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What is some recommended reading material for Paleo besides...

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Created October 26, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Primal Blueprint, Robb Wolf.

Also cookbooks?

I was eyeing The Paleo Diet Cookbook (which has not been released as of yet). But do I really need this? I know how to cook paleo/primal pretty well by now. Meat, Veg, and good fats are pretty easy to follow.

I really have a thirst for good reads so please share yours.

ETA: Has anyone read or seen the Food Inc. material?? I'm a little hesitant to check that out.

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on September 10, 2013
at 09:46 AM

I suggest to all paleo lovers to watch this video, because this video will talk about a brand new paleo recipes cookbook and their bonuses. And, I think, this is a MUST cookbook for all paleo diet people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9iYBku0sI

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on October 29, 2010
at 05:20 PM

@Ivan my Mom stopped eating meat the moment she finished watching it, which is why I'm skeptical. I love my meat too much and when I abstain from meat I don't feel quite as strong actually! So I am guessing as long as the meat you are eating is from a reputable grass fed producer it should not be a worry? This is my take on the subject. Truth is though, I am having trouble buying grass fed on my budget :/

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on October 29, 2010
at 05:17 PM

I saw that one and it got me curious--glad to know someone here has taken a look.

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on October 29, 2010
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oh a must read then, I am starting to get a paleo hacks notebook together! So much stuff to jot down...

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on October 28, 2010
at 07:19 PM

@Deanne, what is the relevance of Food Inc here, coz after I saw it, I thought of becoming a veggie!!!

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on October 27, 2010
at 06:27 AM

Never completely believe one-sided stories (Food Inc).

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on October 27, 2010
at 12:11 AM

I absolutely LOVE this book. Changed my life.

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on October 26, 2010
at 11:47 PM

+1. This book really got me excited and thinking about things beyond diet and movement--like what Paleo ethics might look like.

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on October 26, 2010
at 10:55 PM

Beat me to it. This is a favorite of mine.

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on October 26, 2010
at 10:53 PM

Similar recent thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/11166/paleo-related-book-recommendations

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on October 26, 2010
at 10:28 PM

I had the cookbook in my cart but then hesitated because I pretty much have the recipe thing down. However I'm sure there are some interesting things in there so I will probably get it. And the two together is a pretty awesome deal. Thank goodness books are so reasonable. A hobby I can afford!

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on October 26, 2010
at 10:27 PM

Now that's what I'm talking about. I really want to sink my teeth into something different than what I've already seen.

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on October 26, 2010
at 09:55 PM

Well Dr. Cordain is coming out with two books in December, a cookbook and updated version of the first Paleo Diet book. If you do the prepay on Amazon you can get both for $23.54 which I intend on doing. I have see Food Inc. the documentary film and it was a wake up call for sure on the state of our food in the U.S. and would recommend folks to watch it. I streamed it on Netflix. Not pretty subject but necessary. There seems to be a lot of takes on Paleo and I personally want to try to stay with Dr. Cordain's version as much as possible. Also take out nightshades too.

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on October 26, 2010
at 08:17 PM

Thanks! I've seen some other books on Amazon but I'm not sure which ones look good (besides the uber popular stuff)

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on October 26, 2010
at 10:08 PM

Paul Shepard's Coming Home to the Pleistocene. It's about a lot more than diet; from Amazon.com:

Paul Shepard was one of the most profound and original thinkers of our time. Seminal works like The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game, Thinking Animals, and Nature and Madness introduced readers to new and provocative ideas about humanity and its relationship to the natural world. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Paul Shepard returned repeatedly to his guiding theme, the central tenet of his thought: that our essential human nature is a product of our genetic heritage, formed through thousands of years of evolution during the Pleistocene epoch, and that the current subversion of that Pleistocene heritage lies at the heart of today's ecological and social ills.

Coming Home to the Pleistocene provides the fullest explanation of that theme. Completed just before his death in the summer of 1996, it represents the culmination of Paul Shepard's life work and constitutes the clearest, most accessible expression of his ideas. Coming Home to the Pleistocene pulls together the threads of his vision, considers new research and thinking that expands his own ideas, and integrates material within a new matrix of scientific thought that both enriches his original insights and allows them to be considered in a broader context of current intellectual controversies. In addition, the book explicitly addresses the fundamental question raised by Paul Shepard's work: What can we do to recreate a life more in tune with our genetic roots? In this book, Paul Shepard presents concrete suggestions for fostering the kinds of ecological settings and cultural practices that are optimal for human health and well-being.

http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Pleistocene-Paul-Shepard/dp/1559635908/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288130812&sr=8-1

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on October 26, 2010
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Now that's what I'm talking about. I really want to sink my teeth into something different than what I've already seen.

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on October 26, 2010
at 10:55 PM

Beat me to it. This is a favorite of mine.

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on October 26, 2010
at 11:47 PM

+1. This book really got me excited and thinking about things beyond diet and movement--like what Paleo ethics might look like.

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on October 27, 2010
at 12:11 AM

I absolutely LOVE this book. Changed my life.

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on October 29, 2010
at 05:17 PM

oh a must read then, I am starting to get a paleo hacks notebook together! So much stuff to jot down...

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on October 26, 2010
at 11:11 PM

James A. Swan's In Defense of Hunting. Dr. Swan says that hunting is an elemental part of our nature. This is a fascinating book, and goes to the very nature of what it means to be human.

Also see this question.

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on October 26, 2010
at 10:56 PM

Early on I read Nora Gedgaudus' book Primal Mind Primal Body and i really dug it. She has been quite for some time now and you dont hear much about her but its an easy read. Its nice also to read somethin glike this from a woman.

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on October 29, 2010
at 05:17 PM

I saw that one and it got me curious--glad to know someone here has taken a look.

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on October 29, 2010
at 08:41 PM

I thought The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith was a really good read. It's both very personal/emotional and covers history/agriculture in a big sweep. Her abilty to write good eloquent prose is amazing.

I'm just starting Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human by Richard Wrangham. I also just got Primal Blueprint and Robb Wolf's new book. Oh, and the new Uffe Ravskenov book too.

Gosh, I need to get cracking!

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on October 26, 2010
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Thanks! I've seen some other books on Amazon but I'm not sure which ones look good (besides the uber popular stuff)

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