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Dr. Miller's "Anatomy of an Indigenous Diet: The Nine Key

Components" is so fundamental, practical and loaded with common sense

that's it's difficult to believe (but true) it's a rare American who abides

them on a daily basis. The components are:

1. Foods that are local, fresh and in season

2. Food cultivation techniques and recipes passed down

through the ages

3. Food traditions (communal eating, eating for satiety

rather than fullness and observation of fasts and food rituals)

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4. Sugar from whole foods such as honey, fruits, vegetables

and whole grains

5. Salt from natural unprocessed sources such as fish, sea

greens and vegetables

6. Naturally raised meat and dairy as a precious commodity

7. Nonmeat fats from whole nuts, seeds, grains and fatty

fruits; minimally processed oils such as olive, palm fruit, or coconut oil

8. Fermented and pickled foods and

9. Healing spices.

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The book explains exactly how to do this with any of the

five indigenous diets covered and provides all the appendices you need to shop,

cook and plan your new meals. It's unique and full of valuable resources

for any home cook, no matter your current state of health or risk factors for

these diseases. If nothing else it's definitely an interesting read.

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