Food is a powerful medicine, and what you eat and how can tell a lot more about your health than the supplements you take. Over the span of three years and tens of thousands of miles, Daphne Miller, MD, traveled to five locations where common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and depression were rare. While visiting Mexico, Crete, Iceland, Cameroon and Okinawa, Miller collected recipes and learned of indigenous foods that prevent chronic illnesses.
In the Copper Canyon of Mexico, diabetes is rare due to a diet largely comprised of corn, beans, and vegetables.
In Crete, heart disease is rare due to eating the classical Mediterranean diet.
In Iceland, the large quantities of cold water ocean fish provide omega-3 fatty acids that reduce the risk of depression.
In Cameroon, colon cancer is rare due to a diet high in fiber, low in unhealthy fats.
In Okinawa, breast and prostate cancer are rare where people eat lots of fresh vegetables, soy beans, low amounts of meat, and get plenty of vitamin D.
Dr. Miller will discuss the diets and health effects for each of these locations and provide some representative recipes and menus.
Daphne Miller, MD, is a board-certified family physician in private practice in San Francisco. She is an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where she teaches nutrition and integrative medicine. She lives in San Francisco with her family.
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Added by FullCalendar on September 29, 2009