Your Personal Paleo Code

Your Personal Paleo Code

The 3-step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life

Book - 2013
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"An effective and practical program based on the Paleo lifestyle, customized to fit your needs! The Paleo movement is in the early stages of sweeping the nation. But we're not cavemen anymore, so why should we eat a "caveman diet"? In THE PERSONAL PALEO CODE, Chris Kresser uses the Paleo diet as a baseline from which you can tailor the ideal 3-step program--Reset, Rebuild, and Revise--to fit your lifestyle as well as your individual body type, genetic make-up, and specific health issues. Best of all, you only have to follow the program 80% of the time; there's room to indulge in moderation. THE PERSONAL PALEO CODE also includes practical advice on stress reduction, how to restore a healthy gut and immune system, which fats to eat liberally, how to choose the healthiest proteins, and much more. Kresser even presents specific Paleo prescriptions for various conditions, from thyroid problems to heart disease. Based on cutting-edge scientific research, THE PERSONAL PALEO CODE is designed to be user-friendly, with helpful charts, quizzes, and effective action steps to help you lose weight, live longer, and feel your best."-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316322898
031632289X
Branch Call Number: 613.2833 Kres
Characteristics: x, 402 p

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LRS1969 May 01, 2015

Nope... doesn't work this way!

REAL Paleolithic diets are MUCH better than the standard diet in America today (with the fact of its complete restriction of grains, legumes, and soy), however this author (as so many others pumping out so-called Paleolithic Diet books), they have two major problems in her approach.

Number one, as an example, it is simply impossible to have an ACTUAL Paleolithic diet that is vegetarian or vegan...

The fact is wild animals back then - like today - have significant levels of saturated fats and primitive peoples (as research has shown time and time again) prioritise on the most fatty cuts. And animal food made up 70-90% of the Paleolithic Diet..

Paleolithic is NOT low fat, nor is it primarily - much less totally (as some books even try to pursue) - plant oriented.

Sorry, but it has no archeological , anthropological, or scientific basis.

It is JUNK SCIENCE!!!

You personally may like it, but it is NOT Paleolithic!

Number two is the over emphasis on fruits and vegetables (total in this case) that so many writers have on "supposed" Paleolithic Diets.

Once the primate that became Man left the jungle, he no longer had routine access to RIPE fruits and vegetables. People with no farming or wilderness experience fail to grasp that fruits and vegetables are NOT ripe year around, and have very short time windows of when they are ripe. And Paleolithic Man had no means of preservation.

What was available year round was animal foods. Fatty, high protein, no carb animal foods.

Also, the Comment as to the life span of Paleolithic Man (as shown in one of Cordain's book reviews), it appears to have been pulled out of thin air. And while the AVERAGE life span of Paleolithic Man was lower than that of today, that is because infant mortality (which was horrific back then - for both the mother and baby), infectious diseases (no vaccines or antibiotics), and accident rates of just daily life were high. That caused the AVERAGE to show abnormally low. Paleolithic populations that reached adulthood tended to live much longer, easily into 60s and longer.

Specifically, archeological and anthropology experts and research consistently show that when Neolithic Agriculture (full scale farming, with heavy emphasis on starches - grains, legumes, and starchy vegetables - took hold, those Neolithic Peoples had MUCH lower life spans, significant chronic illness problems, dental problems, and were significantly shorter than their Paleolithic (and even animal husbandry Nomadic) predecessors.

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