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Eat the Yolks: Discover Paleo, fight food lies, and reclaim your health [Kindle Edition]

Liz Wolfe , Diane Sanfilippo BS NC
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Book Description

Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie?

We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter, and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and, above all, total confusion about what to eat and why. This is a tragedy of misinformation, food industry shenanigans, and cheap calories disguised as health food. It turns out that everything we've been told about how to eat is wrong. Fat and cholesterol are harmful to your health? Nope--they are crucial to your health. "Whole grains" are health food? Not even close. Counting calories is the way to lose weight? Not gonna work--nutrients are what matter. Nutrition can come from a box, bag, or capsule? Don’t count on it! In "Eat the Yolks", Liz Wolfe debunks all these myths and more, revealing what’s behind the lies and bringing the truth about fat, cholesterol, protein, and carbs to light. You'll be amazed at the tall tales we've been told in the name of "healthy eating." With wit and grace, Wolfe makes a compelling argument for a diet based on Paleo foods. She takes us back to the foods of our ancestors, combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why real, whole food--the kind humans ate for thousands of years before modern nutrition dogma led us astray--holds the key to amazing health and happy taste buds. In "Eat the Yolks", Liz Wolfe doesn't just make a case for eating the whole egg. She uncovers the shocking lies we've been told about fat, cholesterol, protein, carbs, and calories and brings us the truth about which foods are healthy--and which foods are really harming us. You'll learn truths like: -- fat and cholesterol are crucial, not harmful... and why -- "whole grains" are processed foods... and what to eat instead -- counting calories is a waste of energy... and what we actually should be tracking -- all animal products are not created equal... and which ones we truly need -- nutrition doesn't come in a box, bag, or capsule... and why there's no substitute for real food!

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About the Author

Liz Wolfe is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association who is passionate about dismantling widespread nutrition myths and discovering the truth about food. She works with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to develop nutrition programming based around real, whole foods, and she documents her personal adventures in cooking, nutrition, and homesteading on her much-loved blog, When she’s not enjoying fresh eggs from her free-range chicken flock or hanging out with her goats, dog, or husband, she’s serving as ambassador for her favorite nonprofits: Steve’s Club National Program, which provides athletic training and mentorship to at-risk youth; and The First Twenty, an organization dedicated to improving the long-term health of America’s firefighters.

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  • File Size: 1247 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1628600195
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (February 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,267 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Breezy but educational March 1, 2014
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When I first sat down with this book, I thought I wouldn't learn anything because of its breezy somewhat snarky style. But I did learn a great many things, despite the fact I have for many years paid a great deal of attention to nutrition. Besides reading all I can over the past 60 years, I have taken courses. (That was because no one would pay any attention to what I had to say unless I could prove I had studied nutrition.)

For one thing from this book, I learned there are people out there who pay attention to complete versus incomplete proteins. It has been 50 years since talking about that went out of style.

There is an explanation of ATP which is easier to understand for a lay person than the complicated explanation in nutrition courses.

I learned that the fat soluble vitamins act synergisticly. That has been known (and ignored) for probably 60 plus years about B vitamins, but I did not know it about oil soluble ones. I should have known.

Somehow I had missed in my reading that there are vitamin D receptors in every cell throughout the body. Well, for heaven's sake! No wonder we keep discovering things we need D for - above and beyond seeing to it our bones get their calcium.

In other words, don't let the breezy conversational style of this book put you off. We can all learn from it.
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
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I'll admit, I've been on the ancestral/real food train for a number of years now, but a true real foodie is just as hungry for knowledge and understanding, so I pre-ordered Liz's book as soon as I could. THANK YOU, LIZ, for giving us (the paleosphere, the real-food-lovers) exactly what we needed- a book jam-packed with REAL information, an approach that isn't overly branded or easy to put into a "fad" category, a winning sense of humor, and at it's core, a topic meant to change the world.

This is the book I've been waiting for, the perfect way to introduce a curious person to a real food lifestyle. I'd recommend Practical Paleo for any kitchen as a reference guide and recipe inspiration or Cate Shanahan's work for those who just really need to see "MD" after the author's name, but this is the book for the hook. This is the book for the friend who is jumping on a plane for a business trip or the busy mom who has 15 minutes to read while her kid is in dance class. It is concise, but every word counts. The approach is totally relatable, fun to read, and beautifully executed. This is absolutely THE book to get people to understand why I eat so much bacon and get militant about where my meat comes from.

As an educator, I love how this book encourages people to toss the rules and truly understand health and nutrition. I also love how it puts "paleo" in a positive light, but isn't rigid paleo propaganda. This is so necessary while paleo is shifting more to the mainstream- teach and learn, don't just listen and follow.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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When I say that this is the best book I've ever read, I truly mean it! I wish I could give it 100 gold stars! My mind was blown, it's full of so much incredible information that everyone truly needs to know. Eat The Yolks is about much more than just "eating the yolks," Liz Wolfe busts every nutrition myth we've ever been taught to believe. Liz breaks it all down - from fat, to protein, to carbs, and nutrients - she gives a crystal clear picture of exactly what we should be eating for optimal health, along with how we ended up where we are today. Everyone deserves to know the truth, and to have great health! This book is the answer!
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
If you're busy eating lean meats, living on egg white omelets, and misting "vegetable" oil on your low-fat salads then I'm hear to tell you that your suffering is over my friend.

In her new book, Eat The Yolks, author Liz Wolfe takes on the diet dictators, and explains why they're blatantly WRONG. Take a seat on the Yolk Train, and buckle up tight because Liz is gonna rock your world! You'll not only learn why eating grass-fed pastured red meat is a health food, why you should have a little broccoli with your butter, and why eating egg-white only omelets is a bad idea, Liz takes the time to explain how to do a little digging of your own. You'll learn how to take a closer look at all of those "claims" and "studies" so that you can decide for yourself if bacon is indeed enemy #1, or if, that low-fat "healthy" turkey bacon is actually what is causing you to feel inflamed and in pain.

In the process you'll also learn how we all ended up here in the first place, why government directed programs and subsidies are making us sick, fat and stupid, and why you can leave the guilt at the door while you enjoy every single morsel of that bacon wrapped filet mignon, with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and butter slathered sauteed veggies.

...And you'll be thoroughly entertained while re-programming your brain!

There's nothing like a dry and boring book to help you get to sleep at night, so be forewarned, you won't want to keep this on your nightstand. Full of witty humor and smile inducing examples, Liz will keep you thoroughly entertained while giving dietary dogma a serious beat-down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic myth busting good. Love her style and humour. Love Liz. M
Published 1 day ago by Madeleine Booth-smits
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone in America should read this book
I just have to say this book is not only eye opening, halarious and flawlessly really gets to the heart of the matter with WHY us humans should eat real food AND what... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Tiffany Lockhart
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to read!
Looking forward to reading this, my husband just finished it!
Published 7 days ago by Lauren M. Polk
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening. It's time we take control of our health. Thanks to Liz...
Will open your eyes to what's on your plate. Never stop questions the foods you eat. Liz is right, eat the yolks!
Published 14 days ago by Scott Ginsberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Well grounded nutrition advice - and a fun read!
This is a book that I'm going to buy both my young adult daughters as soon as it comes out in paperback (okay, I'm cheap). Read more
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars First book anyone new to Paleo should read.
This has got to be the easiest Paleo book to read. Filled with so much information but done it such away that someone just staring out on their clean eating journey can... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Sue Joy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
fun to read, educational too!
Published 16 days ago by A. hatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Folks, Eat the Yolks
That is not 5 stars its 10 stars. This is not an amazon verified purchase because I bought it at the other place, B&N for full price. Does that mean you get a bigger payday Liz? Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mike C
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommend "Eat the Yokes"
Some interesting perspectives on the foods we eat and/or should not eat. Helped me lose 15 pounds...enjoyably!
Published 19 days ago by R T Cary
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative & an enjoyable read!!
I've read many a whole foods & nutrition focused book and really enjoyed this book. I felt like the information was accurate, informative, heartfelt but filled with humor along the... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Emma Lowe
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More About the Author

Hello, friends! I'm Liz. I wrote Eat the Yolks.

I'm a writer, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, a Public Health student, and an advocate for at-risk populations - like under-served youth and America's firefighters. At home, I'm a hobby farmer with pasture-raised goats, pigs and chickens; an organic garden; and unfortunately, a bit of a black thumb.

My passion for real food is rooted in my own transformation. I got healthier, cleared acne, resolved skin issues, slept better, and felt better than ever before...simply by ditching the diet dogma (and the "whole grains," which are truly just processed foods in disguise) and filling my life with real, nourishing food.

I'm not just talking about the kind of food that we already know is healthful - whole, nutritious vegetables and fruits. I'm also talking about the food that has always been food, like meat and fat from healthy, properly raised animals; healthy, whole plant fats from coconut and avocado, and more of the goodness we've been told not to eat for far too long out of fear of fat, cholesterol, and animal products.

I wanted to know how it was possible that all the health issues I was told were caused by some of these foods - the so-called "dangerous," "unhealthy" ones, like meat and fat - were actually resolved because of them. I wanted to know why all the health problems these foods were supposed to cause actually increased in the United States right as we were told to stop eating them.

Something just didn't add up.

My quest to reveal the truth meant uncovering decades of lies, nutrition dogma, and plenty of processed junk disguised as health food. I trudged through years of propaganda and lies to discover the light at the end of the tunnel, and that light was nothing fancy.

It was just real food. The food I talk about in Eat the Yolks.

This book isn't about dogma, or rules, or trademarked Diet foods. It's about nutrition. It's about the intersection of good science, history, and common sense. It's about the foods that taste amazing, and that nourish mind, body and soul.

It's just. Real. Food. (With some fun and some sarcasm mixed in - because laughing while you learn is a must.)

Thanks for reading!


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