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In this unique ground breaking and enlightening book, Nora Gedgaudas provides a sane departure from conventional thinking about nutrition as promoted in the media and by conventional diet pundits. You will at last come to truly understand the basic principles of how your body and brain function based on both fundamental human physiology and the ancient selective pressures that shaped it. You'll also come to appreciate how these same selective pressures came to establish our most basic nutritional ...
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Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life

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Overview

In this unique ground breaking and enlightening book, Nora Gedgaudas provides a sane departure from conventional thinking about nutrition as promoted in the media and by conventional diet pundits. You will at last come to truly understand the basic principles of how your body and brain function based on both fundamental human physiology and the ancient selective pressures that shaped it. You'll also come to appreciate how these same selective pressures came to establish our most basic nutritional requirements-your key to health and freedom from disease.

Never again be confused-or fooled-by misleading or conflicting dietary information!

This is NOT just another book about "caveman diets" or "low carb eating". Although these topics are covered, there is a unique "twist" to the material that will have you seeing your health and your diet in a way you never have before. Fasten your seatbelts. This is not a conventional paradigm...It is most certainly outside the conventional box you were always told was the true picture (the same conventional box that is dedicated to supporting the corporate interests of the food, medical, pharmaceutical and even supplement industries). This book reaches credibly across disciplines and gives you the greater "aha!" of how various aspects of health actually fit together-including aspects of diet, physiology, modern anti-aging research, weight loss, supplementation, brain health, mental health, and even physical fitness.

More than this, you will also come to understand where nature's most basic intent may not always be compatible with our own and how to apply information provided by the latest in science and human longevity research tolive longer, healthier and more vibrant lives than you ever before thought possible.

Regardless of whether you're already healthy and want to improve that, or whether you're trying to lose weight or reclaim your health from whatever is challenging you, this book will be an indispensable tool.

Finally, learn how to apply these new and ancient principles in a way that will not only save you from the pitfalls and economic devastation of the "disease care industry", but also potentially save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on your grocery bills, as well.

Primal Body-Primal Mind is truly the ultimate health approach for the "new economy" and for the New Millenium!
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  • ISBN-13: 9780982184103
  • Publisher: Primal Body-Primal Mind Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 0.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    Sensationalized

    I already follow a primal-type lifestyle, and am always looking for new material that I can pass on to my non-primal friends and family in the hopes of getting them to see the benefits of going primal. This book won't be on my list to recommend, however. I'm only on the seventh chapter, but so far the book has been one scary statistic or author opinion after another. It's not even safe to use shampoos and soaps, because if you are exposed to gluten (present in many personal care products) just once a month, you have increased your relative risk of death by 600%. And frankly, if you weren't breastfed as a child, you will have to take some sort of probiotic supplement everyday in order to ever hope to have proper digestion. While these types of statements are usually backed by a (but not multiple) research citation, the author interweaves her opinion, sensationalizing the dangers of gluten, soy, etc. So far, this book has provided me with a sense of hopelessness that I will ever be truly healthy. The title of the book does indicate that this is not an introduction to the primal lifestyle and so I should have anticipated that the book would be a step beyond managing paleo in the everyday world. However, I think it borders on conspiracy theory, and certainly would not be helpful for someone looking to move from a standard American diet to a healthier lifestyle. If anything, I imagine readers might feel they should forgo paleo altogether because it would seem impossible to avoid all the nutritional dangers in our world today. If my opinion of this book changes as I continue to read it, I will certainly come back and revise my review. In the meantime, I'm thankful that I had already discovered the benefits of primal before coming across this book.

    33 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    This book is an incoherent compilation of information on everyth

    This book is an incoherent compilation of information on everything from the danger of grains and soy to carbohydrate consumption, diabetes, heart disease, ADD, fatty acids...there is so much crammed here that you wonder what exactly you're supposed to do in order to get healthy. Confounding the problem is the author's lack of specificity for dietary guidelines.

    It seems the premise of her book is that all major health problems are caused by the body's constant regulation of blood sugar, which is subject to drastic increases and drops due to the modern carbohydrate based diet (in case you are not aware, all carbohydrates turn to sugar in the body). She advocates eating like a caveman because this will cause the body to start burning fat for energy (called ketosis) instead of sugar, and this will make us healthy. However, there is no specific guideline for how much fat or protein we should eat. She goes on to say that excess protein consumption will be digested as sugar and that excess dietary fat will be stored as fat (see page 152) after citing a study on page 146 which indicated that the most weight-loss effective diet consisted of 90% fat. So which is it—does excess fat consumption cause weight loss or get stored as fat?

    And while she states we are supposed to limit our protein intake but increase fat (because saturated fat is good), you have to remember that most saturated fat comes with animal protein; so when we increase our fat intake, we will be increasing our protein intake as well, most likely.

    Without specific guidelines for how much protein/fat to eat in order to induce ketosis, this is useless.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    you'll love this book

    If you are into health and nutrition, you’ll love this book. Author Nora T. Gedgaudas includes extensive modern scientific research studies to back up her suggestions. Primal Body, Primal Mind is very in-depth and informative, but don’t let this fool you. The facts are presented in a straight forward way that any average Joe can read and understand. The basic principle behind the book is that to enjoy a longer, healthier life, we need to go back to the caveman way of eating. Gedgaudas suggests that decreasing or eliminating sugar, starches and grains in the diet as well as enjoying moderate protein and good, healthy fats can lead to good health, and “we can enjoy a level of health and vitality one might never have believed possible.” This is one of the best health information books I have read in a long time.
    — Annette Epifano, New Connexion Journal

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2011

    PALEO

    ITS A LIFESTYLE CHANGE

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    I have worked as a RN in primary care for over 20 years, watchin

    I have worked as a RN in primary care for over 20 years, watching the increase in diagnoses of arthritis, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's, coronary artery disease and metabolic syndromes, I feel this book should be read by everyone.  Even if you don't believe in the Paleo approach to diet, this book will have you thinking about what you eat and it's possible affects on your own bodily functions.  There are almost 50 pages of resources and references listed for further research. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Wonderful

    Nitty gritty scientific awesomeness regsrding the paleo / pprimal lifestyles.

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