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Combining modern genetic science and evolutionary biology, The Primal Blueprint dispels a number of the myths that modern medicine and conventional wisdom have come to accept as fact. Author Mark Sisson takes the reader on a fascinating journey through human evolution, comparing the life and robust health of our hunter-gatherer ancestors with a day in the life of a modern family - exposing potential health issues that arise from trying to do the right things living in the 21st century. Sisson offers a solution in 10 empowering "Blueprint Lifestyle Laws" that can help us reprogram our genes away from disease and pain towards a direction of effortless weight loss, vibrant health and boundless energy. The reader learns how the right high-fat diet can actually help one lose weight; how popular low-fat, grain-based diets might trigger illness, disease, and lifelong weight gain; why doing too much cardio exercise might actually suppress the immune system and how some of today's most common medications might make a health condition even worse. The consummate book on "Paleo" or "Primal"

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    Theories are explained clearly and in plain English. I have followed the Primal/Paleo diet for 3 years now and it was interesting to get a deeper understanding of the evolutionary process. Great book and highly recommend.

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    Great stuff

    Love Mark's approach and the evolutionary view. It just makes sense. I've used these strategies with family, friends and clients. It works - plain and simple

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    It is a user-friendly introductory guide to Paleo but not overwhelmingly steeped with scientific data to support his assertions – for that refer to his blog and new podcast. I have been following his blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, for over a year now but I still find myself referring back to the book as a reference guide from time to time.

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