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You Are What Your Grandparents Ate: What You Need to Know about Nutrition, Experience, Epigenetics and the Origins of Chronic Disease

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Learn how to live a healthy life and leave a legacy of wellness by looking both to the past and to the future.

You Are What Your Grandparents Ate takes conventional wisdom about the origins of chronic disease and turns it upside down. Rooted in the work of the late epidemiologist Dr. David Barker, it highlights the exciting research showing that heredity involves much more
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 16th 2019 by Robert Rose
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Debbie
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book explained how nutrition (or lack thereof) and toxic exposures in our parents and grandparents can affect our health. The first part of the book talked about epigenetics and how population studies have shown how you may be more likely to have a disease due to things that happened when you were in the womb or before that to your parents or even your grandparents. The author also talked about how nutrition, exercise, and stress can change your likelihood of getting a disease even if your ...more
Jen Layton
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nourish & Nurture For Future Generations

If you are interested in doing all that you can to have a healthy child & grandchildren, read this book as soon as you can. For me, it is probably too late. I've been trying to have children & have never been able to conceive. Reading this book provides so many possible links as to why this might be. It also sheds light on many other health problems that have cropped up over the years. Beyond how we ate, how well we were physically &
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James
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
The book focused too much on prenatal issues and infant care. I had expected less of that and less granola.

The book would have been a better read without so many big green blocks of dietary recommendations.

The history and early research parts at the beginning of the book were interesting, especially those concerning the discovery of epigenetics. The rest, not so much.

Also, the tone in places was weird - sort of backhanded and catty. I'm not saying science-adjacent books should be dull, but the
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