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by 0 · March 15, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Does anyone know the difference between these two books? They are listed seperately on most websites, but the Chris Kresser store only sells the paleo code (orange cover). Just bought the Personal Paleo Diet (green cover) and wondered if it was... (more)

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by 10 · November 26, 2013 at 11:58 PM

I'm really interested in food storage at the moment. I know a lot of people have got into fermenting as a way of storing food for longer (and as a source of pro-biotics), but I'm wondering if anyone can point to a good book or web site that... (more)

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by 0 · November 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf or Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint? Based on both content and ability to comprehend (meaning, not so science-y that it goes over my head and all intention of the info is lost). What's your choice?

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CD 0 · November 14, 2013 at 7:13 PM

If you believe that this is a solution to optimizing health. Why would you limit yourself to reading only one book? Read Blueprint, Solution, PHD, The Paleo Diet, Manifesto, and anything else you can get your hands on. Read everything, make... (more)

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by 3742 · October 10, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Anyone read "Grain Brain" and what did you think about it? Seems to be a new name to the Paleo community. Never hurts to have another person with impressive details carrying our message of course, with some extra research behind it. (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Read and loved! He makes a couple of strange comments (one about the blood type diet) that I can't recall, but overall an excellent book. He also recommends a blood level of 80 ng/ml for Vitamin D3, which pleased and surprised me. (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I read "the sugar fix" but it contained very many ideas which I've grown to reject over the last year, although the fructose info is probably correct. Are there any paleo friendly books which go into the evils of fructose? Thanks, Mike (more)

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by 4029 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Excluding cookbooks, which Paleo-lifestyle books hold up best to reading? Clearly the science is continually being refined as we learn more, I would assume the better books would be the ones that aren't making claims firmly in shifting sands of... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · June 16, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Perfect Health Diet is probably my favorite paleo/diet book. After reading ~30 books on the topic, it remains the only book that I can recommend to family and friends without hesitation. Deep Nutrition is another favorite, but not quite as... (more)

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by 8574 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Has anyone bought and read this yet? Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health - Jo Robinson. Nice promo PDF and I see an endorsement by Cordain. http://bit.ly/13xWz3t Sounds pretty interesting and useful. Hopefully going to... (more)

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thhq 0 · June 11, 2013 at 3:34 PM

It's a personal goal of mine to find and gather wild local foods. Spruce bud season is over, so there goes the free vitamin c. Berries are a month away but I've spotted some new patches. The seafood goes on and on...clams and oysters anytime, and... (more)

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I'm loving the Paleo diet and what that's doing for my body. (I'm kicking myself that I never focused on diet / nutrition until this long... so many years of fast food eaten.) Now that I've got my diet somewhat understood, I'm looking to work... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 27, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Some books I've found "enlightening": "Shop Class as Soul Craft: An inquiry into the value of work" by Matthew B Crawford "Human Action" - by Ludwig von Mises "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle... (more)

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Is there a good one-stop source for information about fermentation? Like tips on what food to ferment. Time of fermenting. Different benefits. Etc. I've heard a lot about the book Nourishing Traditions or the book The Art of Fermentation. But any... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · May 01, 2013 at 4:35 PM

I think the best is really anything by Sandor Katz. The Art of Fermentation is great (probably the best), but if you're new to fermenting I'd give his book called Wild Fermentation a go. The latter is much smaller and easier to get through for a... (more)

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by 11683 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Has anyone read it? Wondering if it'll tell me any more about my GI tract (and IBS) that I don't already know from all my research. Also, supposed to be pretty funny.

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Rio 0 · April 06, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Her interview on the Daily Show was fantastic! Made me want to read it.

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by 120 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Which book would it be, and why? I've already read "The Whole 30". Great stuff, but I want to increase my knowledge. I'm leaning towards "The Paleo Solution" and also "The Primal Blueprint" but I'm not sure which one. Maybe there's one out there... (more)

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Justin_12 0 · February 15, 2013 at 2:07 AM

How much weight do you need to lose and how quickly do you need to lose it? If you're in a hurry, you should consider a ketogenic diet. A lot of Paleo books are against the kind of weighing and measuring require to really hit this point home. ... (more)

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by 416 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I love to nerd out on some good paleo reading, but I'm not sure where to go next. I would like something a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date. I've read the following: - Paleo Solution - Primal Body, Primal... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Hmmm. You want something "a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date" ... sounds like the Jaminets' Perfect Health Diet would fit the bill quite nicely.

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by 548 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

After I've now finished reading Gary Taubes' 'Good calories, bad calories' I'm looking for a scientific book that recommends high-carb diets at least a bit justifiably. I'm just going to see wether or not Gary brain-washed us all, as he clearly... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · February 03, 2013 at 5:29 PM

There won't be any books defending against Taubes' thesis, because Taubes is the one opposing the mainstream. Those representing the view Taubes criticises have little incentive to address a whole book to defend against his views. The best place... (more)

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by 257 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Any suggestions for an easy to read book I could buy for relatives to introduce them to paleo concepts? The books I have are probably too heavy on the science (PHD, etc), I'm looking for something with a more mainstream appeal. (I'm based in the... (more)

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borofergie 0 · December 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM

In rough order of accessibility: Mark Sisson's "Primal Blueprint" Robb Wolf's "Paleo Solution" Gary Taubes' "Why We Get Fat" In terms of impact, I'd reverse the order. All three are a pretty easy read. (more)

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by 82 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'd like to hear some suggestions on the best way to spend my gift card ($75). I have read The Paleo Solution, but I am open to suggestions on other books that offer additional insight to the Paleo lifestyle. As a Crossfitter, I'm thinking maybe... (more)

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KenS 0 · December 26, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Perfect Health Diet. It's my favorite out of the ones I own, inlcuding Primal Blueprint and Paleo Solution. I just finished reading the latest edition as well, of which I just gave three copies as gifts for Christmas. It's currently $17.61 with... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Hello everyone! I??ve currently been on a stricter diet, in order to heal my psoriasis, for around three months now. I??ve read tons of articles all over the web but I think it??s about time I read a quality book on the subject. So, which book is... (more)

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Lazza 0 · December 06, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Digestive Wellness by Elizabeth Lipski is a worthy read, IMHO. She goes into detail on how digestion works and its impact on the body should things go awry. BTW, I had severe psoriasis on my hands and feet (palmo-plantar psoriasis) before going... (more)

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by 85 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Looking for trade sites where I can buy kitchen tools or previously read Paleo books. My library does not carry any Paleo or Primal mainstream titles.

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 16, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I don't think you're going to find anything that specific. When I lived in the states I frequently found excellent gently used kitchen supplies at our local consignment shop and salvation army type stores. The best place to find used books... (more)

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by 671 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

No specific direction for recommendations, I'm just looking for something to read. It's always interesting to see where this community is getting their information/entertainment from. So anything from diet to fitness to ancestral lifestyles to... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 08, 2012 at 7:07 PM

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemmingway, nothing to do with Paleo, but it's a great book, and he'd be all about killing stuff.

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Looking for a recommendation. If you were to buy one book to give to a friend on Paleo, what would it be?

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raydawg 0 · October 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Depends on your goals, or if it's a gift for someone else, their personality. These are my favorites: Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson Paleo Answer by Lauren Cordain Perfect... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I am interested in learning more about the mechanisms and the hows and whys of diabetes. Is there such a tome existing in the gray area of not overly dumbed down, yet not written in language suited for a pre-med student? Even if you are thinking... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 01, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Dr. Richard Bernstein's Diabetic Solution is the bible for good diabetic control through diet--the stuff they don't teach in medical school. He gives thorough, scholarly explanations that will help you see the whole picture. There's a newly... (more)

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by 413 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Howdy all: I'm on a bit of a kick right now, reading books dealing with specific areas of nutrition, but I've yet to come across a book outlining the pitfalls of dairy. I'm looking for something along the lines of 'Wheat Belly' - but for... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · September 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell (borrow it from the library, don't waste money on it.)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

So I went to Walmart today and saw this book sitting on the shelf. I initially burst out laughing but then picked up the book out of curiosity/my habit of checking out every diet book to criticize or see what else I could be doing. Anywho, the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 09, 2012 at 12:05 PM

That "mumbojumbo" about fructose is actually spot on - see Lustig's work (if you're talking about modern sources of the stuff and not what's in fruit). The sources of the carbs do matter as we know. The rest of it seems like someone found one of... (more)

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by 671 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

There's obviously a burgeoning literature on the Paleo/Primal movement, but in my experience most books (or more often, jankety PDFs and Kindle files) seem to combine some science with quirky personal tales, heavily invested opinions and more... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · August 02, 2012 at 5:15 AM

If you can get your hands on it, read The Stone Age Diet by Dr. Walter Voegtlin. Papers published by Loren Cordain and S. Boyd Eaton are good and you can usually find those on Google Scholar. If you want "nitty-gritty science," check out... (more)

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by 323 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Which book would you guys recommend? I've read Robb Wolf's Paleo Solutions, its brilliant but feel the science would go straight over my dad's head. I found it a tough read in places, and I'm used to the terminology and reading tech stuff. Side... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 19, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I just got and read "It Starts with Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Inspiring, interesting and great for beginners. One caveat - buying books for family on diet can be risky. If he's expressed interest, go for it! If not, books on ways of... (more)

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by 98 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Hey guys, my brother is training to become a pro soccer player. He's very interested in paleo ideas but gets conflicting advice from his coach re pasta, grains etc. I've been suggesting he investigate safer starches. What is the best book to get... (more)

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bartleby 0 · May 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Colpo's The Fat Loss Bible would prove a pretty handy resource, I think. Don't be discouraged by the title. Very clear (and persuasive) on the carb and protein needs of the athlete/ very active.