Deep Nutrition

Deep Nutrition

Why your Genes Need Traditional Food

Book - 2017 | First Flatiron Books edition, Revised and updated edition.
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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.

Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2017.
Edition: First Flatiron Books edition, Revised and updated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250113825
Characteristics: xxii, 487 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Shanahan, Luke


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Aug 28, 2018

I wish these MD's authors wouldn't feel like they need to make claims of the perfect solution to everyone's health issues. Chronic ailments always involve several different modality's solutions. That said, her pointing to nature rather than technology, specificaly big pharma., is a welcome contribution. Grateful to read a book that works for all rather than the wealthy private insurance crowd or those who can get appointments to an integral clinician. Maybe if enough of us say it, medicine and medical schools wil get on board.

May 25, 2017

Beware of nutrition recommendations in which an MD states he or she cured his own ailments. Nutrition information should be based on evidence based research. I am sure that this book cites several studies but would be leary of bias in interpretation.

May 24, 2017

Although the assertion , as she wrote, sounds incredulous; but the data and evidences she cited, are known to me for a long time from various previous readings.

I am so glad to find this book that summarizes updated current knowledge. The cure she claimed may not magically appear as quickly as she claims, but I can tell you it should work.

A must read.

Apr 29, 2017

Dr. Cate calls the "Human Diet": fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, [and] organ meats. By adhering to this Human Diet, Dr. Cate cured her own ailments and has since helped countless patients and readers of the original self-published edition of Deep Nutrition achieve their own optimum health.

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