Evolving Health: The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick [NOOK Book]

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Looking to the past for a healthier future Evolving Health introduces the fascinating findings in the new field of research known as evolutionary medicine. A biological anthropologist on human evolution, Noel Boaz explains the surprising origins of cancer, heart disease, ulcers, and may other conditions with remarkable insight and detail. Through his discussion of the evolution of diseases and how we can avoid them, Boaz provides important guidelines for healthier living—from presenting an optimal "paleo-diet" ...
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Evolving Health: The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick

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Overview

Looking to the past for a healthier future Evolving Health introduces the fascinating findings in the new field of research known as evolutionary medicine. A biological anthropologist on human evolution, Noel Boaz explains the surprising origins of cancer, heart disease, ulcers, and may other conditions with remarkable insight and detail. Through his discussion of the evolution of diseases and how we can avoid them, Boaz provides important guidelines for healthier living—from presenting an optimal "paleo-diet" that mimics the mix of foods eaten by primitive humans to explaining how the "magic" food group made possible by modern agriculture does not provide quality nutrition. In a world that is always looking to the future for answers, Noel Boaz provides valid truths for looking to the past for a healthier life. Noel Boaz (Portland, Oregon) is the founder and Director of the International Institute for Human Evolutionary Research in Oregon, as well as Professor of Anatomy at Ross University School of Medicine. He is the author of over fifty scientific papers, as well as the leading textbook in biological anthropology and two trade books, Quarry and Eco Homo.
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"...many of the book's points are excellent and would yield delightif effectively delivered to the public and to the cliniclaspecialists...a gem..."(human-nature.com, 11 June 2002)

"...rich in facts and good quality high-fibre solid information..."(Evolving Health Focus, August 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471212997
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

NOEL BOAZ, Ph.D., Biological Anthropologist, is the founder and Director of the International Institute for Human Evolutionary Research and Professor of Anatomy at Ross University School of Medicine. He is the author of more than fifty scientific papers, the leading textbook in biological anthropology, and two popular science books, Quarry and Eco Homo.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Achieving Adaptive Normality, Your EvolutionaryBirthright.

2. How Our Health Evolved.

3. An Evolutionary Child s Birthright:Perinatal and PediatricDiseases.

4. The Virus War.

5. Cellular Stress: A General Model for Cancer.

6. Breast Cancer, Prostate Diseases, and Cancersof the ReproductiveSystem.

7. Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure:A Story of Fish andChips.

8. Why We Smoke.

9. Diabetes Mellitus and the Thrifty Genotype .

10. Gout, Liver Enzymes, and Global Climate Change.

11. Back Pain, Bad Knees, and Flatfeet.

12. Gut Diseases.

13. The Evolution of Psychiatric Disorders.

14. Uncivilized Solutions: ReestablishingAdaptive Normality in YourLife.

Notes.

Index.

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