The Social Network Diet will help you make healthy changes in your life by improving your environment—and in so doing, transforming the world. It is not your classic diet book. It is not an exercise manual. It is unlike any other nutrition and physical activity plan you have ever seen. It is a guide, rooted in exciting new research, on how to make lasting, positive change in your life by creating a supportive social network and a favorable food and physical activity environment.
“Hats off to Dr. Nelson for illuminating the critical but often overlooked ways that social networks can contribute to our health. And for giving us very clear maps for building the supportive communities we need to create vibrant health every day.”— Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“The Social Network Diet is a strong, smart, one-of-a-kind guide to making healthy change in your own life and in the lives of those around you. Social revolutions start with an individual and ripple from person to person, city to city, across the country. If social networking can change governments, why can’t it change how we eat and manage our weight? Well, it can. In this game-changing book, Dr. Miriam Nelson tells you how your simple human interactions can make you—and those around you—successful in being fit and healthy once and for all.”— Nancy Snyderman, MD, FACS, NBC News Chief Medical Editor
About the Authors:
As a leader in research targeting nutrition, food, and physical activity, Dr. Miriam Nelson has been published widely in scientific journals and the popular press. She has published nine books including Strong Women Stay Young and four other New York Times bestsellers, selling over a million copies worldwide.
The Social Network Diet: Change Yourself, Change the World is inspired by her commitment to help people around the country improve their health through environmental and social change. Dr. Nelson’s research has been the foundation of the nationally implemented Strong Women Program, a community based nutrition and exercise program for midlife and older women.
She has appeared in her own PBS special entitled Strong Women Live Well and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC Nightly News, CNN, Fresh Air, and the Discovery Channel.
She enjoys hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and Nordic and back-country skiing with her husband and three grown children.
Jennifer Ackerman's most recent book is Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (Twelve, 2010). She is also the author of Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body; Chance in the House of Fate; and Notes from the Shore. In addition, she writes for National Geographic, The New York Times, and many other publications.