Eat the Yolks

Eat the Yolks


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628600193
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 279,255
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Liz Wolfe is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association who is passionate about dismantling widespread nutrition myths and discovering the truth about food. She works with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to develop nutrition programming based around real, whole foods, and she documents her personal adventures in cooking, nutrition, and homesteading on her much-loved blog, When she’s not enjoying fresh eggs from her free-range chicken flock or hanging out with her goats, dog, or husband, she’s serving as ambassador for her favorite nonprofits: Steve’s Club National Program, which provides athletic training and mentorship to at-risk youth; and The First Twenty, an organization dedicated to improving the long-term health of America’s firefighters.

Table of Contents

Foreword Diane Sanfilippo 7

Introduction 11

The propaganda police (or how I learned to stop worrying and start eating real food) 13

What we talk about when we talk about Paleo 18

On scientific studies 23

So here's where we stand, and here's where we're going 28

Chapter 1 Fat 30

Let's talk about fat, baby 33

History and the heart 36

Cholesterol: Don't hate! 50

Saturated science? Fat chance 62

But what about the calories, yo! 77

So what to do? 79

Chapter 2 Protein 80

How did we get here? And actually, where the heck are we? 82

Kellogg's flaccid flakes 83

The essentials on protein and amino acids 87

Myth: Animal protein causes cancer 89

Myth: Animal protein is bad for the kidneys, liver, and bones 95

Myth: We can get all the protein we need from plants 100

Myth: We need to eat like primates Cor, don't monkey around with ape food) 111

Don't be cruel (or, veganism: I get it) 116

So what to do? 128

Chapter 3 Carbs 130

Crops and carbage 133

Carbohydrate confusion 142

The chemistry of carbs 153

What comes with your carbs? 161

After agriculture: Traditional food, traditional cultures traditional preparation 170

So what to do? 175

Chapter 4 Nutrients 178

Calories, energy, and food 180

It's the hormones, honey 183

Nutrients, not calories 190

Nutrients: Bank them, and bank on them 192

Nutrients we need: A is for animals only 200

Nutrients we need: D is for don't get deficient 206

Nutrients we need: K2 is for kick-ass 218

Nutrients we need: Omega-3 (or, fish oil-what's the catch?) 222

Nutrients we need: Minerals matter, and they're better together 230

So what to do? 249

Conclusion 253

Where we've been 253

Where we're going 255

How we get there 257

Where to begin 259

Nutrition in 100 Words 262

Acknowledgments 263

Sources 266

Index 281

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great way to learn.  Reading EAT THE YOLKS is like attending a class in your favorite subject with your favorite teacher.  Liz is personable, knowledgeable, easily understood and makes learning about nutrition such fun with her witty sense of humor.  It's a must have for anyone interested in their health & well being.  A great read for your skeptical friends (and family) that may question your real food choices.  Instead of Easter candy, give 'em the best Easter egg: EAT THE YOLKS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not only informative but an interesting read. The author kept me engaged from cover to cover and I found myself laughing out loud at times, which I thought was odd since it was a book on health and wellness; however, I wasn't mad about it! The book provides many eye-opening insights to nutrition and the lies that we have been told or fed over the years. The book mentions and follows Paleo ideals; yet the author is not pushy or a die-hard Paleo dieter and she constantly states it's about what works for you! The book had me wanting to go out and play a more active role in my health and nutrition. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking at changing their diet, bettering their life, or just in general wants to know more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love this book!!! I have only been paleo gluten free since november and feel so much better. After reading this book I have no desire to go back to my old way of eating!! Everyone, espec those in the health field should read this!! There is so much information in this book but the way that Liz wrote it, it is so easy to understand. Really makes you think twice of putting junk in your mouth!! Please get this book and read won't be sorry!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liz Wolfe is the Jennifer Lawrence of food writing. This book is the perfect combination of hilarious and informative, that will make you both incredibly impressed with her level of knowledge and kind of disappointed she's not your best friend. I've been living the Paleo lifestyle for  about 4 years now, and this book is like a breath of fresh air. If you want to know the WHY of this lifestyle, and hear some Princess Bride  jokes along the way, this is the book for you! Liz's writing is thorough, well-researched, and explained in a way that is helpful to beginners,  yet is fresh and new enough to keep longtime Real Food aficionados interested. You'll finish reading armed with an amazing basis of knowledge to make the best food choices for the environment, animal welfare, and most importantly YOU. I'll definitely be buying copies  for friends and family, and can't recommend this book enough! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I say that this is the best book I've ever read, I truly mean it! This book is full of so much incredible, mind blowing information,  and yet it's such a fun and easy read! You'll be cracking up while you learn, Liz is an incredible writer! Eat The Yolks is about much more  than just "eating the yolks," Liz Wolfe busts every nutrition myth we've ever been taught to believe. Liz breaks it all down - from fat, to  protein, to carbs, and nutrients - she gives a crystal clear picture of exactly what we should be eating for optimal health, along with how we  ended up where we are today. Everyone deserves to know the truth, and to have great health! This book is the answer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The is the best nutrition book you'll read. Liz is incredible at making nutrition easy to understand and is one of the funniest authors around. When you read it, it will make it feel like she is sitting there with you and talking to you directly. This book will truly change your life and make you laugh along the way!