The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook

The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook

Book - 2015
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The more than 250 recipes included are based on pure Paleo principles -- and on the pleasure principle, developed with freshness and flavour in mind.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780544303263
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.563 COR
Characteristics: 352 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Paleo Diet

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GSPLjodie Oct 06, 2015

Whether you are on a Paleo diet, or just love meat - your tummy will rumble when you see the recipes in this book.

LRS1969 May 01, 2015

Paleolithic diets are MUCH better than the standard diet in America today (with the fact of its complete restriction of grains, legumes, and soy), however Cordain has two major problems in his approach.

Number one, wild animals back then - like today - have significant levels of saturated fats and primitive peoples (as research has shown time and time again) prioritise on the most fatty cuts. Paleolithic is NOT low fat!

Number two is the over emphasis on fruits and vegetables. Once the primate that became Man left the jungle, he no longer had routine access to RIPE fruits and vegetables. People with no farming or wilderness experience fail to grasp that fruits and vegetables are NOT ripe year around, and have very short time windows of when they are ripe. And Paleolithic Man had no means of preservation.

What was available year round was animal foods. Fatty, high protein, no carb animal foods.

Also, the Comment as to the life span of Paleolithic Man appears to have been pulled out of thin air. And while the AVERAGE life span of Paleolithic Man was lower than that of today, that is because infant mortality (which was horrific back then - for both the mother and baby), infectious diseases (no vaccines or antibiotics), and accident rates of just daily life were high. That caused the AVERAGE to show abnormally low. Paleolithic populations that reached adulthood tended to live much longer, easily into 60s and longer.

Specifically, archeological and anthropology experts and research consistently show that when Neolithic Agriculture (full scale farming, with heavy emphasis on starches - grains, legumes, and starchy vegetables - took hold, those Neolithic Peoples had MUCH lower life spans, significant chronic illness problems, dental problems, and were significantly shorter than their Paleolithic (and even animal husbandry Nomadic) predecessors.

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