Eat the Yolks

Eat the Yolks

Discover Paleo, Fight Food Lies, and Reclaim your Health

Book - 2013
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Wolfe makes a compelling argument for a diet based on Paleo foods by combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why real, whole food -- the kind humans ate for thousands of years before modern nutrition dogma led us astray -- holds the key to amazing health and happy taste buds.
Publisher: Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781628600193
Branch Call Number: 613.282 WOLFE
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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May 20, 2015

The same memes keep repeating. Good vs. evil. Natural vs. manmade. Magical thinking: you are what you eat. The scary technology of the modern world vs. the idealistic Eden our ancestors supposedly enjoyed (they didn’t!). This is one more 'proof' that that what our ancestors ate is what we should eat or argue that since evolution didn’t equip us with sharp fangs, we shouldn’t eat meat. Yawn.

Our paleo ancestors also got a pretty good workout just living. But no-one talks up the need to get the exercise the paleos got! No one would buy a book about paleo exercise regimen. It's easier to self-righteously blame multinational food corporations for your fatal heart attack at the age of 50.

Mar 26, 2015

This is a very intelligent, well written take on the paleo diet with some, well considered, small changes. She does a great job at explaining not only when to eat and what not to eat but more importantly WHY, in an easy to follow, fun to read manner. I LOVE this book!

MaxineML Jul 03, 2014

I'm not a reader of Liz Wolfe's blog, so I was unaware of her particular writing style when I picked this up. I thought I'd get a nice, easy-to-read defense/proof of the Paleo diet.

The introduction is by Diane Sanfilippo, and I really like her style and cookbook Practical Paleo. Instead, what I got was a poorly written and infantile book. Perhaps this kind of writing style works for some people, but I don't need my nutrition/health books to come with a side of bad humour and juvenile jokes.

This was unfortunate, because underneath the writing style is actually some good information written in an accessible manner. The chapter on nutrients was informative. However, although there are notes/resources at the back, there are no footnotes in the book itself making it very difficult to determine which piece of information came from which source.

d2013 Jun 14, 2014

There's so much written today on nutrition that it can be confusing at times but I liked this book and she does have good points. Worth reading!


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