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


3 thoughts on “So You Think You Know What’s Good for You? by Norman Swan

  1. I trusted Swan implicitly on Covid to start with, and listened to Coronacast every day but I gave up on him when I felt that he crossed over into partisan politics. (And felt vindicated when I recently read Prof Doherty’s book).
    Now I listen to Professor Sutton and Jeroen Weimar at the Vic Govt press conference every day and I consider myself well-informed. The Vic pressers are not like the NSW ones which are mostly waffle and long harangues; ours explain all sorts of things like how the tracing has worked to connect this case and that and so on.

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  2. I only listen to the ACT press conference now. The NSW one is rubbish, and I time my daily walk to come home as the numbers are released. I am glad that the Vic one is helpful.

    I am looking forward to Professor Doherty’s book.

    In the meantime, I am burning my nervous energy in quilt making. Sigh.


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