Book Review: Solving The Paleo Equation

Posted by joe rigs on Monday, February 10, 2014

“Solving The Paleo Equation” has all the ingredients of a truly great health book: food and sex and spectacle and carbs... and ‘80s movie references.

It also has bacon bashing which kind of sucks. Dammit, Stone! Don’t harsh my mellow!

Actually it’s saying something when a book that generally recommends being pretty chill about food makes one huge exception: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA). Along with recommending we avoid vegetable and seed oils, which I completely and totally agree with, Stone even goes as far as essentially suggesting we don’t eat pork... which I begrudgingly agree with but probably won’t follow.

The funny thing is many Paleo gurus are quick to point out the same, strong recommendation to avoid PUFA yet promote the copious consumption of things like nuts, seeds, bacon and avocado.

“Solving The Paleo Equation” also makes recommendations that Paleo followers should be emphasizing more. These include eating organ meats, consuming bone broth and gelatin and utilizing the whole animal. While these are obviously “paleo,” in my opinion, they are not emphasized enough among paleo dieters.

In some ways, ironically, Stone has out paleoed paleo.

That is until we get to the infamous carbos and sugar. That’s when things really get interesting. Unless of course you dislike having your beliefs challenged in which case you’ll hate that part of the book.

Dr. Garret Smith does an exceptional job breaking down all that is wrong with overly stressful and potentially damaging training habits. He gives “New Training Rules” that are sustainable and practical. Some of which are based on, get this, evolution. Go figure.

If you’re expecting a book that simply bashes the Paleo diet, you’re out of luck. It’s respectful, to the point and written by guys who have a genuine interest in helping folks. Particularly folks who have spent a lifetime dieting, damaging their health, slowing their metabolism and over-thinking nutrition minutiae. It’s also a heck of a lot of fun to read.

If you want to learn how to eat healthy without being neurotic, then get this book. If you think you know everything there is to know about health and nutrition, then you really need to get this book.

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Joe Rignola, HHC, FDN Joe Rignola is an author, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and Health Counselor. More importantly, I hate talking in the 3rd person. I'm really just a guy who took control of my own health and overcame several ailments including metabolic disorders, digestive issues, depression and ADD. Actually, my recovery from ADD however is questionable.