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Excellent, Inexpensive Primal Primer,
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This review is from: Free The Animal: Lose Weight & Fat With The Paleo Diet (Paperback)
Richard Nikoley isn't a doctor, a nutritionist, a politician, or a journalist. What I'm trying to say is that he has no agenda, no bull to push on you, and that's what makes this book such a great tool - unlike some other books about the Primal movement, Free the Animal isn't laden down with a ton of scientific jargon, detailed descriptions of complex metabolic pathways, or describing the intricacies of one type of amino acid from another.
Richard's book is just a quick read that boils down to the basics of how to eat better food (or not), lift heavy things and put them back down, and become a better human. I'm not trying to say Richard's work is in any way "dumbed down". If you read his blog, you'll find that he knows his stuff as well as many, and better than some registered dieticians.
It boils down to this: If you want to know the basics of what, how, and why to eat Paleo/Primal, this is your book. If you want a PhD in Paleo, opt for Cordain's books. Richard, excellent work, per usual.