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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
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
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.
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.