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The Tao of Paleo: Finding Your Path to Health and Harmony Paperback – May 6, 2014
"Most paleo books are focused on food, but The Tao of Paleo presents a more holistic approach to the paleo lifestyle. Not just eating, but the doing, the being, and the thinking as to what constitutes good health. Presented in a conversational style, The Tao of Paleo will stir you into action and spur you onto investigating broader approaches when it comes to experiencing your paleo lifestyle." ~ Darryl Edwards, Author of Paleo Fitness
"What you see is what you get from these two authentically paleo dudes who are taking what they know, sharing it with as many people as possible, and having some fun along the way. Humor is a fantastic way of diffusing the apprehension that some people may have about the paleo lifestyle and you get heaps of it in this book. What those funny bits do is open up the door of opportunity for learning, understanding, and building wisdom that can change your life - just like it changed the lives of Joe and Jason." ~ Jimmy Moore, Author of Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is wrong with my numbers?
From the Back Cover
We invite you to join a friendly and fun conversation with Joe and Jason designed to help you find your own unique paleo Tao. Irreverent and irrepressible, Joe and Jason will educate and entertain both the paleo newbie and the grizzled paleo veteran alike in this remarkably easy to read yet incredibly educational book.
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As a Paleo blogger and leader of an online Paleo support group I'm often confronted with recommending a book for people. This has always been tough. For some, like me, a dense, technical book is perfect, for others, pictures and diagrams do better. But what about that person in between who maybe doesn't really want to read, and would instead benefit from a general conversation? Impractical as it is, especially with folks I meet exclusively online, a conversation can often go much further to educating someone and keeping them interested than anything else. And that's what Joe and Jason have accomplished here.
This book goes through the basic concepts of what exactly the Paleo diet is and is not in the form of several conversations between themselves and several character stereotypes. The conversations are fast, enlightening, funny as hell, and informative. The characters are sometimes over-the-top but designed specifically to deliver the punchline they're intended for. Quick, witty, I often found myself saying, "Did they *really* just say that? They can't say that!", and on the next page, *BAM* there's the punchline and instead I'm now nodding my head in complete agreement with the point they just made recognizing myself as the butt of the joke.
I could go on and on, but really, you shouldn't waste your time with my review. Just go get the book, read it, then pass it off to someone you know needs it more. I guarantee you won't be sorry!
This review is about this brand new yet ancient way of life, the Paleo lifestyle. I have found the perfect guys to explain this new way of life while entertaining you. Their names are Jason and Joe, two Paleo geeks. Imagine them sitting on their couch sharing “I can’t believe they just wrote that” not-so-wise words of advice with you, about what they call the Tao of Paleo.
Meanwhile, in a very sneaky, and sometimes gross way, they educate you about the Paleo Way but without boring you with scientific mumbo jumbo that will make your eyes glaze over. Instead, you may catch yourself wincing and cringing but more likely because of their silly Paleo jokes. For example, “Paleo is not a low-carb diet, it’s a low-crap diet” is one of their clever advice. But don’t be fooled, the information and research is there and well-presented but in a fun and easy-to-understand way. I wish my teachers were that good and that funny in high school. Learning would have been a lot more fun. All of that to say that they will teach you about the central tenets of Paleo the same way a good friend would do, but in a laid back way, the Tao dude way.
One of my favorite feature is the self-created characters they insert in most chapters to introduce a concept or make a (funny) point about something that you might not understand otherwise.
All this to say that they manage to teach you in their own way about food, exercise, play in the sunlight and rest. They educate you on carbs, fats, protein and supplements. They also remind you about the softer side of Paleo: breathing, meditation, and feelings.
But that’s not all. After all of this theoretical knowledge, they offer you practical lists and templates to make your transition into Paleo easier. They give you a 12 weeks eating plan with loads of yummy recipes created by Orleatha Smith of Level Health Nutrition and a Move template for all levels of fitness. With all that information, you should be all set to go on your Paleo way.
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