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Edible Medicines An Ethnopharmacology of Food

ISBN-10: 0816527482
ISBN-13: 9780816527489
Edition: N/A
Authors: Nina L. Etkin
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Description: In this wide-ranging book, Nina Etkin investigates the health implications of foods from the cuisines of peoples around the world to describe the place of food in health maintenance. She incorporates co-evolution along with a biocultural perspective  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 3/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

In this wide-ranging book, Nina Etkin investigates the health implications of foods from the cuisines of peoples around the world to describe the place of food in health maintenance. She incorporates co-evolution along with a biocultural perspective in addressing some of the physiological effects of foods across cultures and through history while taking into account both the complex dynamics of food choice and the blurred distinctions between food and medicine. Showing that food choice is more closely linked to health than is commonly thought, Etkin helps us understand the health implications of peoples food-centered actions in the context of real-life circumstances. Drawing on an extensive literature that transects food and culture, the history of medicine, ethnopharmacology, food history, nutrition, and human evolution, Edible Medicines will appeal to a wide range of scholars and professionals from anthropologists to nutritionists, as well as general readers seeking a greater understanding of the medicinal aspects of food.

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Food in the History of Biomedicine
Spices: The Pharmacology of the Exotic
Fermented Foods and Beverages
The Lives of Social Plants
Medicinal Qualities of Animal Foods
Health in the Marketplace: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Functional Foods, and More
Some Common Spices
Notes
References
General Index
Scientific Index

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