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This book is clearly written (despite the odd typo/translation infelicity) and makes a big deal about being based on good science. I particularly appreciated the introductory section explaining the way the evidence has been assessed, showing exactly why not all scientific findings are as useful as those published in more discriminating journals.
I am interested to hear about why too much protein is damaging to the kidneys and about how much is enough. I had suspected that the modern 'Paleo' way of life includes way more meat than your average Palaeolithic human had access to, as this book confirms. Other details that I found valuable include: analysis of the cautious use of dietary supplements (yes, nature can provide everything we need, but it's very tricky to do it really well and nature doesn't give a damn about you once you are past about 30); emphasis on oily fish; yet more info on the evils of sugar and some useful ideas about fasting/calorie restriction with the aim of longevity and long-term health (including the benefits of being thin) rather than weightloss as an end in itself.