insights were hugely instrumental in transforming my eating and purchasing choices several years ago when this journey started.

I finished re-reading In Defense of Food last week, my favorite of Pollan’s books and my first re-read in a few years. Once again, I was reminded of why I love this book and why its brief 200 pages are so tremendously fascinating and influential.

Pollan’s motto: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

In this book, he breaks down this concept in the simplest of terms, explaining the evolution of our bodies, our farming system, our nutrition industry and how they all work together to create the massive animal welfare, environment and obesity issues we have now. In addition, it offers a brief and quite simple explanation of how we as individuals can help overcome these issues with rather easy changes to our diet, to our purchases and to our overall way of thinking.

Re-reading this book was just another reminder of why I write this blog and how much I still have to learn and grow in my own lifestyle changes.

Most of all, I feel compelled to encourage you: If you have not read this book, please read it this year!

I promise it is a quick and easy, non-technical read, but can really help you understand why things are the way they are when it comes to our food, our health and the environment. And it explains in the simplest of terms how you can use this information to make an impact in your own life, regardless of how much time or budget you have to work with.

At a time when the nation has never been fatter and the whole food movement has never been louder, now is the time to know the facts and make a change.

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