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In 'Pursuit Of Healthiness'

With all of the diet and nutrition advice that's available these days, everyone should be an expert. But, plenty of people still make bad choices when it comes to healthy living.

On Wednesday's The Early Show, Dr. Dean Edell puts some common health myths to rest with information found in his book, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness."

In the book, Edell cuts through the hype, dispels myths and gets down to the facts of medical news and sound advice. "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness" is a comprehensive medical resource for the whole family, applying Edell's practical health philosophies to today's most pressing health topics.

The book features questions and answers, quizzes, symptom checklists, Web links and recommended reading. It also encourages the reader to take control of his health by using common sense and a healthy dose of skepticism.

Some of the topics the book covers: There's a Reason We're Fat, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Alternative Medicine, Smart Medicine for Your Children, and "Old" Is All in Your Head.

Click here to read an excerpt from "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness." And take the quiz: Are You Food Savvy?