The hunter-gatherer within : health and the natural human diet
- Kerry G. Brock, Ph. D. and George M. Diggs, Jr., Ph. D.
- First edition.
- Fort Worth, Texas : BRIT Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Botanical miscellany ; no. 39. 0883-1475
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-251) and index.
- Our evolutionary background
- The big picture
- Carbohydrates: sugars and their disguised cousins
- Lipids: fats and oils, the body's natural fuel
- Proteins: the body's building blocks
- Basic metabolism: how things work
- Diets now and through the ages
- Hunger and its controls
- Plants fight back: eating clean and avoiding plant toxins
- Poisons of our own making? Man-made chemicals
- Food and nutrition in the modern world
- A quick diversion into the "world's worst foods"
- Perspectives on eating in the modern world: "recommendations"
- Real world application: enjoy quick and easy, great-tasting food
- Appendices: 1. Why do the experts often get it wrong?
- 2. Variation: why we're all different
- 3. The special importance of indigenous peoples
- 4. Health and nutrition myths: things everyone "knows"
- Natural/evolutionary nutrition: summary of "recommendations."
- "We want to examine what the scientific evidence suggests is really going on when we eat food, and how we can eat and live in a way that best gives us the health benefits of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle while living in and enjoying the advantages of the modern world. We also hope to use the evidence to explore how we can increase our chances of avoiding chronic diseases, obesity, and other health problems -- the "Diseases of Civilization."--Page 7.
- "The recommendations we list below could be given a variety of different names ... Probably the most common of the names for similar recommendations are paleo or primal ... Rather, what is important is that we are trying to emulate the type of eating that humans evolved with over millions of years -- the type of diet/lifestyle that matches our genetics, that is evolutionarily appropriate, that allows our bodies' hormonal and other systems to function optimally -- the diet and lifestyle that will maximize our health, our longevity, and how we feel."--Page 155.
- Publication date
- Botanical miscellany, 0833-1475 ; no. 39
- "Science-based eating to match our genetics and evolution."
- 9781889878409 (pbk.)
- 1889878405 (pbk.)
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