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Eat the Yolks Hardcover – February 25, 2014
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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, CaveGirlEats.com. 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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Critiques of the science underlying the dietary recommendations we have been encouraged to follow (by government, a variety of health organizations such as the American Heart Association, and most of the food industry) are not new, however. John Yudkin's 1972 book, Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It, was one of the first. And there were other voices questioning the scientific justification for the "Diet-Heart Hypothesis"--the assertion that saturated fats were the foundation of an increasing epidemic of cardiovascular diseases--as well.
The critics have not prevailed and so we continue to be encouraged to eat a dietary laden with more sugar (or high fructose corn syrup) and polyunsaturated seed oils than ever before in human history (and prehistory). Still, the number of critics continues to grow--along with the waistlines, incidence of Syndrome X, and increased cases of Type II diabetes among those of us following the SAD. Something is not working. And doing more of the same is not an effective fix.
So, what to do? What to make of all this? Perfect clarity is not likely soon, but a good place to begin is with the best (albeit imperfect) information possible. Why not find this information in a relatively short (288 pages), pleasantly-readable book such as Eat the Yolks? Although Liz Wolfe's touch is light and her good humor present throughout, her science is as solid as science can be in the mysterious field of human nutrition. And the references are there for those wishing to read for themselves.
If you are a newbie to the extensive literature associated with the "nutrition wars" and skeptical of the dietary "party-line," Eat the Yolks is a fine place to begin your search for an alternative perspective.
However, I am giving this book 3 stars because I cannot say that I loved it. While making a book informative and entertaining is appreciated, the writing style was somewhat distracting. The pop culture references and humor inserted every other paragraph was just a little too much for me. I prefer straight and to the point, which better suits my personal learning style.
I do want to note that different from what I'm used to does not mean bad. I would recommend this is as good read for someone who is new to the lifestyle, and would like to know more about WHY changing your beliefs and eating habits is necessary. The details are eye-opening. I plan to pass my copy along to some friends I think would appreciate the humor.