248 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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. Butthey ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact withwhat we eat. In Food, Genes, and Culture, renownedethnobotanist Gary Nabhan shows why the perfect diet for one personcould be disastrous for another. He traces food traditions around theworld, from Bali to Mexico, uncovering the links between ancestry andindividual responses to food. Readers will not only learn why diabetesis running rampant among Indigenous peoples and heart disease has risenamong those of northern European descent, but they may also find thepath to their own perfect diet.
Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally celebratednature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist, andsustainable-agriculture activist.
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