The Primal Blueprint

The Primal Blueprint

Book - 2009
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Combining modern genetic science and evolutionary biology, The Primal Blueprint dispels a number of the myths that modern medicine and conventional wisdom have come to accept as fact. Author Mark Sisson takes the reader on a fascinating journey through human evolution, comparing the life and robust health of our hunter-gatherer ancestors with a day in the life of a modern family - exposing potential health issues that arise from trying to do the right things living in the 21st century. Sisson offers a solution in 10 empowering 'Blueprint Lifestyle Laws' that can help us reprogram our genes away from disease and pain towards a direction of effortless weight loss, vibrant health and boundless energy. The reader learns how the right high-fat diet can actually help one lose weight; how popular low-fat, grain-based diets might trigger illness, disease, and lifelong weight gain; why doing too much cardio exercise might actually suppress the immune system and how some of today's most common medications might make a health condition even worse. The consummate book on 'Paleo' or 'Primal'.
Publisher: Malibu, Calif. : Primal Nutrition, c2009
ISBN: 9780982207703
0982207700
Branch Call Number: 613 SIS NVD
Characteristics: xv, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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jloen
Jul 10, 2016

I love the way that Sisson counters the Conventional Widsom that has led to the obesity epidemic. Folks, we've been doing it all wrong for about 50 years. There are good reasons to return to ancestral health, and this book describes how better than most of the paleo type books.

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22950009182197
Aug 11, 2014

Must read. Also check out Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride's "Gut and Psychology Syndrom". Better still, buy the revised edition 2010 on amazon or at mercola.com. (112 on hold for it at the OPL.)

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22950011069879
Mar 02, 2013

There is 3 types of knowledge:
1st the BS- " I have heard about bears!"
2nd, the Book Savee, " There is statisctical evidence..."
3rd, " I have met the bear and we fought to the finish."
The Primal Blueprint is about the bare facts, lived and tested... no BS. It is on by 'buy' list and worthy of 3 reads, or more.... until it sinks in.
I have already switched to Primal a year ago and I'm not coming back to the zoo.

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Albertasaurus
Jan 12, 2013

Good enough to purchase my own copy!

jschetz Aug 22, 2012

I considered my self quite healthy from eating well to exercising until I read this. Sisson flips conventional wisdom on its head and gives it 10 lashes. I have now been following the primal lifestyle for about a month and have never felt better. A must read for anyone in shape or not.

yoginibear Aug 18, 2012

Got my own copy. Great book. Easy read.

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loquacious42
Jan 11, 2011

One of the best, most accurate books you can read. Never pick up a fitness or health magazine again! This is Mark's website from marksdailyapple.com in a book format with one consice thought after another. I'm so excited to see how long the wait list is for this book becuase I know how amazing it is.

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