Ce livre sur le "régime" paleo est très accessible et est un très bon complément au livre de Robb Wolf "The Paleo Solution". Il permet de comprendre simplement et facilement les mécanismes de l'alimentation et l'influence qu'a ce que l'on mange sur notre santé. La seconde partie contient de très bonne recette qui sont assez simple d'exécution.
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Paleo diet meets functional medicine!7 août 2012
Author, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health
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I love this book!
For anyone new to the Paleo approach to health and eating, Ms. SanFilippo's Practical Paleo is a perfect starting place. While the market has seen an explosion of books in the Paleo diet world over the last decade, this book is unique in that is combines the wisdom of the Paleo approach to nutrition with the unique insights that are emerging from the "functional medicine" approach to health.
She provides, for instance, 30-day meal plans that are tailored to specific health conditions, such as thyroid health and athletic performance. There's an especially delightful and informative discussion about gastrointestinal health (including a Poop Pageant in which she describes how stool character can be used to discern digestive problems that left me laughing until it hurt!). The book is packed with beautiful illustrations that make the discussions crystal-clear.
There are also a substantial collection of recipes, most of them unique that I have not seen before, consistent with the Paleo approach. Even readers who have read other Paleo cookbooks will discover many new twists on meals and snacks in this book.
All in all, Practical Paleo is a masterful piece of work.
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Practical Paleo is not just the best Paleo book, it's the best overall nutritional, health, & wellness book on the market!7 août 2012
Stacy & Matt, the Paleo Parents
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As someone who's been actively involved in this community for years, as someone who's attended seminars (even the Practical Paleo seminar), someone who wrote a paleo book (Eat Like a Dinosaur) I am LEARNING NEW STUFF in Diane's book. There's SO much information - I've had the book for weeks and am still finding new things.
Diane's poignant and practical definition of complicated concepts, are so very clear to me - a skill she has a knack for unlike anyone I know of in our community. The entire book takes all the ideas you just can't quite figure out, and makes it easily digestible, easy to understand, and absolutely practical to implement.
This book is intended to be used like a reference book, and that's just what it is. From the tailored information on specific conditions (in my case, Autoimmune) to the reference points on leaky gut, carbs and blood sugar regulation, everything you're looking for is here. There's even sections on stress reduction and self care.
I personally followed the Autoimmune protocol defined in the book for 3 weeks. I took seriously Diane's personal challenge to de-stress and followed, exactly, her defined protocol in Practical Paleo. I added the supplements and nutrient dense foods. I stuck to the defined foods to avoid and to add. I left work earlier every day. I played with electronics less. I went to bed sooner.
After some serious hair pulling, temper tantrums and screaming about how limited I sometimes felt (thankfully the book has lots of ideas and recipes to make it interesting)... the results are in:
My skin is clearing up! Admittedly, the massive break-outs on the lower half of my face are one of the main contributors for my commitment to eating more cleanly. I found this link which validated for me that it was caused by too much sugar (hormones) and stress. I'm so glad to be getting perfect skin back again! No longer bloated or retaining water. I lost 7lbs, SEVEN POUNDS, in the first week. Yes, that's water weight; which is just as awful to carry around! My wedding rings went from being tight to loose in 2 weeks. Joint pain is reduced massively - I used to crack my knuckles, neck and back by the quarter-hour. My knees were a bit crackly - although not nearly as much as before I went paleo 2 years ago. Now, all of that is disappearing (several hours before I want to crack joints). Painful or loose eliminations after breakfast are gone. Uh.. yeah. Eggs. I'm gonna have to miss them for a while. I'm hopeful that the reintroduction of pastured soy- and wheat-free egg yolks will go well. We'll see. Sleeping better. Because I'm not consuming caffeine (eliminated coffee and chocolate) my body naturally fell in a rhythm of getting tired around and waking up naturally.
So do I recommend Practical Paleo? Without a doubt. It will now be the #1 book I recommend to anyone. Because whether you have heart problems, diabetes, are recovering for cancer, are an athlete, want to lose weight, have digestive problems or allergies from food - this book has been tailored to you. There's not a single person in the world that wouldn't benefit from reading this fantastic book.
And then on top of all of that, you get 120 amazing and beautifully photographed recipes. That's more than some cookbooks!
This is the most informative and comprehensive nutritional guide we've ever read. Diane has nutritional plans for whatever ails you: from autoimmune, celiac and thyroid conditions, to heart health, athletic performance and cancer survivors. And each one of these plans includes a full thirty day meal plan, nutritional supplements, supportive nutrients (my favorite) as well as diet & lifestyle just for that condition. Honestly, this kind of tailored in-depth nutritional counseling would run you thousands of dollars and Diane is only charging you two Andrew Jacksons (and only one if you order from Amazon).
Not only that, but it's completely accessible for non-paleo types who just want relief for whatever health issue they are dealing with, explaining in easy to understand and scientifically sound terms.
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In need of some editing6 septembre 2012
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Format: Format Kindle
This is a great book, but it's suffering from some inattention to detail. My husband and I have been following a paleo/primal way of eating for about a year now and after completing a Whole30 program, we discussed having him try an Autoimmune Protocol for the lingering issues he was still dealing with. I was completely overwhelmed at the thought of feeding us without eggs or nightshades so when I heard about the meal plans in this book I was elated! I snapped it up in the Kindle format and started reading. Since I mainly wanted it for the meal plans, I largely skimmed the first half of the book. If you're already familiar with Robb Wolf and other paleo authors, this book will be mostly review. For the uninitiated, the book is easy to read and understandable without needing a degree in biochemistry.
The meal plans themselves have some oversights. In theory, each meal plan will specifically note what, if any changes need to be made to a recipe in order to make it adhere to a specific health condition and, in some cases, it does just that. In others it's completely overlooked. For example, the autoimmune meal plans uses potato pancakes for several meals which, if you look at the recipe, include eggs. Neither the meal plan nor the recipe itself offer suggestions for how to alter the recipe to eliminate the egg, but still end up with something resembling a pancake instead of hashbrowns. It's not necessarily a huge issue if you keep in mind your "avoid" list, but even though I was pretty certain I understood the protocol, I still went back and forth between the meal plan and the avoid list multiple times feeling like I had missed something.
The formatting of the Kindle edition also leaves something to be desired. Some sections of the book I have to read on my laptop because many of the graphs and charts just aren't there on the Kindle. I have pages of nothing but bullet points at the start of each different meal plan. I can still use the meal plans or recipes themselves, but I'm highly disappointed at the quality here and really hope that someone will take the time to look over the ebook and make it more readable and user friendly for the Kindle.
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My favorite Paleo book to date!7 août 2012
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This is the review I shared on my website (smoochbyrobin) and wish to share it here for anyone considering this book. Buy it! You won't be disappointed!
Seven months into my Paleo lifestyle and I'm at a place where I want to do better. Most who know me know that I'm constantly growing and changing. I continue to do things that work but, the more I learn I realize there is always room for improvement. I have fallen in love with the Paleo lifestyle but, I realize I'm still developing the habits and learning how to incorporate them into my everyday life. Then, arrives this beautiful gift from author Diane Sanfilippo, her new book Practical Paleo. The official release of this book will take place on August 7, 2012 and I have had the honor of receiving an advance copy for my review.
With confidence and honesty I can tell you this is the best book on the Paleo lifestyle that I have read to date. I was able to relate to the author and the wonderful way she gets her point across to the reader. When the book arrived my first thought was "this book is huge!" That concerned me at first, as I was looking forward to a real book and not 400 pages of recipes. Don't get me wrong, I think the recipes are a bonus for any book, but I was hoping it wasn't going to be a "cookbook" with a few little words here and there about the Paleo lifestyle. I'm happy to say my concerns were instantly squashed as I opened this book.
When Diane says she's offering a customized approach to the health and whole food lifestyle with this book, she isn't exaggerating! This book is not only full of fabulous information that anyone can understand, but really all you need to do is hold out your hand and it will walk you through the entire process of how to transform the way you are living. From her multiple tear-out guides that can be used to look at as you learn how to shop, stock your pantry and select quality foods, to her extremely well thought 30 day menu plans to help you get started. Not just 1, one-size-fits-all 30 day meal plan, but eleven different 30 day meal plans! This was one of the most impressive features of this book to me. Those of us interested in the Paleo way of life, while we might have the same interests in eating whole foods, looking and feeling better, we are all not made the same. Some of us might be recovering from cancer or need to pay special attention to our heart. Some might be struggling with digestive issues while others are battling Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia or multiple autoimmune conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or Psoriasis. Maybe you simply want to focus on fat loss or fine tuning your Paleo diet. There are specific menu's including diet and lifestyle recommendations, specific foods to both add and avoid, supplements and herbs to consider and even what types of exercise to consider and/or avoid based on your specific needs.
This might sound a little overwhelming but this book is very well laid out. It's easy to navigate and find what you are looking for. There are explanations why this is not a "diet", how to find health in a modern world and why Paleo is so powerful.
Remember earlier when I mentioned how I was hoping this wasn't going to be just another cookbook? As you can see by my review it's so much more than that but I'm so excited that there are over 120 EASY...read that again EASY....I'm talking EASY recipes! Now, I love to cook for my family and friends, I love to entertain and I don't mind spending all day in the kitchen, sometimes. I very much dislike the need to stand in the kitchen for extended periods of time on a daily basis. In addition to my passion of working within the Paleo community, I'm a full-time wife and mom and I have a full-time career as an event and publication coordinator for an accounting software company. It probably comes without saying that I don't want to spend hours prepping food just to live. Combining the well thought menus with the wonderful recipes in this book makes this so easy! The author also encourages using your leftovers! I personally love this! It is so easy to just heat up a little of last night's dinner for breakfast the next day!
One final detail that makes this book amazing and might I add my favorite Paleo book to date, is the fact that it's beautiful! It's full of color and beautiful photography. It's alive and vibrant and makes it so easy to pick up and look at over and over again.
No matter where you are on your journey, just finding an interest in better living or have been living Paleo for years, this book is a must have. I'm confident you will enjoy it every bit as much as I have.
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Recipes aren't good!8 février 2013
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I've been incorporating paleo/primal food into my diet for nearly 6 years now. I'm well versed in the science behind it, yada yada yada. Recipes begin on page... 230 and end on 410 - and each recipe is accompanied by a full-size color picture. Yeah, this book is heavy on convincing you of the science of this way of eating. I wish the first 229 pages were sold as a separate book because it makes it cumbersome to try to cook out of this book in the kitchen.
Of the recipes that I've tried, I really dislike them. For example:
Bacon-wrapped Smoky Chicken Thighs (Page 262)- I made it with the savory spice blend (as one of the alternative options listed) and it was just meh. Boring dark meat chicken with no real depth of flavor. Skip this one.
Butternut Sage Soup (Page 348) - The taste of the orange juice is so overpowering, you can't taste any other flavor. I juiced my own large navel orange and it was too much. "1 butternut squash" and "juice of 1 orange" leaves a recipe open to failure. 1/2 lb squash or 1/3 cup fresh orange juice might eliminate these problems. It needed more garlic, more onion, more chicken flavor, some rosemary, thyme... again, no depth of flavor. This recipe was the reason I bought the book so I'm bleh now.
Flourless Mocha-Bacon Brownies (Page 410) - This tastes like straight coffee within an eggy medium. I regularly snack on Lindt 90% bars, so I'm used to things not being overly sweet. My brownies came out as a stiff custard consistency. These weren't sweet whatsoever and are not a substitute for a real brownie.
**Revision: I gave this book another shot and tried another recipe on 3/28/13.
Moo-less Chocolate Mousse (Page 402) - I made this recipe using 4 T of coconut milk (as the recipe states 2-4 T coconut milk) and 2 T of maple syrup (as the recipe states 1-4 T maple syrup or honey.) At first, I thought it was horrid, but I refrigerated it for 30+ minutes and it was more palatable. The maple syrup and cacao powder leaves a sort of bitter after taste, but again, it's palatable.
I live in a family that doesn't eat paleo, and they hated the recipes I made from this book. I definitely can't win them over with these recipes.