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The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
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Jun 28, 10

bookshelves: nonfiction, health, nutrition
Read from June 01 to 28, 2010

This book has completely changed my perspective on health and nutrition. The author takes a very reasonable and measured approach to introducing health concepts that run counter to conventional wisdom.

The main focus of the book revolves around eating and exercising "primally" much like our hunter-gatherer ancestors may have done. While not overly footnoted the book explains how our high carbohydrate bent on nutrition is bad for us and is the reason behind the current obesity epidemic in the developed world. In addition, the author corrects the concept that high intensity cardiovascular workouts are the best way to go to burn calories.

Through 10 basic laws a blueprint is laid out to help restore health, bring balance and make life more enjoyable. The writing is humorous and easy to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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Maria Cranford I think I'm adding this one to my list. Thanks for the review.

If your interested in more about the whole "primal" eating paradigm, the book I'm reading for my Nutrition class "Traditional Foods are your best medicine" is a good one, too. I had actually read some of the original sources for the book, like Price's and Pottenger's research, but this book is synthesizing everything into a loose plan that can be personalized. FWIW

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