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. 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 celebratednature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist, andsustainable-agriculture activist.
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