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.
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.
Food and Western Disease: Health and nutrition from an evolutionary perspective by Staffan Lindeberg is the most scientific book out there. However, it's a science book, not a diet book and it costs $85.
Last year I read Life Without Bread by Wolfgang Lutz, M.D. He died Sept 2010 at age 98. His personal research went back 40 years. It was life changing for me as I was dancing back and forth on the idea and his book clinched it for me.
From what I've read, I'd say Gary Taubes Good Calories, Bad Calories, because it's a review of research over the past 100 years and references a lot. I think you're going to have to take most books that are current as a starting point, though, and trace out the references from there.
(I also read Paleo Solution and Deep Nutrition earlier this summer and am slogging through Primal Body, Primal Mind. I'd agree that Primal Body, Primal Mind is more "science-y" than Paleo Solution but how much science you're looking for is really a matter of personal preference. Melissa from Hunt Gather Love is an actual scientist, while I'm an English teacher. What seems "science-y" to me probably doesn't to her! And, for what it's worth, Deep Nutrition left a lot of unanswered questions for me. Some of the science was really strong, but other parts I was left with questions about.)
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