Foodie Pharmacology Podcast

To Eat Or Not To Eat? That’s The Question.

January 28, 2020

How do we determine what is food and what is not food? Is our ability to recognize a food ingredient simply a learned behavior, or is it the result of evolutionary capacities to recognize signals from our environment? In this episode, I explore the concepts of sensory experiences with foods as they relate to chemical signals in the environment. I review some of the major classes of plant natural products that impact both the ways that we experience foods and the pharmacological effects that they illicit in the body. 

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