The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet & Exercise and a Design for Living

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In a startling new book a team of distinguished physicians and anthropologists tell how the diet and activity patterns of our prehistoric ancestors can be adopted today to achieve far greater physical and mental health, vitality and longevity.

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Eaton (a physician) and his co-authors contend that the greater part of our genetic make-up was established thousands of years ago in pre-agricultural hunting and gathering societies. Ill-suited for ... Read full review


The Paleolithic Legacy
Our Ancestors Ourselves 1
The Discordance Hypothesis 3

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About the author (1988)

Marjorie Shostak was a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University and an award-winning photographer.

Melvin Konner M.D., Ph.D., is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and an associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at Emory University. Trained at Harvard University, he has held NIMH and NSF research grants, and has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Foundations Fund for Research in Psychiatry. Konner is the author of "Becoming a Doctor" and "Why the Reckless Survive, and Other Secrets of Human Nature," A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the board of the Russell Sage Foundation, Konner has spent time advocating single-payer health care reform, testifying twice at U.S. Senate hearings. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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