The Paleo Manifesto Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health In The Paleo Manifesto Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health John Durant argues for an evolutionary and revolutionary approach to health All animals human or otherwise thrive when they mimic key eleme

  • Title: The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health
  • Author: John Durant
  • ISBN: 9780307889171
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In The Paleo Manifesto Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health, John Durant argues for an evolutionary and revolutionary approach to health All animals, human or otherwise, thrive when they mimic key elements of life in their natural habitat From diet to movement to sleep, this evolutionary perspective sheds light on some of our most pressing health concerns What is cauIn The Paleo Manifesto Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health, John Durant argues for an evolutionary and revolutionary approach to health All animals, human or otherwise, thrive when they mimic key elements of life in their natural habitat From diet to movement to sleep, this evolutionary perspective sheds light on some of our most pressing health concerns What is causing the rise of chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and depression Is eating red meat going to kill you Is avoiding the sun actually the best way to avoid skin cancer Durant takes readers on a thrilling ride to the Paleolithic and beyond, unlocking the health secrets of our ancient ancestors What do obese gorillas teach us about weight loss How can Paleolithic skulls contain beautiful sets of teeth Why is the Bible so obsessed with hygiene What do NASA astronauts teach us about getting a good night s sleep And how are Silicon Valley techies hacking the human body Blending science and culture, anthropology and philosophy, John Durant distills the lessons from his adventures and shows how to apply them to day to day life, teaching people how to construct their own personal habitat that will enable them to thrive The book doesn t just address what we eat, but why we eat it not just how to exercise, but the purpose of functional movement not just being healthy, but leading a purposeful life.Combining the best of ancient wisdom with cutting edge science, Durant crafts a vision of health that is both fresh and futuristic.

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    1. This book struck a chord with me on so many different levels. It debunks a lot of the absurd points of view that you hear in the popular press about the Paleo lifestyle. It's so much more than that; Durant thoughtfully explores how we got to this societal construct - the industrial food complex, the price we pay for our absurd commutes and our sedentary work environments, sleep habits, and more. He makes a strong case for simply testing assumptions that we've taken for granted growing up in a so [...]

    2. Meh. Wish I would have got it from the library instead of buying it. Nothing new, scattershot, packed with personal opinion and anecdotes and very little science. Annoying to downright offensive in tone.

    3. I enjoyed this book very much. The subject is very interesting and explains much of what is wrong in our modern fast-paced lifestyle. Durant compared our modern society to animals living in a zoo - they (and we) are living unnatural environments and eating unnatural diets. We are so out of our element and are suffering the consequences with insomnia, obesity and high blood pressure. The only part of the book I have a problem with was the attack on vegetarians. I don't think a vegetarian diet is [...]

    4. My husband and I have been living Paleo/Primal for a couple of years now. It's improved our health and wellness and is definitely a lifestyle change that we plan on maintaining. That said, The Paleo Manifesto is NOT for anyone who is even basically familiar with the "movement" and its basic tenets, because nearly everything in here can be just as easily found online from any number of paleo/primal websites. This is why I resist the urge to buy any and all paleo/primal books and cookbooks because [...]

    5. As a person with a host of health concerns (cancer, overweight, osteoarthritis) I was anxious to read this book. I admit to racing through the book because it was so captivating; it did not disappoint. I had heard little of Paleo and was quite curious about it. There is so much confusion on what's right and what's wrong to eat. Eat less meat, eat more meat, etc. How do you know what's right? Although the non-Paleo side have given their reasons and the Paleo have given theirs; Durant goes into th [...]

    6. Started out optimistic and found the idea concerning infection and evolution really interesting. I also liked the practical tips. However, it was very repetitive and most of the ideas I had heard before not exclusive to paleo. As I read on and on I found the writing more frustrating, especially bits that had very little or no research/evidence backing it up. I also found some of his ideas/tone a tad sexist.

    7. I'm not sure how to review this book. It's written in an easy-to-read voice that I enjoyed; however, I was already familiar with the topic. I saw the author on the Cobert Report and have read several articles on his theories. As a result, I was rather bored when reading it; but that's not the author's fault. Again, I really enjoyed how it was written. I thought the theories of the book could have been strengthened by a more rigorous review of the scientific literaturebut I'm guessing the publish [...]

    8. I came to this book from the Paleo community, where many prominent members used terms like "seminal" and "ultimate" in their reviews of The Paleo Manifesto. While I may not have learned anything that will change my actual lifestyle--I already do quite a lot of the things Durant advocates and I know about the rest--I found tons of brain candy to back up my interest in ancestral health.Yes, I agree with the other reviewers that he doesn't give us a whole lot of scientific citations. But you know, [...]

    9. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out if this book was great or not. For the most part, I found myself being swept up into a yeah, yeah, yeah vibe--the one you get, you know, when you are being marketed to. Timothy Ferris specializes in this kind of writing. As an introvert, I find being co-opted into others' schemes for living irritating and draining. It also makes me exert energy to find the flaws in the reasoning.---The Paleo Manifesto is a slick, information-rich, extremely appealing ma [...]

    10. Палеолит е епоха в развитието на човешкия вид която продължава горе долу от създаването на първите каменни сечива от австралопитеците преди 2.5 млн години, та чак до преди около 10 000 години, когато за пръв път Homo Sapiens започва да се занимава със земеделие.През тези милиони годи [...]

    11. "Bacon tastes good, porkchops taste good." - Vincent Vega, Pulp FictionThis book will hereafter serve as a guidebook for my ongoing experiments with cold showers, fasts, pound-of-bacon mornings and sugar-free Sundays. My periodic experiments with such shifts in behavior and diet, brought about by noticeable changes in both weightlifting capability and everyday energy, have a new focus and scientific underpinning. Ever since I lost fifty pounds five years ago by transforming my daily food and exe [...]

    12. I sought out this book because I read good things about it and because I had a visceral reaction against the idea of a paleo lifestyle based on my own opinions - and wanted something that would challenge my assumptions. Why would we benefit from a diet that died out over time - wouldn't natural selection kill us off as a result? Who has a real need in their daily lives - or time or ability - to mimic a hunter-gatherer lifestyle? What repeatable studies show the benefits of such a diet and lifest [...]

    13. There are 4 reasons this book gets bad/mediocre reviews. First is the title. Paleo fad jumpers who only care about gathering information about their new lifestyle and convincing their friends would salivate at an actual "paleo manifesto" but throughout the book Durant continually dismisses that his book is paleo exclusive or about a lifestyle at all. It's more of a light reading and heavily entertaining book on evolutionary biology. I feel like if it had just been titled with the subtitle it wou [...]

    14. This was a weird book for me to even pick up and read since I'd been a vegetarian, vegan or at most occasional pescatarian for the past 35 years. A recent bout with SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) plus finding out I've become gluten and dairy intolerant led me to the SCD diet and ultimately interest in Paleo which is sort of SCD without the dairy. By switching to the SCD or Paleo diet my symptoms reduced drastically and I'm hoping that I'm turning the corner on my health after months [...]

    15. This is now my go-to book for people who are truly wondering what Paleo is all about. John Durant takes all the major facets of living a Paleo lifestyle and picks them apart, one by one, throwing them up against the wall of human history and evolution to explain why they work. But even more importantly, it gives us the proper mindset of how we should think about these things - and it's not in a "cavemen didn't do that" point of view, as that's too simplistic. The mindset Durant correctly uses is [...]

    16. My doctor has been an advocate of integrating a hunter gatherer diet into your lifestyle for a long time, this book was an overview of a paleo lifestyle. The first section was a history of human societies including pure hunter gatherers, agricultural societies, the industrial age and up to the internet age. I found his discussion of the Bible's old testament hygiene requirements particularly interesting. This book also touched on everything from activity and exercise to sleep cycles with example [...]

    17. It was an interesting conceptd I really enjoyed the history parts about our ancestors. As for going Paleo, I don't think that is a smart idea. Our bodies have adapted since hunting and gathering times to when we became agriculturalists, and I don't think eating potatoes and some other crops is going to damage our bodies. I think it has more to do with a sedentary lifestyle than specific foods. I had to skip some parts because it was tedious to read but other than that it gave a different perspec [...]

    18. I received this book from a First Reads giveaway.Fairly readable but sometimes the logic seemed to be a bit of a stretch. Generally I agree with the overall message that one should stay away from processed foods, but the underlying fanaticism and tone of "I'm right and everyone who doesn't agree with me is wrong" got a bit annoying.

    19. Really well written and way more interesting that I'd expect a diet book to be. I can't say I agree with 100% of the ideas brought up here, but it changed my perspective on a lot of aspects of the paleo lifestyle. This is a really good place to start if you're interested in starting to live paleo.

    20. So good.Well-structured, well-written, well-researched, and thoughtful.An impressive feat!Read this book! Probably the best recent tome on the subject matter, and certainly one of the best on any subject that I've read this year.

    21. The Agricultural Revolution wasn’t simply a revolution in agriculture; it was a revolution in culture. Agriculture led to cities, and cities led to more ideas and infectious disease.Early agricultural sex cults—of which there were more than a few—tended to die out. Religions that placed restrictions on our sexual impulses did not. Untreatable, virulent STDs were clearly a reason. It’s no coincidence that more permissive sexual practices began to emerge in the late 1950s, soon after the d [...]

    22. “Risen apes or fallen angels, we walk tall with eyes forward—one foot firmly planted on the ground of what we are, the other reaching into the future of what we can become,” John Durant rhapsodizes at the end of The Paleo Manifesto, his protracted tract on living life au naturale. Stylistically, Durant has a weakness for the glib turn of phrase and the easy cliché, unsurprisingly hamming up his call to carnivorous naturalism. By the time Durant’s best-selling guidebook hit the shelves i [...]

    23. Over the last 50 years there has been something of a revolution in one area of human endeavor, this revolution however has not come from new technology or advanced engineering. The transformation has been happening in zoos and the change has been a dramatic but unsurprising one: The recreation of the animals natural habitats.The call to return animals to the habitats that they are naturally adapted to is the basis of the Paleo Manifesto. The argument is an obvious one. For the vast majority of h [...]

    24. What an amazing and paradigm shifting read. Nothing makes sense in biology, except evolution. From this insight, John Durant takes to a magnificent journey through the history of mankind, civilization and culture to convincingly show us the path of a helthy lifestyle lies in ancient wisdom, traditions and our own nature.Even if you end the book disagreeing with the author (which is quite hard given the amount of data provided), the writing is very pleasant and replete of culture and history, mak [...]

    25. I have never been inspired to write an actual review on until now, and unfortunately it's not because this book blew my mind. I am fascinated by the topics addressed in this book, but I instantly started to despise the book itself upon reading (and I read it to the end somehow).First, the author is blatantly sexist. Just because anyone reading shares the common interest in eating like a caveman doesn't mean we're content to witness another behave like one. Two parts come to mind:1) He makes a c [...]

    26. Practical advice for an impractical societyGreat place to start living a healthier lifestyle. Takes an honest approach to how we can live our best lives.

    27. I have heard about the Paleo Diet but didn't know very much beyond "cavemen" and "meat". As an anthropology major, the idea of eating like early humans interested me, but I had heard so much negativity surrounding the food choices and the fact that we have evolved considerably. I was happy to be able to obtain this book thru bloggingforbooks to learn more.I was delighted immediately with the engaging, charismatic style of writing John Durant presents. I found it often hard to put the book down j [...]

    28. John Durant was the first person I even heard speak the word paleo, and interesting enough it was from where this book starts, his appearance on The Colbert Report almost 5 years ago. Since then I have not had to learn a great deal more about paleo, but have always kept an ear open for tidbits of information I would catch in popular and social media.When I started to read this been I was not sure what to expect, but I was disappointed. The book starts of telling the history of man as it related [...]

    29. Probabil omnivor a fost omul, zic eu, citind The Paleo Manifesto de John Durant, carte ce inventariază evoluția civilizației umane și din perspectiva dietei și a stilului de viață pentru a încerca să propună un mod de viață cât mai sănătos.Când și cum a apărut omul, ce a determinat asta, care este adevăratul nostru bagaj genetic, ce ar trebui să mâncăm, cum ar trebui să trăim? Până acum 2,6 milioane de ani încă nu eram noi, de abia atunci, o dată cu trecerea de la ve [...]

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