When I was at my last employer, they provided an online course for their employees on the Mediterranean Diet Plan with Dr. Will Clower. If you don't know the program it is a way to lose weight and get healthier by eating better food, also known as the French Don't Diet Plan. I blogged about this previously. I came across another nutritionist recently named Patrick Quillin, when my mother gave me the book Wisdom of Whole Foods. I read this over the weekend and fell in love with the premise.
Many of you may know that for a while I have been touting the benefits of eating real foods; those that don't have preservatives in them or at the very least without high fructose corn syrup. This book really goes into the reasons why those things are so bad for you and also talks about the benefits of certain foods including things to eat to prevent cancer. For example, I had no idea that pineapple and mushrooms reduce inflammation. This book is quite detailed on those benefits.
I urge you to read it, or at least review the website. There is so much in the foods that nature has provided us, rather than ingesting so many chemicals. Why wouldn't you try something that could extend your life longer and live healthy? I am so convinced that we are killing ourselves as a nation by all the crap in our food system. We can vote with our pocketbooks by not buying it and sooner or later the manufacturers of food will realize we no longer want their products. We have the capability to reduce illness in ourselves and I think we owe it to ourselves to try.