If you really want to lose weight, learn about metabolism, or reverse your diabetes, start with The FATBURN Fix. If just want to know what to buy to fight inflammation, then get Food Rules first. If you want to know the reasons why, or love science, enjoy history, or even if you believe nature has a kind of intelligence and want to deepen your appreciation, then read Deep Nutrition first. The three books are designed to complement each other and no matter which you read first, reading the others will give you new insights.
Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to produce the healthiest people—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 Pillars–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.”
The best diet for serious athletes is also the best diet for weight loss, heart health, cancer prevention, and just about everything else. In the spirit of those chefs, journalists, and food writers who have brought a spotlight to the importance of eating well, knowing source, and respecting traditions, Dr. Shanahan adds to this growing food revolution the voice of an experienced physician and scientist.
Full of straightforward and memorable advice, Dr. Shanahan’s Food Rules offers key details that even the most health-conscious patients are often missing–the details that may save your health.
The FATBURN Fix takes you along for a deep dive into the unexamined relationship between the ridiculous amount of PUFA now in our diets, and what that does to our metabolism. It explores how your metabolism affects your mood, your energy, and your risk of diseases. It talks about when calories matter and when they don’t. And most of all, it talks about how PUFA in our body fat interferes with our ability to burn body fat, thus turning your body fat from a source of energy on demand to an inflammation prone burden.