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Useful and Original Insights into Nutrition
June 22, 2017
I really enjoyed Le's writing and nutritional insights. He has several offbeat ideas, but that's part of his charm. For example. I'm not going to eat insects, but I appreciate knowing that ants and cicadas are the more tasty ones. (The author should watch the 2013 movie Snowpiercer for a different take on the future.)
Le's willingness to consider different nutritional arguments while sharing his own answers gives his book more gravitas than you might expect. I was especially intrigued to learn human ancestors walked about 6 to 9 miles a day, with men logging around 8.8 miles a day and women about 5.9 miles daily. After taking us along on exotic international tours, including to Vietnam (fish sauce!), Okinawa, and Australia (emu?), Le gives useful advice on how to maximize your own health: set aside about 2 hours a day for walking; avoid too much sun if you have lighter skin, but try to get more sun if you have darker skin; be aware that Vitamin D pills may not be able to mimic real sunlight; avoid C-sections if you want to maximize transmission of healthy bacteria; consider adding fish oil to your diet; and try to eat what your ancestors ate.