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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Foreword by Dr. Kent Thornburg




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.


Judith Finlayson draws upon the groundbreaking work of late epidemiologist David Barker in this fascinating and eye-opening treatise on how a wide variety of chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, obesity etc. ) are linked not only to current lifestyle but to such other factors as stress, environmental toxins, and even, per the title, one's grandparents' diet.

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