I may be four years behind the game here, but my nightstand is finally holding the pages of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.
That it is. I’ve never read any of his books cover-to-cover, but have been in support of his message since my own diet philosophy started evolving in early 2010 (see: DOTR’s first post). “Eat Food. Not too Much. Mostly Plants.” Yes, that!
I’m only just starting Chapter 9 (Bad Science), and wondering how and why it took me so long to pick up this book. It’s a quick read, easy to digest and giving us facts from a variety of angles (unlike many of my old nutrition textbooks). It’s an insight into the history of the United States’ “food rules” (aka Dietary Guidelines) and an invitation to think outside the cereal box, grocery store or (old) pyramid scheme.
I can’t wait to get Sections II & III, looking more into the modern rise of diseases, the “Industrialization of Eating” and “Getting Over Nutritionism” – i.e. our new fangled eating habits that seem to be doing most people no good.
More insight to come…
So, have you read this yet? Is it on your bookshelf (virtual, wish-list or otherwise)? Thoughts??