A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free - now with a prescriptive plan for the Human Diet to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.
Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, MD, examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives - diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and Blue Zone - and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children and active, vital elders generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies - fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats - form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls the Human Diet.
Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: What you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.
Deep Nutrition offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating the Human Diet to:
Deep Nutrition cuts through today's culture of conflicting nutritional ideologies, showing how the habits of our ancestors can help us lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.
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©2008, 2016 Catherine Shanahan and Luke Shanahan (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
This was super informative and well written. Other reviews mention it's repetitiveness and how weird the suggestions are. I appreciated the repetition of very important points, and what might seem weird to a modern reader is simply the presentation of a traditional way of eating.
I found the information empowering. I've also implemented most of the suggestions months ago and can say it is life changing. I will certainly continue to follow the advice in this book and others. I've never felt better!
This book ahould be required reading in every high school. Very good coverage of the cause and effect of foods we eat. Especially critical info for those wanting to conceive. Reader was easy to listen to.
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My Quack alarm went off many times while listening to this audiobook. There is some good information, particularly the chapter on lipids, but there is some strange stuff too.
Dr. Shanahan quotes from Dr. Andrew Weil and Michael Pollan, but rather than “Eat food, not too much. Mostly plants” she advises eating lots of meat, and the eyeballs, brain, testicles, ... well, every part. Cook chicken with the skin on and eat the skin. Instead of eating unhealthy McDonalds' french fries you should fry sliced potatoes at home using lard. Yup, lard.
The abundant analogies were weird too -- Like a meth lab in the desert with it's paint thinner and gasoline. What kind of meth does that lab make?
The narrator Eliza Foss had perfect diction and was easy to understand (except she pronounced Hawaiian Poke like poke with a stick rather than the correct 'po-kee') but her sing-song voice came off like a 20 hour Masingale douche commercial.
Overall this one of my least favorite nutrition audiobooks.
Writer, journalist and translator of the Romance and Russian languages. Recently a farmer in Maryland.
Awful. I got through about five hours of it before I couldn't take any more. She could have condensed each chapter by about eighty percent and not missed a thing. As one Amazon reviewer put it, she could have put this entire thing into a 30 page pamphlet.
There's a sort of uncomfortable 1920's progressive eugenics feel to the whole thing, as well. The author has a weird interest in perfecting the looks of children, or at best screaming out to potential parents what not to do with nutrition and their own children.
The narrator really forced me to stop listening. It was like listening to a grandmother reading her grandchildren to sleep.
Catherine Shanahan should receive a Nobel Prize for this work.
Thank you for gather this amazing material. I have already recommended it to dozens of my patients.
I've followed most of the "problem with food" books and documentaries over the post 10 years. This is by far the most thorough and comprehensive of them all. I can say without hesitation, this book is the bible of nutrition.
This book provides little hard evidence for its claims and as a physician the author butchers the explanation for several disease processes making you wonder about their grip on basic medical knowledge. While I fundamentally believe that the take home message is accurate, based on this explanation it seems like a wobbly house of cards. Expected a much more well supported argument with hard data and science.
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