Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (of The Paleo Mom, and the mother of the Autoimmune Protocol) covers so much information in The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, on her blog and more, that it might be hard to believe she could possibly come out with another book full of new info. Well folks, she’s done it! In Paleo Principles, Sarah has created THE most comprehensive guide to the Paleo Diet ever published! Not sure if this book is for you? Read on for my Paleo Principles Review.
Paleo Principles Review
What is it?
This tome is basically the missing woolly mammoth of the Paleo lifestyle – it is enormous! At 672 pages, it covers the latest science and research on topics like:
- Nutrient density – this (not hunting mammoths) is the true basis for the entire Paleo movement!
- Diverse omnivorism and human evolution – It’s really not all about the meat!
- Biological systems and keeping them healthy
- “Why’s” for included and excluded foods
- Middle ground – answers for the grey areas
- Lifestyle – exercise, stress, sleep, nature, and more!
You will never again be stumped by questions like: “doesn’t red meat give you cancer?” and “where will I get fibre and B vitamins if I’m not eating grains?”
If you have seen Sarah’s other books, then you know her skill at making science and biology approachable and easier to understand. Paleo Principles is no different, and there are a ton of helpful info-graphics to keep even kids engaged. It’s definitely a textbook – if only all textbooks were so fun and easy to read!
Do I have to be Paleo to enjoy this book?
Nope. This book provides detailed info on a huge variety of food groups and health topics. You will learn lots of new things no matter how you currently eat!
Here is a sneak peek info-graphic from Paleo Principles to get you started. Could you ever imagine your body needed so many nutrients to function properly? Do you know how to get them all through your diet? A SAD diet does not cover these bases, but a nutrient-rich diet full of fresh veggies, quality protein and healthful fats will!
Sarah has also included more than 200 recipes in Paleo Principles, with a whole section on cooking basics AND meal plans to get you started. Here is a special preview sneak peek at two of those recipes. Liver pate is my favourite way to add nutrient density to my day, as well as being a more ethical and economical way to use an animal for food (rather than only using the muscle and discarding the rest). And if you can enjoy tomatoes, you will definitely want to try the Pico de gallo to freshen up your next taco night!
Is your interest piqued yet? I hope so! Support Sarah and her incredible achievement by getting your copy of Paleo Principles here! (This is not an affiliate link – all proceeds go direct to The Paleo Mom!)