The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health (Google eBook)

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Sep 17, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
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In The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health, John Durant argues for an evolutionary – and revolutionary – approach to health. All animals, human or otherwise, thrive when they mimic key elements of life in their natural habitat. From diet to movement to sleep, this evolutionary perspective sheds light on some of our most pressing health concerns. What is causing the rise of chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and depression? Is eating red meat going to kill you? Is avoiding the sun actually the best way to avoid skin cancer?
 
Durant takes readers on a thrilling ride to the Paleolithic and beyond, unlocking the health secrets of our ancient ancestors. What do obese gorillas teach us about weight loss? How can Paleolithic skulls contain beautiful sets of teeth? Why is the Bible so obsessed with hygiene? What do NASA astronauts teach us about getting a good night’s sleep? And how are Silicon Valley techies hacking the human body?
 
Blending science and culture, anthropology and philosophy, John Durant distills the lessons from his adventures and shows how to apply them to day-to-day life, teaching people how to construct their own personal “habitat” that will enable them to thrive. The book doesn’t just address what we eat, but why we eat it; not just how to exercise, but the purpose of functional movement; not just being healthy, but leading a purposeful life.
 
Combining the best of ancient wisdom with cutting edge science, Durant crafts a vision of health that is both fresh and futuristic.




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Review: The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health

User Review  - Desiree - Goodreads

So good. Well-structured, well-written, well-researched, and thoughtful. An impressive feat! Read this book! Probably the best recent tome on the subject matter, and certainly one of the best on any subject that I've read this year. Read full review

Review: The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health

User Review  - Goodreads

So good. Well-structured, well-written, well-researched, and thoughtful. An impressive feat! Read this book! Probably the best recent tome on the subject matter, and certainly one of the best on any subject that I've read this year. Read full review

Contents

Becoming the Caveman
1
ORIGINS
12
12
87
VISIONS
239
Habitats Old and New
279
Resources and Recommendations
292
Bibliography
317
Acknowledgments
339
Index
345
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JOHN DURANT is a leader of the growing ancestral health movement. Durant studied evolutionary psychology at Harvard prior to founding Paleo NYC and Barefoot Runners NYC, the largest paleo and barefoot running groups in the world. He has been featured in The New York Times and on The Colbert Report and NPR. He blogs at HunterGatherer.com




From the Hardcover edition.

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