SWEET TOOTH

In eight short episodes, I share the incredible tale of Joana, who exchanged her life in the city for the Amazon, and take you along on my experience with tribal life. Stay tuned for all episodes!

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"Their ideas about what is considered healthy are different from ours, and based on what is locally available. Bananas accompany at least half of our meals, but surprisingly, they eat no green vegetables. And I don’t mean few—I mean none.

The people I speak with believe in the health benefits of a traditional diet. There is one aspect of city life they find particularly intolerable: you can only get “bad meat, full of hormones and chemicals,” and the foods don’t “make you strong” like those grown on local soil. When our neighbor Paula soothes my unrelenting stomach ache with a tea of dried orange peel, I learn about their extensive knowledge of plant-based medicine."

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