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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

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 0 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 hours ago

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 115 · about 6 hours ago

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 416 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 hours ago

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 85 · about 6 hours ago

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 50 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 hours ago

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 5 · about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone! Does anyone have any recommendations for a good book about Paleo that targets weight loss? (I have over 100 lbs to lose.) I've read Mark Sisson's books and I'm thinking of trying his Primal Leap program but it's a bit pricey. If... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · June 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Congratulations on taking a very big step towards a less painful, less stressful life. I would recommend to you (and anyone starting out, really) to avoid going out and buying a ton of "transformation" books. Just pick one, and follow it as... (more)

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by 78417 · about 6 hours ago

Just a quick question. Nothing important.

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raydawg 0 · December 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM

The first mention was from Melvin Konner and S. Boyd Eaton. see: http://paleodiabetic.com/2011/09/29/paleolithic-nutrition-twenty-five-years-later/ It was this that got Dr. Loren Cordain started, who then had Robb Wolf as one of his students.... (more)

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by 423 · about 6 hours ago

I'm on a SUPER tight budget, but I really want to get a Paleo book to gain some more detailed information. The three I've narrowed it down to are: The Paleo Solution The Primal Blueprint The Whole30 e-book Which of these (or any other book,... (more)

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sharon_5 0 · April 05, 2012 at 2:10 PM

You can borrow all from the library.

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by 354 · about 6 hours ago

I would go on Yahoo Answers, but a lot of those people are dumb. I trust paleo people because you think for yourselves and also realistically. Does anyone know what I could do to help fix my painful social anxiety? I wasn't like this when I was... (more)

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thuphaer 0 · January 31, 2012 at 8:05 PM

meditation + taking action (in small steps if necessary) but keep building on the momentum

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by 20353 · about 6 hours ago

What are your favorite Ray Peat articles and books? And/or what have you learned or applied to diet from reading Ray Peat?

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Senneth 0 · January 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I went on a Ray Peat binge last august and have since read his books, his newsletters (the ones after I signed up) and listened to many many hours of podcasts (if not all of em). I have filtered his work to pick out his recommendations for my... (more)

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by 951 · about 6 hours ago

Has anyone read Dr. Cordain's new book "The Paleo Answer"? I was wondering what you thought of it and how it differs from the first.

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Wisper 0 · December 28, 2011 at 1:02 AM

The full title is The Paleo Answer: 7 Days to Lose Weight, Feel Great, Stay Young. 7 days to reach all that? Really? I mean, really? Paleo has jumped the shark. At least we can say we were here before paleo was turned into yet another diet fad. (more)

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by 487 · about 6 hours ago

I've been reading the book "Change Your Brain Change Your Body" by Daniel G. Amen. He is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and a brain imaging expert. This particular book talks about the different ways you can have a healthy brain, because... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 08, 2011 at 2:45 AM

I'm halfway through, and had noticed the same things. I just disregard his CW throwaway lines on nutrition - which is a lot easier to do than with Cordain's books. Personally I think it's natural from his viewpoint to view everything through the... (more)

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by 4283 · about 6 hours ago

Part of living a paleo lifestyle is the food but another big part of it is developing a balance in your life that helps you reduce stress, play more, and all around do more. Before paleo I was big into the self-help the world is your oyster if... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I'm in favor of the positive philosophies you mentioned, but I think most of us have already had exposure or can easily find readings of that type. I think the problem many of us have is we are too disconnected from the natural world and the SAD... (more)

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by 974 · about 6 hours ago

Has anyone read the book Eat Fat Lose Weight or Body Ecology? Are they worth the $$$

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Laura_9 0 · October 03, 2011 at 10:57 PM

I have read Eat Fat... Excellent, no woo, WAP informed, lots of recipes using coconut oil.

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by 2178 · about 6 hours ago

I read Robb Wolf's book several months ago and have been enveloping myself in internet paleo-ness since then. I'd like to dive into a new book, but I have limited time to devote to sitting still and reading. SO: Let's pretend you could read... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · September 15, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I would read the NYTimes article first and possibly instead, it being both shorter and free

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by 808 · about 6 hours ago

I'm wondering what the best science books on "paleo" are. I liked Paleo Solution but wished it went into much more detail about the science of why grain is bad, soy is bad, and why meat is good.

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Leigh 0 · September 08, 2011 at 9:42 PM

I thought Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas gave awesome explanations on all of that... I wouldn't really consider it "science heavy," but the scientific information in it is still really valuable.

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

I was wondering if anyone had read the book 'The Paleo Diet for Athletes'. I'm reading it now and loving it. I went paleo a few weeks back and its been tough. As an athlete (I'm a rower) we need all the food we can get...so when I went paleo it... (more)

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citrusfire 0 · September 21, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Erik, I was/am a close-to-elite level swimmer with similar work capacity needs as rowers, so I'm not sure what level youre competing at or want to compete at, but here's my advice: When I first started to go paleo I made a mistake of not ensuring... (more)

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by 480 · about 6 hours ago

Has anyone tried to make a list of each author/dr. and say their stance on controversial dietary items? Such as, dairy nuts fruit amount of carbs alcohol diet soda others.... Sisson Wolf De... (more)

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karlub 0 · September 04, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Brilliant idea. Get on that, would you? Seriously: We use meta-analyses to help make sense of apparently conflicting epidemiological studies. Perhaps we should do the same for these guys? Problem is, as Taubes recently pointed out in his post... (more)

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by 7592 · about 6 hours ago

I have yet to purchase a paleo/primal book. There is so much on the net I have not needed to. I'm ready to purchase my first book and accompanying cookbook for myself and my Mom to read. I finally convinced her to give up wheat for her GERD and... (more)

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Leigh 0 · August 20, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Nora T. Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind. While I absolutely loved the books of Wolf, Cordain, DeVany, and Sisson, I think PBPM is the best straight-up evolutionary nutrition book (the others focus on fitness and other stuff as well,... (more)

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