- Print Length: 512 Pages
- Publisher: Flatiron Books
- Publication Date: January 3, 2017
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01G1J7WEU
- ISBN-10: 1250113822
- ISBN-13: 978-1250113825
- File Format: EPUB
One of the Best Health and Wellness Books of 2017 — Sports Illustrated
A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free—now with a prescriptive plan for “The Human Diet” to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.
Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives—diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”—and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies—fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats—form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet.”
Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.
Deep Nutrition offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating The Human Diet to:
– Improve mood
– Eliminate cravings and the need to snack
– Boost fertility and have healthier children
– Sharpen cognition and memory
– Eliminate allergies and disease
– Build stronger bones and joints
– Get younger, smoother skin
Deep Nutrition cuts through today’s culture of conflicting nutritional ideologies, showing how the habits of our ancestors can help us lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.
Read this book early last year and loved it. Although, I was a little skeptical about eating more fats. Then I read the Perfect Health Diet and it was supporting this same idea. I started coming across these supporters of higher fat in the diet more often with other readings. Then I read the “Big Fat Surprise” and all my doubts went away. Come to find out that public health science is known for its bad studies, worse interpretations and cherry picking data for abstracts. Gary Staubs is also a great read if wanting more information and answers about how we got here, the idea that low fat and cholesterol are bad for humans. It is hard not to get angry after learning that our health policies are all a sham and worse detrimental to our health. After seeing my parent suffer from heart problems, who were strict adherers of this hypotheses, I now wonder what it would take to take down the AHA?