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19 Feb

Introducing Rich Food, Poor Food

Rich Food, Poor FoodThis week marks the release of Rich Food, Poor Food, the “Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System”, a book I am personally thrilled to introduce you to from Primal Blueprint Publishing. Rich Food, Poor Food is a special book in many ways, one of them being that it’s the first title from Primal Blueprint Publishing without my byline! This book was written by Jayson Calton, Ph.D, and Mira Calton, CN, a dynamic couple from Florida whose message about how to navigate past the hype and misinformation on food labels to emphasize the most nutritious foods in every category has already resonated strongly with a national audience, as it did with me. (Rich Food, Poor Food sold out at Barnes & Noble stores across the country and climbed to as high as #18 on after an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sunday.) Over the past couple of years – after publishing seven Primal Blueprint books of my own – it’s been my ambition to branch out beyond my voice and publish the works of other authors who promote healthy living while honoring ancestral health principles. My team and I have several books in the works right now, and the fact that the Calton’s is the first to the finish line is a quite a surprise.

I first met this couple at the Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard last year. Naturally, we got to talking books, including their ambitions to write a book about their 4SEASONSFORLIFE Revolutionary Lifestyle Program, a dietary philosophy that advocates eating in alignment with specific seasonal patterns. This project (slated for 2014 release – by Primal Blueprint Publishing of course!) was inspired by observing the dietary and lifestyle habits of remote tribes around the world on their 6 year, 100+ country research expedition called The Calton Project.

With my interest piqued about this future project, they also mentioned the imminent publication of their third book, Rich Food, Poor Food (their second book Micronutrients and Lifestyle Medicine is a text book for their Certified Micronutrient Specialist (CMS) Professional Certificate Program available through the Calton Institute of Lifestyle Medicine). That’s right – the book was completed, typeset, and slated to go on the presses the very next week! After perusing an advance copy and sharing it with my team, I was so impressed with the content that I swooped in at the 11th hour to make it a Primal Blueprint Publishing title.

One of the many things that appeals to me about Rich Food, Poor Food is that it ventures beyond the language of the Primal/Paleo eating strategy, making it more approachable to people unfamiliar with ancestral healthy principles. This is a book for everyone who shops at the grocery store, regardless of what kind of eating strategy they currently follow. The Caltons focus on the importance of micronutrients in the diet – obtaining maximum nutritional value by choosing the freshest foods with the best growing methods; choosing the brands who have sincere commitments to ingredient and manufacturing health standards; and avoiding the manipulative advertising and misleading packaging that prevails in the grocery store.

Rich Food, Poor Food Interior Pages Collage

If you are a Primal veteran and believe that your diet is dialed in right now, I have news for you: you will learn some things from reading Rich Food, Poor Food. I took copious notes when I read through the text and learned several new concepts and nuances that have helped me in subsequent shopping trips. For example, I occasionally like a little grated cheese on my eggs, and there have been times when I’ve purchased pre-shredded bags (organic of course). Alas, I learned that pre-shredded cheese often contains natamycin (an antibiotic-based mold inhibitor), cellulose powder (aka. wood pulp), and anti-caking agents that often contain potato starch. Additionally, your bag of shredded organic cheese has likely sustained oxidative damage in its processing and packaging. It turns out that buying the good stuff in blocks (and shredding it fresh yourself) is a vastly superior nutritional choice.

Similarly, you’ll see a chapter on grains (horrors!) in the book, but the Caltons have a brilliant take on the subject. First, they inform the reader that they choose not to consume any grains themselves, detailing the compelling reasons we’re all familiar with. Next, they suggest superior alternatives and replacement strategies to avoid the highly offensive wheat-based products, including some clever recipes for breads and cereals that are far less objectionable than mainstream products.

Purists may choose to give me a little heat for publishing a book that dares to mention non-Primal foods, but the Caltons – and their books – share the same mission as I do – to change as many lives as possible, one-step at a time. If you have family and friends in the grain eating category, the grain chapter of Rich Food, Poor Food might just deliver the insight and inspiration they need to make some simple, positive dietary changes. The Calton’s engage the reader in a gentle, non-judgmental manner so “prospects” are not turned off, but rather inspired to make baby steps that will perhaps lead them someday to full-on Primal!

The bottom line is this, I am absolutely sure you will be greatly impressed by Rich Food, Poor Food. Like I said, there has never been another book that has made me rush out and acquire it like this one did. Whether you are a nutritional expert or new to the healthy eating arena, you will find pieces of nutritional wisdom on practically every page that you can use immediately to improve the quality of your diet. It’s a great book to send to a friend or family member who might not be quite receptive to a wholesale Primal transformation, but might appreciate some guidance in navigating the big bad grocery store. I do not endorse or recommend things lightly, so I hope that it carries the intended weight when I say that I could not endorse or recommend a book more. Rich Food, Poor Food is a book that has the power to change the world. Buy it, read it, and join the Rich Food Revolution today!

Per Mark’s Daily Apple tradition, I’ve put together an exciting limited-time offer for this book release. Order one or more copies by Feb. 22 and claim your fantastic free gifts before this special offer expires. See all the details below.

UPDATE: The limited-time bonus offer presented in the following article has expired. Thanks to everyone that ordered a copy during release week!

BONUS PACKAGE #1: Order 1 Copy and You Get…

Micronutrient Deficiency

1. Access to the Caltons’ Micronutrient Deficiency: The Missing Link in the Fight Against Obesity: In this 1-hour audio and slideshow presentation (pictured to the right) the Caltons explain what micronutrient deficiency is and how prevalent it is in the United States and throughout the world. You’ll also learn what happens when you become micronutrient deficient, how micronutrient deficiency is linked to obesity, and how deficiency plays a role in depression. And that’s not all. Discover what the “crave cycle” is, whether the act of dieting is making you fatter, which micronutrients are depleted by different popular diets and their epic failure to meet even RDI minimums, and learn about the Caltons’ 3 step approach to sufficiency including the ABCs of Optimal Supplementation Guidelines.

2. Exclusive access to a podcast with Jayson and Mira Calton: In this 30-minute podcast with the authors of Rich Food, Poor Food and Primal Blueprint Publishing Managing Editor Brad Kearns, the Caltons freewheel with many insightful nuggets from the book, and also reveal their interesting starting point as a team. Mira, a successful big city publicist, was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at the ripe age of 30. With a dismal prognosis from conventional doctors, she pursued alternative therapies and landed in Dr. Jayson’s office. He transitioned her out of her low-fat, high grain SAD diet and into a nutrient rich eating pattern. Mira recovered fully, they teamed up, and the rest is history!

3. Access to my PaleoFx Seminar Presentation: In this 1-hour video recorded in Austin, Texas in March of last year at the PaleoFX symposium, I discuss how there are no right or wrong decisions in your Primal journey, only choices. I explore how to customize the Primal lifestyle to address your own unique health circumstances using self-experimentation methods. Also included is a lively Q&A session with the audience.

Here’s a highlight reel to give you taste of what the presentation is all about:

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A Primal Blueprint Gift Package including The Primal Blueprint “I’m an Offal Chef!” Apron ($20), The Primal Blueprint Poster ($14.95), an “In Grok We Trust” Keychain ($8.95), and a Primal Blueprint Dry Erase Shopping List and Pen.

Order one copy of Rich Food, Poor Food to keep at home for planning purposes, one to keep in the car for shopping, and one to lend out to everyone who sees you at the store, and you’ll get this special Primal Blueprint Gift Package valued at nearly $50.

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Fine Print:

  • This special bonus offer ends at 11:59 pm, Feb. 22, 2013 (PST).
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  1. I wish I could afford the best quality food. I don’t say that I live the Paleo lifestyle because eating this way is too expensive in the UK. I eat low carb and try to include the best ingredients.

    This is the best I can do and I still feel great.

    Michelle wrote on February 19th, 2013
    • It does cost a bomb in the UK for good quality food, and if you’re going cheap on your meat, you’ll end up eating horse…

      Patrice wrote on February 19th, 2013
      • And that is bad because?…

        Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • Only because we’re not used to it! However, the current scandal is about not knowing that it’s there and being told it’s beef, not about the quality of horse meat or whether it’s paleo. Anyway, it doesn’t cost any more in the UK to eat quality foods than it does anywhere else.

          Grokesque wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • The answer is obvious: How is one supposed to judge the quality of meat (or believe the advertised quality of meat) when you’re already being lied to about what freakin’ ANIMAL you’re eating?

          michael wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • It’s bad because horses aren’t specifically raised for food. They are generally pumped full of all kinds of meds in the course of their lifetimes, which may or may not linger in horseflesh when they are butchered for meat. And for those who are concerned with food animals being raised humanely, there’s no guarantee there either – especially if the horses in question are racehorses. The racing industry is appalling in its abuse of horses, especially the use of performance-enhancing substances.

          Angel wrote on February 19th, 2013
      • LIKE!!!

        Yvonne wrote on February 20th, 2013
      • If meat from a cow (bovine) is beef, what do we call meat from a horse (equine)? Would it be…eef?

        tkm wrote on February 20th, 2013
        • perhaps Queef.

          R.P. wrote on February 21st, 2013
    • There is of course the other problem of not being able to find grass fed meat in this country. If anyone knows pass it on plaeas.

      Michelle wrote on February 19th, 2013
      • Yup, same problem here in Canada. Grass fed, raised and finished beef is utterly rare and ridiculously expensive when you do find it.

        People might as well be pushing unicorn meat for all the difference it makes to a great majority of the populace of planet earth.

        I’d personally rather see it relegated to a byline at most as in “of course if you could afford it or find it grass fed beef is better but here’s some practical things you can actually afford and find to eat”

        JohnC wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • Mark eats a lot of lamb which is typically going to be grass fed.

          Much of the world could eat lamb or goats, who can be grazed where cows can’t. You don’t need to have meat at every meal, or even daily. You can do OK having some regularly, like poor people have always done.

          As for beef, Mark has always said that grass fed is best but conventional is fine if that’s what you can get/afford.

          Harry Mossman wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • There are only 4 unicorns left on earth, I hope we don’t eat them…

          Nocona wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • I am lucky to live in Alberta where we have tons of options to buy good quality local food. Try to find farms in your area of Canada. It is more expensive to buy the grassfed beef but we eat smaller portions and the health benefits are worth it. But as Mark says – do the best you can with your budget.

          Kathy wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • I’m lucky enough to live 20 minutes from an organic farmer who raises grass-fed veal in Eastern Quebec. The calves are kept on pasture with their dams. Yes, the meat is more expensive than grocery store beef from parts unknown. No, it not as expensive as store-bought veal from mistreated animals. And this is a family operation headed by a youthful 55-year-old guy who walks on his hands at the drop of a hat. (He never eats wheat, but does eat bread made with the organic spelt and buckwheat they have been producing for 40 years.)

          The best way I know to eat good fruits and veggies is to grow them yourself. We are getting into permaculture big time this year, hoping to meet 100% of our fruit, veggie, nut, egg and poultry needs in the next five years. Not to save money, but to save our health. And once our systems are in place, they should be self-sustaining for us and those who come after.

          Chica wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • Actually, you can find grass-fed finished organic beef pork poultry and lamb in Canada too. For example, if you live in Vancouver area, check out, they deliver to Vancouver once a month.

          Izzy wrote on February 20th, 2013
        • +1

          Chantal wrote on February 22nd, 2013
      • If you Google ‘grass fed beef UK’ you will find a long list of on-line suppliers who deliver – can’t recommend as I haven’t used them. If I rememeber rightly though, eating non-grass fed isn’t the worst crime (that would be processed stuff!) but it’s best to not eat the fat as that is where most of the baddies hang out. Just add a good source of fat to the cooking/serving.

        Grokesque wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • I was under the impression that conventionally produced Alberta Beef was grass fed, but finished in a feed lot with grains for fattening. I don’t know whether or not this makes it better quality than a purely grain fed animal. I’ve heard many Albertans brag about the quality of the beef compared to the lesser desired beef from the U.S. (the grain fed variety). Clarification on this point would be appreciated. The good stuff here in Alberta is just too expensive for me. BTW, regular beef is pretty expensive too and the price didn’t drop much during the Mad Cow problem a couple years ago, or the e-coli outbreak at Brooks.

          Fronts wrote on February 19th, 2013
      • try They deliver nationwide and even do a paleo box.

        Louise wrote on February 19th, 2013
        • I think that should be

          Christine wrote on February 20th, 2013
        • Thanks, though I don’t need to move house.

          Michelle wrote on February 20th, 2013
      • Annakay wrote on February 19th, 2013
      • http://www.eatwildcom. Use search function. There a lot of producers out there.

        Ronk wrote on February 20th, 2013
      • Actually if you’re referring to the UK, as long as you buy proper meat (not cheap processed meat) you’re likely to be buying grass fed beef.

        We’re very lucky in the UK that our laws around this are quite strict and makes it difficult for farmers to cheat. Of course you need to make sure it is actually British (or Irish) as some cheap meats will say British simply because they lived here for the last few months before slaughter.

        Saghnius wrote on February 20th, 2013
      • Slightly long answer. Most BEEF cattle in the UK is MOSTLY grass-fed. Take a look around the fields in the countryside. Beef cows will be outside eating grass for most of the year. However, they are normally taken in to the sheds over winter because in our rainy climate the fields would turn into quagmires if the cattle keep stomping around on the waterlogged ground. In the sheds they will often be fed on sileage (from grass cut during the summer/autumn months) and maybe some cattle feed.

        What you have to look out for (and avoid) is beef that comes from dairy cattle which are more likely to have been fed all sorts of stuff. Remember that the BSE crisis largely affected dairy cattle – something like 99% of the cattle slaughtered and destroyed as a result were from dairy herds not beef herds.

        Sheep/lamb is pretty much all grass-fed. Look around the Lake district fells, Scottish highlands, Welsh Mountains, West Country moorland etc. All pretty much raised on the high land. (Except for the Romney Marshes in Kent but they are special sheep with flippers and aqualungs..)

        On a side note, talk to your Butchers/suppliers about offal. I get a lot of Grass-fed meat from a local farm from their stall at our monthly village market and asked them. They said they don’t normally bring it to the market ‘cos it doesn’t sell but if I wanted some to drop them an email so I did yesterday and they said they had some pig offal but I needed to collect today so I went to the farm and was shown into a storeroom beside their butchers shop where there was a load of pig innards in a plastic tray. I asked how much they wanted for it and was told I could have it for nothing!! This is good quality offal from organically raised pigs!! Apparantly they often give it away to the local drag-hunt for them to put it in a sack and drag it around the countryside for the dogs and posh people to chase. Seems a dreadful waste of good food to me..

        I insisted on giving them a fiver for it – 15lbs of heart, lung, liver, heart etc. After a bit of rudimentary butchery I’m still left with 13-14lbs of good stuff. (I’ll eat pretty much anything but draw the line at trachea..)

        Does that help?

        Cheers, Phil.

        Phil. wrote on February 20th, 2013
        • Thanks Phil, it helps a lot. I didn’t realise this and feel much better about it all.

          I wouldn’t buy from the net, have you seen how much it costs? I know it would be much tastier etc, but I simply do not have the cash.

          Thanks to everyone for great advice.

          Michelle x

          Michelle wrote on February 20th, 2013
        • Just replying to myself as I think I overstated the case against beef from dairy cattle. Similarly to beef cattle, dairy cattle does get a lot of its feed from grass in the UK and will spend approx. 6 months a year out in the fields but to keep the milk yield up they will get supplemental cattle feed made from cereals. So as a general rule, beef cattle is “more grass-fed” than dairy cattle but beef from dairy is still pretty good.


          Phil. wrote on February 20th, 2013
        • I think you raise a good point Phil, talk to your local butcher! They know where their meat is coming from and sometimes you can swing a deal on the offal if they think it’s not moving. Not that you would want it to be moving of course…

          Beth wrote on February 21st, 2013
      • Hi Michelle,
        Have you ever though of going to local farmers markets. If you don’t know where to look, search for farmers markets in your area via google. Also I know meat is quite expensive in the UK as I am resident here as well, but try and buy organic meat, as most of the time you are guaranteed that the animals are fed more natural, i.e. grass. Also have you tried Abel & Cole? Their farmers supply them with healthy grass fed beef. Hope this helps.

        Eva wrote on February 20th, 2013
      • You mean in the UK?
        Google Rosewood Farms for starters (nr York, 100% grass raised). There is also which is pasture raised and organic (though this could include organic grain feed, but I see this more as a supplement of winter food, not the main bulk of the diet)

        NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote on February 22nd, 2013
    • Maybe you already do this but my food bill can be greatly reduced buy shopping at the (traditional) Market rather than using the super markets. I’m lucky that Leeds has a big indoor traditonal market. They dont do organic but the meat/fish is so much cheaper as well as local and much better quality than the supers markets. Generally the same with the veg too. Even buying things like spices is a lot cheaper.

      greg grok wrote on February 20th, 2013
    • i to find it very hard in the uk as food has gone up so much thats why i only ate prosessed i am coping just

      hazel wrote on February 26th, 2013
  2. Congratulations! It’s good for the paleo market to have more than one publisher going after paleo/primal authors and making them widely available. Awesome step for the movement! :)

    Susie wrote on February 19th, 2013
  3. Looks like a great book that ill have to add to my reading list!

    Bjjcaveman wrote on February 19th, 2013
  4. Bought this book! Already enjoying it :) After I’m done I’ll be passing it along to my family!

    Lindsay wrote on February 19th, 2013
  5. Does anyone know if this book addresses access to food like in food deserts? Thanks.

    Kei wrote on February 19th, 2013
  6. I love reading anything I can get my hands on. The more I learn about health, the better. Unfortunately I hate buying new books (eBay used books, woo!) but I do like giving new books as presents. I’ll have to add this one to my gift list. Also: yum, who doesn’t like wood pulp in their salads? Naht. Thanks Mark!

    Rachel M wrote on February 19th, 2013
  7. Nice to see a discount on the Kindle version (although I don’t ever purchase items with DRM myself).

    michael wrote on February 19th, 2013
  8. I live in uk and find farmers markets and local butchers use grassfed meat and i opt for organicc clean food when i can so good luck, i have just purchused this book cant wait to read it as i have already finished the primal connection and loved it i need to keep reading and learning! Grok on

    Torie wrote on February 19th, 2013
  9. Is anyone able to tell me if this book is geared toward the US market? i.e. i’m in Australia and wondering if this is going to be too focused on US brand foods rather than generic foods.

    Rio wrote on February 19th, 2013
    • While the brands named are mostly US brands there are guidelines in the checkout checklist sections with criteria for purchasing in each aisle. With the US being so large, Jayson and Mira knew people would not always have access to the same brands, so every chapter has purchasing guidelines as well as specific brands named.

      Mark Sisson wrote on February 19th, 2013
      • Excellent, thanks Mark.

        Rio wrote on February 19th, 2013
    • Had exactly the same thought when I read the blog post. I am daily reading a lot of English Paleo blogs and must sadly say that living in Germany very often means no shipping of recommended probiotics to my country or brand recommendations that are not available here or recipe ingredients that cannot be found in my area and so on.

      Would the book still be a buy for German/European readers?

      Christine wrote on February 20th, 2013
  10. Thank you Mark! Looking foward to get the book next week…And my *In grok we trust keychain* :-)

    alexandra wrote on February 19th, 2013
  11. Ohhhh this is very exciting! It looks like an excellent information source – think I’ll get one for myself and one as a birthday present for my almost Primal sister 😀

    So stoked that you’re branching out with publishing Mark! I will bet many awesome things come of it 😀

    EmmyAM wrote on February 19th, 2013
  12. Check out Underground Wellness for Sean Croxton’s podcast tonight with the authors discussing their new book at the following link:
    When: TONIGHT at 5pm PST/8pm EST
    Listen live by phone: 347.237.5608

    Maureen L wrote on February 19th, 2013
  13. Sounds like a great approach to healthy eating. Just ordered the book – can’t wait to read it.

    Lisa wrote on February 19th, 2013
  14. It can be difficult or expensive to get grass fed meat. I am in Australia and eating kangaroo (commercially packaged and clean) is an easy way to get grass fed protein – and it is cheaper than beef, lamb or fish. I can make almost any dish with kangaroo soothe variety is always there. :)

    BigFella wrote on February 19th, 2013
  15. Editors went a little overboard with photoshop on the cover photo, lol.

    State Smashin Caveman wrote on February 19th, 2013
  16. Hi, eating paleo can be cheaper than you think. Here in Australia my butcher sells lambs liver for 50c, yes FIFTY CENTS! A takeaway coffee cost $4 to put that into perspective. Or you can buy lamb shanks and make soup, or hocks and make a soup. You don’t always need the best cuts of meat, the cheaper ones cooked the right way are often tastier.
    I dished up lambs liver to my family this week for the first time, and they ate it all up without comment!

    Mazwegian wrote on February 19th, 2013
  17. To the Australian eating Skippy a few comments above – it’s worth checking with your local butcher whether the beef is grass fed. My butcher replied ‘yes’ with a puzzled look, like ‘of course, what else would they eat?’. Most cattle here is grass fed by default, so they don’t advertise as ‘grass fed’. I’m sure when he catches on the prices will go up!

    Mazwegian wrote on February 19th, 2013
  18. Thanks Mazwegian, I have a good local butcher that has his own grass fed cattle on his property and they are brought straight to his shop after being processed less than a kilometre from were I live – very lucky am I…he had the same reaction as your butcher when I asked about the stock being grass fed…local butcher’s prices and range of ‘cuts’ are pretty good too.

    BigFella wrote on February 20th, 2013
  19. We are so lucky in Australia almost all the beef and lamb available is grass fed. I remember in early 80’s when Aust beef exports were adversely affected by the rise of “grainfed marbled beef ” from US and other producers. No one wanted the humble grass fed Aussie beef and lamb in Europe Japan and US where grassfed was not recognised as a superior meat.Someone should tell MLA Australia to start promoting its beef to paleos now worldwide.Agree w comment about butchers prices may now start to rise…ok maybe lets just keep it our Little secret then :)

    Sofia wrote on February 20th, 2013
    • US Wellness meats sells quite a bit of Tasmanian beef here in the US. Demand for some cuts is high enough that their own farms can’t provide it all.
      I’m lucky to live in the middle of beef country (South Dakota) with several small local ranches that sell directly and through the local hippy grocers.
      There is nothing better than a grass-fed ribeye slathered in ghee and roasted garlic… food-wise, anyway.

      The Dude wrote on February 23rd, 2013
  20. Mark~

    I am so excited to see this book!

    Yay for the authors in connecting the dots between micronutrients and obesity. J. Stanton’s speech at AHS really clinched my understanding of this, even though I’ve known it intuitively for quite awhile.

    I am very interested to see what they say about gut health.

    Sondra Rose wrote on February 20th, 2013
  21. please get this on iBooks!

    Marlon wrote on February 20th, 2013

    these guys are awesome – all pastured beasts and really helpful if you want to buy all the other stuff (lung etc) to feed the animals =) and they do cow/sheep/pig share to boot.

    evillil wrote on February 21st, 2013
  23. Would have loved to order 3 books to get all the goodies, because I love to share books. Just can’t afford 3 right now!

    Phyllis wrote on February 21st, 2013
  24. Looks like a great read. I will check it out for sure! thanks for the great review.

    Jack Martin wrote on February 25th, 2013
  25. Is there any other way to get access to the Calton’s Micronutrient Deficiency talk? I just bought the book but saw that the offer expired :/

    Michael H wrote on February 27th, 2013

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