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Paleo Diets and the Ancestral Appetite

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Food, Science, and the Human Body

Paleo Diets and the Ancestral Appetite

Taught by Professor Alyssa Crittenden | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Do we have an ancestral appetite? First, uncover how similar the current Paleo diet fad is to what our actual ancestors ate. Then, learn how digestive anatomy and neural expansion played a role in the evolution of nutrition. Finally, determine whether or not humans are adapted to one specific diet.

36 Lectures

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Image of Paleo Diets and the Ancestral Appetite
Paleo Diets and the Ancestral Appetite
0 of 31 min
2
Image of Our Hunter-Gatherer Past
Our Hunter-Gatherer Past
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Stones, Bones, and Teeth
Stones, Bones, and Teeth
0 of 28 min
4
Image of Did Eating Meat Make Us Human?
Did Eating Meat Make Us Human?
0 of 28 min
5
Image of Insects: The Other White Meat
Insects: The Other White Meat
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Was the Stone Age Menu Mostly Vegetarian?
Was the Stone Age Menu Mostly Vegetarian?
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Cooking and the Control of Fire
Cooking and the Control of Fire
0 of 29 min
8
Image of The Neolithic Revolution
The Neolithic Revolution
0 of 30 min
9
Image of The Changing Disease-Scape
The Changing Disease-Scape
0 of 29 min
10
Image of How Foods Spread around the World
How Foods Spread around the World
0 of 29 min
11
Image of The History of the Spice Trade
The History of the Spice Trade
0 of 28 min
12
Image of How Sugar and Salt Shaped World History
How Sugar and Salt Shaped World History
0 of 29 min
13
Image of A Brief History of Bread
A Brief History of Bread
0 of 28 min
14
Image of The Science and Secrets of Chocolate
The Science and Secrets of Chocolate
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Water: The Liquid of Life
Water: The Liquid of Life
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Beer, Mead, and the Fun of Fermentation
Beer, Mead, and the Fun of Fermentation
0 of 29 min
17
Image of Humanity’s Love of Wine
Humanity’s Love of Wine
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Coffee: Love or Addiction?
Coffee: Love or Addiction?
0 of 29 min
19
Image of The Roots of Tea
The Roots of Tea
0 of 28 min
20
Image of The Fizz on Soda
The Fizz on Soda
0 of 29 min
21
Image of Food as Ritual
Food as Ritual
0 of 27 min
22
Image of When People Eat Things That Aren’t Food
When People Eat Things That Aren’t Food
0 of 29 min
23
Image of Food as Recreational Drugs
Food as Recreational Drugs
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Food as Medicine
Food as Medicine
0 of 30 min
25
Image of The Coevolution of Genes and Diet
The Coevolution of Genes and Diet
0 of 30 min
26
Image of The Scoop on Poop
The Scoop on Poop
0 of 30 min
27
Image of The Gut Microbiome
The Gut Microbiome
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Brain Food
Brain Food
0 of 29 min
29
Image of You Are What Your Mother Ate
You Are What Your Mother Ate
0 of 29 min
30
Image of Civilization: Diets and Diseases
Civilization: Diets and Diseases
0 of 31 min
31
Image of What the World Is Eating
What the World Is Eating
0 of 24 min
32
Image of The Overnutrition Epidemic
The Overnutrition Epidemic
0 of 29 min
33
Image of World Poverty and Undernutrition
World Poverty and Undernutrition
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Should the World Eat Meat?
Should the World Eat Meat?
0 of 32 min
35
Image of Should We Be Powered by Plants?
Should We Be Powered by Plants?
0 of 31 min
36
Image of The Future of Food
The Future of Food
0 of 35 min

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December 10, 2018

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May 17, 2018
Brilliant. Love it. Looking forward to the rest.

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February 22, 2018

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