I’m a longtime fan of Dr. Andrew Weil and consider him to be the foremost leader in the field of holistic health. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. His medical philosophy leans heavily toward disease prevention, primarily through proper diet, exercise, and wholesome lifestyle choices.
I recently read his book, Eating Well for Optimum Health: the essential guide to food, diet, and nutrition , and I strongly recommend it. You will find in this book important information about the various food groups—carbohydrates, fats and protein, critiques of the various “fad diets,” and specific advice on what to eat (and drink), what to avoid, and how to enjoy delicious wholesome foods. Healthy eating does not mean sacrificing satisfaction for health, quite the contrary, it’s just a matter of taking the time to inform yourself of a few basic facts, reading labels, and making the right choices. –t.h.g.