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Why some like it hot : food, genes, and cultural diversity

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher: Washington : Island Press/Shearwater Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One-third of the world's human population is sensitive to certain foods due to your genes' interactions with them." "Formerly misunderstood as "genetic disorders," many of these sensitivities are now considered to be adaptations that our ancestors evolved in response to the dietary choices and diseases they faced over millennia in particular landscapes. They are liabilities only when we are "out of place," on  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN: 1559634669 9781559634663 1597260916 9781597260916
OCLC Number: 54685972
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Health & Nutrition) 2005
Description: 233 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ch. 1. Sailing through histories encoded in our bodies --
Ch. 2. --
Searching for the ancestral diet --
Did mitochondrial eve and java man feast on the same foods? --
Ch. 3. Finding a bean for your genes and a buffer against malaria --
Ch. 4. The shaping and shipping away of mediterranean cuisines --
Ch . 5. Discovering why some don't like it hot --
Is it a matter of taste? --
Ch. 6. Dealing with migration headaches --
Should we change places, diets, or genes? --
Ch. 7. Rooting out the causes of disease --
Why diabetes is so common among desert-dwellers --
Ch. 8 --
Reconnecting the health of the people with the health of the land --
How hawaiians are curing themselves.
Responsibility: Gary Paul Nabhan.
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This book is about human genetic diversity interacting with diverse cultural traditions of food-getting, food preparation, and food consumption. Nabhan explores the dynamic connections between our  Read more...

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