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The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health

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What our ancient ancestors can teach us about how to be healthy: getting stronger, losing weight and living longer.

 

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 we mimic key elements of 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.

 

Incorporating 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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"Durant, founder of Paleo NYC and Barefoot Runners NYC, became interested in evolutionary psychology as an undergrad at Harvard. As an adult, after suffering weight gain and energy swings at his desk job, he took up economist Art De Vany's premise that 'there is a mismatch between our genes and the lives we live today' and used that idea to explore what it would mean to live 'like a caveman,' changing his diet, sleep patterns, and sunlight exposure. He lost weight and experienced more consistent energy, and his immune system and complexion improved. 'It felt like waking up from a perpetual state of hangover,' he writes. This entertaining, mildly scholarly book, by turns anthropological, historical, prescriptive, and speculative, describes his academic and personal research into all things paleo. Although occasionally marred by questionable and contradictory claims and conclusions (such as the necessity of industrial agriculture), the book provides novices with a broad introduction to paleo theory and practice, from speculations about how Biblical hygiene laws kept Jews healthy to instructions on how to stand all day and run barefoot, to the saga of Durant's own 'exhilaration, pride, respect, gratitude' in hunting, killing, and dressing his first deer. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

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 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.

Synopsis:

From the fresh new leader of the paleo movement, a guide to returning to the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, moved, and lived in the wild. This is the book that catapults the growing paleo movement into the mainstream.

What do Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, wild gorillas, and six-year-old kids have in common? They teach us about the wild human animal inside all of us.

     Blending science, culture, anthropology, and philosophy, John Durant shows readers how to stay healthy and live with purpose in the most alien environment humans have known--the modern world. Going beyond the Paleolithic, Durant takes readers on a thrilling ride: a behind-the-scenes look at how the world's top zoos keep animals healthy in captivity, a private tour of Harvard's prized collection of ancient human fossils, Biblical health secrets, NASA's lessons from failed polar and space expeditions, and how Silicon Valley techies are hacking the human body. More than just food and diet, Durant presents a holistic, habitat-based vision of a healthy lifestyle in the modern world.

About the Author

JOHN DURANT is a leader of the growing ancestral health movement. He is the founder of Paleo NYC and Barefoot Runners NYC, the largest paleo and barefoot running groups in the world. Durant studied evolutionary psychology at Harvard and runs a popular blog at Hunter-Gatherer.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307889171
Author:
Durant, John
Publisher:
Harmony
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Subject:
Nutrition
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.57 x 6.39 x 1.28 in 1.28 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Durant, founder of Paleo NYC and Barefoot Runners NYC, became interested in evolutionary psychology as an undergrad at Harvard. As an adult, after suffering weight gain and energy swings at his desk job, he took up economist Art De Vany's premise that 'there is a mismatch between our genes and the lives we live today' and used that idea to explore what it would mean to live 'like a caveman,' changing his diet, sleep patterns, and sunlight exposure. He lost weight and experienced more consistent energy, and his immune system and complexion improved. 'It felt like waking up from a perpetual state of hangover,' he writes. This entertaining, mildly scholarly book, by turns anthropological, historical, prescriptive, and speculative, describes his academic and personal research into all things paleo. Although occasionally marred by questionable and contradictory claims and conclusions (such as the necessity of industrial agriculture), the book provides novices with a broad introduction to paleo theory and practice, from speculations about how Biblical hygiene laws kept Jews healthy to instructions on how to stand all day and run barefoot, to the saga of Durant's own 'exhilaration, pride, respect, gratitude' in hunting, killing, and dressing his first deer. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , 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 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.

"Synopsis" by , From the fresh new leader of the paleo movement, a guide to returning to the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, moved, and lived in the wild. This is the book that catapults the growing paleo movement into the mainstream.

What do Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, wild gorillas, and six-year-old kids have in common? They teach us about the wild human animal inside all of us.

     Blending science, culture, anthropology, and philosophy, John Durant shows readers how to stay healthy and live with purpose in the most alien environment humans have known--the modern world. Going beyond the Paleolithic, Durant takes readers on a thrilling ride: a behind-the-scenes look at how the world's top zoos keep animals healthy in captivity, a private tour of Harvard's prized collection of ancient human fossils, Biblical health secrets, NASA's lessons from failed polar and space expeditions, and how Silicon Valley techies are hacking the human body. More than just food and diet, Durant presents a holistic, habitat-based vision of a healthy lifestyle in the modern world.

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