Podcast: Daphne Miller

The global diet researcher

Daphne Miller
Daphne Miller cooking at home.

San Francisco physician and writer Daphne Miller has just published a book, The Jungle Effect, in which she combines case histories of patients, research from her own travels, and 50 pages of recipes. The result makes a good case for indigenous diets — and shows those of us who eat primarily within a framework of Western foods how we too can eat to avoid chronic disease.

Culinate’s Kim Carlson talked with Dr. Miller recently about how she came to write this book and how she learned that even those of us who buy most of our food at supermarkets can find the ingredients we need to make tasty, wholesome foods that just might help us live longer.

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1. by Tammy on May 28, 2008 at 12:10 PM PDT

This book sounds fascinating. Nice interview!

2. by FoodRenegade on Dec 10, 2008 at 8:36 PM PST

This sounds like a great book -- almost like Daphne unwittingly followed in the footsteps of Weston A. Price and those like him. Sadly, most of their anecdotal stories and discoveries are 50+ years old and don’t hold much weight to the scientifically minded. I can’t wait to read Daphne’s book and see what she’s learned with her more recent research.

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