Examining the healthy lives of our Paleolithic ancestors, this book shows how our modern diet leads to weight gain and “diseases of civilization” such as diabetes and depression. It provides dietary strategies to counter the nutritional problems of eating grains, gluten, soy, dairy, and starchy vegetables.
Nora Gedgaudas shows how our modern low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets for which we are genetically programmed. She explains the importance of adequate omega-3 intake--critical to our brain and nervous system but lacking in most modern diets. Gedgaudas reveals the nutritional problems of grains, gluten, soy, dairy, and starchy vegetables; which natural fats promote health and which (such as canola oil) harm it; the crucial role of vitamin D in cancer and disease prevention; and how diet affects mental health, memory, hormonal balance, and cellular aging.
Published: May 20, 2011
Contains 28 b&w illustrations
Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches