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Recommended Paleo Books?

Answered on February 25, 2015
Created February 13, 2010 at 6:52 AM

I recommend the following:

  1. Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (...And Didn't)

  2. The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

  3. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

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on June 21, 2010
at 04:33 PM

How does the 10,000 Year Explosion relate to the paleo concept? If anything it seems to me to highlight adaptations to agricultural diets.

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on June 10, 2010
at 04:29 PM

Mark put all the source links online, it mentions this locataion in the book. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-book/references/ I rather like that approach as it makes the links clickable!

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on February 15, 2010
at 05:27 AM

Yes. NUTRITION AND DISEASE - THE INTERACTION OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL WORK. There is also a compendium http://www.whale.to/a/mellanby.html

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on February 14, 2010
at 11:00 PM

Was the title really "Nutrition an disease"? Or is that a typo?

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on February 14, 2010
at 03:59 PM

Weston Price's book is eye opening!

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on February 13, 2010
at 07:25 PM

Mark gives ton of sources on his daily blog for the articles and research. I think alot of the Q&A on the book can also be found with more information and sources on the website ... http://www.marksdailyapple.com

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on February 13, 2010
at 11:15 AM

Primal Blueprint's problem is its almost complete lack of sources. A book without sources is worse than worthless.

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on February 13, 2010
at 12:17 PM

Every book and article by Taubes. And Barry Groves Trick and Treat. Proteinpower by Dr. Eades. Weston Price (himself) articles/book. One of the first Doctors dealing with LC Wolfgang Lutz Life without bread. Nutrition an disease by Mellanby.

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on February 14, 2010
at 03:59 PM

Weston Price's book is eye opening!

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6092)

on February 14, 2010
at 11:00 PM

Was the title really "Nutrition an disease"? Or is that a typo?

97af1caf30f029165abc783a20349c9f

(510)

on February 15, 2010
at 05:27 AM

Yes. NUTRITION AND DISEASE - THE INTERACTION OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL WORK. There is also a compendium http://www.whale.to/a/mellanby.html

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on February 13, 2010
at 10:58 AM

Please be careful with the "Paleo Diet"-Books as Cordain has a problem with his "political correctness" concerning saturated fats. An aspect which is not justified by the latest scientific evidence. He also recommends frying with polyunsaturated oils - horrible...

Mark Sisson's "Primal Blueprint" should be the better choice. And take a look at the PaNu-Blog.

Cheers, guzolany

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on February 13, 2010
at 07:21 PM

To add to the Taubes this (full notes to Good Calories, Bad Calories) is worth a look: [http://higher-thought.net/wp-content/uploads/Notes-to-Good-Calories-Bad-Calories.pdf]

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on February 13, 2010
at 06:45 PM

Agreed with other posters on "The Paleo Diet", "The Primal Blueprint", and GCBC. I'd skip "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" unless you are into endurance training.

Art DeVany's original Evolutionary Fitness Essay (http://www.arthurdevany.com/categories/20091026 - not sure if this link is the same as the original pdf on his old site).

DeVany's "New Evolution Diet" when it's printed will be a must read

"Body by Science" by Dr McGuff is good from an alternative workout perspective

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on February 13, 2010
at 10:42 AM

I am assuming most know these but maybe for those that don't.

Primal Blueprint

The Paleo Diet

www.amazon.com/Paleo-Diet-Weight-Healthy-Designed/dp/0471267554/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266056057&sr=8-1

The Paleo Diet for Athletes

www.amazon.com/Paleo-Diet-Athletes-Nutritional-Performance/dp/1594860890/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266056057&sr=8-2

Sorry for the lack of full links ... only allowed to post one :(

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on February 13, 2010
at 07:25 PM

Mark gives ton of sources on his daily blog for the articles and research. I think alot of the Q&A on the book can also be found with more information and sources on the website ... http://www.marksdailyapple.com

33974ac55e5240bcc34a067a5644726c

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on February 13, 2010
at 11:15 AM

Primal Blueprint's problem is its almost complete lack of sources. A book without sources is worse than worthless.

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on June 10, 2010
at 04:29 PM

Mark put all the source links online, it mentions this locataion in the book. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-book/references/ I rather like that approach as it makes the links clickable!

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on February 13, 2010
at 07:37 PM

"Fat of the Land" by Vilhjalmur Steffanson: http://tinyurl.com/yzcvwv5 Probably the best book you'll read about an all meat diet and the Inuit.

Robbwolf.com - interesting site with a good podcast oriented toward paleo eating and exercise.

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on February 13, 2010
at 11:51 AM

I would recommend the Whole Health Source Blog. In addition, Taubes' book is great stuff and some people like Weston A. Price's books.

Have fun!

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on February 25, 2015
at 03:47 PM

The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant, for an easy, quick read and a little bit of everything.

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan—definitely a longer read, and one book in a long line of Pollan titles. Still, it's worth your time.

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