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The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet and Exercise and a Design for Living Hardcover – July 1, 1988
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
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From Library Journal
Eaton (a physician) and his co-authors contend that the greater part of our genetic make-up was established thousands of years ago in pre-agricultural hunting and gathering societies. Ill-suited for today's environment, our bodies are struggling to survive a disturbing array of diseases of civilization. Although their approach is novel, what the authors recommend is what most doctors advise for good health: a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, regular exercise, and avoidance of tobacco and excessive alcohol. They offer several conjectural chapters on the status and contributions of early women and the benefits to children of a natural upbringing. A thoughtful, if somewhat belabored, book. Anne Twitchell, EPA Headquarters Lib., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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this book isn't either. i feel its a sound, well reasoned look at diet from a different perspective. the basic premise is to look at the foods man's body evolved on. what has man been eating for the last 50,000 years? how is this different from todays diet? how can this paleolithic diet be approximated with modern foods? what would the heath benefits be? how does the modern diet differ in salt content, fat content, carbohydrate content? what diseases are more prevalent with todays diet?
its looks at both the fossil record and modern hunter gather societies to determine the content of the paleolithic diet.
in addition to diet it covers (in less depth) exercise, and some lifestyle.
weather you take up the diet or not i feel its informative and very interesting.
It was great to go back some 30 years and check in on where we have come to today!