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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
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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
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eng
Summary
  • "Travelling around the world to places as far-flung as Vietnam, Kenya, India, and the US, 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 ... 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"--Amazon.com
  • "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. Travelling around the world to places as far-flung as Vietnam, Kenya, India, and the US, 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 clear, compelling 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. In One Hundred Million Years of Food 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." -- Publisher's description
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Traces the development of regional cuisines, created through millennia of ingenious experiments using available plants and animals, to argue that returning to ancestral ways of eating is the first line of defense in protecting health
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Le, Stephen
Dewey number
641.3
Index
index present
LC call number
TX369
LC item number
.L396 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Natural foods
  • Food
  • Nutrition
Target audience
adult
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what our ancestors ate and why it matters today
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100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today, Stephen Le
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-294) and index
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Contents
Introduction : what should we eat and how should we live? -- The irony of insects -- The games fruits play -- The temptation of meat -- The parado of fish -- The empire of starches -- Eli irs -- A truce among thieves -- The calorie conundrum -- The future of food -- Rules to eat and live by
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000055112823
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250050410
Lccn
2015029501
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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YBP12352845
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(OCoLC)915774890
Label
100 million years of food : what our ancestors ate and why it matters today, Stephen Le
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • 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 parado of fish -- The empire of starches -- Eli irs -- A truce among thieves -- The calorie conundrum -- The future of food -- Rules to eat and live by
Control code
000055112823
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250050410
Lccn
2015029501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP12352845
System control number
(OCoLC)915774890

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