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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490571507
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- Publisher: Archangel Ink (November 24, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 24, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B008ZGBFOQ
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In `12 Paleo Myths: Eat Better Than a Caveman,' Stone reminds us that we are individuals and, while a Paleo diet may suit some, it is not for all. He goes on to say that there is more to life than food and fitness. None of this I dispute. Neither do I contest the fact that the products we are being offered in our supermarkets are radically different to those on sale in the nineteenth century. Statistics from the US Department of Agriculture are quoted in the book, to show that consumption of salad and cooking oil increased by 1,450% between 1909 and 1999. Matt Stone asserts that Omega -6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, rather than gluten in cereals (consumption of grains dropped by 31% during the twentieth century), is behind coeliac and other allergies. His hunch, for that is what it is, may well be correct.
The problem with this book, which relies so much on science to state its case, is that, while there is a bibliography, there are no specific references to the many claims made in the book. There are facts which are universally accepted and do not need to be substantiated. For example, no one doubts that starch is a polysaccharide which is digested to glucose.Read more ›
I thought this book was going to be about fine tuning - "if you went Paleo and then this still troubled you, do this" and so I was excited. It is a hater book, full of slang and without scientific references.
The truth is that there isn't any one answer to how to eat healthy - you have to figure it out for yourself. This book will not help you do that.
Of course things are never that simple and while Paleo has now gone mainstream I started to question more and more of the dogma and gradually moved away from the strict paleo approach and actually started to look feel and perform better.
Matt Stone's book is a great support to those looking to move out of the cult that paleo has become as he offers some strong and varied challenges to the paleo orthodoxy. The treatment of epigenetics is especially useful - our environment has a huge impact on our health. Your genes are not a fixed programme but a series of options, the path through which is influenced by your environment, even the environment of the womb in which you grew.
If you have any interest in Paleo you deserve to read this book to at least consider the other side of the argument. Things are not as simple as the paleo gurus might have you believe.....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was prescribed a paleo diet a few years ago to heal digestive issues. Was basically told no/low carbs. In one month, my then healthy metabolism plummeted. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Long Term Sufferer
Another great read from Matt Stone. I've done the Paleo thing in the past, progressively getting stricter and stricter in the hope that I would feel as awesome as the diet... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lucy
As a newly hatched gluten free long term carb avoiding thyroid patient who can't lose weight and who cannot get a temp reading above 97. Read morePublished 21 months ago by NoCoDreamin
The best Matt Stone book yet. I really enjoyed this book and I appreciate Matt for making a clear case against limiting carbohydrates and other foods that are limited in a Paleo... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kyle Curry
I stumbled upon Matt Stone last night when reading through Amazon reviews of the GAPS diet. I've been on paleo for over two years and recently moved onto Auto-immune Paleo. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Leen
This was one of Matt's overviews of nutrition. This time he takes on the "Paleo" mindset. Yes there is snark. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cocomeezer