There are more resources on diet and nutrition than you can shake a book at. But there is one book Dr. James highly espouses:

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual – by Michael Pollan

This is a small book you can read in an hour. It’s not written by a dietician, doctor or scientist. It’s written by a journalist. And in one fell swoop he does an exceptional job of exposing the holes in most Western culture nutritional theories, and plowing through all the complexities for some very simple clarifications. This will do a great service in helping you see your food more clearly and make significant decisions that will affect your True Life in major ways.

The books is a big $6.67 on Amazon, you can get it here:


These reviews are very spot on:

Editorial Reviews – Amazon

“In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, by Michael Pollan.” –Jane Brody, The New York Times

“The most sensible diet plan ever? We think it’s the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So we’re happy that in his little new book, Food Rules, Pollan offers more common-sense rules for eating: 64 of them, in fact, all thought-provoking and some laugh-out-loud funny.” —The Houston Chronicle

” It doesn’t get much easier than this. Each page has a simple rule, sometimes with a short explanation, sometimes without, that promotes Pollan’s back-to-the-basics-of-food (and-food-enjoyment) philosophy.” —The Los Angeles Times

“A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf.”  –Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times