The Power of Your Plate is one of the most inspirational books I have ever read concerning the detrimental effects on the body due to improper food choices. Dr. Neal D. Barnard, presedent of the physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, along with 20 health experts guide the reader through a journey geared towards better health by illuminating all sources of animal products from the plate. They help one realize how eating wisely is truly a gold mine attainable to us all. The relationship of diet and disease is viewed from different parts of the world to explain why Americans have such a high rate of cardio vascular disease, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer and more. Anyone who would like to live a full healthy life and avoid ailments that are common in America needs to read this book. It does not tell you to eat less. It explains how to eat right for the rest of your life. Unlike most diets, this is more of a plan, and following it will help insure you do not become a stastistic like most Americans eventially do. I have written a 15 page critique on this book. If you are interested, I will email you a copy.