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    The Paleo Diet - book

    I bought the book, as a way of supplementing my paleo/primal knowledge. I must say that I am pretty disappointed. Right from the start he is presenting sensational POVs on saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease. It's also a lot heavier on fruit than I would expect.

    I got the impression from Robb Wolf's podcasts that Cordain has loosened up on the sat fat issue and was even considering an update to the book.

    Anyone else read this book or followed Cordain's opinions? I guess I was under the impression that the PB and The Paleo Diet were more similar.

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    Yeah, the book was a while ago...

    (Just edited out a bunch of info referring to a site that wasn't Cordain's! Jen fail!)

    Cordain's actual Web site he has a FAQ about fat specifically: http://thepaleodiet.com/faqs/#Fats

    His revised edition is coming out December 2010, according to this interview: http://www.pooleswatercooler.com/bob...n-cordain.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Yeah, the book was a while ago -- on his old Web site http://www.paleodiet.com/ now he says explicitly:
    AFAIK, this site is not Cordain's, never was.
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    And on his new Web site he has a FAQ about fat specifically: http://thepaleodiet.com/faqs/#Fats
    This is his website.
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    WHOOPS, yeah, I'm totally wrong. That's Don Wiss's site! FAIL. Lemme edit the original post so I don't mislead anybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Cordain's actual Web site he has a FAQ about fat specifically: http://thepaleodiet.com/faqs/#Fats

    Wow. great link. It is a HUGE backpeddle from the book though. The first chapter of the book feels very CW in his assement of Sat Fat, cholesterol and CVD.

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    Isn't he coming out with an updated version of the book soon (or maybe it's already out)? Amazon keeps recommending it for me as I rated the Primal Blueprint highly.

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    Yeah, reading that book is kinda like looking at webpages that have "Under Construction" written somewhere on them, with the old flame gif and lots of blue 24 point font and tons of <br><br><br>. haha

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    It seems he still doesn't like lauric acid which is found in coconut oil.
    Reading through other Q&A on that link, at least to me, looks as if he is still saying sat fat is at least a caution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Setabas View Post
    Isn't he coming out with an updated version of the book soon (or maybe it's already out)? Amazon keeps recommending it for me as I rated the Primal Blueprint highly.
    Yes, next month.


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    I started reading the revised addition but he believes that eating fat makes us fat and causes CVD. He also believes that Salt is awful and causes high blood pressure.

    The tone of his book is very strange. He compares the paleo diet to low carb diets and how bacon and cheese will basically kill you. Also, no restrictions on non starchy fruits and vegetables. He would prefer Pufa's to saturated fat.

    During the book he constantly says "my team of expert researchers".

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