After seeing Bob make these recommendations, I feel compelled to offer a few with an alternative viewpoint re. nutritional decision-making and the health of the human animal:
- Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston A. Price
- Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes
Actually, I'm going to stop short of a few, as discussion about these topics often gets dicey. There's a couple to get you started if you're interested.
In order to benefit from this book, you have to have a clear, open and scientifically inclined mind.
If the subject and the science is of real interest to you, I can also recommend the blogs of Stephan Guyenet, called wholehealthsource, and the blog of Art Ayers, called coolinginflammation.