Ten Thousand Years From Eden is a book which discuss the evolution of nutritional patterns in human beings. The author of the book, Charles Heizer Wharton, discusses the metabolic differentiation that has occurred over the centuries. The world is witnessing tremendous changes in the light of the miraculous developments in the field of science and technology. Along with the technological developments in the world, eating habits and nutritional patterns of humans has changed greatly. Moreover the book, Ten Thousand Years From Eden, features an historical reference of human evolution. Even though the focus of the book is on the nutritional aspects of the human civilization, it evaluates the sequential growth pattern of human development starting from creation.


Ten Thousand Years From Eden was conceived by well known professor Charles Heizer Wharton, who has undertaken intensive research in the field of ecology. The author is very particular to include comprehensive tools for the analysis of situations, including the different strategies such as historical, anthropological and scientific aspects of human evolution. Moreover, the expertise of Charles Heizer Wharton in the environmental issues has helped him to reach remarkable findings in the field of nutrition. Ten Thousand Years From Eden analyzes the individual style differences as well as the social influence of the nutritional pattern and helps to have a better knowledge about the process of evolution.


Ten Thousand Years From Eden was well received by the scientific community and the general public mainly because of its utility and necessity of the discussed topic, of the nutritional habits of humans over the course of several centuries. It is very evident that the dietary habits and nutritional levels vary depending on time and place, but the impact of the differences in the nutritional level in the society is the most important perspective of the study. The detailed description of the history of nutrition, right after the days of  Eden, to the present ages of packaged foods, provides an opportunity to assess the comparative differences of the living periods and the influence of environment. The relevance of the information attracts people to the book, Ten Thousand Years From Eden, and the interesting narration style adopted by Charles Heizer Wharton as well as the well compiled topic sequence makes it a favorite among the masses. Apart from the public appeal, the book also has an academic relevance and is appreciated as one of the more reliable reference books among the group of nutritional and health books because of the authenticity of the information. The critics evaluate that the book is significant, as it gives the long history of  human evolution and development comprehensively, in a nutshell.


Ten Thousand Years From Eden is definitely a must read book, since it finds the major causes of the life threatening diseases. The studies say that humans have changed quite a bit from the balanced rhythm of metabolism and started loosing it from day one out of Eden. The imbalance in the metabolism has been increasing over time as the food gathering mechanism changes from hunter to an agricultural establishment. However, the transition of the food consumption system of packaged foods has worsened the condition and most of the diseases today are a result of the severe imbalance. Ten Thousand Years From Eden is beneficial for people in their daily lives to manage nutritional situations, as it provides guidelines for a customized diet according to personal choice.


In brief, the book, Ten Thousand Years From Eden, is often evaluated as a scientific treatise, which can be used as a reference book for the metabolic standards of people along with the growth of human civilization. It is still rated among the one of the most popular nutrition books.