The New Evolution Diet

The New Evolution Diet

What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us About Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging

Book - 2010
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Astonishing as it may be, it's a fact that human DNA has evolved very little since our Paleolithic
ancestors roamed the earth. But while our genes may be similar, the environment in which they express themselves has changed radically. Living in an age when activity was mandatory and food was scarce, our ancestors thrived. Early man did not suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, or obesity. In fact, a good deal of what we describe as "normal aging" is more akin to disease than any natural aging process.

Disease free and strikingly fit, 72-year-old Arthur De Vany--grandfather of the "Paleo lifestyle"
movement--is living proof that it pays to live like a caveman. In The New Evolution Diet, De Vany
offers you a roadmap back to better health. The plan is built on three principles:
- eat three meals a day made up of nonstarchy vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins
- skip meals occasionally to promote a low fasting blood insulin level
- exercise less, not more, in shorter, high-intensity bursts

By cutting out modern foods--including carbohydrates, dairy, and all processed foods--anyone can
lose weight, gain muscle, and enjoy a longer, better life.
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2010
ISBN: 9781605291833
Branch Call Number: 613.25 DE VANY
Characteristics: viii, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Feb 12, 2013

If new to eating primal, this is probably one of the worst books on the subject. The author spends 50% of his time bragging about how great his stats are and claims to be an expert on absolutely everything when he is truly only an expert on half of what he preaches about.

I have been eating primal for almost a year with fantastic results, but reading this book almost dissuaded me from the diet simply because of the fact that I wanted to slap the author the entire time.

There are better resources, with more honest voices available. Don't waste your time with this one.

Jan 12, 2013

Good enough to purchase my own copy!

Jul 21, 2012

Very informative concerning the lifestyle of our ancestors. Paleo is the way to go, if you do not wish to be a statistic in the cancer/diabetis/chrone/cholesterol industry. Health is wealth, the rest is a dying... mind you some of us are in a hurry to get there.

Apr 06, 2012

Kanata Paleo on FB can help you keep up this lifestyle as its not easy in the sugar, dairy and wheat world we live in.

Dec 22, 2011

This is my least favorite of the evolutionary-based lifestyle/diet books. I found the author's style abrasive and his evidence incomplete. If you are new to evolutionary-based lifestyles and diets and want an accessible introduction, I recommend Mark Sisson's Primal BluePrint. It's a much easier read in a much friendlier style. That said, this is still an important book and one more decent read to help you rethink conventional wisdom about nutrition.

Oct 04, 2011

This is a must read if you are interested in nutrition. It is very thought provoking and will challenge what you think you know about nutrition and fitness. It is also a very quick read.


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