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Twelve-time New York Times best-selling author Mark Hyman, MD, presents his unique Pegan diet - including meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists.

For decades, the diet wars have pitted advocates for the low-carb, high-fat paleo diet against advocates of the exclusively plant-based vegan diet and dozens of other diets leaving most of us bewildered and confused. For those of us on the sidelines, trying to figure out which approach is best has been nearly impossible - both extreme diets have unique benefits and drawbacks. But how can it be, we've asked desperately, that our only options are bacon and butter three times a day or endless kale salads? How do we eat to reverse disease, for optimal health, longevity, and performance. How do we eat to reverse climate change? There must be a better way!

Fortunately, there is. With The Pegan Diet's food-is-medicine approach, Mark Hyman explains how to take the best aspects of the paleo diet (good fats, limited refined carbs, limited sugar) and combine them with the vegan diet (lots and lots of fresh, healthy veggies) to create a delicious diet that is not only good for your brain and your body, but also good for the planet.

Featuring 30 recipes and plenty of infographics illustrating the concepts, The Pegan Diet offers a balanced and easy-to-follow approach to eating that will help you get, and stay, fit, healthy, focused, and happy - for life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2021 Mark Hyman (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company

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Health in an understandable way

This book has allowed me to understand how to fix my health with food. Thanks Dr. Hyman.

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Such an amazing author!

At this point I don't even care what he's reading to me because he's such an amazing narrator that I would be engaged even if he was talking about crickets! Jokes aside, this book is so motivational. He gives us info in a way we can understand and he's thoroughly entertaining and so so passionate. This all makes it very easy to understand. Thank you Dr. Hyman! Truely inspiring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-25

Right on the "Mark"

I was surprised that this was a 5 hour audio book, but this is 5 hours of the latest research by an incredibly knowledgeable and articulate doctor that couldn't have given us that much great information in less time. He is passionate about good health information as I am also, after losing my mother, a brother, and 2 wives to cancer.

Most of our doctors were educated 20 years ago by doctors who were educated 20 years even earlier. By now their knowledge is so dated that they're often giving us bad advice. Our society is getting sicker every year under their watch.

I am looking forward to the day when functional 2021 (food and lifestyle medicine) replaces the failure we know as sick care and drugs. If we are not lifetime learners we will die because we don't know how to remain healthy. I was already doing most of the things that Dr. Hyman suggests, but now I feel that my health knowledge is Feb. 2021 up to date. Thanks, Dr. Hyman.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-19

Too Political but good nutrition advice.

Dr. Hyman reiterates many of the same principles of health that most well educated individuals in the exercise/health/wellness field know but he does a good job at getting you to understand that all these packaged, over marketed fad diets are just that, and I believe just there to capitalize on money opportunities. I like the specific foods to eat and to avoid. HOWEVER, I nearly shut the audio book off and returned it after 600th mention of climate change. I do think he brings up some good points but he doesn’t discuss the very real opposition points to his claims, which hold great validity. You can tell an extreme bias and it was very annoying. Overall, I gained value from the book and it reinforces the habits I currently utilize.

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  • castrong
  • 2021-03-11

Contradicts himself throughout the book

For someone saying he’s trying to eliminate diet confusion, he definitely missed the mark. Paleo + Vegan sounds intriguing and makes sense if you’re talking about a more plant focused version of Paleo. However, he advocates eating beans, rice, grains, etc, which is the complete antithesis of the foundations of paleo, which is that grains, rice, beans are bad for gut health. Later on, he says black rice is his favorite, but you should only eat it occasionally in small amounts...same with quinoa. then later in the book He says that he batch prepares a large amount of brown rice (not black) and quinoa each week to food prep. If you’re only supposed to eat a little once in a while, why are you making it in bulk? In the end, his “Pegan” idea is basically just a rebranded version of “The Maker’s Diet” from years ago, and much more self-contradicting.

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  • ECMF
  • 2021-03-04

Was once a vegan...

For the last four years I ate a vegan diet. However, about 1.5 years ago I felt I needed to change. About a month ago I slowly incorporated meat into my diet again. The choice was difficult and one that I ruminated on for over a year, however, I feel better in ways I didn’t know possible. Only, I want to make sure that the food I’m putting into my body is both good for myself and the planet. This book does a great job of laying out everything someone would need to know... regardless of their food lifestyle choices. ** If you are vegan, there’s a whole chapter just for you! Plus, there are helpful tips in the other chapters than can be applied to a vegan lifestyle as well. Thought this was a very informative and helpful book.

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  • C. H. P.
  • 2021-03-04

I love this book!

I learned so much. What to eat, what to avoid and a lot more. I love that a farm-acy is a grocery store! I will be sharing these principles in my fitness groups!

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  • Rima A.
  • 2021-02-27

I can listen to Dr.Hyman all day!

I was lost and confused on what foods should stay in and what stays out. Thanks to Dr. Hyman I discovered the functional medicine world. His principles in this book are all you need for optimal health..FOREVER!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-02-24

Just what I needed to hear!

I have learned so much from this book and look forward to getting my hard copy tomorrow so I can make notes in all my favorite places. Thank you for your empathetic/non judgmental voice. I heard you and I appreciate your contribution to helping me be a better me.
I hope everyone reads this book and learns to love themselves a little more. We're all worth it, to eat better and to feel better!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-11

Easy listening. Practical advice

Perfect guidance for these times. I followed these dietary guidelines and lost some extra weight. But more importantly feel so much better. Within two weeks I noticed a huge difference. Highly recommend.

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  • Tracy N
  • 2021-06-09

Every American needs to read this.

I have been a follower of Dr. Hyman for quite some time. This book covers all of the basics he discusses frequently in his podcast. So it might not be a necessary read for those of us who already follow these guidelines, but it is a must read for the majority of Americans who could use some help with their diet and nutrition.

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  • DANA L POTTS-GALES
  • 2021-05-26

Full of healthful information to live better

This book had a wealth of information that is very useful and necessary for today.