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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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: Judith Finlayson ; Foreword by Dr. Kent Thornburg
Audience: Trade
Specs: full color throughout, glossary, references, selected references by chapter, index
Pages: 320
Trim Size: 7 1/2" X 10" X 11/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20190816
Copyright Year: 2019
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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

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 than the genes your parents passed on to you. Thanks to the relatively new science of epigenetics, we now know that the experiences of previous generations may show up in your health and well-being.

Many of the risks for chronic diseases -- including obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and dementia -- can be traced back to your first 1,000 days of existence, from the moment you were conceived. The roots of these vulnerabilities may extend back even further, to experiences your parents and grandparents had -- and perhaps even beyond.

Similarly, what happens to you will affect your children and grandchildren. That's why it's so important to make good dietary choices, get a suitable amount of exercise and be cautious about exposure to toxins. Positive lifestyle changes have been shown to spark epigenetic adjustments that can lead to better health, not only for yourself, your offspring and their children, but also for generations to come.

This book makes hard science accessible. It is a call to action for social as well as personal change, delivering the message that by changing our own health, we can also influence the future of the world.

Bio:

Judith Finlayson is a bestselling author who has written books on a variety of subjects, from personal well-being and women's history to food and nutrition. A former national newspaper columnist for The Globe and Mail, magazine journalist and board member of various organizations focusing on legal, medical and women's issues, she is also the author of over a dozen cookbooks. Judith lives in Toronto, Canada.

Foreword and scientific review by Dr. Kent Thornburg, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Developmental Health at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, and Director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Kent Thornburg
Preface

    Chapter 1: David Barker and Epidemiology
    Chapter 2: The Emergence of Epigenetics
    Chapter 3: Your Family, Your Genome, Nutrition and Your Health
    Chapter 4: Beyond Nutrition
    Chapter 5: The First Thousand Days
    Chapter 6: Childhood and Adolescence
    Chapter 7: Adulthood
    Chapter 8: Aging
    Chapter 9: Your Microbiome

Epilogue
Glossary
Acknowledgements
References
Index

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