2022 Indie and ABIA Longlisted- So You Think You Know What’s Good for You? by Norman Swan – Our Review
Dr. Norman Swan believes we are all at risk of “knowing more and more about less and less”. In this no-nonsense book about health, he bypasses wellness trends and sticks to the science, giving us only the necessary facts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many turned to Dr. Swan for simple, honest guidance when surrounded by hype and hysteria. This book is his response to a population overwhelmed by too much information regarding what’s good for you and what’s not.
So You Think You Know What’s Good For You explores the science behind a healthy diet, chronic and degenerative diseases, mental health issues, sleep, sex, relationships as well as the economics, and politics surrounding public health.
The overarching theme throughout, is that it’s better to look at health as a big picture rather than obsess over individual aspects. He encourages us not to think too much about nutrients and calories, but instead to enjoy a home cooked meal with loved ones, as social connectedness is just as important for good overall health.
An accessible read with a good bit of wit and humour added in along the way. A great common-sense guide to health for all.
Review by Belinda @ Great Escape Books