The Origin Diet: How Eating Like Our Stone Age Ancestors Will Maximize Your Health

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Macmillan, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
From a leading nutrition expert comes a proven health and weight-loss plan that takes us back to age-old nutritional basics

Scientific evidence reveals that in prehistoric times-before the high-carb diet, before the all-protein diet-obesity and chronic-disease rates were dramatically lower. Today's sedentary way of life and fast-food culture is out of balance with our ancestral roots. Based on Elizabeth Somer's extensive research, The Origin Diet builds on the wisdom of our bodies to help us get back to our beginnings and live healthier lives.

Somer advises small, painless changes in the way we eat to help align the body with its evolutionary needs. She introduces the Origin Pyramid, an invaluable model for preparing easy, nutritious meals, and encourages us to follow twelve Getting Back to Basics guidelines for eating and exercising.

The Origin Diet also offers a tempting, healthful array of recipes and menus, plus lifestyle tips that are easy to incorporate into today's time-challenged schedules.

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Nutritionists have long noted that our metabolism was established some 40,000 years ago when we lived as hunter-gatherers and that our bodies need to heed it to run most efficiently. Somer (Age-Proof ... Read full review

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A Look at the Family Album
Our Original Diet
Live Healthier Live Longer
Evolutionary Weight Loss
The Origin Diet
The Origin Workout
Your Natural Rhythms
A FiveDay Meal Plan plus Menus for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Sources of Wild Game
Suggested Reading
Selected References

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About the author (2002)

Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and award-winning writer. She appears regularly on The Today Show and is a former consultant to Good Morning America, a contributing editor to both Shape and Eating Well magazines, and the author of six books. She lives with her family in Salem, Oregon. Her Web site can be found at

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