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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 Library section along with the audio.

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

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Long and Consistently Educational

I didnt agree with everything, but 95% of it made perfect sense to me and both fleshed out things I already knew or enlightened me in areas that I was uninformed. No more vegetable oil for me!

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Most educational piece of anything ever!

Hard to express my agreement with the information in the book. It frustrates me knowing we've had this information thousands of years but veered away from it in the last few hundred years.

This is should be taught in schools all around North America, or even the world!

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Life-changing

This book opened my mind on the importance of nutrition for overall health. Both for yourself and your offspring. A lot of studies and references are presented and quoted constantly to support the writer's ideas. Very inspiring. Would suggest to every single person I know.

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complete fake news - DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME

The author claims that Alzheimer's can be cured by changing diet. Complete garbage. This is fake news. If you research behind the claims, she falls in step with conspiracy theorists.

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Very Good Information

The studies and information provided by Dr. Shanahan are valuable and certainly makes this book worth the read. At the end, she also gives a step by step guide to change eating habits in a way that is sustainable. I enjoyed the learning process and it gave me a lot of good insight. That said, this book might trigger anyone struggling with body issues with the whole "beautiful baby" embargo, though I will give it to Shanahan when she explains that the vast majority of us have good genes but many don't express them at their full potential. Second, I feel this book could be more condensed as it seems a bit stretched out. Overall, I would recommend this to a friend but I'd explain the two caveats as I have above first.

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Educational

Amazing book! Dr. Cate uses ancestral wisdom with modern day science! I recommend this to every individual serious about health

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Good material. HORRIBLE narrator

Information is great but the “woman” who reads it is actually a robot. VERY difficult to stand listening.

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Very Informative!

Great book and highly informative. However, too many strong statements and is sometimes riddled with confirmation bias. Nevertheless, the main thesis is something i do believe in and abide by. Well organized and I learned a lot!

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  • Steven F.
  • 2017-04-20

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.

Any additional comments?

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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  • SayaB
  • 2017-07-22

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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  • Dr. Anthony G. Jay
  • 2017-06-24

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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  • Tatsiana Derosa
  • 2017-12-16

could have been shorter narrative

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This is quite an informative book but the same information is being discussed over and over again. Ok i get it vegetable oils are bad for us... we can discuss another topic now, but she just can't shut up about the oils. the same info could be delivered in much less words. Holly molly 20 hr audio book and almost 500 page actual book. To me it was not necessary to devote so many chapters to the same topic and go into so many details. Returning the book after listening to only half of it

Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Shanahan MD and Luke Shanahan again?

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Did Eliza Foss do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

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Was Deep Nutrition worth the listening time?

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  • Ai C
  • 2017-08-24

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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  • Karen
  • 2017-12-14

Information PLUS

I look at food labels with opened eyes searching for the oils I don’t want to eat. Much smarter shopper now.

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  • Mackenzie
  • 2017-03-06

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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  • Emmett Corman
  • 2017-11-24

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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  • Jesse Curtis
  • 2017-08-05

This Book Changed My Life

After following several well-meaning but ill-advised diet paths, I found this gem that told me what I should have been smart enough to realize on my own; our ancestors hood the key to how we should choose and prepare our foods.

Plants and animals want to survive and both can screw up our bodies if they are not skillfully prepared with traditional techniques. Food production corporations want to make money and will sell us terrible quality foods if we let buy them.

Deep Nutrition teaches from a cellular biological level outlining why traditional food works to nourish our genes, as if we should need more evidence than the fact that our ancestors have been using and refining these techniques for hundreds (some thousands) of years.

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  • Gina Pagano Rose
  • 2017-06-24

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-29

The answer to contradicting diets!

This book thought me about respect for traditional cooking, before all the chemical stuff got added to our food. If you want (I exaggerate a bit, but still) to stop buying expensive skin care creams, get rid of joint pains, buy this book. Cooking for good health was never so basic and simple.

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