1

votes

Book for gift for australian nutrition student/graduate?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Hi, First time questioner, long time hacker. I am looking for a book to give as a gift to a close friend who is a nutrition student. I am a 21 year old male who has been on paleo on and off for a while, with a caveat of an overseas holiday which im still trying to recover from (in terms of habit). Back to the question, what would be the best book to give to this girl in order to maybe at least change the way she thinks in regards to her science. Im a firm believer that the majority of the teachings are just regurgitated medical dogma and not necessarily correct in many regards. So basically looking for the best book to change her views a little, not necessarily convert her. Thanks!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 27, 2011
at 06:30 AM

When I read GCBC the information is key and anyone going to medical school / studying nutrition should read it. I read the blogpost and it does not fully capture Taubes theory in my opinion. However I learn from Stephan Guyenet as well. Thanks for the comment. I am always looking for counter points to Taubes work.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:55 PM

The exhaustive covering of the history of nutrition recommendations is amazing, but does the GCBC insulin-based theory of obesity hold any less water after this? http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/08/carbohydrate-hypothesis-of-obesity.html

Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

2 Answers

best answer

0
1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 26, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Taubes Good Calories Bad Calories would help her see things properly.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 27, 2011
at 06:30 AM

When I read GCBC the information is key and anyone going to medical school / studying nutrition should read it. I read the blogpost and it does not fully capture Taubes theory in my opinion. However I learn from Stephan Guyenet as well. Thanks for the comment. I am always looking for counter points to Taubes work.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:55 PM

The exhaustive covering of the history of nutrition recommendations is amazing, but does the GCBC insulin-based theory of obesity hold any less water after this? http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/08/carbohydrate-hypothesis-of-obesity.html

2
64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 26, 2011
at 09:34 AM

for the general public I'd say Robb Wolf 'The Paleo Solution', but for someone who wants a bit more details I'd suggest 'Perfect Health Diet' by Paul Jaminet.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!