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THE PARADIGM DIET is a short, simple to read manual of applied nutrition for everyone - young, old, parents, and...
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published October 3rd 2011 by CreateSpace (first published October 27th 2010)
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Mike May
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Got through it in two days

If you want to know how to be better and healthier than most of the world, this book is for you.
Mike
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, diet
The Paradigm Diet is essentially a manifesto on a personal and social level as to why a vegan diet is the "paradigm" for human eating. The book does provide a clear and carefully constructed argument as to why veganism is not only a healthier way to live for you but how it promotes a "green" ecology as well. It does occasionally use some pseudo-science to support the author's arguments. Much of the writing is supported by references, however as the book progresses and the claims of the benefits ...more
Jesse Passler
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
A pretty good summary of the reasons for a whole-foods, plant diet....but the author's desperate attempt to be "hip" and "cool" and connect with a young audience makes the writing so silly and corny and sometimes downright bizarre that it unfortunately hurts the credibility of this arguments (even though they are scientifically accurate). It loses direction towards the end away from diet towards random things, and some of the author's claims are interesting but are only backed with common sense ...more
Loreta Kurkowski
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
The parts on plant based eating were good. But a little extreme when it got to eliminating nuts. seeds, and grains. I think a healthy diet is a well balanced diet with emphasis on plant based (fruits and veggies)... I don't like when a diet completely eliminates food groups... and somehow I say this being a vegetarian... go figure.
Donna
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
I will write a more thorough review, but in short this was a moralistic argument for becoming vegan wrapped in a thin veneer of science. A lost opportunity as there is good science which - if coupled with solid writing - could be a convincing foundation for a paradigm shift.
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