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Discover Everything You Need to Know About What You Eat and Why You Eat It

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Discover Everything You Need to Know About What You Eat and Why You Eat It

Episode 68
July, 2017
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Eating is as old as mankind but we are still learning so much about food, nutrition, and our own bodies. Examine the evolution of the human diet with award-winning professor and anthropologist Alyssa Crittenden. Discover how what's old is new and how people (and even civilizations) have defined themselves through what they make to eat.

Dr. Crittenden will open your eyes to how civilizations have adopted diets to their environments, including the crazy things that people eat around the world, and the ramifications that this has had on their health.

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In This Podcast Listen To:

  • Professor Alyssa Crittenden of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas discuss food-related trends, controversies, and crises, such as the Paleo Diet, GMOs, and mass starvation. She will bust common myths about foods and diets, and provide powerful scientific insights that will always be there in the back of your mind, every time you get hungry.
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