Each chapter of What I've Learned About Food and Peace begins with a brief autobiographical segment about the author's ongoing awakening to the issues around the way we nourish ourselves as individuals and as a society. The chapters proceed to report her findings on the research that resulted from her own questions. The book first examines how our eating habits have evolved to what they are today. It then considers the question of what it truly healthy and natural to man and looks to the healthiest people of the world: as the ultimate source of an answer to that question. It then examines the major controversies in the world of diet and nutrition and the underlying factors behind those controversies. The author then presents what she believes, as a result of her research, to be the real threats to our well being. And follows with some specific suggestions as to what can be done to turn things around. The book concludes with some simple dietary guidelines, menus and recipes.