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By looking at what we know of human evolution and disease in relation to the diets that humans enjoy now and prehistorically, the book allows the reader to begin to truly understand ...
By looking at what we know of human evolution and disease in relation to the diets that humans enjoy now and prehistorically, the book allows the reader to begin to truly understand the link between diet and disease in the Western world and move towards a greater knowledge of what can be defined as the optimal human diet.
This important book provides an exciting and useful insight into this fascinating subject area and will be of great interest to nutritionists, dietitians and other members of the health professions. Evolutionary biologists and anthropologists will also find much of interest within the book. All university and research establishments where nutritional sciences, medicine, food science and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this title.
1.1 Why do we get sick?
1.2 We are changing at pace with the continental drift.
1.3 Are we adapted for milk and bread?
2 Expanding our perspective.
2.1 The perspective of academic medicine.
2.2 The concept of normality.
2.4 Dietary guidelines.
3 Ancestral human diets.
3.1 Available food.
3.2 Nutritional composition.
4 Modern diseases.
4.1 Ischaemic heart disease (coronary heart disease).
4.4 Type 2 diabetes.
4.5 Overweight and obesity.
4.6 Insulin resistance.
4.7 Hypertension (high blood pressure).
4.8 Dyslipidaemia (blood lipid disorders).
4.9 Heart failure.
4.14 Iron deficiency.
4.15 Autoimmune diseases.
5 Risks with the Palaeolithic diet.
5.2 Iodine deficiency.
5.3 Exaggerated drug effects.
6 Viewpoint summary.
6.1 Evolutionary medicine instead of vegetarianism?
6.2 Traditional populations are spared from overweight and cardiovascular disease.
6.3 Insulin resistance is more than abdominal obesity and diabetes.
6.4 Non-Europeans are affected the hardest.
6.5 ‘Foreign’ proteins in the food.
6.6 Effects of an ancestral diet.
6.7 The ancestral diet: a new concept.
7 Healthy eating.
7.1 Non-recommended foods?
7.2 Recommended foods.
Posted May 4, 2011
This is a highly recommended book because it is somewhat controversial. Asks the question, why are westerners prone to certain diseases? Why aren't doctors taking more interest in the the way patients eat? Drugs aren't always the answer. First book that I know of that takes the subject of nutrition from an evolutionary perspective. There are certain foods that we as humans are simply not equipped to consume, for example grains. Read it, study it, share it with your MD.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.