Cordain's book The Paleo Diet blends medical research with a healthy sprinkle of individual anecdotes, practical tips, and recipes designed to make his suggestions into a sustainable lifestyle, rather than a simple month-long diet; he even includes cooking recommendations and nationwide sources for wild game.
Claims of improving diseases from diabetes to acne to polycystic ovary disease may be a little overstated, but in general the advice seems sound. Can any of us really go wrong by adding lots more vegetables and fruits to our daily regimen? One recommendation on safe tanning with a gradual reduction in sunscreen is surprising and not much detail is provided for safety issues that can accompany increased sun exposure. Still, Cordain's assertions have helped many people, and could provide exactly the changes you've been looking for to improve your health. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Like Ray Audette's Neanderthin (St. Martin's, 1999), this is another "if you can't find it in the wild, don't eat it" diet that takes the germ of a useful idea and runs with it. According to Cordain (health and exercise science, Colorado State Univ.), Paleolithic humans were fit and lean because, as hunter-gatherers, they ate what was available: meats low in saturated fats, fresh fruits, and nonstarchy vegetables. Nor did they suffer from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, the byproducts of our poor eating habits and lack of exercise. Then again, the average Paleolithic life span was about 30 years, not long enough to develop most chronic illnesses. Still, the author asserts that by eliminating grains, dairy, refined sugars, and processed foods from our diets, we, too, can thrive as our ancestors did. Three levels of diet and six weeks of sample menus, with recipes, are included.
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I've read 100+ health books and finally got around to "Paleo Diet." I was on the Gerson diet for 6 months a few yrs ago and lost too much weight. Read morePublished 6 days ago by sparky_magic_rainbow
An interesting perspective of how our forebearers ate and how we might adopt some of their strategies to lose weight and become healthier.Published 6 days ago by Suanne Huffman
since following the diet, at first stringently, and discovering that if I eliminated sugar, I did not crave
sweets anymore, I became aware that indeed I had an addiction to... Read more
But to never, ever have flour, potatoes and beans? Is that even possible? But I've been doing the best I can.Published 9 days ago by Linda A. Stark