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Food, Genes, and Culture: Eating Right for Your Origins


Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: 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. If your ancestors were herders in Northern Europe, milk might well provide you with important nutrients, whereas if you’re Native American, you have a higher…


Food Genes And Culture

Pub Date : 2013-09-24 | Author : Gary Paul Nabhan | Publisher : Island Press

ISBN 10 : 9781610914932
ISBN 13 : 1610914937

Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: 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 wha..


Why Some Like It Hot

Pub Date : 2006-06-07 | Author : Gary Paul Nabhan | Publisher : Island Press

ISBN 10 : 9781610913577
ISBN 13 : 1610913574

Do your ears burn whenever you eat hot chile peppers? Does your face immediately flush when you drink alcohol? Does your stomach groan if you are exposed to raw milk or green fava ..


100 Million Years Of Food

Pub Date : 2016-02-02 | Author : Stephen Le | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781250050410
ISBN 13 : 1250050413

A fascinating tour through the evolution of the human diet, and how we can improve our health by understanding our complicated history with food. There are few areas of modern life..


Wired For Culture Origins Of The Human Social Mind

Pub Date : 2012-02-27 | Author : Mark Pagel | Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN 10 : 9780393063158
ISBN 13 : 0393063151

“Does an excellent job of using evolutionary biology to discuss the origins of religion, music, art, and . . . morality.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review A unique trait of ..


Food Activism

Pub Date : 2013-12-05 | Author : Carole Counihan | Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN 10 : 9780857858344
ISBN 13 : 0857858343

Across the globe, people are challenging the agro-industrial food system and its exploitation of people and resources, reduction of local food varieties, and negative health conseq..



Coevolution

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : William H. Durham | Publisher : Stanford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0804721564
ISBN 13 : 9780804721561

Charles Darwin's "On the Origins of Species" had two principal goals: to show that species had not been separately created and to show that natural selection had been the main forc..


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