Perfect Health Diet

Perfect Health Diet

Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat

Book - 2012
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With more than 600 citations to the scientific literature, ""Perfect Health Diet"" explains simply and clearly how to optimize diet for a lifetime of great health. "I've read hundreds of books on nutrition and health in my life, and "Perfect Health Diet" is at the top of the list."--Chris Kresser, integrative medicine practitioner and blogger
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451699142
145169914X
Branch Call Number: 641.563 Jami
Characteristics: xx, 428 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jaminet, Shou-Ching

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sekonov
Sep 27, 2017

The negative reviews are clearly from people who know the Absolute Truth, and can do research better then some silly astrophysicist and molecular biologist from some Harvard.

LRS1969 Aug 02, 2015

True (and strict) Paleo is actually excellent. But this is NOT remotely Paleo!!!

True LC is also excellent, but this is NOT even remotely LC.

LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) is THE best way to go, by far... but this is even yet further from remotely being LCHF.

Who are the author's? Two scientists. An astro-physicist and a molecular biologist. Who may be knowledgeable in their specialized fields, but clueless here.

While inferring a lower carb semi Paleo Diet system, it is neither. After reading the Preface and first couple of chapters I could only scan it after that.

Some anecdotal stories - and a LOT of pseudoscience and outright misstatements!

While claiming their diet is roughly 25-30% carbohydrate and 50-55% fat and 15% protein their recommendation of eating DAILY a pound if "good starches" (no such thing) and a pound of "good sugar fruit" (no such thing) and a pound of Low Carb green vegetables (why bother watching carbs at this point??? - And then, of course, somehow the proteins and fats that you need), it is clear that this works out to more like over 50% carbs (maybe 60%) and then proteins and fats bringing up the rear. (All carbohydrates -ALL - are converted by the body to glucose for the body to use)

They are clearly clueless about Paleo (grains and legumes are definitely forbidden as Early Man, Paleolithic Man, didn't have agriculture or means of processing grains and legumes to make them edible... but in the same breath they emphasize eating WHITE RICE as a "safe starch"!!!???!!! - Paleo Man was clueless about threshing and milling wheat or barley but suddenly could do that with rice PLUS polish it to remove the bran so that it was highly processed WHITE RICE???).

They clearly never lived on a farm or in a wilderness area for any period of time - nor seemingly even ever researched it.

And while loaded with footnotes, they aren't spelled out in the book! No, you have to go to an online site to cross check those footnotes, to find that most are things taken out of context... or meaningless in the situation of the dietary concept that they are claiming to espouse!

Forget this Junk Science attempt to cash in on the movement towards Paleo / LC (and the ultimate of LCHF)... While really being clueless in regard 90% of this!

See the next huge evolutionary leap in LC dieting in the books "Low Carb High Fat Diet Revolution" and "Eat Bacon, Don't Jog".

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stcalico
Mar 24, 2014

Just another take on the paleo diet which I think is a load of..

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bgillette5 Jul 05, 2014

This book was very difficult reading with so many percentages listed and vitamins and minerals that work together where ratios are "criticaL" that it was tough to get through it. But I managed. It is good but hard reading. I also am a wanna be Vegan or at least would prefer to limit my meat so it did not work well for me.

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