Primal Body Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life by Nora T. Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT
Raised in a prominent Minnesota medical family, Nora Gedgaudas, C.N.S., C.N.T., has a background in diet and nutrition spanning twenty-five years and is a respected and sought-after expert and teacher in the field.
She is recognized by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a certified nutritional therapist/ nutritional therapy practitioner and is board certified in holistic nutrition through the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. Nora has appeared as a guest lecturer, as a trainer for the State of Washington Institute of Mental Health—illuminating nutrition’s impact on mental health—and as a radio and television guest.
Nora has also been the host of her own popular Internet radio program, Primal Body- Primal Mind Radio, on VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness channel. She maintains a private practice as a certified nutritional therapist and board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist in Portland, Oregon.
“If you want to really know about how your brain and body work, read this book!”
Foreword by Mark Steinberg, Ph.D.
Foreword by Brent Pottenger
PART 1 Primal Body
Chapter 1 • A Look at Where Our Dietary Requirements Originated
Chapter 2 • So, What’s for Dinner?
Chapter 3 • Grains: Are They Really a Health Food?
Chapter 4 • So What about Soy?
Chapter 5 • Digestion and Nutrient Assimilation: A North-to-South Journey
Chapter 6 • Your Gut and the Immune Connection
Chapter 7 • Dietary Fats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Chapter 8 • Dispelling the Cholesterol Myth
Chapter 9 • Vitamin D: What All da Buzz Is About
Chapter 10 • Making the Omega-3 Fatty Acids Connection
Chapter 11 • The Tyranny of Trans Fats
Chapter 12 • So, How Much Natural Fat Do I Need, Anyway
Chapter 13 • Carbohydrate Metabolism 101
Chapter 14 • Leptin: The Lord and Master of Your Hormonal Kingdom
Chapter 15 • Weight Management 101 and the Path to Type 2 Diabetes
Chapter 16 • Taming the Carb-craving Monster
Chapter 17 • High Fructose Corn Syrup: A Sticky Wicket Best Avoided
Chapter 18 • What about Fiber as an Essential Carbohydrate?
Chapter 19 «Adrenal Exhaustion: A Uniquely Modern Epidemic
Chapter 20 • A Word about Water
Chapter 21 • Understanding the Role of Protein
Chapter 22 • Our Primordial Past: Understanding Mother Nature’s Plan and Where We Fit In
Chapter 23 • Using Insulin and Leptin to Our Advantage
PART 2 Primal Mind
Chapter 24 • Feeding Your Brain: Why It Matters
Chapter 25 • How Important Is Fat to the Brain?
Chapter 26 • Where Does ADD/ADHD Fit In to All of This?
Chapter 27 • Relief from Anxiety and Depression in Our Uncertain World
Chapter 28 • What about Food Allergies and Sensitivities?
Chapter 29 • The Impact of Modern Dietary and Environmental Stress on the Brain
PART 3 Paradise Lost
Chapter 30 • Surviving in a Modern World
Chapter 31 • What Generation of Pottengers Cat Are You?
Appendix A • Where to Start?
Appendix В • Sample Menus
Appendix С • Protein Content in Foods
Appendix D • An Abbreviated Guide to Supplementation
Appendix E • The Weston A. Price Foundation
Appendix F • Pyroluria
Appendix G • Paleo/Traditional Diet Resources and Related Websites
Appendix H • Recommended Reading