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27 Mar

10 New Primal Blueprint Books (Plus a Prize Package Giveaway)

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As I mentioned back in my New Year’s postPrimal Blueprint Publishing has launched, and my team and I are on a mission to change lives, one book at a time!

Last month, we released Mira and Jayson Calton’s Rich Food, Poor Food, and early reader feedback has been incredibly positive. With ten more books either nearing release or in development and with many of you emailing me asking for details, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you what I have in the pipeline. Whether you’re just starting or are a Primal veteran, I think there’s something here for everyone.

Prize Package Giveaway

I’d love to hear what you think. In the comment board below, let me know which of the ten books below you’re most excited about and why, and tell me your idea(s) for a book you think Primal Blueprint Publishing needs to publish. Do those two things and you’ll be entered to win all eight Primal Blueprint books pictured to the right. The lucky winner will be chosen at random. This contest ends at 11:59 pm, Thursday, Mar. 28. Many thanks to everyone that shares their thoughts and, in so doing, helps me make better books for you.

First up, a look at the books with 2013 release dates:

The Hidden Plague, by Tara Grant. This book is for sufferers of Hidradenitis supprativa, a painful skin condition that is poorly understood by the mainstream medical community and strongly associated with the Standard American Diet. Tara suffered for decades before taking matters into her own hands, modifying her diet, and curing herself. There are an estimated 12 million sufferers of this condition in the USA, with many of them unaware of their condition. Tara provides a field guide to managing and overcoming this disease using evolutionary health principles.

Primal Cravings, by Megan and Brandon Keatley. Well the title says it all here! Welcome back all the comfort foods that you’ve disciplined yourself to avoid in pursuit of Primal/paleo dietary principles. This creative, beautifully photographed book is the work of Brandon and Megan Keatley, Crossfit trainers in South Carolina who have dabbled and experimented and reclaimed some of the most indulgent foods you can imagine as Primal/paleo approved! See for yourself, starting with the delicious burger on the cover!

Paleo Primer. This book from the British couple Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore sets forth the Primal/paleo living principles in a fun, simple manner, making it a great book to introduce newcomers to the movement. It’s filled with creative and delicious recipes, and memorable, humorous cartoons that capture the essence of Primal/paleo living at a glance.

Upcoming Projects

Here’s a look at some exciting projects in development for 2014 release:

Death by Food Pyramid, by Denise Minger. Denise has done numerous guests posts on MDA (Will Eating Whole Grains Help You Live Longer?, Will Eating Red Meat Kill You?), and has her own avid following at her Raw Food SOS blog. Denise has been hard at work for a great many months now on an exquisitely researched expose on how “Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics, and Shady Special Interest Groups Have Conspired to Ruin the Health of America”,  and what you can do to avoid succumbing to such bad influences. She absolutely skewers the bestseller The China Study for their flawed data collection and distorted conclusions, and generally goes to great lengths to set the record straight about the flawed conventional wisdom we have been fed our entire lives.

The South Asian Solution, by Dr. Ronesh Sinha. Dr. Ron, an internal medicine specialist in Los Altos, CA, is doing some great stuff in the Bay Area, treating high risk South Asian patients and Silicon Valley employees with unique solutions that respect the evolutionary health model. South Asians, who are mostly Asian Indians, are one of the most insulin resistant ethnic groups on the planet, with rampant diabetes and early heart disease. His approach has successfully engaged and motivated South Asians to improve their health and reduce their risk while still respecting their cultural lifestyle preferences.

Primal Pregnancy, by Michele Blackwell, MD: This respected Ob/Gyn from Webster, Texas provides a detailed manual for a healthy and successfully pregnancy and childbirth, with a focus on integrating modern medical advice while still adhering to Primal living principles. Dr. Michele will cover a wide range of topics, including fertility, successful conception, all the trimesters, a healthy birth, nursing, and recovering your old self by the time the little one’s first steps are taken.

The Primal Prescription. In this hard-hitting expose on America’s dysfunctional health care system, Dr. Doug McGuff, fitness author and emergency physician from Seneca, South Carolina details how we came to spend over 7 trillion dollars per year on health care, yet rank 49th world wide for health outcomes and life expectancy. Dr. McGuff uses the concept of “signal disruption” to demonstrate how top-down controls have created an unholy alliance between the Government, Big Pharma, Big Agra, and Medical providers to create the ultimate “sick care system”. You will see how government intervention allows Big Agra to create the diseases that Big Pharma produces drugs for, so that doctors can “manage” your illness, so that you can stay just well enough to remain addicted to what made you sick in the first place. Having detailed the road to health care serfdom, Doug will show you the way out. By focusing on yourself and applying Primal lifestyle, dietary and exercise principles you will learn how to extract yourself from the belly of the beast, and enjoy the vibrant health that is your birthright.

Primal Woman, by Carrie Sisson. As I hinted at in a recent post, Carrie is shaping a story that touches on subjects of her particular interest and expertise: aging gracefully, dealing with empty nest syndrome, sorting through misinformation about menopause and hormones that women are subjected to, and fine-tuning the Primal living style from a female perspective. Carrie has a degree in Spiritual Psychology and injects a mystical, spiritual element to some of the everyday topics at hand. I can’t wait to read this! (Nope, I’m not even allowed a peek just yet…).

Perfect Balance, a Primal Approach to Overcoming Negativity with Food, Dieting, and Body Image, by Emily Deans, MD. Dr. Deans is a Massachusetts psychiatrist who explores the causes behind out modern obsession with and, for many, dysfunctional relationship with food. By hormonally, psychologically, and metabolically disengaging from processed food dependency, those who struggle with food issues have a better chance to heal from the psychological factors that contribute to their condition. Perfect Balance helps the reader eat and enjoy great, wholesome, natural foods without trending into a neurotic need to adhere to a Primal or paleo-style diet.

Primal Endurance, by Mark Sisson. Yep, I’m going back to my roots, this time to tell enthusiasts who insist on pursuing extreme endurance goals how to do it right! First and foremost is how to “go long” in training and racing without being a carb addict. Yep, it’s possible to be a high-functioning endurance machine when you become truly fat and keto-adapted. This refreshing concept is raising interest in the staid endurance community, as folks like Ben Greenfield, Dr.’s Phinney and Volek in The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, and even the world’s foremost endurance exercise physiologist, Dr. Timothy Noakes of South Africa, are out on the cutting edge spreading the word.

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  1. “Death by Food Pyramid” and “The Primal Prescription” are must reads. And “Primal Woman” looks great too.

    I’d love to see much more information about progesterone usage for women around menopausal age. I’ve sworn by it for years and do believe it’s improved my overall health. I hear all the ads about new hormonal ‘fixes’ for that fat belly and fatigued body. I don’t buy it, figuratively or literally. It seems the industry has moved to hormones of all types as the next best remedy to completely mess with womens’ health, again.

    More research and information, please?

    Margaret wrote on March 27th, 2013
  2. As a healthcare provider, I am most looking forward to The Primal Prescription. A primal book for families with kids would be a great addition!

    Julie wrote on March 27th, 2013
  3. The Primal Prescription sounds like a fascinating book, can’t wait for that one!

    As a new-ish Paleo convert, I would love to find more information on how to help with kids meals, snacks, etc.

    Alison Snow wrote on March 27th, 2013
  4. I’m looking forward to Primal Pregnancy. I’m getting married soon and am fascinated with how to reconcile modern day medical practices surrounding pregnancy and birth with the primal principles we’ve been integrating into our lives.

    I’d be interested in a Primal food storage/prep book. We talk often about what to eat, but if you are trying to build up a 30 day supply (or year supply) of food, all the conventional wisdom points to canned food and buckets of grain. I’ve been researching fermenting, home canning, and other preservation methods to try and keep my food storage as Paleo as possible.

    Evan wrote on March 27th, 2013
  5. You put a lineup like that in front of us and then you expect us to pick just one!?!?!? That’s downright cruel!

    If you push me, I’ll have to go with The Primal Prescription, if only because, since going primal, I have been so saddened to realize how many people around me are needlessly suffering severe debilitating diseases that are directly linked to what is on their plates courtesy of that “unholy alliance”. Denise Minger’s book also addresses this, of course, but I am more familiar with her views, and though I highly value her perspective, at this point I would like to learn what Dr. McGuff has to tell us from inside the healthcare system.

    As for a new book idea, I would love to see a book on creating the primal garden. In fact, I know who could write it. Adopting a primal lifestyle pushes many of us to look more closely at all kinds of things, including where our food comes from and what the production and delivery of that food is doing to the planet. Many of us have begun to look at permaculture as a solution to heal our bodies, but also to help heal the Earth, one garden or farm at a time. If you are unfamiliar with the term permaculture, I invite you to watch the YouTube video of Toby Hemenway’s talk: How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth… but Not Civilization.

    The names of potential authors that come to mind most readily as authors of such a book are Mark Shepard in Wisconsin (author of Restoration Agriculture, who already eats primally); Toby Hemenway in Oregon, of course (author of Gaia’s Garden); and Eric Toensmeier in Massachusetts (author of Perennial Vegetables and Paradise Lot, and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke).

    Chica wrote on March 27th, 2013
  6. I’m excited about the Primal Pregnancy.

    A book about primal family living would be welcomed!

    Jessica wrote on March 27th, 2013
  7. I’d really like to read Death by Food Pyramid. Denise digs into the subject and presents well on her blog.

    Lee wrote on March 27th, 2013
  8. Primal Women sounds interesting! I’d love to read a book that is geared toward feeding our children primally as well.

    Chantal wrote on March 27th, 2013
  9. I am just starting out on this new way of eating, living. I am gathering information and trying to work my way into this lifestyle. I would love to read all of these books, up first would be the 21 day transformation, to get me started on a new road. I would like to see a book on how to get your family on the lifestyle, especially when they have no health problems to begin with. Children especially ages 7-15, they seem to already have a palate preference but yet can’t really understand the “why” behind changing what you eat. They can’t seem to grasp why new foods are better, why wheat is bad, so they will not try anything else. Your website is awesome!

    Nicolle C. wrote on March 27th, 2013
  10. Gah, I am excited about way too many of these books! But if I would have to pick, it would be either Perfect Balance or Perfect Balance.

    Perfect Balance because I have always had a troubled relationship with food and I recognize the same problem with a lot of my family members and friends. In fact, I think we all suffer from some distorted relationship with food and/ or unachievable images of bodily beauty in some way. I would love to read more about this – and especially about how to deal with this.

    Primal Endurance because ever since I started with Primal, I found myself more motivated to ‘really dig deep’. I am also pursuing a career at the Army – so some serious information on how to Dig Deep Primal Style would be just awesome. Also, I really enjoyed your (Mark Sisson’s) writing style in the Primal Blueprint book – clear, easy to read and full of useful (and highly motivational!) information!

    While the above two books (and quite a few of the others books that are coming out) are addressing a lot of my Primal information-needs already, I would love a book that deals with youngsters and teenagers. Primal Parenting perhaps? The follow-up for Primal Pregnancy? How do you make your children or teenagers more enthusiastic about Primal food and Primal living? After all, they are the future and I can imagine that for children, having a ‘different’ diet/ lifestyle (or parents with such a lifestyle) can be quite challenging :)

    Eva wrote on March 27th, 2013
  11. Wow some amazing stuff coming out! I can’t wait to hear more about Perfect Balance and Primal Woman. Perfect Balance because so much of our eating is for psychological reasons and I think that is often not addressed in nutrition and exercise books. Primal Woman because I am very interested in the issue of balancing your hormones naturally without medication.

    Primal Cravings sounds like an amazing cookbook and I do love me a good cookbook!

    I would like to see a book about healing ourselves with food, so if you have high blood pressure – natural steps you can take to control it. If you have thyroid malfunction – what kind of exercises and food you should eat. I know it would be impossible to address any and all ailments but that would be interesting to me.

    Windy wrote on March 27th, 2013
  12. I already have The Primal Blueprint, The 21 Day Total Body Transformation, Quick and Easy Meals and the sauce book. Love them all. Really looking forward to: Death By Food Pyramid (Gotta love Denise Minger), The Primal Prescription, and Carrie’s book, Primal Woman.
    I would be most interested in seeing more info on eating out and on the go. I really don’t want to cook at all after work. Maybe you should open a Primal Drive -Thru… I’d also like to meet more Primals in person in my area -getting tired of hanging with the whole grain crowd, lol.

    Rene R wrote on March 27th, 2013
  13. It’s time.

    Primal Woman will be a very significant voice as very little information, and conflicting at that, has been directed to and for women.

    I look very forward to this book and applaud the efforts to bring this forward!

    Brava!

    Jessica Fair Stevens wrote on March 27th, 2013
  14. I would love to read Primal Cravings…this is something that I definitely have issues with, especially on weekends when I don’t have the routine of work to help “control” when I eat and so I often end up snacking (and not always on the good, healthy stuff!)

    Lorraine wrote on March 27th, 2013
  15. I am most interested to read Carrie’s Primal Woman book and your book about Primal Endurance.These are two area that have gotten short shrift so far.

    Most all of the paleo/Primal literature has been by, for, and about guys. It’s nice to see this starting to shift with people such as Denise Minger, Nora Gedgaudas, and Dr. Georgia Ede gaining entrance to “the old caveboy’s club”. Carrie’s book will make a great addition to that.

    I think your personal story about the physical horrors of being an endurance athlete on a carb heavy diet have kind of struck fear into Primal peeps and given the idea that endurance sports themselves are the problem rather than the diet (and the bad shoes).

    I would also love to see two books published, one about Primal and cancer and one about Primal and neurological disorders. Those are, of course, very personal subjects for me but also ones which touch a lot of peoples lives. It’s amazing how many people come forward when I have mentioned my cancer or my seizures on the boards to tell me, “My mom had breast cancer” or “My grandson has seizures”.

    Primal is making all the difference in the world for me in these two areas as I continue to live cancer free and seizure free on a much lower dosage of meds.

    Paleobird wrote on March 27th, 2013
  16. Most interesting to me are Primal Woman and Primal Prescription. Death by Food Pyramid sounds pretty awesome too, and I will have to get it for my son James who coined the Twitter hashtag #deathbytuber, which has yet to trend lol.

    Kathleen Caron wrote on March 27th, 2013
  17. Although they all look great I have been patiently waiting for Primal Woman to come out!! Being an early 50′s woman, with a spiritual lean, I can’t wait to devour it.
    As to what I would love to see: maybe the issues of mental illness and diet and lifestyle, and also auto-immune issues in the light of primal wisdom…
    I can never thank you enough for all you do to educate ………and in a witty and fun way.
    Maybe I will get to work on writing one of the above! <:o)

    Suzanne wrote on March 27th, 2013
  18. I’d love to have a copy of “Primal Woman”- it sounds fascinating.

    Rebecca wrote on March 27th, 2013
  19. Need a book that focuses on the destructive influence of inflammation/autoimmune disease (e.g., lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis etc.) and how Primal eating may attenuate the development and promote the treatment of these diseases.

    Kevin Fontaine wrote on March 27th, 2013
  20. As a Life Coach who promotes the Primal/Paleo/Caveman diet and lifestyle to those I counsel, I don’t see a book on this list I wouldn’t find to be a valuable resource and addition to my library. I’m still learning, tweaking my own plan, and I share what I learn with my clients. This is one gift package I’d love to win, and I’d put it to good use, recommending them as applicable. Thank you, Mark! As always, you’re amazingly generous.

    Diane J wrote on March 27th, 2013
  21. I am most excited about the Primal Prescription. After struggling for several years with what the docs kept telling me was either IBS or “all in my head”, I found out that certain dietary changes (no dairy, gluten, corn, soy, etc.) cured all of my ills! I’d love to see a book all about fun and creative workouts!

    Adrienne wrote on March 27th, 2013
  22. I am most excited about Primal Woman because it touches on a lot of topics that are very relevant to me. I would like to see a book published about people who are starting weight-lifting as mature adults who were not athletic or nutrition-minded when they were younger.

    Therese wrote on March 27th, 2013
  23. I think primal cravings would be my next read–sounds right up my alley! I would like a good book on sourcing foods, and how to find things on my own, and what about something on not only how to feed your kids primally, but how to feed those family members who are not quite on the bandwagon yet? You know, like a guide to sneaky Paleo…

    Elaine wrote on March 27th, 2013
  24. Most excited about Death by Food Pyramid. Denise is fantastic and her research is impeccable so this will for sure be an interesting read!

    I would LOVE to see a book aimed at 8-12 year olds — who are used to eating the SAD diet, who love the taste of those foods, who hear the same nutritional garbage at school that we have all grown up with (and thus think Mom doesn’t know what she’s talking about) or who may think eating a Primal diet is too hard or won’t taste good or that it just doesn’t matter that much. I’m struggling with getting my kids to eat this way and “Eat Like a Dinosaur” was too “babyish” for them to even look at. But I know that if they start eating correctly at this age, it can save them a host of health problems later…

    Robin wrote on March 27th, 2013
  25. I’m looking forward to The Primal Prescription. I think it would be great to have a book about how to talk to your doctor. Like type of test to request and getting them to understand the primal way.

    Sarah wrote on March 27th, 2013
  26. Primal Prescription- can’t wait to read that one. Big Pharma, Big Agra and Medical providers – the Devil’s Triangle…

    I’d like to see a couple of books – raising primal children and a study on the long term impacts of someone following the primal life style.

    Mike wrote on March 27th, 2013
  27. I’m looking forward to Primal Woman and Primal Balance. Having a woman’s perspective on the primal lifestyle, and the spiritual element in there sounds most promising and very exciting. Also, my biggest challenge with living primally comes from the fact that I tend to stress eat… and I’ve always been a junk food junkie. Being diagnosed Celiac has helped with this a bit because there are a lot of things I just can’t eat. However, there are still a lot of potato chips and other junk food that is gluten free that I can still eat. Learning to get past the “comfort” food and make a healthier relationship with food.

    I think that a primal eating book for kids would be great. It’s hard enough to get kids to eat sometimes, let alone to get them to eat healthy food. I would also like to see a book on Primal Dating. How to stay primal while meeting new people and going to new restaurants. Might be an interesting perspective.

    Amanda wrote on March 27th, 2013
  28. Really want to get my hands on the one about sauces and condiments, since I really like to dip things! :) Also am looking forward to the one on Primal Pregnancy. For future topics: a cookbook that includes a month’s worth of Primal meals including shopping lists and using leftovers in creative ways, or an “Is it Primal?” book based on Mark’s previous posts, sorted by topic and with a searchable index. Hmmm… maybe an app for that would be good, too!

    Crystal wrote on March 27th, 2013
  29. Primal woman and primal pregnancy i am not done having children yet so….. but I would like to read about a raising a primal child, and reducing stress for all ages.

    Leah Dennee wrote on March 27th, 2013
  30. I have not read Rich Food Poor Food yet so that would be the book am most excited to read. I would love to see a Primal book for kids. recipes they would enjoy, ideas to keep them eating healthy etc.

    Rebecca Hilleque wrote on March 27th, 2013
  31. I want everything I can get my hands on! Primal Cravings may be #1 on my list so that I can show the rest of my family how really awesome this approach to life really is. Thank you for continually expanding the knowledge base!!!!

    Michael Shanks wrote on March 27th, 2013
  32. OH SO EXCITED!! Even though I’m a fella, I must say I’m pretty excited to read Primal Pregnancy. I have been talking to people about this liberating way to live for the past two years and a few of them have become mamas (Including my ex-wife :))

    I would love to be able to share this information with them when pregnancy makes everything “interesting”

    As far as books I would love to see published.. Something concerning the thyroid and how our modern diet may be the reason a lot of thyroid issues seem to be cropping up as of late..

    This site has saved my life. Thanks a million!

    PrimalWings wrote on March 27th, 2013
  33. I am looking forward to reading Rich Food, Poor Food to help pick the right foods for my family, but I am most excited about the upcoming Primal Prescription. I have long believed the connection between Big Agra and Big Pharma and the decline of America’s health.

    Would love to see more books/information on healthy eating for kids, the primal exercise plan or diet plans to cure common ailments.

    Thanks for all of your great work and education on the primal lifestyle!

    David Bethea wrote on March 27th, 2013
  34. This is sure to be a nice collection! I think I’m most excited about Primal Primer because I am new to paleo and primal living and the description sounds like a fun way to get to know the basics again and have them on hand.

    My suggestion would be to have a book about different foods, how they can be used and their benefits. I find that as I get closer to full paleo I am “discovering” new ingredients and learning to cook all over again. Having a sort of an almanac would help keep in mind that there are other things out there. It’s not just chicken and sweet potatoes or spinach.

    Emely De Leon wrote on March 27th, 2013
  35. Wow! I want to read them all. Right now, the Primal Woman, Primal Cravings, and Death by Food Pyramid sound good. I am still at the point where all foods primal taste good, but I anticipate wanting to bake again someday. Also, I find it is easier to interest friends and family in primal if they can have some familiar treats and comfort food. Some primal books for kids and teachers would be great. My son and I constantly fight the barrage of dangerous “health” information that comes from school… sadly, our school IS replacing junk food and manufactured garbage with some fresher foods and local produce… but the Nofat/lowfat/whole wheat/canola oil drumbeat is louder than ever. Maybe I will write them!
    Also, books about transitioning from mainstream pharmaceuticals would be great… I abandoned OTC meds long ago, and cured myself of 20 + years of pain pill use for fibro and arthritis, but my husband is frantic when I mention getting off the blood pressure meds and antidepressant now that my body is normalizing. Thanks for all the super resources on MDA!

    Susy Fry wrote on March 27th, 2013
  36. I would love to read Primal Cravings – this is something I definitely have issues with, especially on weekends when I don’t have the routine of work to help manage and “control” what and when I’m eating.

    Future ideas – a book on how to dine out and sick to primal. It can be really difficult to make the right choices, or know how to identify which restaurant foods best match/compliment the primal diet

    Lorraine wrote on March 27th, 2013
  37. both upcoming book lists look very promising. I certainly see a few I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on when they become available.

    As for the three coming up this year, all three sound good, but I think I’d get the Primal Cravings book. I’m very interested in coming up with more ways to eat primal and this book certainly seems like it covers a lot of topics that will be helpful for me and the family (Might also convince my mother that primal is the way to go).

    As for book ideas, I would personally like to see a book that can go into great detail on how eating primal/paleo can help prevent, treat and even overcome various chronic diseases (hart disease in particular). I came up with this after my father suffered a heart attack last December (he’s fine now), and his cardiologist basically told him that the plaque that has built up in his heart can’t be treated and that it’ll stay with him for the rest of his life; all he can do, is slow it from building up any further. Personally, I call BS on that, this guy expects me to believe that arterial plaque is somehow immune to the human body’s ability to repair and heal itself? I’m convinced that if you can give the body the proper tools (Food, exercise, etc.) it needs, it can do the rest for you; the problem is trying to get past the conventional wisdom of today’s healthcare system to reach that goal.

    Michael wrote on March 27th, 2013
  38. I am really interested to read the Rich Food, Poor Food book. Saving time and saving money has been an issue with all my false Primal eating starts. I really think this book could get me on the right track.

    I would really like to read a book about the psychology around eating. What makes people eat what they do? Why do so many people have compulsions around eating and how to re-train yourself to eat healthy.

    Erin Case wrote on March 27th, 2013
  39. Hi Mark – what a great selection of new books! The one I am most interested in is Primal Cravings – sounds like I might be able to have my cake and eat it?! It will be especially useful perhaps for non-primal friends and family around the table.

    A book I’d really like to see is one which helps you deal with the usual ‘fat is bad, grains good’ brainwashing that you get from EVERYONE – nationally syndicated nutritionists in the newspapers, most books, most recipe websites (hey, look! low fat! that’s good!) and most ESPECIALLY the standard, non-reflective, big pharmaceutical company influenced medical profession. Maybe this is more of a problem here in the UK, but when you see people following medical advice to replace butter with a substance made in a lab, to lower their cholesterol; when you see people told to take the skin off a chicken and never use lard; and when your husband has spent ten years on statins and now has a depleted memory plus a mucked up muscular skeletal system, somehow I feel we need tools! When my husband challenged the doctor with concerns about statins, he said that lots of people panicked about scare stories in the gutter press … SIGH.)
    Ok rant over – just thought that a book with the backing of big medical names on both sides of the atlantic , plus some sound advice in one place on how to deal with doctors with blinkers on, might help :)

    ps – I’d LOVE to win the books ;)

    Jane A wrote on March 27th, 2013
  40. Most of the books sound interesting. But in particular, I am looking forward to the pyramid book. I think there is a growing body of literature emerging in the primal/paleo world and while this is exciting and informative, it can cause some confusion and often contradictory information is presented as there are so many shades of paleo proposed as the right method/approach. I would love to see a dummies guide to paleo which maybe examined the main approaches with pros and cons… I.e primal blueprint, (Sisson) perfect health (Jaminet) the paelo diet (Cordain), paleo solutions (Wolf), as I sometimes get confused with dairy/non dairy, legumes/no legumes.

    Keith wrote on March 27th, 2013

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