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Global Diet Researcher Discovers "The Jungle Effect"

I just StumbledUpon a great podcast interview of Daphne Miller, the global diet researcher who recently published a book called The Jungle Effect in which she makes a good case for indigenous diets.

(I haven’t read the book, but the premise sounds good. Maybe I’ll buy it and review it for you guys.)

In the podcast, she highlights her studies in 5 specific regions of the world where diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and depression are practically non-existent. A trained dietitian, her research surprised her. She discerned the “rules” of indigenous cooking — the rules I highlight in The Basics collection of articles — and switched to preparing most of her food at home in wholesome, traditional ways.  Wanting to make sure that price and availability wouldn’t be a deterrent for the average American, she also set about researching how well the discerning shopper could do buying their groceries from Wal-Mart and other chain stores. Again, to her surprise, she realized that most of us can do quite well simply by avoiding pre-packaged convenience foods and returning to traditional food preparation techniques.

Listen to the podcast interview at The Culinate, here.

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2 Responses to Global Diet Researcher Discovers "The Jungle Effect"
  1. Christopher Pesce
    November 8, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    She sounds like a modern Weston price, and her book like ” Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”.

  2. Henrik
    April 24, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Podcast link is unfortunately broken.

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