Nature has provided every creature that roams the earth a diet designed to sustain and maximize its life. What these diets are composed of is based on a creature's location, climate, accessibility, and physical prowess. As humans, our ancient forefathers-and mothers-were raised and nourished in the same manner as the beasts that surrounded them. These Stone Age diets, now called Paleo diets, reflect the types of foods that nature intended us to eat. Unfortunately, we have lost touch with how nature intended us to live and mistakenly think we can eat anything sitting on our supermarket shelves. Paleo in a Nutshell is an eye-opening guide to restoring our health by eating the foods for which our bodies are designed to consume.
Author Geoff Bond is a world-renowned scientist who has extensively researched forager societies of the past and present. What he has discovered is that our hunter-gatherer ancestors had never experienced the health disorders that plague us today. This is because their diets, environments, and daily activities were far more in touch with their bodies than our way of life today. Although our diet has become our most dysfunctional feature, other aspects of the Paleo lifestyle are essential to explore as well. In Part One of this book, we learn how and why our ancestors thrived and explore how things went wrong when we stopped behaving in agreement with our evolutionary past.
Written in simple-to-understand language, Paleo in a Nutshell is all you need to find your way back to a healthier and more natural way of living.
"Geoff, your book is fantastic!! We are reading every day and learning so much. Your sense of humor makes excellent points: "Grains are for the birds!" "There was not much sweetness in the foragers' lives, apart from their loved ones!" "So by eating beans, we are contributing to global warming!" You and Nicole continue to make our lives better. In fact, we using the stir fry pan again and are really enjoying it. Your simple recipes in the book continue to inspire us. Every time we eat a walnut we think of you both, so I recommend that you serve walnuts at your seminars. Paleo in a Nutshell needs to be in everyone's home on the planet! How can we make that happen?" --Dana and JIm Melton
"Excellent succinct book on Paleo Diet and Lifestyle. Lots of good information." --Liz Rimke
Geoff Bond got a proper degree in applied science from London University in 1964 and completed post-graduate professional qualifications in 1968.
He spent his early career living and working in remote African villages where he widened his earlier studies in anthropology, biochemistry, and evolutionary human development.
At the cutting edge of this new science of nutritional anthropology, and bringing intellectual rigor to the latest findings, Geoff developed the complete process for living in harmony with our naturally adapted lifestyle.
From his research on human origins and our ancient nutritional heritage, Geoff has become a recognized authority on what it means to be human in lifestyle terms.
Geoff's latest book, Deadly Harvest: The Intimate Relationship Between Our Health and Our Food is designed to be a work that doctors can trust, and is heavily credentialed with 35 pages of peer-reviewed references.
Geoff trained as a speaker with the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Speakers. He speaks to corporations, hospitals, clinics, business groups, schools, companies, charities etc. both in America and in Europe. With his controversial yet life-enhancing message, Geoff is a popular TV and radio talk show personality