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Daphne Miller, M.D., travels around the world in search of native cuisines to address the Western ailments that plague her patients. This exciting culinary adventure reveals the health and well-being benefits of eating a less processed, more natural diet and how one can incorporate native foods into everyday living.

Foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D.

©2008 Daphne Miller (P)2010 Inspriation Productions, LLC

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"A wonderfully practical tome that explains how folks around the world benefit from the healing power of food." (Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., co-author of You: The Owner's Manual)
"In this bracingly hopeful and eminently practical book, Daphne Miller shows us how we can bring the wisdom of traditional diets to our own plates, in the interest of both our health and our pleasure. The Jungle Effect is a fascinating, useful and important book." (Michael Pollan, New York Times best-selling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food)

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  • Patrick
  • Davis, CA, United States
  • 02-25-11

Impressive

Well researched and well argued. Dr. Miller looks at traditional diets from the perspective of modern medicine, and modern nutrition and explains why modern American diets fall short of the mark when it comes to long-term health. If diet is something you would like to examine, I recommend this book. If you are interested in the slow food movement, read this book. If you are a Michael Pollan fan, read this book. If you think that it is more than coincidence that rates of certain diseases rise dramatically when people adopt a Western diet, read this book. If you struggle with poor health and low energy, read this book. If you are healthy, and have no interest in the topic of diet....then I guess you might not be interested...

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  • Eric
  • Maui, Hawaii, United States
  • 03-16-13

Like a Massengill Commercial

I liked this audiobook... basically. The information was interesting. Nothing was particularly objectionable... Still, I get a lot more information and motivation from the works of Drs. Andrew Weil, and Joel Fuhrman. This seems to be a cookbook without recipes, and a travel book without snapshots.
Dr. Daphne Miller might get a patient who's fat, depressed, refuses to exercise, and won't eat vegetables who needs a miracle cure. So Dr. Daphne books the next flight out to some jungle and comes back in a few weeks with some custom cure-all recipes. Kinda like Fantasy Island.
OK, I lied... I do have an objection: Dr. Daphne never passes up the opportunity to use a cliché, and the narrator Heather Hathaway has this prom queen tone that's like fingernails on the chalkboard. Hathaway is probably fine reading other works, but this synergy is like a Massengill commercial. The surprising thing is that Dr. Daphne Miller read the epilogue herself, and although it sounded like she recorded it on her laptop in the bathroom, her voice was natural and pleasant.
Why is there no .pdf of the recipes?

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