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Food Rules: A Doctor's Guide to Healthy Eating Paperback – May 5, 2010
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"I enjoyed Deep Nutrition so much that I honestly did not want to finish it." --Marjorie Tietjen, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
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Deep Nutrition describes how these changes in genetic health have resulted from changes to our eating habits. She ditches the Food Pyramid and outlines the original human diet based around common elements to all traditional diets, the 4 Pillars of World Cuisine. These are the four categories of foods that helped to make our ancestors strong and fit, but most of us today are lucky if we include one of the four. Food Rules provides a quick, how-to guide to expanding our diets, including new foods and adapting new habits to create a powerfully healthy lifestyle.
Dr Cate wants to empower her patients and her readers with the knowledge to lose weight, get healthy, and have healthy children by following principles of traditional nutrition. She has received many thank you letters from around the world written by readers who have astounded their friends, family, and their doctors and been taken off chronic prescriptions.
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In her first book, Deep Nutrition, Dr Cate (Catherine Shanahan, MD) explains how important nutrition is to not only maintaining health, but also in restoring it! She explains things more completely and with a much greater understanding of the complexity of the human body than pretty much anyone trying to do so (the only exception I have found is Nora Gedgaudas, who is equally competent and whose book complements the Shanahan's book perfectly).
I think of Dr. Cate's Food Rules as the icing on the cake! (Cake is now made with nut flours and lots of eggs from my own chickens, topped with un-sugared whipped cream). Cate again packs an amazing amount of information into a slim volume. If you want some valuable tips, insight, or coaching on what food to buy, how to cook it, and how to eat intentionally, this book is for you. You do not need to read Deep Nutrition to greatly benefit from the food rules based on it. If you have been eating junk for years, are ill, seek longevity, or want optimum health this little guide book is far, far, far superior to every similar guide on the market. There is a 30 page section called Doctor's Orders that has "must read" material (just go read this section in your local bookstore if you are already a foodie eating nutrient rich foods).
If every American household had a copy of Food Rules and used it, healthcare costs would, I'm serious, drop to a mere 10% of what they are today.Read more ›
And lest you think it's the same old low-fat, high-carb, calorie-controlled, exercise 'til you drop approach to dieting, you'd be sorely mistaken. Dr. Shanahan realizes that's a foolish way to go about doing things because it is futile in the end. She values eating real food, reducing sugar consumption, skipping the high omega-6 vegetable oils, controlling total carbohydrates which turn to sugar in the body, warning of MSG for various people, knowing that veggies are a better choice than fruit, zeroing in on raw and grass-fed sources of dairy and meats, and so much more! She even offers up ways to cook your food in the same manner of generations past. My favorite part of the book is when Dr. Shanahan explains HOW to eat with helpful advice that you wouldn't typically get from a physician. But the real payoff of FOOD RULES is knowing what all of these changes in your diet are doing to your health--in a GOOD way!Read more ›
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Reading this book felt very personal, almost like the kind of advice that Dr. Shanahan might give to close family and friends while sitting in her living room. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Robert Pruitt
Awesome! Makes it easy, very concise. Feel so much better. Great supplement to Dr Cate's outstanding Deep Nutrition, my food bible.Published 1 month ago by rdslater
Fantastic. Easy to read 'mini-chapters' for each 'rule'. Unlike some 'diet' books -- Food Rules gets back to basics and is very easy to work into your lifestyle. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chicago Guy
Really you have to change your way of eating and cooking Some of the ingredients I don't know where to buy them Never heard of them beforePublished 8 months ago by SPN
Essential go-to guide on healthy, whole eating.
Dr Shannahan divides the book into easy to read and access sections. Great resource!
Parts are pretty good. Somehow though nothing really spectacular or earth shattering. Also seems more opinion than fact. Not much to back it up if you pay close attention.Published 10 months ago by DeeMee
...but might suggest her other book for more details. I've given this book to my mom to help her get started with some health issues. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Justin
There's a lot of good information in this book; nonetheless, after digging a bit further I came to the conclusion that the M.D. is.... Read morePublished 11 months ago by ToShop