Even if you feel well-versed and informed about nutrition, self-care and healthy living, I think it's always inspiring to read current information on these subjects.
Below are some reliable sources, amidst a sometimes confusing array of info out in the media these days.
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
A monthly subscription newsletter full of valuable and current nutrition information. Enjoyable to read, geared to the general public. Sign up for the free weekly nutrition e-mails too. www.tuftshealthletter.com
ChooseMyPlate A wonderful web site about current nutrition guidelines. Lots of interesting features, including a program to track your individual daily food values and calories. Updated dietary guidelines will be released sometime in 2014.
Fight Fat After Forty, by Pamela Peeke, M.D.
A very informative book about the impact of stress on our health and waistlines. Entertaining, easy to read, and full of specific ideas for improving our nutrition and fitting exercise into our lives. I have heard Dr. Peeke present at conferences, and she is dynamic and inspiring. She walks the talk!
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, by Michael Pollan
A short but smart book on nutrition, which offers quick and memorable tidbits on making good food choices. A must read for all ages.
Nutrition Action Health Letter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest
Another excellent monthly newsletter containing reliable information on current nutrition research, including reviews of specific foods and products in grocery stores and restaurants. www.cspinet.org
The Power of a Positive No, by William Ury
Whether at work or home, this book will help you learn to stand firm in the most positive ways, protect yourself from becoming over committed, and say no when necessary. An inspirational book. www.williamury.com
Your Body's Many Cries for Water: You are Not Sick, You are Thirsty! by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
You hear it all the time..."drink more water." But you're really not sure why it's so important. Read this book and you won't wonder anymore. Life changing read!