Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 11, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 448 pages
The simple, science-based, “Paleo perfected” (Vogue) diet that promotes effortless weight loss and peak health—written by two Harvard scientists.

In Perfect Health Diet, Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet explain in layman’s terms how anyone can regain health and lose weight by optimizing nutrition, detoxifying the diet, and sup­porting healthy immune function. They show how toxic, nutrient-poor diets sabotage health, and how on a healthy diet, diseases often spontaneously resolve. Perfect Health Diet makes weight loss effortless with a clear, balanced, and scientifically proven plan to change the way you eat—and feel—forever!
 

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Contents

Why We Start with an Evolutionary Perspective
3
The Paleolithic Diet
7
The Cannibal Diet of Fasting
18
What Breast Milk Teaches Us About Human Diets
24
What Mammalian Diets Teach Us About Human Diets
33
The Tastes Great Diet
45
The Way We Were Meant to Eat
58
What to Eat for Energy
63
A Traditional Pacific Islander Diet
238
Food Toxins Matter
242
How to Be Well Nourished
249
Why Most People Are Malnourished
251
Multivitamins Good or Bad?
261
Vitamins A D and K2
265
Selenium and Iodine
281
Potassium and Sodium
294

An Economical Approach to Nutrition
65
Protein
74
Carbohydrates
82
The Dangerous Fats PUFA
105
The Safe Fats SaFA and MUFA
133
MediumChain Fats and Therapeutic Ketogenic Diets
143
Fiber
159
Alcohol
169
The Best Foods for Energy
171
Nutrient Hunger A Key to Weight Loss
175
Foods to Avoid
189
Food Toxins
191
The Most Toxic Food Cereal Grains
196
AlmostGrains Legumes
209
Liquid Devils Vegetable Seed Oils
213
The Sweet Toxin Fructose
218
Toxins Introduced by the Industrial Food System
224
Four Steps to a LowToxicity Diet
232
Calcium Collagen and Magnesium
298
Zinc and Copper
306
Vitamin C
312
Choline and Folic Acid
316
Other Vitamins Minerals and Nutrients
322
Micronutrient Recommendations
332
A Recipe for Healthful Living
337
The Infectious Origins of Disease
339
A Strategy for Immunity
349
Fasting
355
Blood Lipids
365
Circadian Rhythm Enhancement
371
Healthful Weight Loss
389
Meal Planning and Recipes
397
Perfect Healthfor Life
423
Acknowledgments
426
Index
428
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About the author (2012)

Paul Jaminet, PhD, was an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Paul’s experience overcoming a chronic illness led the Jaminets to develop the views of aging and disease presented in Perfect Health Diet.

Shou-Ching Jaminet, PhD, is a molecular biologist and cancer researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and Director of BIDMC’s Multi-Gene Transcriptional Profiling Core. Shou-Ching was born in Korea to Chinese parents, attended college at National Taiwan University in Taipei and graduate school at University of Newcastle in Australia, before coming to the US to work at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Beth Israel Deaconess and Harvard Medical School.

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