Here are some books that have made an impact on how I think about food, consumption in general, and other daily choices. Not that I agree with everything on their pages, but they are all good reads and thought-provoking. Images link to Amazon if you want to order. Happy reading!
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver is this fiction author’s real life story of living as a locavor for one year. Her husband and daughter also contribute content, and I got as much from his more technical side-bars as the main narration. I’m much more curious and excited about locally grown in-season produce now, and also more appreciative of my access to bananas year-round.
I’m the first to say that Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin has an offputting title. I never would have picked it up (certainly not striving to be a “bitch” and “skinny” seems superficial versus healthy) but my friend gave me her copy and…it’s absolutely the reason I stopped eating meat. While the content in delivered with a little attitude, it is excellent and challenging content.
The End of Illness by David B. Agus, MD, is an oncologist’s perspective on overall health. He discusses theories, shares research and offers practical advice on how to think of our bodies as complete biological systems in need of support and balance, versus the traditional metaphors like a fortress defending against invaders or a machine with broken parts.
I would love to hear what books and other resources have feed your thinking – please share recommendations!