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Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

29 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

As someone who's been actively involved in this community for ye

As someone who's been actively involved in this community for years, as
someone who's attended seminars (even the Practical Paleo seminar),
someone who wrote a paleo book (Eat Like a Dinosaur) I am LEARNING NEW
STUFF in Diane's book. There's SO much information - I've h...
As someone who's been actively involved in this community for years, as
someone who's attended seminars (even the Practical Paleo seminar),
someone who wrote a paleo book (Eat Like a Dinosaur) I am LEARNING NEW
STUFF in Diane's book. There's SO much information - I've had the book
for weeks and am still finding new things. Diane's poignant and
practical definition of complicated concepts, are so very clear to me -
a skill she has a knack for unlike anyone I know of in our community.
The entire book takes all the ideas you just can't quite figure out, and
makes it easily digestible, easy to understand, and absolutely practical
to implement. This book is intended to be used like a reference book,
and that's just what it is. From the tailored information on specific
conditions (in my case, Autoimmune) to the reference points on leaky
gut, carbs and blood sugar regulation, everything you're looking for is
here. There's even sections on stress reduction and self care. I
personally followed the Autoimmune protocol defined in the book for 3
weeks. I took seriously Diane's personal challenge to de-stress and
followed, exactly, her defined protocol in Practical Paleo. After some
serious hair pulling, temper tantrums and screaming about how limited I
sometimes felt (thankfully the book has lots of ideas and recipes to
make it interesting)... the results are in: My skin is clearing up!
Admittedly, the massive break-outs on the lower half of my face are one
of the main contributors for my commitment to eating more cleanly. I
found this link which validated for me that it was caused by too much
sugar (hormones) and stress. I'm so glad to be getting perfect skin back
again! No longer bloated or retaining water. I lost 7lbs, SEVEN POUNDS,
in the first week. Yes, that's water weight; which is just as awful to
carry around! My wedding rings went from being tight to loose in 2
weeks. So do I recommend Practical Paleo? Without a doubt. It will now
be the #1 book I recommend to anyone. Because whether you have heart
problems, diabetes, are recovering for cancer, are an athlete, want to
lose weight, have digestive problems or allergies from food - this book
has been tailored to you. There's not a single person in the world that
wouldn't benefit from reading this fantastic book. And then on top of
all of that, you get 120 amazing and beautifully photographed recipes.
That's more than some cookbooks! This is the most informative and
comprehensive nutritional guide we've ever read. Diane has nutritional
plans for whatever ails you: from autoimmune, celiac and thyroid
conditions, to heart health, athletic performance and cancer survivors.
And each one of these plans includes a full thirty day meal plan,
nutritional supplements, supportive nutrients (my favorite) as well as
diet & lifestyle just for that condition. Honestly, this kind of
tailored in-depth nutritional counseling would run you thousands of
dollars and Diane is only charging you two Andrew Jacksons (and only one
if you order from Amazon). Not only that, but it's completely
accessible for non-paleo types who just want relief for whatever health
issue they are dealing with, explaining in easy to understand and
scientifically sound terms.

posted by Anonymous on August 22, 2012

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7 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

A Meat-Based Diet is Never Healthy

Beware of any diet that removes grains and legumes from your diet. This is just another fad diet that will work for some people, but not for most. While I applaud the “Whole-Foods Lifestyle” concept, meat could never be considered a whole food. The high-fat concentratio...
Beware of any diet that removes grains and legumes from your diet. This is just another fad diet that will work for some people, but not for most. While I applaud the “Whole-Foods Lifestyle” concept, meat could never be considered a whole food. The high-fat concentration of meat and its lack of fiber will lead to all the common diseases of the standard American diet—cancer, heart disease, diabetes, impotence, etc. If you want to read about a diet that will truly change your life, try Diary of a Dieting Madhouse-the Diet (see link below). You’ll not only be saving yourself, but the other sentient beings that occupy this planet as well as the planet itself.

posted by BettyWhitePS on September 5, 2012

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