So You Think You Know What’s Good for You? by Norman Swan

‘We all want to be healthier…’

Many, many Australians know who Dr Norman Swan is. He is the broadcaster I turn to when I want facts about COVID-19. I trust his opinions on matters medical so was delighted to pick up a copy of this book.

This is a book that can be browsed by topic of interest or read from cover to cover. The choice is yours. And largely, that is what Dr Swan provides in this book: the information you need to make informed choices. This is all made more human by Dr Swan including anecdotes about his own struggles to do healthier things.

I think that the most valuable message in this book is that it is better to focus on the complete picture rather than its individual parts. For example, think about the meal you are preparing and sharing rather than each of the ingredients. And, the more plants you include in your diet, the better.

Well worth reading.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith