- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Healing Arts Press; 2nd Edition, New edition (May 27, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594774137
- ISBN-13: 978-1594774133
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 449 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author
This new extraordinary edition of Primal Body, Primal Mind has been substantially refined, updated, meticulously scientifically edited and reformatted with extra chapters and new additional illustrations. The few nay-saying comments posted to this site are mostly based on the earlier edition of this book which lacked the current edition's refinement.
No one book can possibly please everybody--and Primal Body, Primal Mind challenges a lot of comfortable assumptions (even slaying and barbequing a few sacred cows along the way)---but most of those who found fault with the previous edition will find their complaints here can no longer apply. In fact, I've used much of the prior constructive criticism as a helpful tool to elevate Primal Body, Primal Mind to a whole new standard of excellence.
I am quite proud of this new edition. I hope you enjoy it.
~ Nora Gedgaudas, Author
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The SAD (Standard American Diet) fact is that almost everything we are told by mainstream "authorities" about diet and nutrition is blatantly, tragically, and even fatally wrong. Authorities have been corrupted by bad information and extreme economic interests who couldn't care less if we all died tomorrow, much less if we are healthy. The things supposedly responsible agencies and organizations are still pushing on a trusting public are causing millions upon millions of people to grow ill and die. Perhaps if those groups could be held accountable for all that illness and death, it would stop. I am too much of a realist to think that will happen easily, or any time soon. Especially when governmental agencies waste enormous sums of taxpayer money to bully and attack people who are trying to shine a light on this situation.
Until that changes, the best thing we can do is educate ourselves to the facts, and pursue a healthy diet on our own. Books like this give one the kind of information and references we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our health. In fact, it is imperative that we do this right now, and this book is a great place to start.
This book combines the best of Weston Price's research, and that of those who follow him, with the best of modern nutritional research and traditional wisdom where food and health are concerned. It is divided into 3 sections with 30 chapters and several Appendices with references and informational sources.
The author takes on each of the major areas of nutritional disinformation and sets the record straight with data from modern scientific research as well as tens of thousands of years of human experience (most of which was minus the influence of murderous, immoral corporations).
She looks at the politics behind some of our dietary guidelines, grains, soy, dietary fats, cholesterol, carbohydrates, vitamin D, Trans fats, protein, water, fiber, corn syrup, insulin and leptin, true paleolithic diets, brain chemistry, digestion, food allergies, supplements, and much more. It is the most complete collection of valid dietary information I have ever seen in one place.
In addition to lining out the situation and correcting the many lies about our food, she also discusses how to find good food, gives some sample menus, and some sources for high quality food. Some people may shy away from spending extra on higher quality food, but being healthy is always less expensive than being sick. When you stop and consider that most of the home foreclosures in this country happen due to medical costs, the cost of this book could well be the best money you spend on your health.
The book is well written, readable, thoughtful, and well organized. Even when discussing scientific details such as biochemistry, the author is very clear and understandable. She injects welcome bits of humor here and there to lighten up a topic which can be quite tedious and serious.
I have studied health and nutrition for over 4 decades, and if this information had been available 40 years ago, I would be in sparkling, fantastic health today. You owe it to yourself to read this book and learn as much as possible from it. It can change your life for the better.
There are many other books that take these topics into greater depth, but if you can buy only one book on nutrition, make it this one. Your body will thank you.
Very highly recommended. I am planning on getting more to give away to those I care about.