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Mira Calton, CN, FAAIM, DCCN, CPFC, BCIH is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, a Certified Personal Fitness Chef and is Board Certified in Integrative Health. She holds a Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences, has completed the Yale University School of Medicine's OWCH (Online Weight Management Counseling for Healthcare Providers) program, and currently sits on the American Board of Integrative Health. Mira's interest in nutrition came after having been diagnosed at the age of thirty with advanced osteoporosis. Working with her husband Dr. Jayson Calton to become micronutrient sufficient Mira reversed her condition, they now work together to inspire others to do the same.

Jayson B. Calton, PhD, FAAIM, DCCN, CISSN, BCIH, ROHP is a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, and is Board Certified in Integrative Health and Sports Nutrition. He has worked with thousands of international clients over the last 20 years to improve their health through his unique nutritional and lifestyle therapies. Dr. Calton majored in Molecular and Microbiology (pre-med), at the Burnett Honors College, School of Biomedical Sciences and holds a Masters of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Nutrition. He has completed post-doctoral continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, Cornell University, and Yale University School of Medicine, and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) and the American Board of Integrative Health (ABIH).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Primal Nutrition, Inc.; 1 edition (February 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984755179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984755172
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was sorely disappointed with this purchase, particularly given the glowing endorsements from Mark Sisson and the like, and the book being featured on several podcasts. It feels to me far more like a niche exploitation of an already fairly saturated market. More importantly, if you already know anything about nutrition, it's just not necessary.

The Caltons begin with this disclaimer: "If you're reading this book, you are likely quite far ahead of the pack when it comes to knowledge and interest about healthy eating. You're likely familiar with the popular adages to avoid foods with stuff you can't pronounce on the label or to shop the perimeter aisles of the grocery store, where the fresh foods are typically located. You may have even embraced the Primal/Paleo/evolutionary health movement and optimized your diet to be free of naked calories and centered upon the micronutrient rich planet and animal foods that our ancestors evolved on."

So good, so far. They continue: "One things for sure, whoever you are and whatever your current level of knowledge and commitment is, there is always room for improvement."

The question is: How much improvement? The answer: Very little.

Honestly, the previous paragraph sums up the main message of the book: Shop the perimeter, and don't buy foods with ingredients you can't pronounce. Rich Food, Poor Food never truly delves any deeper than that, except to give you specific details on the deleterious effects of said ingredients.

What I found more discrediting, however, was that the Caltons engage in the same sort of (what Michael Pollan termed) 'nutrititionism' they seem to denounce.
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During the journey to improve my health, I stumbled upon the book Naked Calories by Mira and Jayson Calton. With regard to diet, all we ever hear about in the media is macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and how they impact your diet. Here was this couple telling me how micronutrients play an integral part in what you eat! This was a real eye opener for me and I could not put the book down until I read it cover to cover. When I heard that the Calton's getting ready to launch new book, I could not wait to get my hands on it! My wife and I were fortunate to see the Calton's give a talk recently and I was able to purchase a copy of the book early.

Rich Food Poor Food is the perfect follow-up companion to Naked Calories. It takes the theory of eating nutrient dense, real food and helps us learn how to shop and obtain the maximum amount of micronutrients in the food you eat. It was immediately clear that an amazing amount of time and research went into creating this book. Over the last year, I have read numerous books, blogs and articles on nutrition and still learned so much more from reading Rich Food Poor Food!

The book is beautifully designed in a logical manner that anyone can follow. The perfect mix of science and practicality allows the reader to literally walk through the grocery aisles chapter by chapter to learn what optimal foods to buy. Each recommendation is clearly defined and you are taught why you should choose certain products over the other. I do consider myself to be a savvy shopper when it comes to food and I still found products listed that I should "Steer Clear" of that I do consume.

I have now purchased three copies of this book.
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This is my review from my website [...]. I was sent an advance copy from the Publisher.

There are 2 parts to Rich Food, Poor Food. Part I is the part you read page for page and is titled, "Know Before You Go". It is less than 40 pages long, is an easy read and gives its readers the necessary tools and background information on things to look for. One of my favorite examples came on page 8 describing the difference between Lay's Classic Potato Chips vs. Baked Lay's Original Crisps and which one is actually the better choice.

Next there's The Owner's Manual, which explains how to utilize Part II when in the grocery store, followed by Everyday Micronutrient Depleters (EMDs) describing how certain ingredients can deplete micronutrients and where they are found. I particularly found the section on GMOs, very insightful.

And the last chapter in Part I is "Villainous Variables", which not only list ingredients that are legal in the U.S., but banned in other countries, it also explains how the food industry tricks consumers with deceptive advertising with words such as healthy, made with, etc.

Part II is where the real meat and potatoes (pun intended) of the book is. Rather than Chapters, each section is called an Aisle, depicting how you may use this book to navigate through your own grocery store. I believe this section was designed to use more as a reference guide rather than a section that you sit down and read from front to back. Aisles consists of, Dairy, Meat, Fish & Seafood, Produce, Condiments, Grains, Baking, Snacks & Beverages. Each aisle gives explanations on what various terms mean and what to look for when buying various products.
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