Saturday, May 31, 2008

Feed Me Pretty: The Science of Perfect Health

Why do we look the way we do? How does food influence the way we grow? Are we fascinated by attractive people because we live in a media-saturated society, or is our instinct for beauty rooted in something more profound?

In her assumption-shattering book Feed Me Pretty: The Science of Perfect Health, Dr. Shanahan provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists, poets, and philosophers have pondered for thousands of years.

Her pioneering investigation into the relationship between nutrition and beauty is provocative and revolutionary. By describing food as a language that informs the choices our DNA makes, she establishes a connection between physical form and function, and explains the genetic basis for optimal growth in a clear and accessible way. Dr. Shanahan empowers us to understand ourselves, our desires, how we came to be, and what our future holds in ways we could never have imagined before.