Deep Nutrition – Catherine Shanahan

I read Deep Nutrition with great enthusiasm and astonishment. I would never have guessed that the books I will read about nutrition will excite me so much after all the books I have read so far. It also encouraged me to read even more books about nutrition and health.


Deep Nutrition talks about the four things (four pillars) we should consume when it comes to nutrition. These four pillars are fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats.

Deep Nutrition - Catherine Shanahan

While explaining how and why we should eat them, it also emphasizes what we should never consume. Reading the research about the effects of diet on human health and appearance was quite enjoyable as well.

If you want to live healthier and happier or if you think that nutrition is one of the most valuable things we need to know, you’ll love this book. Oh, and if you want to be a parent someday, you’ll find this book very useful. Enjoy!

Deep Nutrition - Catherine Shanahan

Deep Nutrition

Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives–diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”–and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, so that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies–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.”

Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and so combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Dr Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: so what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Deep Nutrition offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating The Human Diet to:
*Improve mood
*Eliminate cravings and the need to snack
*Boost fertility and have healthier children
*Sharpen cognition and memory
*Eliminate allergies and disease
*Build stronger bones and joints
*Get younger, smoother skin

Deep Nutrition cuts through today’s culture of conflicting nutritional ideologies, so showing how the habits of our ancestors can help us lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.

Catherine Shanahan

CATHERINE SHANAHAN, MD, is a board-certified family physician specializing in the promotion of health. And reversal of disease using traditional food as the first line of treatment. She has studied biochemistry and so genetics at Cornell University. And ethnobotany at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai, Hawaii.

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