Friday, November 03, 2006

Update on Season, geography, and diet

There were a couple of books mentioned in the comments to the original "Season, geography, and diet" post, and I thought I'd make them easily available for interested parties. There are clickable links to each book in the sidebar. The first book was a challenge to find since it seems to go by a couple of different titles!

Also, check out the new weekly column below this post: Friday Food Pharmacy.



1. Geraldine said: I remember reading a book MANY years ago (and unfortunately lending it out, never to be returned) called: Diet of 9 Heathier Societies (or close to that wording) can't find it now. It was all about the diverse diets in the world and as you mentioned, seemingly unhealthy ones.

Appetites of Man: An invitation to Better Nutrition from 9 Healthier Cultures (though it is also listed as "Healthier Societies" in several places with the same authors and ISBN number).

Authors: Sally DeVore and Thelma White
Publisher: Doubleday (May 1978)
ISBN: 0385135122
(Apparenlty out of print and only available as a used book)


2. JLB said: While not entirely on the same lines, the book Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis, M.D. (Fawcett Crest, 1958) includes some discussion on "regional consumption." (I've dubbed this book the "Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Book"). Dr. Jarvis tries to identify certain genetic lines which are better suited to particular foods. While I think there are some major holes and oversights in Dr. Jarvis' line of thinking, in other ways I think he's on to something - eating what is appropriate for our body type, our region, and essentially what makes us feel good and stay well, are all important factors.

Folk Medicine

Author: D. C. Jarvis, MD
Publisher: Fawcett; Reissue edition (May 12, 1985)
ISBN: 0345471741


Geraldine said...

Way to go Super-book-sleuth Michelle!!! I have wanted to replace this missing book for a long time, well done on finding it.

Huggs, G

JLB said...

Greeting Michelle! Thanks for the update - I was wondering about the book Geraldine has suggested. ;)

Michelle said...

Hi G and JLB,

I think both books look interesting! Happy Reading!!

caroline brown said...

Thanks Michelle, G., & JLB for these book suggestions. I'm going to see if I can find them at the library. This is really interesting stuff.

Michelle said...

Hi Caroline,

Let us know if you find it and what you think about it. :-)