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Does anyone know any good Paleo books to read?

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Created February 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

I've read Loren Cordain's "Paleo Diet" and I have got his "for Athletes" book as well.

I recently read "The New Evolutionary Diet" by Arthur de Vany and I'm just starting Mark Sisson's "Primal Diet." Anyone recommed any other Paleo material to read?

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on September 03, 2011
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Absolutely the easiest to read (but very informative!), I finished in a few hours!!!

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on July 28, 2011
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Well they self published, so perhaps that was a factor. And there is a PDF, but you may have to email them for it.

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I like that book, too, but why no index? No PDF either so you can't search for the topics you're looking for?

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on March 28, 2011
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Agreed. Some Paleo's take issue with the "safe starch" approach. Not I. That book really put things into perspective.

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on February 25, 2011
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Just suggesting that one consider skepticism when someone with an unspecified biochemistry degree who worked for just a handful of years calls leans a little too hard on their "research biochemist" credentials.

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on February 25, 2011
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You might want to check out Dr. Cordains revised version. It came out in December.

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on February 24, 2011
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Robb Wolf's book may take some thought and intelligence to read and fully understand. But, give it a try; it really is one of the best Paleo books available.

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on February 24, 2011
at 09:10 PM

Not to mention the totally lame attempts at humour

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not to mention the totally attempts at humour

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on February 24, 2011
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I agree, it's a great book.

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Cool thanks. :)

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on February 24, 2011
at 08:46 PM

Robb Wolf's "The Paleo Solution"

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on February 24, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat"

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on September 03, 2011
at 09:21 AM

Absolutely the easiest to read (but very informative!), I finished in a few hours!!!

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on February 24, 2011
at 10:52 PM

The perfect health diet by Paul and Shou Ching Jaminet is very good. That, imo, is the best paleo book out there right now.

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Agreed. Some Paleo's take issue with the "safe starch" approach. Not I. That book really put things into perspective.

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on July 28, 2011
at 12:18 AM

I like that book, too, but why no index? No PDF either so you can't search for the topics you're looking for?

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on July 28, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Well they self published, so perhaps that was a factor. And there is a PDF, but you may have to email them for it.

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on February 24, 2011
at 08:45 PM

The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith is awesome

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on February 24, 2011
at 09:08 PM

I agree, it's a great book.

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on February 24, 2011
at 09:05 PM

Read Good Calories, Bad Calories. Skip Rob Wolf's typo laden citeless book.

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 To the haters, what (if anything) have you contributed to the knowledge base (besides snarky commentary, of course)?

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on February 25, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Just suggesting that one consider skepticism when someone with an unspecified biochemistry degree who worked for just a handful of years calls leans a little too hard on their "research biochemist" credentials.

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on February 24, 2011
at 11:12 PM

Robb Wolf's book may take some thought and intelligence to read and fully understand. But, give it a try; it really is one of the best Paleo books available.

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on February 24, 2011
at 09:10 PM

Not to mention the totally lame attempts at humour

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on February 24, 2011
at 09:09 PM

not to mention the totally attempts at humour

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on February 24, 2011
at 08:46 PM

"Primal Body-Primal Mind," by Nora T. Gedgaudas

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on October 29, 2012
at 08:16 PM

Loren Cordain is the best out there, as far as being based on scientific studies. I actually use the online Google Scholar search engine a lot, and read the real scientific studies on the topic. For instance, I go to Google Scholar and type in keywords like "Dairy diet" and "paleolithic diet" and "high glycemic diet" etc., and many interesting studies pop up...for example, that show the negative consequences of high glycemic diets.

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on September 03, 2011
at 08:13 AM

Lights Out Sleep, Sugar, and Survival by T.S. Wiley with Bent Formby, Ph.D. is a must read for all paleo enthusiasts as well as anybody interested in their health. I'm currently reading Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson.

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:13 PM

Yes, I too recommend Keith, Gedgaudas, Wolf, Sisson, Taubes, Jaminet, de Vany.

Dr. Cate Shanhan MD is also a good ressource. Before Medical School she trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University.

http://drcate.com/deep-nutrition-the-ancient-science-of-human-engineering/

Books:

Deep Nutrition

Food Rules

Sean Croxton's podcast interwiew with "Dr. Cate"

Part 1

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/undergroundwellness/2011/01/07/deep-nutrition-with-cate-shanahan-md

Part 2 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/undergroundwellness/2011/01/08/more-deep-nutrition-with-dr-cate-shanahan

Just released today: C. S. on Jimmy Moore's Show

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/3883/dr-catey-shanahan-tells-us-that-food-rules-episode-459/

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on February 24, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Not about Paleo but an excellent read and resource if you're a meat eater:

http://www.amazon.ca/Meat-Benign-Extravagance-Simon-Fairlie/dp/1603583246

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