Deep Nutrition

Deep Nutrition : Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food

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Deep Nutrition illustrates how our ancestors used nourishment to sculpt their anatomy, engineering bodies of extraordinary health and beauty. The length of our limbs, the shape of our eyes, and the proper function of our organs are all gifts of our ancestor's collective culinary wisdom. Citing the foods of traditional cultures from the Ancient Egyptians and the Maasai to the Japanese and the French, the Shanahans identify four food categories all the world's healthiest diets have in common, the Four Pillars of World Cuisine. Using the latest research in physiology and genetics, Dr. Shanahan explains why your family's health depends on eating these foods. In a world of competing nutritional ideologies, Deep Nutrition gives us the full picture, empowering us to take control of our destiny in ways we might never have more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space
  • Big Box Books
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0615228380
  • 9780615228389
  • 22,958

About Catherine Shanahan MD

Catherine Shanahan, MD trained at Cornell University's Molecular Biology program where she learned how nutrients direct physiologic growth. In medical school, she found that older patients raised on traditional foods tended to be the healthiest in their family, endowed with attractive features, strong joints, and sturdy bones. Applying her experience in genetics, she identified which traditional foods optimize gene expression. While lecturing around the Pacific, Dr. Shanahan has revolutionized how fellow medical professionals think about nutrition and health. Luke Shanahan, MFA graduated from University of Iowa where he attended the prestigious Writers' Workshop as an undergrad. Since graduate school, he has taught and lectured around the country and continued to pursue his interests in literature, art, and cooking. Cate Shanahan's full bio can be found here: http: // more

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An amazing read. Explains why what you eat changes your gene expression and that most diseases are caused by faulty gene expression, NOT permanent genetic changes and that what you eat can affect your family's genes for generations. The basic food advice is the same as on the Weston. A Price webiste mostly, for anyone that can't afford the book. In short, eat real old-fashioned food. Eat good quality meats and don't take the fat off, eat good fats like olive oil and coconut oil, eat the usual meats but also organ meats, eat bone broths (chicken stock etc.), eat fermented and sprouted foods, eat lots of fresh vegetables and go easy on the fruit. Avoid at all costs sugar in all its forms as well as unnatural fats; trans fats. This book is so much more than just another Paleo diet book. This book is so important for everyone to read, but especially those that are thinking of becoming pregnant (or have children already, to a slightly lesser extent). It explains how positive or negative genetic changes can happen over generations based on the food we eat!show more
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