The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant is one of the most important books of our time on the Paleo lifestyle, right up there with Loren Cordain's The Paleo Diet, and Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution —a vital addition to your collection if you are at all serious about understanding paleo living on an in depth level.
I first came across John Durant in a New York Times article back in 2010. A year or so after that I saw him on Stephen Colbert's show persuasively conveying the concept of Paleo to Colbert. This is not all that surprising given that Durant is an incredibly articulate spokesperson for the paleo movement.
In The Paleo Manifesto, Durant provides sophisticated data and research in a compelling and entertaining manner. Whether discussing the negative impact of removing animals (and humans) from their natural habitat, or providing easy solutions to modern day dilemmas, Durant's book is quite engaging –a result of his fantastic writing style, captivating storytelling and witty anecdotes.
The Paleo Manifesto covers far more than a way of eating –it reviews our life on earth, with tips on health, sleeping, thermoregulation, exercise and more. To quote Durant:
This ethos —Nature is the model–is applicable to the health of all species. A holistic, habitat-based approach to human health is long overdue. A habitat is any physical environment: home, school, office. A habitat is the food choices available in the grocery store, and the limitations of a budget…It's never been easier to modify one's habitat. Choose different foods at the grocery store. Join a gym with a motivating and fun atmosphere. Surround yourself with people who maintain healthy habits…
Many thanks go to John Durant for his incredible contribution to the movement to return us to health via the lifestyle of our ancestors.