Every now and then, a nutrition book is written that is so well researched, grounded in science and makes so much common sense that we are simply compelled to write about it and share it with as many like-minded people. Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. and Shiu-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D. is such a book.
The husband and wife research scientists and authors were generally poor eaters for a number of years and found that their health declined accordingly. They made a commitment to improve their diet and experienced weight loss, strength gain and overall wellness. They show how we can all enjoy renewed health, youthful vitality and a long life by following four steps:
- Optimize Macronutrition
- Eat Paleo, Not Toxic
- Be Well Nourished
- Heal and Prevent Disease
The authors explain how disease and ill health are caused by the interplay of three factors:
- Food toxins
- Chronic infections from bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa
After reading this book you will walk away with a very clear and simple set of guidelines on the foods we have been designed to eat as well as those to clearly avoid. This is not about a fad diet but rather a way of life that anyone can adopt and easily adapt to.
"I've read hundreds of books on nutrition and health in my life, and Perfect Health Diet is at the top of the list. This isn't another fad diet in an already overcrowded genre. The approach of Paul and Shou-Ching recommend is firmly grounded in both the latest scientific research and anthropological evidence on human nutrition. It's amazing what can be achieved by simply eating the foods we have evolved to eat, and avoiding dietary toxins. I now recommend Perfect Health Diet to all of my patients and readers."
Chris Kresser, M.S., LAc: Integrative medicine practitioner and blogger at The Healthy Skeptic
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Read a complete review by Chris Masterjohn in the Summer, 2011 issue of Wise Traditions