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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0615228380/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=adifkinofdoc-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0615228380&adid=1KJQGRFQTXYNY9GGJZNX&

In their book, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, Dr. Catherine Shanahan and Luke Shanahan delve into one of the most fascinating scientific developments to happen during my lifetime: Epigenetics. How the environment changes genetic expression. The idea that the human genome is dynamic and constantly adapting. The implication that we can control the health of our genes.

One way that we can control the health of our genes is through food. Shanahans explain that "food is like a language, an unbroken information stream that connects every cell in your body to an aspect of the natural world. The better the source and the more undamaged the message when it arrives to your cells, the better your health will be."

In this book you'll learn why organ meats were the "original vitamin supplements" (page 72), why children are best spaced four years apart (page 94), how sugar can cause birth defects (page 207), and why "every bite you eat changes your genes a little bit" (page 21).

It's a fascinating read and makes a good gift.

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