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Deep Nutrition

Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food
Narrated by: Eliza Foss
Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
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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:

  • Improve mood
  • Eliminate cravings and the need to snack
  • Boost fertility and have healthier children
  • Sharpen cognition and memory
  • Eliminate allergies and disease
  • Build stronger bones and joints
  • Get younger, smoother skin

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2008, 2016 Catherine Shanahan and Luke Shanahan (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Excellent Logic

What made the experience of listening to Deep Nutrition the most enjoyable?

The fact that the author discussed food source down to the molecular level made this book and its advice resonate with logic. Milk and dairy are not just milk and dairy. Source and process matters. Most nutritionists and doctors in the advice business make wide generalizations about food groups. How our chromosomes and DNA are affected by what we swallow is more complex than the average advice giver is aware.

What does Eliza Foss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Although a little sing-songy at times, she does a good job of adding emphasis. Overall the narration was well done.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. One of my all-time favorites. Kudos and thanks to the authors for putting this resource together.

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Audible is the best delivery

This book is very well written, researched and informative. Because it's pretty lengthy and has many scientific and data-oriented sections, I think audible is the only reason I finished this in a reasonable time since I could listen to it in the car and on road trips. Otherwise, making it a singular activity each evening, book-in-hand, I may have fallen asleep without ever making a dent. I've ordered the hard copy as a reference now that I've completed the book via audible.

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could have been shorter narrative

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This is quite an informative book but the same information is being discussed over and over again. Ok i get it vegetable oils are bad for us... we can discuss another topic now, but she just can't shut up about the oils. the same info could be delivered in much less words. Holly molly 20 hr audio book and almost 500 page actual book. To me it was not necessary to devote so many chapters to the same topic and go into so many details. Returning the book after listening to only half of it

Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Shanahan MD and Luke Shanahan again?

no

Did Eliza Foss do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes

Was Deep Nutrition worth the listening time?

no

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Hella good

This audio book was pretty mind blowing. It makes a convincing case that oxidized PUFA oils and the free radicals they create are terrible for us at a molecular level. It also discusses lipid glycation from sugar and explains how to eat a healthier diet.

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Worth Every Penny

One of my takeaway is to consume as little sugar and vegetable oil as possible to staying healthy.

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Eye-Opening Truth Bomb

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend Deep Nutrition. This is a book for virtually every American because certain researchers and the medical establishment are blaming "fats" for everything but Dr. Cate Shanahan expertly explains how this simplistic outlook is dead wrong. Furthermore, she proposes excellent solutions.

Have you listened to any of Eliza Foss’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Eliza Foss? Seriously?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the emphasis on epigenetics, especially as a scientist. That being said, the book is extremely simple for anybody to read and understand. I'm writing a book on Epigenetics because I think it's the future of scientific knowledge and I will definitely be singing the praises of Deep Nutrition in my own book.

Any additional comments?

Along with a short list of other health books, this book is a necessary part of your inoculation to modern "establishment" medical culture, which is leading America in greater and greater disease and obesity.

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Highly recommended

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!

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Attention Medical schools !

This and other such works NEED to be part of The Medical Education Process!

How many have suffered and died from lack of knowledge ?

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Information PLUS

I look at food labels with opened eyes searching for the oils I don’t want to eat. Much smarter shopper now.

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Life changing

It took me about two weeks to finish this book. I already look different, and so do my children. My joints aren't aching, my skin has cleared up and I feel better energy. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Miss T L Griffiths
  • 02-23-19

Deep Nutrition?

Gave up on this by chapter 7. Wasnt about food, but making perfect babies and beautiful people. Very shallow reading. I am interested in nutrition and food and by chapter 7 all she went on about was creating perfect DNA, perfect genes and therefore a perfect beautiful face. shes obsessed with beautiful people. If your interested in nutrition...you wont find anything about it in this book.

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  • Alexandru Muntean and Luiza Szabo
  • 01-24-19

Mind blowing listen.

I don't know what people like Stephen Tegg are talking about. This book is as clear, concise and informative as possible. It's a grown up book for grown up people who already understand basics about how food works. If you want anything more simplified than this try watching Sesame Street, that Swedish chef cooks up a storm . But if you're ike me this book is for you. Amazing.

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  • Harry Rose
  • 09-26-19

Life changing stuff

This is the truth we all need to hear, my acne is currently in remission and it clarifies why I have previously had such success with the paleo diet. This method for eating is superior and exists as a consequence of data and logic - which should be the prerequisites for all dietary advice. Muchly recommended.

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  • Phoebe
  • 07-03-19

Beautifully read by voice actress

this was a stunning read. I am a nutrition student who has been on the ketogenic diet for a while, and it was a nice surprise to find that the author agreed with many keto principles. I am so pleased this book is out there, I may reference it for my own work. The book goes really deep but explains with simple terms so anyone can understand from the ground up

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  • ARJUN SHETTY
  • 03-16-19

Will change the way you think about health

very well narrated and amazingly insightful. This could change your life. Medical profession is not designed to cure you but keep you sick. This book teaches you in a lucid manner how the right nutrition is the bedrock of good health

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  • Stephen Tegg
  • 10-23-18

UNFORTUNATELY didn't like this

Unfortunately you can tell this book was written by an academic. I've ploughed on through and got to chapter 8 and decided that really there is nothing in here, best way to describe this book ... it's like somebody's is writing a dissertation. I'm not questioning what she has written she's obviously very very well educated and understands her subject. it's just I picked this book up trying to learn something and apart from probably a couple of things in chapter one or two I haven't really learnt anything or nothing that is substantial to me anyway.
If you are after a book that is written like a dissertation, and essentially comes to the same conclusion from multiple angles; I suggest that this book is for you.
Good luck.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-19

Top 10 book in the world

A must read. Very thought provoking and informative. It should change your life. I have recommended to everyone I can

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-19

It just makes sense

If there was one nutrition book you ever need its this one. Full of juicy facts

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  • Dave
  • 12-23-18

Blown Away with all the Facts

I was Blown Away with all the Facts that Dr Catherine is telling. Its all clear to me now the importance of eating right and cutting my vege oils and sugar before finishing the book. I'm on 1 week now and reduce 2kls already. Thank you. Shared it with my friends and relatives