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    Primal Blueprint as a Gift

    Anybody giving the book as gifts?
    You feel any apprehension of giving a health book as a gift?

    This year, I decided to give all my family members with family the book. I know my brothers will take to the idea. To help take some of the attention off the book, I was thinking of giving it with say 20lbs of grass fed beef or some kitchen appliance like a food processor or something.

    Any thoughts?
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    I see what you mean... and I'm not sure adding the beef really helps the awkwardness of 'Here, eat what I say you should!'

    How to make it more of a gift and less of a lesson? Um... give the recipe book instead? Make some Primal treats and give those rather than raw ingredients?

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    I am giving my mom the Cookbook, there is some apprehension but if nothing else it would provide some new recipes.
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    I would give it if someone expressed an interested in reading it. I would not give it as a general gift to everyone I know...seems rude (see Hilary's comment above). The recipe book might be a good compromise...I mean, that's just a great cookbook!
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    My siblings have expressed interest in the lifestyle. I already have the books, so I'm giving them the books either by just leaving it at their homes on accident or as a gift. The thing I don't like is seeing my nieces and nephews go through some of the same issues I experienced as a kid, knowing they may have a way to avoid or subdue the issues by a change in diet.
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    That sounds right, just give it to the brothers then, if they seem interested. It doesn't sound like the wives would be happy with you if you addressed it to them.

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    I think it is a great idea - it shows concern for their health and a possible solution at the same time. You could call it the gift of life . . .
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    I've given it as a gift. One friend I gave it to has lost 30 lbs and says it has changed his life. But, he was ready to make a change. I'll give it to other friends who sound receptive. There are friends I WISH would take it, even as a loan, but won't.

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    I'm giving a copy to my dad, who is an intellectual reader but not a nutrition geek at all. He responded amazingly well to last year's gift (given with great trepidation) of GCBC, but commented recently that he can't get his wife to read Taubes. I'm hoping she might be interested in the more user-friendly Primal Blueprint.

    Meanwhile, my dad is now making pro-paleo comments on Facebook, and asked me to write a paleo basics article for his rotary club newsletter. Who knew?
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    I got a copy of it for my mom for her birthday and it was well-received. She's actually going to buy it as a Christmas gift for her boss...
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