What can you do to improve your health and at the same time improve the health of our home planet? Do you want to be a healthier and more sustainable consumer? In this straightforward, easy-to-understand and entertaining book, dietitian and environmentalist Dr Dana Ellis Hunnes outlines the actions we can all take. Many people feel overwhelmed by the scope of climate change and believe that only large, sweeping changes will make any difference. Yet the choices we make every day can have effects on climate change, the oceans, the land, and other species. Recipe for Survival outlines the problems we are facing, and then presents ideas or 'recipes' to empower us, to help us all make a difference. Recipe for Survival provides the guidance that you can use right now to improve your health, your family's health, and the health of the environment simultaneously.
1. Agriculture is a Major Driver of Climate Change (and Disease)
2. Politics and Dietary Guidelines, Two Major Problems
3. Overfishing: There is No Such Thing as Sustainable Fish
4. Plastic, It's What's for Dinner
5. Environmental Exploitation
6. Species Exploitation for Entertainment
7. The Positives – Examples of the 'Good' Being Done Around the World
8. Protecting Earth – One Recipe at a Time – An Introduction
9. Epilogue: Final Thoughts and Key Takeaways
Appendix: Recipes You Can Use
Dana Ellis Hunnes is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Senior Dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She earned her BS in nutrition and human biology from Cornell University, and her Masters of Public Health (MPH) and PhD from the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. At UCLA, Dana teaches courses on nutrition, chronic disease, and the environment. Her research examines the relationships between climate change, food choices, and food security. She also looks at how these relationships affect our health, as well as the health of the planet and its oceans. She is frequently cited in popular media: she has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, WBAI radio, Spectrum 1 TV. She has written guest articles for the Huffington Post and Self Magazine, and she has been quoted by the Associated Press, Live Science, Healthline, Consumer Reports, Women's Health Magazine, Well + Good, HuffPost, Self Magazine, Health magazine, Cosmopolitan, Men's Journal, Insider, the Los Angeles Times, and other news and media outlets.