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Publisher's Summary

A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free - now with a prescriptive plan for the Human Diet to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.

Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, MD, examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives - diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and Blue Zone - and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children and active, vital elders generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies - fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats - form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls the Human Diet.

Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: What you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Deep Nutrition offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating the Human Diet to:

  • Improve mood
  • Eliminate cravings and the need to snack
  • Boost fertility and have healthier children
  • Sharpen cognition and memory
  • Eliminate allergies and disease
  • Build stronger bones and joints
  • Get younger, smoother skin

Deep Nutrition cuts through today's culture of conflicting nutritional ideologies, showing how the habits of our ancestors can help us lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2008, 2016 Catherine Shanahan and Luke Shanahan (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Good Information Mixed with Crazy Sh!*

My Quack alarm went off many times while listening to this audiobook. There is some good information, particularly the chapter on lipids, but there is some strange stuff too.
Dr. Shanahan quotes from Dr. Andrew Weil and Michael Pollan, but rather than “Eat food, not too much. Mostly plants” she advises eating lots of meat, and the eyeballs, brain, testicles, ... well, every part. Cook chicken with the skin on and eat the skin. Instead of eating unhealthy McDonalds' french fries you should fry sliced potatoes at home using lard. Yup, lard.
The abundant analogies were weird too -- Like a meth lab in the desert with it's paint thinner and gasoline. What kind of meth does that lab make?
The narrator Eliza Foss had perfect diction and was easy to understand (except she pronounced Hawaiian Poke like poke with a stick rather than the correct 'po-kee') but her sing-song voice came off like a 20 hour Masingale douche commercial.
Overall this one of my least favorite nutrition audiobooks.

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Audible is the best delivery

This book is very well written, researched and informative. Because it's pretty lengthy and has many scientific and data-oriented sections, I think audible is the only reason I finished this in a reasonable time since I could listen to it in the car and on road trips. Otherwise, making it a singular activity each evening, book-in-hand, I may have fallen asleep without ever making a dent. I've ordered the hard copy as a reference now that I've completed the book via audible.

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Highly recommended

This was super informative and well written. Other reviews mention it's repetitiveness and how weird the suggestions are. I appreciated the repetition of very important points, and what might seem weird to a modern reader is simply the presentation of a traditional way of eating.
I found the information empowering. I've also implemented most of the suggestions months ago and can say it is life changing. I will certainly continue to follow the advice in this book and others. I've never felt better!

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Life changing

It took me about two weeks to finish this book. I already look different, and so do my children. My joints aren't aching, my skin has cleared up and I feel better energy. Highly recommend!!!

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Excellent Logic

What made the experience of listening to Deep Nutrition the most enjoyable?

The fact that the author discussed food source down to the molecular level made this book and its advice resonate with logic. Milk and dairy are not just milk and dairy. Source and process matters. Most nutritionists and doctors in the advice business make wide generalizations about food groups. How our chromosomes and DNA are affected by what we swallow is more complex than the average advice giver is aware.

What does Eliza Foss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Although a little sing-songy at times, she does a good job of adding emphasis. Overall the narration was well done.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. One of my all-time favorites. Kudos and thanks to the authors for putting this resource together.

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Eye-Opening Truth Bomb

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend Deep Nutrition. This is a book for virtually every American because certain researchers and the medical establishment are blaming "fats" for everything but Dr. Cate Shanahan expertly explains how this simplistic outlook is dead wrong. Furthermore, she proposes excellent solutions.

Have you listened to any of Eliza Foss’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Eliza Foss? Seriously?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the emphasis on epigenetics, especially as a scientist. That being said, the book is extremely simple for anybody to read and understand. I'm writing a book on Epigenetics because I think it's the future of scientific knowledge and I will definitely be singing the praises of Deep Nutrition in my own book.

Any additional comments?

Along with a short list of other health books, this book is a necessary part of your inoculation to modern "establishment" medical culture, which is leading America in greater and greater disease and obesity.

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Eye opening!

This book ahould be required reading in every high school. Very good coverage of the cause and effect of foods we eat. Especially critical info for those wanting to conceive. Reader was easy to listen to.

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Hella good

This audio book was pretty mind blowing. It makes a convincing case that oxidized PUFA oils and the free radicals they create are terrible for us at a molecular level. It also discusses lipid glycation from sugar and explains how to eat a healthier diet.

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Meh....

While I agree with much of the good nutrition info in this book, I was lost at the point the offer talked about the merits of eating eyeballs. I recommend a much better nutrition book offered on Audible, ‘How Not To Die”. More knowledgeable and entertaining. Sugar and Vegetable fat are evil are the big takeaways here. I would have appreciated more suggestions from the Author of common foods with no veg oils as they seem everywhere!

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Worth Every Penny

One of my takeaway is to consume as little sugar and vegetable oil as possible to staying healthy.

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  • Terri
  • 02-23-19

Deep Nutrition?

Gave up on this by chapter 7. Wasnt about food, but making perfect babies and beautiful people. Very shallow reading. I am interested in nutrition and food and by chapter 7 all she went on about was creating perfect DNA, perfect genes and therefore a perfect beautiful face. shes obsessed with beautiful people. If your interested in nutrition...you wont find anything about it in this book.

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  • Stephen Tegg
  • 10-23-18

UNFORTUNATELY didn't like this

Unfortunately you can tell this book was written by an academic. I've ploughed on through and got to chapter 8 and decided that really there is nothing in here, best way to describe this book ... it's like somebody's is writing a dissertation. I'm not questioning what she has written she's obviously very very well educated and understands her subject. it's just I picked this book up trying to learn something and apart from probably a couple of things in chapter one or two I haven't really learnt anything or nothing that is substantial to me anyway.
If you are after a book that is written like a dissertation, and essentially comes to the same conclusion from multiple angles; I suggest that this book is for you.
Good luck.

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  • Alexandru Muntean and Luiza Szabo
  • 01-24-19

Mind blowing listen.

I don't know what people like Stephen Tegg are talking about. This book is as clear, concise and informative as possible. It's a grown up book for grown up people who already understand basics about how food works. If you want anything more simplified than this try watching Sesame Street, that Swedish chef cooks up a storm . But if you're ike me this book is for you. Amazing.

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  • Tracey alexandrou
  • 09-17-22

Worth a listen

Some interesting research but also a lot of common sense. A bit repetitive but well written

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  • Zen83
  • 09-13-22

Some parts lasted longer than needed

I did struggle in some places, I am glad I had the audio book rather than a physical book.

it does sound at some points she is obsessed with having perfect beautiful children, however she is trying to get her point about the importance of nutrition in relation to genes.

she has a vast wealth of knowledge on the subject and the fundamental message behind this book makes complete sense.

I will re-listen to this again for reference, but there will be parts I will skip

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  • Grozavu Adrian
  • 12-10-21

Adrian

The book brings up some key points. Dangers of PUFA the main one. But overstates the dangers of sugar.

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  • 10-10-21

Good, but peculiar emphasis in early chapters

Some useful and interesting information, on vegetable oils in particular. The emphasis on genetic health and babies in the early chapters is a bit bizarre. My sense is that this is because it isn't what readers/listeners are expecting so early on given the title and subject matter. If this was moved to the end of the book it would seem less peculiar. I had a few moments when I nearly abandoned the book but I'm glad I persisted.

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  • luke b
  • 05-22-21

Fabulous

I love this book. Life changing. Forget all you know about food, open your mind and read it. You won’t regret it.

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  • JayTe
  • 11-13-20

Excellent

Only thing I question is her belief in the use of microwave ovens. She should get the translation of research done in Russia before the end of the Soviet Union. Very enlightening.

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  • G. D. Quick
  • 11-12-20

Superb

Great book full of interesting science and useful information, well presented and engaging to listen to.

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  • Nathan Organ - Health Hacker Australia
  • 02-11-20

A deep and informative insight into nutrition

This book discusses the background of current and common nutritional beliefs and, delves into where they may be wrong or misguided, and what the truth may be. It also includes practical guides to how to reach ideal nutritional food intake.

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  • Shannon Harvey
  • 08-07-19

Top 10 book in the world

A must read. Very thought provoking and informative. It should change your life. I have recommended to everyone I can

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-19

It just makes sense

If there was one nutrition book you ever need its this one. Full of juicy facts

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  • Dave
  • 12-23-18

Blown Away with all the Facts

I was Blown Away with all the Facts that Dr Catherine is telling. Its all clear to me now the importance of eating right and cutting my vege oils and sugar before finishing the book. I'm on 1 week now and reduce 2kls already. Thank you. Shared it with my friends and relatives

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-22

eye opening

I have several books on this subject and found this one a great summary on the subject. It explains what is important for us to maximise our ability to manage our own health.

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  • Joseph
  • 11-18-21

LIFE SAVING

A vigorous and detailed analysis of nutrition, this book is excellent for an individual who enjoys the experience of learning as well as having a thirst for answers. This book gave a holistic insight into eating.

Food has never been so simple, cheap and nutritious.

Read this book for a good understanding of your food. Make sure you have a basic understand in nutrition so that you may understand where controversies have arised in the food industry! the information will make more sense once you do this :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-21

Eye opening!

Fantastic book, a little too in depth for me in places but mostly a really great eye opening book on how to better my health through nutrition

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  • Rachael
  • 11-06-20

Comprehensive

So much depth. Thoroughly researched and a really balanced long term approach to eating for the rest of your life. Her approach is actually not that hard because you can still eat all the good stuff.

The only criticisms would be possibly the editors fault- take out the cheesy references to Hollywood celebrities and ‘beautiful people’ and ‘making beautiful babies’ in the early couple of chapters, I found it cringe worthy.

Stay with it though- Catherine has done a brilliant job and really makes up for it with the rest of the book.

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  • Dee
  • 07-04-20

What an informative and eye opening book!

Def worth another listen to imprint the golden rules in my diet! So eye opening ans informative! I had so many things wrong! Thank you Catherine!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-20

Great!!

Really interesting actually!!! Also tells you the science behind nutrition which I love.
I will listen to this book a few times.
I have learnt so so much from this book.

You may think you’re healthy but I’m telling you this book will teach you so much more than you ever imagined.

Life changing 😃

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