Paleo Diet Research

Bedtime Reading to Feed Your Brain

Paleo Diet Research – Bibliography

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Paleo diet research has taught us a lot about eating a healthy diet. We’ve studied the conclusions of the leading thinkers in the field of paleo nutrition – what they say, what they eat and how they cook. It all makes perfect sense – eat whole natural foods for a perfect health diet.

These reference books and blogs can help you to make up your own mind about the paleo lifestyle. We’ve written reviews of the books we think are truly important. You should take the time to check them out.

So, here is your bedtime reading list!

Paleo Nutrition Books

Ballantyne, Sarah. The Paleo Approach. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2014.

A voluminous compendium of lists of the good, bad and ugly food choices for a paleo lifestyle. Includes everything you might need, from stocking the pantry to cooking terminology and technique to meal plans and shopping lists to recipes galore. 

Enig, Mary, and Sally Fallon. Eat Fat Lose Fat. New York: Plume, 2005.

Enig, world-renowned biochemist and nutritionist, explodes the myth that high-fat diets cause heart disease and sets the record straight on the benefits of Cholesterol while debunking the “Lipid Hypothesis” which incorrectly assumes that high cholesterol causes heart disease. 

Enig, Mary. Know Your Fats. River Spring: Bethesda, 2000.

All you need to know about the types of dietary fats. This exhaustive reference on the role of fats in human nutrition is thorough and informative for those who want to make the right dietary choices regarding the consumption of fats.

Hartwig, Dallas, and Melissa Hartwig. It Starts With Food. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2012.

See, our book review: It Starts With Food

Jaminet, Paul, and Shou-Ching Jaminet. The Perfect Health Diet. Cambridge: YinYang, 2010.

See, our book review: The Perfect Health Diet

Kresser, Chris. The Paleo Cure. New York: Little, Brown, 2013.

Perlmutter, David. Grain Brain. New York: Little, Brown, 2013.

Robinson, Jo. Eating on the Wild Side. New York: Little Brown, 2013.

See our book review: Eating on the Wild Side

Eating on the Wild Side charts a healthier course for all those resisting the Sirens’ call of the standard American diet. Yet, to the untutored, safe passage on a course to a natural whole foods diet is fraught with peril. Jo Robinson’s thorough research and clear treatment of a complex subject delivers welcome guidance for all those navigating the confusing sea of nutritional opinion.

Sisson, Mark. The Primal Blueprint. Malibu: Primal Nutrition, 2009

Sisson is a ‘guru’ of the paleo lifestyle. In this groundbreaking work, Sisson begins with a description of the nutritional problem in American and a premier on Eating Philosophy, after which Sisson launches into the “Ten Primal Blueprint Laws” for what to eat and not to eat, followed by an explanation of the importance of exercise and sleep, concluding with paleo diet plans. 

Taubes, Gary. Why We Get Fat. New York: Anchor, 2011.

Taubes, an investigative reporter, exposes the bad nutritional science of the past century and all it has wrought on the American public.  

Taubes, Gary. Good Calories, Bad Calories. New York, Anchor, 2007.

Wolf, Robb. The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2010.


Child, Julia. Mastering the Art of French Cooking. New York: Knopf, 2009.

Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook. Brookline: America’s Test Kitchen, 2011.

Crandall, Russ. The Ancestral Table. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2013.

Crandall, Russ. Paleo Takeout. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2015.

Fallon, Sally. Nourishing Traditions. Washington: New Trends, 2001.

Miller, Simone. The Zenbelly Cookbook. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2014.

Oliver, Jamie. Jamie’s Food Revolution. New York: Hyperion, 2008.

Schlesinger, Chris, and John Willoughby. The Big-Flavor Grill. Berkeley: Ten Speed, 2014.

Sisson, Mark. The Primal Blueprint, Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings. Malibu: Primal Nutrition, 2012

Toth, Stacy, and Matthew McCarry. Beyond Bacon. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2013.

Walker, Danielle. Against All Grain. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2014.

Reference Books

Herbst, Sharon T., and Ron Herbst. Food Lovers Companion. Hauppauge: Barron’s, 2009.

Page, Karen, and Andrew Dornenburg. The Flavor Bible. New York: Little, Brown, 2008.

Other Books of Historical Interest

Eaton, S. Boyd, and Marjorie Shostak. The Paleolithic Prescription. New York: Harper Row, 1988.

Price, Weston A. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Lemon Grove: Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, 2014 (22d printing).

Voegtlin, Walter L. The Stone Age Diet. New York: Vantage, 1975.


Chriss Kresser –

Let’s have some fun eating great paleo meals!!

Melane & Johnnie Byrd 2015


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