3.29.2011

how western diets are making the world sick!


Last week there was a terrific interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross with Kevin Patterson who is a doctor on the Arctic Circle. While he was in Afghanistan working on people there, he noticed the vast difference between the bodies and the body fat in particular. Afghan people have almost no body fat at all and you can only imagine what he was used to, it "was normal was to have most of the organs encased in fat". I felt that his story takes a very unique approach and you have this visual feeling of looking at these bodies and wondering what the heck went wrong?

I think that you will be interested to hear this conversation and if you can read his book, "Consumption" which is based on his experiences in the Arctic.

visit NPR and listen to the story by clicking here
visit your local bookstore and buy the book!

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