Jean-Marie Bourre

Chrono-dietetics Publication date : March 1, 2012

With La Diététique du cerveau (sales exceeding 100,000 copies), first published in 1989, Jean-Marie Bourre revolutionised the way we talk about nutrition. A member of the French Academy of Medicine, Bourre is the former director of a research unit specialising in brain chemistry and its links to nutrition, at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM). His works have been translated into many languages, including English, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. He is the author of Les Bonnes graisses, La Vérité sur les Omégas 3, La Diététque et la performance, Les Aliments de l’intelligence, La Diététque du cerveau, Bien manger: vrais et faux dangers and Le Lait: vrais et faux dangers.

Eat a little of everything if you don’t want to lack any vital nutrient: this sensible notion seems to be gaining ground. But we know much less about what to eat when — and yet this is crucial.
How can we avoid harming the biorhythms that are part of our natural biology? This book shows how to reconcile daily habits, culinary culture and nature.
It also helps us understand why certain foods are more effective when they are consumed at certain times of the day, or in combination with other foods; or, on the contrary, why some foods should be avoided at specific times.
Amidst the cacophony of advice concerning nutritional injections, slimming diets and calorie counting, the primary reason for eating has been lost. To improve our chrono-eating habits, we must rediscover age-old knowledge about nutrition, enriching and updating it with the most relevant recent scientific research: these are the secrets behind maintaining health, inner equilibrium and eating pleasure.