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Food, genes, and culture : eating right for your origins

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2013]
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"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
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN: 9781610914925 1610914929 1610914937 9781610914932
OCLC Number: 844728418
Description: xiv, 233 pages ; 21 cm
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