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Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food

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    Catherine Shanahan M.D.(Author)

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One of the Best Health and Wellness Books of 2017 ― Sports Illustrated

A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free―now with a prescriptive plan for “The Human Diet” to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.

Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives―diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”―and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies―fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats―form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet.”

Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Deep Nutrition offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating The Human Diet to:

*Improve mood
*Eliminate cravings and the need to snack
*Boost fertility and have healthier children
*Sharpen cognition and memory
*Eliminate allergies and disease
*Build stronger bones and joints
*Get younger, smoother skin

Deep Nutrition cuts through today’s culture of conflicting nutritional ideologies, showing how the habits of our ancestors can help us lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.

One of our favorite passages in the book speaks to the importance of our ability to gauge beauty. Contrary to what we typically hear, the fascination for good-looking people is not a new phenomenon created by Hollywood. Nor is it about vanity. Rather, the instinct for beauty reflects a deep-seated, primal survival skill that has enabled us to reliably select the healthiest mates and pass on the healthiest genes to our offspring. Unfortunately, the introduction of industrial food into our bodies has also impacted our genetic expression and, for reasons described in Chapters Two and Three, this means that optimal growth is now relatively more rare and precious than it was in the past.Once we better appreciate how wandering from our ancestral nutritional path can affect us so powerfully, we can better appreciate the power of real food to set our bodies back on track. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 512 pages
  • Catherine Shanahan M.D.(Author)
  • Flatiron Books; 1 edition (January 3, 2017)
  • English
  • 2
  • Health, Fitness & Dieting

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  • By Guest robert l youngblood md on December 4, 2017

    This book is awesome, even though the recipes are very heavy in animal products and I have hot eaten red meat in over 40 years. I am a MD and have practiced medicine for over 48 years. Her science is exceptionally profound and adds to all of my prior reading. I have read over 300 books in the last three years, all pertaining to this subject. If I had to pick one book this would be it. I can make my own recipes, without all the meat, which is not good. Her description of the cascading free radical damage to the unprotected brain and eyes is of particularly great significance and usefulness in understanding the explosive incidence of dementia in the US population. I cannot express how much I appreciate her work. I am 86 years old, in good health and work every day, including as the caregiver for my wife for the last 8 years. So I know a little about maintaining good health ad sanity in the face of adversity. Godspeed to all who tread here. Robert L Youngblood MD.

  • By Sarah on June 18, 2016

    I'm sure I have read about 100 diet and health books, this is the first I have read that rather than recommending we balance our omega 6 intake, explained the chemical reactions on a molecular level that takes place when we ingest vegetable oil. I am completely convinced, and I will never eat vegetable oil again. I have also cut my sugar way down, but it was a little more difficult.

  • By Tyler Benedict on February 16, 2017

    Big read, but super detailed and as much an anthropological story as a nutritional one. Fascinating explanation of the science and how our body much more in here than just nutrition advice. Anyone that's interested in how humans form the way they do and how our bodies work will get way more than their money's worth from Deep Nutrition. This is a book I would gift to anyone I care about in hopes they'd adapt their food choices to improve their health and quality of life.

  • By DH22 on January 15, 2018

    This is a most fascinating book and I have reads scores of books on nutrition. Dr. Shanahan makes so many great points that are NEVER discussed or even known by 99.9999% of MDs. I should know as I am an MD. Nutrition is blown off by the medical establishment and medical schools as being totally irrelevant to health. Nothing is further from the truth. I agree with the doctor on almost everything but since I have been on a ketogenic diet for years and actually feel and look younger than I did 10 years ago, I think the upper limit of carbohydrate intake should be no more than 50 gms/day. The doctor addresses so many issues in this book. An amazing discussion on the spacing of children and a mother's nutrition is right on. She states that having kids in rapid succession is deleterious to the looks, brains, and health of the subsequent child. No obstetrician or family medicine doctor will ever tell you this since they are oblivious and do not know this. Of course there are exceptions to any rule but in general I believe this is true. I have pondered this idea regarding my own family and birth order. She also points out how "normal" levels of cholesterol and LDL are constantly lowered by the medical system in order to benefit big pharma and get as many people as possible on statins. Anyone who has really studied cholesterol/LDL knows this is not the culprit of cardiovascular disease but carbohydrate consumption that leads to hyperinsulinemia and then to insulin resistance which causes many diseases. This is an amazing and very interesting book! If everyone practiced the teachings in this book miraculous improvement in health would be obtained.

  • By greyeagle on March 18, 2017

    I've been researching and learning about health for over 50 years and this is the best and most comprehensive book I've ever found on the subject of nutrition and health in general. The book is well written and interesting--not dry, not boring. I'm the kind of person that needs to know "why," it's not enough to tell me to do something without knowing why. In the case of health issues it is often times that the explanation is too technical to be understood by a layperson. Not so with this book. I love the information concerning cultures (health and long-lived) from around the globe. Combined with brief overviews of how our Paleo ancestors ate helps to understand how the typical American diet has devolved into a fast-food culture of easy and fast and how that is killing us. If you were alive in the 50s, you may remember that illness and disease were not widespread as they are today. Both sets of my grandparents lived into their 90s without having ANY hospital stays. One grandmother had 12 children and the other 4. They were bright and alert--no signs of dementia or alzheimers either. My great grandmother passed at 97, after her husband died, she lived alone and cooked, cleaned, and had a garden until the end. I have offered this detail for the benefit of the younger readers who have seen a very different picture of health in the general population of this country. We all pretty much know that sugar is detrimental to health and offers no nutrition or food value whatsoever, but I learned from "Deep Nutrition" that vegetable oil is poison and is a major cause of the deterioration of our brains. I could go on and on, but I know people are busy. This is a fabulous book for those that are looking for in-depth answers to their health issues and what to do to heal from years of bad eating habits. I would give it ten stars if that were possible.

  • By Tina on February 15, 2017

    This book is a thorough overview of what we all need to know to protect ourselves and our families from poor health. More than that it offers information on staying in optimum shape, physically and mentally. I wish more schools and institutions could adopt these ideas in the meals they provide.

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