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The Resource 100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today, Stephen Le

100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today, Stephen Le

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100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today
Title
100 million years of food
Title remainder
what our ancestors ate and why it matters today
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Stephen Le
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  • One hundred million years of food
  • What our ancestors ate and why it matters today
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Language
eng
Summary
There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and advice, often contradictory, as our diet and health: eat a lot of meat, eat no meat; whole-grains are healthy, whole-grains are a disaster; eat everything in moderation; eat only certain foods -- and on and on. In One Hundred Million Years of Food, biological anthropologist Stephen Le explains how cuisines of different cultures are a result of centuries of evolution, finely tuned to our biology and surroundings. Today many cultures have strayed from their ancestral diets, relying instead on mass-produced food often made with chemicals that may be contributing to a rise in so-called "Western diseases," such as cancer, heart disease, and obesity. Traveling around the world to places as far-flung as Vietnam, Kenya, India, and the U.S., Stephen Le introduces us to people who are growing, cooking, and eating food using both traditional and modern methods, striving for a sustainable, healthy diet. In arguments based on scientific research, Le contends that our ancestral diets provide the best first line of defense in protecting our health and providing a balanced diet. Fast-food diets, as well as strict regimens like paleo or vegan, in effect highjack our biology and ignore the complex nature of our bodies. Le takes us on a guided tour of evolution, demonstrating how our diets are the result of millions of years of history, and how we can return to a sustainable, healthier way of eating
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Le, Stephen
Dewey number
641.3
Index
index present
LC call number
TX369
LC item number
.L396 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Natural foods
  • Food
  • Nutrition
  • Prehistoric peoples
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100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today, Stephen Le
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-294) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What should we eat and how should we live? -- The irony of insects -- The games fruits play -- The temptation of meat -- The paradox of fish -- The empire of starches -- Elixirs -- A truce among thieves -- The calorie conundrum -- The future of food -- Afterword: Rules to eat and live by
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250117885
Lccn
2015029501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025727867
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn915774890
Label
100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today, Stephen Le
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What should we eat and how should we live? -- The irony of insects -- The games fruits play -- The temptation of meat -- The paradox of fish -- The empire of starches -- Elixirs -- A truce among thieves -- The calorie conundrum -- The future of food -- Afterword: Rules to eat and live by
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250117885
Lccn
2015029501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025727867
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn915774890

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