To begin, if I were to choose a book to start my journey on a path of wellness, this would be the book I would read first. Dr. Willett does an excellent job elucidating the facts and research behind proper nutrition and why the current food guide pyramid is beset with failings largely due to government trepidation to upset lobbyists and special interest groups who offer sizable and frequent campaign contributions.
Proper nutrition and exercise may seem passe, but I have found that a basic understanding of both has made a tremendous difference in my own life and the life of my family in terms of improved physical, spiritual, and mental health.
My results may not be typical. Yet, I cannot deny the fact that greater knowledge of nutrition and exercise has improved my mood, improved the quality of my sleep, given me greater energy and ability to fulfill my responsibilities, and enlivened my soul.
So, if you would like to begin seeing meaningful and substantial results, start by reading this book. More on this later.