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Deep Nutrition Audiobook

Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food

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Publisher's Summary

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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    chase connolly 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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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!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Pagano Rose 06-24-17 Member Since 2015
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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!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stefanie 01-18-17
    Stefanie 01-18-17
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    "Eye opening!"

    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.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Steven F. 04-20-17
    Steven F. 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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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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    Eric Maui, Hawaii, United States 02-01-17
    Eric Maui, Hawaii, United States 02-01-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Good Information Mixed with Crazy Sh!*"

    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.

    33 of 57 people found this review helpful
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    Whittaker Chambers Baltimore, MD 02-14-17
    Whittaker Chambers Baltimore, MD 02-14-17 Member Since 2017

    Writer, journalist and translator of the Romance and Russian languages. Recently a farmer in Maryland.

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    "Unbearably repetitive"

    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.

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    SayaB Huntington, WV USA 07-22-17
    SayaB Huntington, WV USA 07-22-17
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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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    Adam Jaffe 07-04-17
    Adam Jaffe 07-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic"

    I thought this was a thorough and very thought provoking book on human health. Although it's main focus was vegetable oils and sugar, it touched upon other important components that influence our nutrient consumption from gmo's to the pharmaceutical industry. I especially enjoyed learning about the biochemical processes that occur in our bodies and effect our health and the false claims of other diets .

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    Dr. Anthony G. Jay 06-24-17

    #DRJ...scientist, simplifier, speaker, outdoorsman, #estrogeneration author

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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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    Lora 05-19-17
    Lora 05-19-17
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    "Hugely educational for this nutrition student!"

    Dr. Cate covers so many topics covered and does a wonderful job backing them with science, research and real-life examples. Thank you, Dr. Cate for this well-rounded work with incredibly realistic and actionable advice in every chapter!

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