Practical Paleo, 2nd Edition

The Paleo Bible gets a makeover and a some new recipes


About Practical Paleo (Publisher Description from Amazon)

With more than half a million copies sold, the first edition of Practical Paleo revolutionized the way we think about food and our bodies. Dubbed “The Paleo Bible” by readers, it explained how simply eating real, whole foods and avoiding processed, refined foods can improve our health—including reducing or even eliminating symptoms associated with common health disorders.

Now, this second edition has been updated to include new information, answer common questions, and make it even easier for you to customize your diet to meet your personal health goals.

What’s new?


• “Getting Started with Paleo” shows you step by step how to switch to the Paleo way of eating, whether you want to go all-in all at once or transition gradually over time. This chapter also includes a a more comprehensive explanation of the 4R Protocol, which walks you through removing harmful foods, repairing the gut, reinoculating with beneficial bacterial, and reintroducing foods that were previously eliminated.

• “Living the Paleo Lifestyle” offers tips and suggestions for navigating holidays and parties, talking to friends and family about Paleo, getting your kids involved in the kitchen, and much more.


• The new meal plans provide guidance for addressing common health concerns: Adrenal Health (stress management), Healthy Hormones (for both women and men), and Liver Detox Support.

• There’s also a new detailed guide to finding the meal plan that’s right for you, so you can get the health benefits you need with the fewest restrictions.


• These brand-new, mouthwatering recipes range from breakfast foods to family-friendly weeknight meals—many of which are one-pot or meal-in-one and use budget-friendly proteins.

• Recipes from the last edition have been updated based upon reader feedback over the years

• There’s also a new guide to special ingredients and where to find them

Plus, additions throughout the book explore new topics, such as when eating low-carb can actually be a problem, how stress affects the adrenal system, and why the government changed its mind about dietary cholesterol. And the organization has been extensively revised to make the valuable information on food and how it affects the body more user-friendly—and easier to apply to your own health needs. 

Practical Paleo has proven to be the resource people reach for again and again for information on healthy living, delicious recipes, and guidance on changing your diet to improve your health.

Hardcover Cook review coming soon!

The Recipes


Apple Sage Sausage

I used ground turkey thigh instead of pork, and avocado oil instead of ghee. I subbed marjoram in place of parsley, I know from listening to the Balanced Bites Podcast that Diane doesn't even like parsley, so seemed a no-brainer to sub when I discovered I was out. This is a good and simple breakfast option, the onion and apple in the mixture are nice components.

 3 forks out of 5

3 forks out of 5


Citrus & Herb Whole Roasted Chicken

This is a pretty standard roast chicken recipe. I typically use lemon on chicken, oranges in this case, and I usually use a mixture of butter and olive oil, I only used butter here. The pan drippings were fantastic, but overall the recipe isn't particularly unique. 

 3 forks out of 5

3 forks out of 5


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