Nutrition Related Links and Resources

The Paleo-Diet (Website)

Homepage of Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo-Diet and The Paleo Diet for Athletes
The Paleo Diet (Book)

By Loren Cordain. The original, comprehensive guide to the Paleo-Diet
The Paleo Diet for Athletes (Book)

By Loren Cordain. Highly recommended.
Paleo-Diet Foods List (Website)

On-line list of encouraged and discouraged foods for the Paleo-Diet. Adapted from the work of Loren Cordain.

Mark’s Daily Apple (Blog)

The blog of diet and lifestyle guru Mark Sisson, advocate of the “Primal Lifestyle”
The Primal Blueprint (Book)

By Mark Sisson. Mark’s new book covers all the fundamentals of his (mostly Paleo) diet and lifestyle
The Official “Paleo-Diet” Blog

A blog maintained by Loren Cordain and a few other writers and researchers on the “Paleo-Diet” crew.

Blog of Colorado CrossFitter Steve Parsoneault, dedicated to presenting recipes and meal ideas that are 100% Paleo AND Zone balanced.
Living Paleo

An extremely well-done blog and Paleo-news and recipe site.
Everyday Paleo

Everyday Paleo is a nutrition and recipe blog by a CrossFit Coach, mother of three, and dedicated Paleo-diet practitioner.
Pay Now Live Later

A complete Primal Lifestyle blog, dealing with food, primal exercise, etc.
Free The Animal

An active blog dedicated to the “Primal” (or Paleo) nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle movement.
The Zone: A Dietary Road Map to Lose Weight Permanently, Reset Your Genetic Code, and Prevent Disease (Book) by Barry Sears

The Original Zone Diet book, from 1995. It contains everything you need to know about eating “in the Zone.”
Mastering the Zone (Book) by Barry Sears

A more pragmatic and practical approach to understanding and applying the Zone diet in daily life. From 1996.
The Zone Diet (website)

The Official Website of Dr. Barry Sears’ “Zone Diet” system. Contains lots of useful reference material, and an active community discussion forum.
Protein Power (website)

The website of Dr. Michael R. Eades and Dr. Mary D. Eades, authors of Protein Power. An informative clearinghouse of information on “the low-carb lifestyle.”
Health and Nutrition by Michael R. Eades, M.D.

The blog of Michael R. Eades. This is a valuable resource, as Eades frequently reviews the scientific literature on nutrition with a sceptical bias against the traditional, “high-carb / low-fat” understanding of nutrition.
CrossFit Mainsite Nutrition Guidelines The distillation of Greg Glassman’s approach to diet
CrossFit Journal Issue 15: Nutrition: Avoiding Metabolic Derangement

A great survey of essential works on nutrition science.
CrossFit Journal Issue 21: Zone Meal Plans A short guide to eating in the Zone
“What is Fitness?” by Greg Glassman The fundamentals of CrossFit theory, with a few ideas about nutrition.
Interesting Information
“What if It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie?” by Gary Taubes (Article).

This famous 2002 article from the New York Times Sunday Magazine argues persuasively that medical and nutritional science has utterly failed to link consumption of fat either to heart disease or obesity. Fat is not bad, more protein is good, and carbs are the culprit! Precursor to Taubes’ book Good Calories, Bad Calories
“Sugar: The Bitter Truth”

An informative lecture by Dr. Robert Lustig of UCSF on how Sugar, and especially Fructose, in the modern diet plays a causitive role in the obesity epidemic.
University of Maryland Medical Center Information Page on Omega-3 Fatty Acid (Website)

Everything you need to know about the clinical uses and anti-inflammatory benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA, i.e. “Fish Oil”)
Social environments affect how much people eat. (Article)

Source: USA Today
“Battling inflammation and disease through food.” by Shara Yurkiewicz (Article)

A recent (August 2009) article in the Los Angeles Times about the research of Barry Sears and other scientists on inflammation, diet, and disease.
The Science and Psychology behind Overeating

Wall Street Journal article featuring an interview with former FDA chief David Kessler on the social and biochemical factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic.
The Correlation between Eating Patterns, Portion Sizes, and Obesity

Researchers studied nearly 4000 Swedes and discovered a significant correlation between obesity and an eating pattern in which people skip earlier meals (breakfast and lunch), have larger portion sizes at dinner, and eat more later at night.
“How Long Can A Person Survive Without Food?” by Alan D. Lieberson, M.D.

From Scientific American. With hydration, it is possible to survive for a very long time without food in a state of near-starvation. Lesson: intermittently fasting for short periods will not kill you.
Propaganda From the Dark Side
The US RDI Tables Source: The US “Reference Daily Intake”, which is established by the FDA, is used on every food label printed on foods sold in the USA.
Official Dietary Reference Intakes of the Food and Nutrition Board

The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (website) publishes these, more moderate and sensible guidelines for diet. Why the FDA doesn’t use them is anyone’s guess.

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