26 March 2013

Hungry Planet - Summary

I would like to add a few thoughts to the Hungry Planet series:

I did this series in order to understand certain eating patterns of different countries . However, it does not mean that everybody in that particular country adheres to these habits. There are many different ways of eating within the same country.

Hungry Planet - Guatemala

The Mendoza family living in Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala, and their one week worth of food (from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio).

24 March 2013

Hungry Planet - United States

A family from the United States, the Revis, living in Raleigh, North Carolina, and their one week worth of food (from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio).

Hungry Planet - Great Britain

An average British family, the Baintons, living in Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire, Great Britain, and their one week worth of food (from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio).

23 March 2013

Steve Jobs and Pancreatic Cancer

Steve Jobs was vegan, on a high-fruit (fructose or fruit sugar) diet. He died of pancreatic cancer on 5th October 2011.

Ashton Kutcher playing the Apple co-founder in the movie "Jobs", went on a high-fruit diet, and ended up in hospital with inflamed pancreas.

What the World Eats

In their new book, What I Eat, photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio present thought-provoking portraits of individuals around the globe and the food that fuels them over the course of a single day.

22 March 2013

Hungry Planet - Chad

This is the Mustapha family (9 members) living in the village of Dar Es Sallam with 210 inhabitants (from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio).

21 March 2013

Hungry Planet - Australia

Let's compare the eating habits of these two families living in Australia (from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio). I truly admire the courage of all these families, willing to pose for a picture with the food they eat, and all my respect to the authors for the work they are doing.

















Gluten and Gastrointestinal Symptoms



Diets containing gluten cause gastrointestinal symptoms in non-celiacs
This study was published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology 2011 Mar;106(3):508-14; quiz 515

20 March 2013

Hungry Planet - Turkey

Here is a family from Istanbul, Turkey and their food for a week, from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio.

19 March 2013

Hungry Planet - China (Traditional and Modern)

Two wonderful families from China, one living in a village near Beijing, on a more traditional diet. The other family lives in the city (Beijing) with consequences on their diet.

18 March 2013

Hungry Planet - Germany

Another wonderful family, this time from German family who was willing to share their one week worth of food (from Hungry Planet).

Comments and Respect




















I started this blog in order to share my experience and information about diet. Whenever I can, I support what I say with articles and opinions of experts. I am not selling or promoting anything, I am simply sharing information. It is up to the readers to decide what is right for them, I am not telling anyone what to do.

17 March 2013

Hungry Planet - Mali

For us, living in the civilized world, this is a bit of an extreme example of a diet. Here is the Natomo family, from the book Hungry Planet.

15 March 2013

Hungry Planet - Mexico

Here is an average family from Mexico, the Casales, with their weekly food consumption (from the book: Hungry Planet).

13 March 2013

Hungry Planet - India

This is an example of a typical Indian vegetarian diet of a family living in Ujjain (Central India), from the book Hungry Planet. (My previous post about Japan.)

Hungry Planet - Japan

These two pictures are from the book Hungry Planet - What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. This is really a wonderful book where you can see the type and amount of food consumed by families in different countries of the world.

03 March 2013

Nutrient Density

This presentation by Mathieu Lalonde, PhD gives an insight into the nutrient density of different food groups. The conclusion is very surprising: