248 pages, 5 3/20 x 8 1/10
Release Date:24 Sep 2013

Food, Genes, and Culture

Eating Right for Your Origins

Island Press
Every diet seems to promise a one-size-fits-all solution to health. But they ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact with what we eat. In Food, Genes, and Culture, renowned ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan shows why the perfect diet for one person could be disastrous for another. He traces food traditions around the world, from Bali to Mexico, uncovering the links between ancestry and individual responses to food. Readers will not only learn why diabetes is running rampant among Indigenous peoples and heart disease has risen among those of northern European descent, but they may also find the path to their own perfect diet.
Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist, and sustainable-agriculture activist.
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