This Christmas: Give the Gifts That Defy the Establishment

Saturday, December 18, 2010
Posted in category Food & Nutrition

I really don’t like New Year’s resolutions, because they are akin to kidding yourself, once a year, every year for life. Real discipline and desire does not wait until January 1st to rise up and take care of business.

But this Christmas is a great time to celebrate life and health and your rejection of the lies and myths of the establishment with some very special (and new) items that I’d like to bring to your attention. A great way to start out the new year is to learn why you need to eat more like our ancestors – real food – and reject the conventional wisdom and government food pyramid that sells you on the benefits of lowfat, grains, carbs, and pre-packaged foods loaded with sodium and sugars to get you addicted to Big Agra’s very profitable products.

In the past, I have reviewed Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint, which is the most comprehensive and enjoyable read for understanding how to live and eat unconventionally in a world that uses the power of government to force the establishment’s conventional wisdom upon you. Mark, a former world-class athlete, has followed that up with The Primal Blueprint Cookbook (Primal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free). For all of the excusemongers (don’t have the time, can’t make the time), this innovative book shows you how simple it is to buy, cook, and eat real food, day in and day out. The recipes are fun, simple, and fast, and the photos are stunning. I’ve made many of the recipes already, and each time I do, I am inspired to create my own “versions” of the recipes. If you think you “don’t know where to begin” when it comes to eating good food, this book will give you a start and inspire more exploration. Eating real food is not as time-consuming as some people like to pretend.

There are two books, soon to be released, that are set to rock the world of the food conventionalists: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes and and Art De Vany’s The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us About Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging. Both books will be released in the next week, so pre-order them now.

Gary Taubes, a top-notch scientist and investigative journalist, wrote Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, a highly praised book that turned conventional wisdom on its ear. Gary has become a celebrity since the release of that book. See Gary’s blog to get excited about ordering his newest book. Also, see this Taubes lecture on why we get fat. Then there’s Art De Vany, a libertarian-ish economist and Professor who has been a leader in bringing the paleolithic – real food – lifestyle to the masses. If you have never seen a picture of De Vany at 72 years old, do so now.

Another celebrated book (that I have not read) on the same theme is Rob Wolf’s The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet. Wolf is a research biochemist and strength athlete who has been a student of Lauren Cordain (“The Paleo Diet“).

All of these books are free of government or Big Agra influence, and you can buy them through the LewRockwell link on Amazon.com (as presented in the links above).

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One Response to This Christmas: Give the Gifts That Defy the Establishment

  1. Jeannie Queenie says:

    December 23rd, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Received this just today from Mark Sisson…his ten best blog articles for 2010. Opened it up to find a treasure trove of goodies way beyond the ten he mentioned. You can access them all here at this url……http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-best-of-marks-daily-apple-2010/
    As a senior I have to laugh at this paleo stuff…like if there were ever a different way to eat/cook/stay healthy, I never knew about it. Didn’t know it had a name, but I guess I’ve been into the paleo bit since the fifties…only way I’ve ever known how to cook and get adequate nutrition. Guess it worked for me, as I’m often told I look 15-20 years younger than my chronological age….moral of the story….keep that paleo thing going in your kitchen.

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